Crisis Counselor II-Cambria/Johnstown Counties Per Diem

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Basic Job Info

Job Type
Degree Required
4 Year Degree
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Per Diem
Manages Others
Travel Required
Relocation Covered

Job Description

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.
1The Meadows Psychiatric Center is a 117-bed inpatient behavioral health care facility with numerous outpatient programs, which span the entire continuum of care. The beautiful 52-acre rural campus is located minutes outside State College in Central Pennsylvania. The Meadows Psychiatric Center provides comprehensive services to children, adolescents and adults.
Universal Community Behavioral Health (UCBH) is the continuum of the outpatient care system that The Meadows Psychiatric Center founded in July 1999. At this time, the facility recognized some of the challenges in rural areas surrounding the hospital and began a mission to extend behavioral health services by developing an array of programs based on community needs throughout surrounding counties.

UCBH includes programs such as:
• Mobile Crisis
• Outpatient Therapy and Medication Clinics
• Blended Case Management

Our MISSION is to provide safe, high quality, cost effective behavioral health services throughout our continuum of care. It is our VISION to provide individualized patient care aimed toward recovery and to promote a culture of service excellence.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
-engaging w/individuals experiencing mental health and/or drug & alcohol crisis on the telephone or face to face
-achieve short term goals through resolution of the crisis event escalation and conflict resolution
-provide recovery oriented supportive counseling, verbal de-escalation and conflict resolution
-facilitate referrals for outpatient and inpatient services
foster positive relations with community partners such as hospitals, police, schools and human service providers

Job Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the position:
-Bachelor's degree with major course work in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human development or any other human service field: OR Registered Nurse: OR high school diploma with 12 credit hours in sociology, psychology or other social sciences and 2 years direct mental health experience
-well-developed written & verbal communication skills; ability to work independently
-ability to work a flexible irregular schedule in order to meet the needs of the program
-must reside within 20 mile radius of county lines and have dependable transportation.
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.

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