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McDowell Center for Children Dyersburg Full-Time
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COMMUNITY COUNSELOR McDowell Center for Children

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. 

COMMUNITY COUNSELOR (Direct Care Staff) McDowell Center for Children is seeking enthusiastic individuals to work with a diverse group of boys ages 12 - 18 years of age.  Applicants must possess the ability to interact with teenagers in a way that promotes behavioral, emotional and psycho-social changes.    The qualified applicant should have good inter-personal skills and be flexible and willing to work two of the three shifts as needed.  7 am - 3pm; 3 pm - 11 pm; 11pm - 7 am. Individuals should be compassionate, empathetic, willing to help make a difference in the life of the residents so they can achieve their treatment goals and have a chance to become successful.  Apply by submitting a resume on this website or email resume to Email blocked - click to apply

Job Requirements Education:  High School Diploma and/or GED,  Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience:  One year prior experience in an inpatient psychiatric mental health facility preferred


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The McDowell Center is a 28 bed residential treatment center for adolescent males ages 12-18 who are experiencing mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse issues. The program is designed to ensure a supportive and structured environment that considers the individual's educational, emotional, and behavioral needs. This is accomplished by establishing a positive culture among the residents, reinforcing the proper choices, and promoting healthier, pro-social problem solving methods. The staff of McDowell assists the residents in accomplishing these goals by modeling appropriate communication skills, providing consistency in rule enforcement, and treating residents with patience, respect, and dignity. Additionally, a resident's active involvement in individual, group, and family therapy are essential components of the therapeutic process.

McDowell prides itself on providing a safe and secure environment for residents and staff. We accomplish this by equipping staff with the sufficient knowledge and skill to provide structure and support to our residents while maintaining a calm and therapeutic demeanor. On-going training and competency-based evaluations are conducted to ensure staff's skills remain at a very high level of ability and professionalism. All potential staff members must complete a thorough background check and pass a comprehensive drug screen. Once hired, all staff members receive numerous training experiences and job shadowing with experienced staff before training is completed. Also, McDowell is one of the few programs in which many staff members hold the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Certification.

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