Residential Counselor Full Time 1st Shift

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

Three Rivers RTC - Midlands Campus WEST COLUMBIA, SC

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High School Diploma or GED


Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the
nation's largest and most respected health care
management companies, operating through its subsidiaries
acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and
ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS
subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The
UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health
care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a
strong franchise based on exceptional service and
effective cost control. Our success comes from a
responsive management style and a service philosophy
based on integrity, competence and compassion
Three Rivers Midlands is a comprehensive behavioral
health facility treating children and adolescents
through residential, partial hospitalization and
Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBH). We
treat males and females ages 6-21 for a wide spectrum of
psychiatric issues, addictive behaviors, and chemical
dependency related illnesses. We organize our treatment
around helping children and teenagers remove barriers
and develop interest in their futures and career
aspirations. Our therapeutic model is collaborative;
working with families, patients and agencies to maximize
therapeutic goals and individual treatment. Three Rivers
Midlands currently has a 1st Shift, Full Time
Residential Counselor position available (7am - 3:30pm &
every other weekend). The candidate selected will be
responsible for the following:
Residential Counselor position requires every other
weekend shift rotations
Serves as a role model for residents to observe and
learn socially effective values, attitudes and
Ensures environment remains safe and normative culture
remains positive throughout facility.
Contributes to formulation, implementation and
revision of the resident individual treatment plan
Promotes development of residents' daily living skills
through appropriate assignment, instruction, and
supervision of tasks.
Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary
by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating
behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse
the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns,
following proper restraint technique guidelines, and
displaying neutral emotions
Ensures optimal communication by relaying pertinent
resident care information for change of shift report,
team logs, communication books and complex staff
The following are the job requirements for the
Residential Counselor position:
Strongly prefer a Bachelors degree in psychology or a
related field with a minimum of 1 year of direct care
experience working with adolescents and children in a
residential tx/educational/juvenile setting.
A High School Diploma with a minimum of 1-3 years direct
care experience with adolescents and children in a
residential tx/educational/juvenile setting.
Requires valid SC Drivers License
Requires ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships,
therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and
development, limit-setting and behavior management, CPI,
CPR and Verbal De escalation
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search
firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone
calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms
to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any
form and/or method without a valid written search
agreement in place for this position will be deemed the
sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event
the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the
referral or through other means