Overview of the Unit

Aurora Pavilion provides individualized assessments and inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults, children, adolescents and seniors who have behavioral, emotional or substance use issues. The 62-bed facility, located on the campus of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, is accredited by The Joint Commission. 

Job Types in the Department

  • Clinician
  • Mental Health Technician (MHT)
  • Music Therapist
  • Psychiatrist/Counselor/Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Social Services


  • Therapy positions require a master’s degree in area of specialty
  • RN positions require licensure
  • MHT positions require Nursing Assistant certification, Emergency Technician certification, current enrollment in nursing program, or bachelor's degree in psychology

What You Can Expect Working On This Unit

Aurora is a very collaborative workplace where the treatment team works together to help patients reach their best level of emotional wellness.

Educational Opportunities Specific to Area/Career Growth

Multiple advancement opportunities exist within Aurora. Additionally, Aurora Pavilion is part of the UHS Behavioral Health Division with over 200 facilities available for internal transfer depending on your career or relocation needs.