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Licensed Practical Nurse
Req Code:2021:4182-001
County:New Castle County, DE
FT/PT:Full Time
Schedule:40 hrs
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, Horizon House has been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual/disabilities and homelessness to help stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.

We are seeking qualified candidates interested in joining our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at our Wilmington, Delaware location.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as part of the ACT multidisciplinary team provides the coordination of both the behavioral and physical health care needs of the program participants, monitors participants medication and provides psychiatric nursing services consistent with physician’s orders. Some of the responsibilities include the following.

  • Assist in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of recovery plans in collaboration with the participants and assigned staff.

  • Maintains a case load of assigned participants and completes assigned paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Act as a liaison consulting with community agencies and families to maintain coordination of care in the treatment process.

  • Provides ongoing assessment of participant’s mental health symptoms and responds to recovery plans.

  • Educates and supervises participants in self administration of medication.

  • Ensures annual review of the participants physical condition and assist access to and encourage compliance with treatment for identified physical problems.

Job Qualifications:
  • Nursing Licensure Compact.

  • Knowledge of mental health systems and supports.

  • Knowledge of substance abuse systems and supports.

  • Good communication skills both oral and written.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Successful completion of the Child Abuse Registry and the Adult Abuse Registry background check with no adverse registry findings, and obtain service letters in accordance with 19Del Code Section 708 and 11 Del Code Sections 8563 and 8564.


  • Frequent talking and listening.

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, stack, stoop, reach and bend which may include direct intervention with participants.

  • Local travel required, including transporting participants.

  • May be required to report to work during emergencies, including inclement weather.

  • May require crisis intervention in emergency situations.

  • Scheduling flexibility and possible on-call work are necessary.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental, (9) nine paid holidays and generous time off, tax shelter annuity, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan and the opportunity for advancement.

To be considered as an applicant for this position please complete the pre-employment application by going to www.hhinc.org/careers.

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer- M/F/V/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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