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Universal Health Services


Location:
DYERSBURG, TN
Date:
05/26/2017
Job Code:
147271
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Mental

Job Code:  147271
Facility: McDowell Center For Children
Location: DYERSBURG, TN US
Region:
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Support
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

 

Mental Health Tech

McDowell is a 28 bed Residential Treatment Center for teen age boys ages 12 18 who could be experiencing mental health, behavioral and/or substance abuse issues.  The staff  assists the residents in accomplishing their  goals by reinforcing proper choices, and promoting healthier problem solving methods.    

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. Tech's create a safe environment .   Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention, education groups and activities of daily living. 

Qualified applicants  must be able to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations.  Must have  the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Physical agility to manage residents.

Employees   need to be able to work at least two f the three shifts available:  7 am - 3pm ; 3 pm - 11 pm; 11pm - 7 am.  Shift differential pay is paid for 2nd. and 3rd shifts.   

 
Requirements

Most have a HS diploma or equivalent.

Must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied resident populations.

Exposure to residents who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Must adhere to all safety policies and safe work practices.

Must be flexible in working schedules and able to work at least two of the three shifts offered:  7 am - 3pm ; 3 pm   - 11 pm; 11pm - 7 am. 

Shift differential pay is paid for 2nd.and 3rd. shifts 


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