Three Rivers RTC - Midlands Campus - West Columbia, SC

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Rivers Residential Treatment| Midlands Campus is a 59-bed comprehensive residential treatment facility for children and adolescents providing treatment for psychiatric 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.

Partial Pathways program is a partial program for males and females that provides time-limited, active treatment that offers therapeutically intensive and structured clinical services within a therapeutic milieu. This program philosophically approaches adolescents suffering from major mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance with the belief that every crisis is an opportunity for change. The program contains tools and structures which are designed to facilitate progress, identify and chart achievement and barriers to success, and promote developmental growth through focuses on individual needs, skills, and learning styles.

This program serves male and female adolescents from ages 11 through 18 (occasionally a patient may be considered up to age 20.5 depending on the appropriateness of the referral and the nature of the milieu being served at the time of admission). The program is designed for a heterogeneous population of adolescents who suffer primarily from significant mental illness, emotional disturbance, and disruptive behaviors arising either from intrapsychic processes or as the result of peer experiences.

Three Rivers Residential Treatment| Midlands is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute 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.

Our Mission: We strive to be a customer-focused organization staffed by highly trained professionals who are dedicated to patients, families, and the communities we serve by delivering quality behavioral health care that ensures safety and preserves dignity while enhancing the well-being of those who entrust us with their care.

To provide educational assistance in an Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) on a part time basis, for students of all grade levels considering state and school requirements, physical, emotional, and education levels of development. Serves as a role model for students to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: (This is a Part Time, Non Benefit Eligible Position. Work hours generally between 3pm - 7pm)

Carries out the individual education assessment for each student which is prepared via their current educational facility.
Manage the classroom to maintain a safe, secure, and effective learning environment by providing a high degree of structure, clear expectations, and consistency. Implement expectations & consequences as appropriate for each student as outlined in behavior management plan.
Maintain a firm, fair, and consistent approach to the instruction of students and promote student involvement by reinforcing positive behaviors as outlined in the behavior management plan for the facility and classroom.
Documents student behavior on daily/weekly reports to inform teacher, therapist, & parent/guardian of pertinent information regarding day’s/week's events.
Works closely with student and treatment team to ensure individual treatment plan is being followed.
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.


Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year accredited college or university
Valid SC state teacher's certification required and a minimum of one year teaching experience

Must possess demonstrated leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals, ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals . Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships as relates to youth and adolescents. Must have valid SCDL in good standing to be an eligible driver; must be able to work in a fast paced environment
Works in Outpatient PHP that is located on site of a Residential Treatment Facility.

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