Are you driven to make a difference in the lives of others, to provide support, advocacy and empower others to live their best lives? 

Are you interested in working with adults with behavioral health and developmental needs or families and their infants and toddlers with developmental needs?

As an employee at Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services you will

  • Assist individuals and families to create individual service plans by identifying their needs, goals, strengths and abilities.
  • Coordinate and secure the most beneficial services for individuals and families.
  • Assist individuals to achieve the most independent and fulfilling lives possible within their communities.
  • Work with families to support strategies that promote the progress of their infant/toddler and to provide resources that help families connect with community resources and other families.

You can also be a part of our team by providing clerical, fiscal and program support to our front-line staff. Help our front-line staff provide  the best services they can to Lancaster County residents who qualify.

To explore employment opportunities with BHDS click below.

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Disaster Distress Helpline


SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support 

to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.


The hotline is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.


Callers to the hotline can connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in your primary language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor and she/he will connect to a live interpreter (interpretation in less commonly-spoken languages may require calling back at an appointed time). Learn more and download information about the Disaster Distress Helpline in 30 of the most commonly-spoken languages in the U.S.


Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users The DDH Videophone (“DDH VP”) offers a 24/7 direct connection to trained DDH counselors fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). People who are Deaf, hard of hearing, (“HoH”) or anyone for whom ASL is their primary or preferred language can dial the DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990 via their videophone-enabled device OR access the “ASL Now” option via the DDH website at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.

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For COVID-19/Coronavirus information and resources for BHDS please click here.