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MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Universal Health Services
42009 Victory Ln, Leesburg, VA 20175
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Responsibilities

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a multifaceted behavioral healthcare system comprised of three programs to serve children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of psychiatric service needs. Programs of service include an 87-bed, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensed, Joint Commission accredited psychiatric residential treatment facility, a Partial Hospitalization Program, and a 16-bed acute psychiatric hospital - which due to high demand - is in the process of expanding to 40 beds (completion February 2021). Our strategic plan for the past two years has been centered on improving fidelity to our evidence-based clinical methodology. North Spring is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) one of the Nation's largest and most respected healthcare 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 83,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare 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.

Key responsibilities: Under direct supervision, assists in the implementation of the treatment plan for each resident, by completing all required documentation. Assists in providing safe delivery of care to meet the goals and objectives of each resident's plan of care. Responds to crisis situations and manages resident behaviors in accordance with the Behavioral Management Program. Assists with the unit milieu to guide the development of acceptable habits and attitudes by consistently and fairly implementing the behavioral program, emphasizing good choices, and positive interactions. Completes documentation regarding resident supervision and participation in the program in a timely manner. Actively assists the teacher in providing instructions and training in classrooms. Attend and participate in all scheduled unit meetings and trainings. Consistently follows the program activity schedule and implements all safety and security procedures. Serve as a role model for residents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Location: Beautiful Leesburg, Virginia, 40 miles Northwest of Washington DC. Named one of the best places to live by Money magazine. 45-acre campus in a rural area on the northern edge of Leesburg with a gymnasium, beautiful outdoor campus and high ropes course. Excellent public school system.

Compensation package: Competitive salary $17.50-$21.00/hour (based on experience and education). Employee benefits available including exemplary health and related insurance after 30 days, 21 days per year Paid Time Off available after 90 days in addition to an Extended Leave Bank for use when sick, opportunity to purchase stock at discounted prices, and a 401(k) Plan with a generous company match. Three meals a day provided at no cost to employees.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements: High school education or GED and six (6) months related experience with adolescents and children, or Associates degree and three (3) months related experience with adolescents and children, or College degree in human services. Must be at least 21 years of age. Preference given to candidates with prior experience with emotionally disturbed, mentally impaired, or physically disabled persons. Valid driver's license and good driving record needed. Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Posting ID: 547780554Posted: 2021-02-09