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Residential Counselor 3rd Shift (Confidential) Occupation: Mental Health Counselors
Location: Waverly, TN - 37185 Positions available: 5
Job #: 941576
Updated: 5/20/2021 Expires: 12/31/2021

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Natchez Trace Youth Academy is seeking dynamic and talented Residential Counselor for 3rd shift,10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. The RC position is a front-line, entry-level opportunity with responsibility for direct patient care of our adolescent residents. The RC ensures the safety and well-being of the residents while supporting the therapeutic milieu. We are seeking compassionate, dedicated individuals to help us continue our tradition of helping young men achieve the greatest chance of success possible. The Residential Counselor participates in the development and implementation of clients' behavioral programs by providing care and close supervision of facility clients and documenting behavior; by developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers; following facility policies and procedures; and by implementing treatment plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary.

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 into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues exceeding $10 billion. In 2020, UHS was selected by Fortune as one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the tenth year in a row. The ranking is considered the gold standard for corporate reputation measuring a company's fiscal management, services provided and commitment to social responsibility. National, state and local organizations continue to honor UHS employees and facilities for achieving high outcome clinical measures, quality metrics and for its commitment to community service.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 400 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Natchez Trace Youth Academy is located in the beautiful central hills of Tennessee, between two magnificent rivers, NTYA is a highly-structured 115-bed cognitive behavioral program serving adolescent males ages 11-17 years old. We help our residents to refocus their thinking patterns in order to improve their actions/behavior. Our diverse team works together to facilitate the changes that become an investment in the future of each young man's life and his family's life. Check us out on the web at to learn more about us

Education & Experience:

High School diploma or GED and one (1) year experience working in a children's services program. Experience in a residential program is preferred.

Valid state driver's license

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Meaningful work--making a difference in young peoples' lives!
  • Healthy, respectful and team-based work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Professional development through our Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Trainer Certification
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401K with company match
  • Educational tuition reimbursement opportunity
  • "Perks at Work" employee discount program

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.  UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.



At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best-in-class candidate experience.  During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email.  The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.


UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to UHS or UHS facilities on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we", "us", "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc. 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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Salary Range: Not Available DOE (Depends on Experience) 401K, Dental, Life Insurance, Medical, Sick Leave, Stock Options, Tuition Assistance, Vacation, Vision Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular Regular
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Other specific skills required: QUALIFICATIONS :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to perform the duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for youth and peers. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School diploma or GED and one (1) year experience working in a children's services program is preferred.

Valid State Drivers License with appropriate Endorsements

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy/procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and document client behavior . Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee may occasionally be required to physically restrain clients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of client and staff.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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There were 1 job openings and 0 green jobs advertised online in Humphreys County, TN for Mental Health Counselors on June 12, 2021. There are also 1 job openings and 0 green jobs advertised online for the related occupation group of Community and Social Services Occupations in Humphreys County, TN on June 12, 2021.
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