Behavioral Health Worker - ACT Gainesville

Job Title: Behavioral Health Worker
Department: Gainesville Specialty Center
Salary: 28,434.18-32,331.29
Posted: 00/00/0000

Job Description
A Behavioral Health Worker is needed to work with adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and helps them to live in normal community residences, work in job markets, and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous support services.

This is a full-time position and is eligible for company benefits. An on-call rotation is required in the working schedule. ACT provides support for Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, and Lumpkin counties in Northeast Georgia

Position is located in the beautiful Gainesville, GA

Job Duties:
*Provides a broad range of paraprofessional behavioral health and social services to clients and their families
*Under supervision, will organize and facilitate group counseling.
*Participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention
*Will teach daily living skills to clients and will monitor/document progress toward treatment goals.
*Assists in dealing with personal and social problems
*May provide supportive counseling to clients and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services
*Will focus on skill development and assist with linkage to resources.
*Will transport clients as needed. Must be willing to use personal vehicle when necessary.
*Flexible hours, however, must be available late evenings as some clients require transportation until 7:00 pm (occasionally later)
*Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical, financial assistance, and other referral services.
*Counsels clients living in group homes and halfway houses; assists in pre-release and release planning.
*Implements and organizes the delivery of specific social services within the community.
*Implements life skills workshops and programs in behavior management, youth services, community and social services.
*Maintains contact with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients overall progress.
*Monitors client's progress towards treatment goals.
*Provides short-term case management and referral services to clients with emergency situations

Entry Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Services or closely related field. – $28,434.18

OR Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Services or closely related field and one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in social services delivery. –$32,331.29

+Salary includes 20% on-call stipend.

• Must not have six (6) or more points against their driver's license or a suspended or revoked driver's license within the last five (5) years.

• Must be able to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

**Positions may be filled before the closing (ending) date if a qualified candidate is selected.**

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview

Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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