Community Counselor - TRP - (7a-3p) M-f
Lakeside Behavioral Health System - Memphis, TN

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Company/Hospital Information:

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.

Since 1967, Lakeside Behavioral Health System (LBHS) has been the premier provider of specialized behavioral health and addictive disease services in the Memphis and Mid-South region. The 305-bed facility, located on a serene 37-acre campus in northeast Shelby County, serves as the setting for the treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. Lakeside’s comprehensive programs treat disorders such as bipolar disorder, psychological trauma, depression and anxiety, mental illnesses and addictive disease disorders such as alcoholism, drug addiction and substance abuse.

Job Responsibilities:

The Community Counselor creates a safe environment for patients, saves lives when necessary, provides hope, empowers patients, and teaches new tools for coping to patients. The Community Counselor provides direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention, individual/family education groups and activities of daily living.

Requirements

Job Requirements:

The following are the job requirements for the Community Counselor position:

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field highly preferred
  • Associates Degree required; or a high school diploma/equivalent with a minimum of (4) years of formal work experience with the psychiatric patient population required.
  • Knowlege of human behavior or principles of Psychology, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors, and CPR training preferred.
  • UHS/LBHS 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/LBHS 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/LBHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS/LBHs as a result of the referral or through other means.

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