1+ months

Education Assistant - (45395)

Universal Health Services
Ashland City, TN 37015
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One of the nations 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 Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas 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.

Oak Plains Academy is seeking a dynamic and talented Education Assistant.

Oak Plains Academy is a comprehensive and highly structured 90-bed residential treatment center located on 25 acres of rolling hills in Ashland City, Tennessee. Oak Plains provides psychiatric and neurological treatment services for males and females, ages 5-17, who have significant history of emotional or behavioral issues. The clinical programs at Oak Plains Academy have been designed to address the needs of children and adolescents with a primary psychiatric/ neurological diagnosis. Residents receive an individualized treatment plan, geared to meet their personal needs. A professional team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurses, and teachers work closely with each resident to assist them to achieve there therapeutic and education goals.

This opportunity provides the following:

  • UHS is a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401K Plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off

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.

Job Requirements

The Education Assistant assists in the education of students and administration of policies and procedures relating to all phases of education in accordance with current state and federal special education standards. In addition, the education Assistant position assists the classroom teacher in all elements of classroom management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To utilize teaching aids and materials.
  • Provide continuous individualized student care, observation, interaction, documentation and role modeling to the assigned students.
  • Consistently direct student needs (as related to on the students IEP).
  • Manage behaviors by utilizing various therapeutic interventions and provide appropriate documentation.
  • Attend and participate in all mandatory school in-services and staff developmental activities as scheduled.
  • Maintain confidentiality of school employees and student information at all times.
  • Actively participate in instruction in the classroom to challenge students to complete their assignments and reach their potential.
  • Prepare weekly progress notes, Master Treatment Plans, Updates, and IEPs.
  • To abide by and promote the philosophy, policies and procedures, goals and objectives, and the standards of care as set forth by Oak Plains Academy.
  • Assist in reviewing, revising, writing and implementing facility policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as pertains to continuous quality improvement of educational services.
  • Timely documentation and filing of students educational records.
  • Will be required to participate in mandatory overtime as determined by the safety and security needs of the facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate all Service Excellence Standards and Principles.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or related field or a technical degree in areas of allied health.
  • OR Successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment.
  • OR - High School Diploma plus two years experience in the area of mental health with demonstrable competence in required knowledge and responsibilities.Certain skills and experiences may serve as meeting position requirements with managerial approval.
  • Must demonstrate competence in obtaining, and/or recording general body appearance and mental status, general admission information and explaining the Patient Rights and responsibilities to all new patients.
  • Must maintain certifications in CPR/AED, First Aid and Handle with Care.
  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of emotional and mental health and disease concepts including the disease of addiction.Must have clear communication/interaction skills and demonstrate competency in facilitating therapeutic groups.
  • Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy. Satisfactory health, strength and stamina to meet the physical, mental and emotional demands and stressors that position requires:walking, running, standing, lifting, irregular working hours, and assisting with the restraint
  • This position requires use of "Handle with Care" protective hold procedures as a last resort for protection of residents and staff.


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-23

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