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Community Counselor - 11p-7a with Rotating Weekends

Job Code:  108560
Facility: Compass Intervention Center
Location: MEMPHIS, TN US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Support
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

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


Compass Intervention Center has been a provider of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the Memphis and Mid-South region since 1996.  Compass is a 108-bed intensive residential treatment program designed to address general psychiatric, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis disorders.  Compass provides services for male and female children and adolescents ages 6 to 17.  Clients attend therapeutic program activities and school separated by 3 major age groups and diagnosis needs.  Compass is a medical model program with 24-hour nursing in a safe, therapeutic, and hardware secure environment.  Our staff is dedicated to providing age specific programs to address the needs of children, pre-adolescents, and adolescents with a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses, behavioral problems, and substance abuse issues.  Compass is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Tennessee.


Compass Intervention Center strives to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families by providing quality, therapeutic care in a secure environment.  We are an excellent opportunity for those seeking to be part of a team-oriented and compassionate organization.  We currently have openings for a Community Counselors to join our team.


Community Counselor Responsibilities:


The Community Counselor creates a safe environment for clients, provides direct supervision of clients, empowers clients, and teaches new tools for coping to clients. The Community Counselor provides direct client care under the supervision of a Community Counselor Coordinator & Registered Nurse. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention, individual/family education groups and activities of daily living.


Job Requirements:

The following are requirements for the Community Counselor position:

·         Bachelors Degree in Psychology or related field highly preferred. Must have high school diploma or equivalency.

·         Valid Driver’s License highly preferred.

·         One-year experience working with a psychiatric patient population highly preferred.

·         Prior knowledge/experience with the following is preferred:

o        Crisis management and/or intervention with aggressive behaviors

o        Limit setting and behavior management

o        Psychiatric group processes and therapeutic relationship processes

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