PRN Mental Health Associate

Universal Health Services Atlanta, GA

Mental Health Associate Laurel Heights, anintensive residential treatment center for children is looking forPRN (as needed) MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES to work with childrenwith severe mental health and behavioral disorders. Must haveexperience in similar environment, preference given to applicantswith college degrees/coursework in psychology or related field. Weare an EOE.


College degree with aninternship OR 3 to 5 year working experience in a similarsetting working with behaviorally disordered children andadolescents. High school level reading and writing skills; acceptableoral and written communication skills; legible handwriting; abilityto maintain information as highly confidential; telephone etiquetteand customer service skills by phone and face-to-face; familiaritywith medical and psychological terminology preferred; skills indealing courteously with the public and other staff within theorganization; basic knowledge of human behavior or principles ofpsychology preferred; skills in prioritizing and in managing time;problem-solving skills; use of appropriate social skills, includingdemonstration and respect for staff and patients; empathy towardchildren and adolescents; basic knowledge of child growth anddevelopment preferred; experience working with abusedchildren/adolescents helpful; skills in limit-setting necessary; ableto respond to children/adolescents in a firm yet nurturing, caringmanner, while maintaining professional boundaries necessary; responsiblefor understanding and using the least restrictive interventions perfacility policy and successfully avoid seclusion and restraintwhenever possible; willingness to seek supervision in thisregard necessary. Employee must have a valid Georgia's DriversLicense. In the absence of these qualifications upon hire,must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop theseskills within reasonable time frame via the organization 'sorientation and training program. We are an EOE.