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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Dyersburg, Tennessee

About this job

Responsibilities

McDowell Center for Children (a UHS facility):

McDowell Center is a 28-bed residential treatment facility located in Dyersburg, Tennessee, for adolescent males experiencing mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse issues. Our staff is made up of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, and counselors who offer 24-hour support for our patients. We provide young men with the skills they need to improve their thinking patterns, make healthier choices, and create new futures with improved outlooks and outcomes.

POSITION SUMMARY:

McDowell Center for Children is seeking a dynamic and talented MENTAL HEALTH TECH. The Mental Health Tech creates a safe environment for residents, saves lives when necessary, provides hope, empowers residents, and teaches new tools for coping to residents. The Mental Health Aide provides direct resident care under the supervision of a Shift Supervisor. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention, education groups and activities of daily living


Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: One-year experience working with a psychiatric resident population preferred.

Skills/Knowledge: Prefer candidates who possess knowledge of psychiatric group processes, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors.

Additional Requirements: Must complete and maintain competency training in CPR, HWC and Verbal De-Escalation - aggression management, crisis intervention and restraint training. Training may be obtained during first week of employment during new hire orientation.

WHAT DO OUR CURRENT MENTAL HEALTH AIDES VALUE AT UHS?

An environment that puts patient care first. One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Supportive and responsive leadership. You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS.

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Universal Health Services (UHS):

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion in 2018. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice

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