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Behavioral Health Therapist

Company: Rogers Behavioral Health
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:


The Education Specialist is responsible for providing classroom time, completing appropriate screenings, & coordinating communication between the Inpatient Programs & the home schools. This information may include treatment plan goals including length of stay targets, assessments, behavioral techniques and related specifics.  Looking for someone who is comfortable with mental health, teacher, passionate with student population, advocacy on behalf of patient and families. Expectations in first 6 months - working with student aged patients, advocate for patients and families.


State of Pennsylvania teaching certification, with one (1) year's experience working with adolescents who have exceptional educational needs


Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday 8a-4:30p. 


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an internal & external resource regarding educational placement concerns.
  • Participates in the development of clinical & educational programming.
  • Work in partnership with the Marketing department to promote the Child/Adolescent Programs.
    • Provide school contact information to the Marketing department.
    • Provide information regarding Rogers Memorial Hospital to schools.
    • Conduct tours of the facility for visiting school staff.
    • Gather information of needs of the school community and communicate to Marketing.
  • Complete the initial admission functions and document.
    • Secure, or validate, release of information for a contact person at the home school.
    • Verbally discuss concerns regarding the patient with identified school contact person.
    • Meet with the patient to review educational issues.
    • Complete educational assessment & educational testing.
  • Attend appropriate school sessions, IEP meetings and conferences and document summary in the medical record.
    • Provide educational information regarding the patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan.
    • Assist the school with the development of an educational plan regarding behavior management of the patient at school.
  • Implement the education therapy programming.
    • Adapt programming in consideration of the following patient information: academic strengths, weaknesses, & special needs.
    • Select goals & materials designed to meet age-specific needs.
    • Implement & enforce effective behavior management techniques.
  • Coordinate discharge planning regarding the educational placement and needs of the patients.
    • Notify the identified school contact of discharge.
    • Arrange for receipt of requested written information.
    • Act as the primary resource for patients, parents, and guardians regarding school concerns. 9. Attend daily staffing meetings, communicate with the interdisciplinary team.
    • Provides appropriate documentation in the patient’s medical record.
    • Summarizes results of assessments & appropriate testing.
    • Records a daily note that indicates progress towards treatment goals.
    • Provides input & interventions into treatment plan.
    • Documents information released to identified school contact or parents.
  • Participate in the Performance Improvement program on an ongoing basis, including, but not limited to:
    • patient satisfaction.
    • unit or hospital-based performance improvement teams.
    • unit systems or communication patterns that might be improved.
    • unit or hospital safety.
  • Participate in projects, tasks and continuing education opportunities to improve skills and expand competence in the delivery of Education Specialist duties.


Education/Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a similar field is required.
  • Must be 18 years of age, or older.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of direct related experience in a mental health field with children or adolescents is required.
  • A valid drivers’ license is preferred. May be required to have driving record approved by Rogers Memorial Hospital’s insurance carrier
  • An American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification or American Red Cross Professional Rescue is required within 30 days of date of hire. Annual re-certification is required.
  • Formal training in management of the aggressive patient within 60 days of the date of hire. Annual re-certification is required.
  • State of Pennsylvania teaching certification, with one (1) year's experience working with adolescents who have exceptional educational needs.



  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for positions of 30 hours or more per week.  
  • Childcare reimbursement offered for positions of 20 hours or more per week.??
  • Gainshare bonus based on company goals.?
  • 401k with matching contribution that is fully vested from day 1. 
  • Loan relief, tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities.  



Based in Wisconsin since 1907, Rogers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services and is nationally recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by the main campus in Oconomowoc, WI, Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, addictionobsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and Trauma (PTSD).

Rogers provides residential care and has three inpatient facilities that serve southeastern Wisconsin. Rogers also offers outpatient services throughout the state of Wisconsin as well as in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. 

The System also includes Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, which supports patient care, programs, and research; and Rogers InHealth, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges. For more information, visit


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