Psychologist - Care for the Caregiver Program Manager

Job Requisition #: JR58833

End Date: 12/16/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking for a Psychologist to provide leadership for the Care for the Caregiver Peer Support Program. This program which provides individual and group support to physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff who experience distress at work following adverse patient events, workplace violence events, and other stress related to the workplace or patient care.

ChristianaCare's Center for WorkLife Wellbeing is a leader in individual and organizational initiatives to foster work life meaning, connection and joy. The Center offers education, programs, and partnerships. The Center collaborates with C suite executives and leaders across the system to create and maintain a culture of wellbeing, efficiency of work, and personal wellbeing.


  • Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!

  • Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.

  • We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.


  • Master's in psychology, social work, counseling or other behavioral health field required, PhD or PsyD preferred.

  • Experience working in an acute hospital setting preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Delaware


  • Lead strategic planning efforts for the program, working with organizational leaders to align resources, span organizational boundaries, and promote collaboration amongst key stakeholders.

  • Represent Christiana Care locally, regionally, and nationally at conferences-presenting program design and successes.

  • Work collaboratively with other institutions to share best practices and program strategies. Oversee data collection and maintain database. Submit publications to peer reviewed journals in collaboration with the Center for WorkLife Wellbeing senior research associate.

  • Raise awareness of the second victim phenomenon, secondary traumatic stress, and the availability of the Care for the Caregiver program by creating and presenting education to front line leadership and staff.

  • Serve as content expert, providing education to managers and senior leaders about appropriate and evidence-based responses to caregivers with secondary trauma specifically, and in regard to workplace trauma more generally.

  • Serve as a core member of the Wellbeing Psychologists Team, developing and presenting wellbeing education broadly across the institution, both on demand and as part of an ongoing curriculum.

  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures regarding the Care for the Caregiver program, overseeing program evaluation, survey design and management of data and program feedback.

  • Oversee attending physician, resident physician, nursing, and ancillary staff peer supporters, recruiting additional peer supporters to match program expansion. Select, orient, train, and document the process of onboarding new peer supporters.

Direction/supervision of others:

  • Approximately 70 volunteer peer supporters

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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