Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 81,000 employees. Universal Community Behavioral Health Inc. (UCBH) services, a subsidiary of UHS, began in 1999 and since that time, we have served communities by offering professional counseling, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and case management services for children, adolescents and adults. At UCBH, we exist to help people face life challenges, Crisis Intervention Services collaborate with mental health professionals and community partners to achieve a positive outcome for the person in crisis. Our services advocate for a positive resolution and assist all individuals through the crisis event.
We have an immediate full-time opening for a Crisis Counselor, to join our Crisis Intervention Service Call Center team. This position is based from our office located within The Meadows in Centre Hall, PA. Work hours are primarily evening. The work schedule does include some weekends and holidays.
Responsibilities: Under the administrative supervision of the Director of Crisis Intervention Services; triage and follow up of telephone/mobile mental health crisis intervention, emergency services and walk in assessments. Counselors are professional, empathetic, assertive and detail oriented.
Crisis Counselors engage individuals in verbal de-escalation, crisis resolution, suicide risk assessment and prevention, referral collaboration and supportive counseling.