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TECH - MH/BH (DEGREE)

Company: Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is seeking dedicated, compassionate and professional BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS to join our team of professionals. If you have a strong work ethic and exude a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children and adolescents within the mental health field, we want to hear from you!

LINCOLN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER is committed to providing compassionate mental health treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Our dedicated team of professionals provide psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. A clinically skilled multidisciplinary team works to partner with the youth and family to accomplish their goals in a supportive and therapeutic environment. Our mission is to



Our BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS serve as a role model to our patients through the provision of therapeutic interactions, using appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume

of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.

Our BHT s provide consistent professional direct care, supervision, and mentoring to our youth and adolescent patients during group sessions and education, recreational activities, hygiene, meals and sleep. In the BHT role, you will participate in the implementation of patients treatment plan by providing care and close supervision of facility patients and documenting behavior; developing positive relationships with patients and co-workers; following policies and procedures as to ensure our focus is and priority is always on our patients and their safety; facilitating group sessions and providing crisis intervention as necessary.

WHY WORK FOR US?

Join a clinical team passionate about the well-being of the children we serve. Join a team who cares about each other! Through providing comprehensive nursing care; therapeutic interactions, handling distressed patients in a therapeutic manner, and administering appropriate treatments,

* On the Job Training * Competitive pay * Shift Differential * Weekend Differential * Flexible scheduling: 8 and 12 hour options * Medical * Dental * Vision * 401k/match * Life insurance* Paid Time Off * Extended Leave Bank * Tuition Reimbursement * Employee Referral Bonus * Voluntary Insurance Options * Discounted Meals * Robust Employee Assistance Program * Growth opportunities both within LP and across UHS!



WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Compassionate professionals with a passion for children, and who have the ability to:

* Connect, build rapport and establish trust with patients and co-workers

* Demonstrate empathy

* Deliver solid listening and verbal communication skills and interpersonal abilities

* Deliver service excellence in patient and team interactions and in every part of your job.

* Acclimate and Mentor new team members; provide support and guidance

* Maintain calm demeanor in handling high stress moments

we do make a difference!



Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation s largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to 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.



8,10, and 12 hours are available.

Job Requirements

: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education: High school diploma/GED required. BA or BS Degree in a related mental health field is preferred.

Experience: Previous experience working with behavioral health patients, children, adolescents, and/or special needs population strongly preferred. One (1) year experience in a mental health setting preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Successful completion of CPR certification, age-specific training and the current patient aggression management training, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment.

Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management, restraint and seclusion procedures and criteria and CPR training. Ability to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from substance abuse and a variety of mental illnesses. Knowledge of DCFS mandated reporting requirements. Demonstrated flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Effective oral and written communication skills. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter and goal/results-oriented. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. Strong customer service skills to external and internal customers. Ability to adhere to safety policies and code procedures react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to recommend/take corrective courses of action that would improve the functioning of the department s systems.

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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