Mental Health Associate (AM and PM Shifts)

Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Mental Health Associate opportunity withone 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.
Riveredge Hospitalis a 210-bed leading psychiatric hospitaldedicated to providing quality behavioral health services and trauma-informed care to children, adolescents and adults. The hospital offers inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and community residential programs. Riveredge is aJoint Commission approved, Top Performerand state licensed facility focused on short-term crisis stabilization programs. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs through our inpatient, partial, outpatient and residential services.
Assist in the direct care and management of patients as prescribed by the physician, therapist, and the treatment team; to provide age specific supervision appropriate to the developmental level and specific treatment needs of the individual patient; to provide for safety and crisis management for the patient population; to provide training, guidance, and leadership to mental health associates in a milieu setting; and to identify areas of improvement within the program and make recommendations in collaboration with the Nurse manager.
Job Requirements Bachelor Degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
Requires at least one year of experience in a psychiatric treatment setting with children and adolescents.
Must be at least 21 years of age. No licensure required. Maintain annual CPR, First Aid, and crisis prevention /intervention (PMR) certification. Must have knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation services and Special Treatment Procedures. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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