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Deltek Talent Management - RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - (6930)

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Facility Name
MEMPHIS, TN 38114 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description


One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

La Paloma Treatment Center:

What we are looking for:

La Paloma Treatment Center is currently seeking a Residential Counselor, to monitor, support, and provide outstanding care for our clients. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire our client’s confidence in both our staff, and the FRN Model of Treatment. The Residential Counselor will be a key role in providing daily encouragement to our clients, while also serving as a listening ear and a safe place, as they work through the difficult steps of breaking free from addiction.

Do you have a passion for working with patients with co-occurring disorders and chemical dependence? Do you want to be part of a team of highly skilled individuals, driven by the goal of helping others through life-changing recovery? Do you have the desire to serve as a Brand Ambassador to FRN? IF so, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been searching for! This position is located at Foundations Recovery Network’s residential treatment facility, The Oaks at La Paloma, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures program schedule is maintained
  • Observes patient behavior and documents using Patient Status Notes/Observation Log
  • Utilizes TIER and enters notes
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing and patient-centered techniques when assisting patients
  • Provides empathetic, supportive approach to all client interactions by acting as a sounding board for the individual
  • Conducts orientation of new patients
  • Monitors resident computer and telephone usage
  • Conducts psycho-educational groups, upon completing proper training
  • Employs de-escalation techniques, as confrontation is not used
  • Utilizes local crisis response team in case of emergency psychiatric emergency (i.e. suicidal/homicidal ideation or threats)  
  • Conducts safety drills according to FRN Safety Standards
  • Participates in training and meets FRN and licensure expectations related to training


Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum 6 months experience working with dually diagnosed individuals preferred.

  • CPR certification

  • Class F endorsement required within 30 days of employment.

  • Ability to pass employer’s MVR check in order to be added to insurance carrier


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