Residential Counselor-Full Time-2nd Shift
Three Rivers RTC - Midlands Campus - West Columbia, SC

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Three Rivers Residential Treatment„nMidlands 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.

Three Rivers Residential Treatment-Midlands Campus 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.
Serve as a role model for residents to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Ensures environment remains safe and normative culture remains positive throughout facility. Contributes to formulation, implementation and revision of the resident individual treatment plan (ITP).

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: (Residential Counselor positions require every other weekend sihft rotations)

• Exercises appropriate interventions under the direction of the treatment team.
• Reviews the resident’s chart to learn their history and the Initial Treatment Plan. Refers any questions to the unit manager and/or nurse on duty.
• Maintains a clean and safe environment by adhering to safety and security regulations, properly using and storing supplies, and reporting potential hazards to Director of Support Services.
• Processes with assigned residents. Assesses the resident’s readiness to have precautions lifted or levels increased.
• Exhibits good verbal de-escalation skills.
• Facilitates community meetings and facilitates specialty groups.
• Escorts residents to scheduled appointments both in and out of the facility setting as needed, following Three Rivers Residential Treatment-Midlands Campus policies and procedures.
• Accepts responsibility for safe conditions at all times when transporting residents following facility transportation policies.
• Maintains attendance record that does not compromise delivery of resident care
• Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of residents through "line of sight" supervision, positive interaction and role modeling, appropriate scoring of observed behaviors, and appropriate consequences or limit setting based on behaviors and program definition.
• Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the residents, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
• Promotes development of residents' daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.
• Stimulates residents' interest and cooperation in various individual and group activities and programs through positive interaction, instruction, supervision, feedback and encouragement.
• Completes accurate and timely documentation on resident's behavior as outlined by policy, reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily activities log as required.
• Develops counseling skill methods and techniques under the supervision of program treatment professionals and uses those skills to conduct periodic individual or group sessions as necessary. Provides one-to-one contact with residents focusing on social development and any problems they might be experiencing and at time of resident distress.
• Assesses and ensures the needs of the residents are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks.
• Escorts residents to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, and education activities and participates in their supervision and instruction as needed. Transports residents to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.
• 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.

Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field with at least 1 year of direct experience working with adolescents and children in a residential setting.

Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and development, limit-setting and behavior management, CPI and CPR.
Requires valid SC Drivers License. Requires ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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.