Avita Community Partners

Habersham County

Behavioral Health Services
(706) 894-3700
196 Scoggins Drive
Demorest, GA 30535

Developmental Disability Services
(706) 894-3750
196 Scoggins Drive
Demorest, Georgia 30535

 

Job Description:

  • Provides mental health services to adults, children, and adolescents in an outpatient setting.
  • Individual counseling, diagnostic assessments, group therapy, family counseling, and some contact within the community.
  • Will work in the community/county in locations such as homes, public schools, and courts.

Minimum Qualifications:Unlicensed ($33,000/yr.):

A Master's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Community Counseling, School Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy from a CACREP, CSWE, CCPTP or COAMFTE accredited university AND be license eligible with the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists allowing for an associate level license within six months of employment. (Upon receipt of Associate licensure, employee is eligible for a 5% increase in pay.)OR Associate Licensed ($35,000) Associate Licensure as an LMSW, LAMFT or LAPC

Full Licensure - LMFT/LPC/LCSW - $44,500 - $50,000 (Salary is based on length of licensure)

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.Applicants 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.Employees are eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment program.

All applicants selected for a personal interview will be required to complete a basic typing skills assessment during the interview

Position Reference # 156857

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Job Description - (11.00 per hour - Full Time + Benefits)

  • Under direct supervision, assist individuals with Developmental Disabilities in basic daily living skills.
  • Maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment for clients.
  • Observes and monitors client's behavior, charts and reports observations and incidents.
  • Provides training of basic personal and social skills or work skills to clients in a supported employment environment.
  • Will assist with ensuring or encouraging client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management
  • Keep accurate documentation of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Will facilitate client community involvement.
  • Remain aware of changes in the behavior and physical condition of clients, arranging for needed services to assure appropriate care is obtained. Carry out a person-centered Individual Service Plan (ISP)
  • Must be willing and able to: be fingerprinted and have background checked through the FBI and other law enforcement agencies
  • Have dependable transportation use your personal vehicle as often as needed to transport clients work with developmentally disabled clients
  • Work alone with a group of ten or more developmentally disabled clients
  • Assist clients in the use of toilet/bathroom change diapers of child, adolescent, or adult clients assist physically disabled clients in and out of wheelchairs and vehicles
  • Assist disabled clients who cannot feed themselves independently
 
Minimum Qualifications:
One year experience providing direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities OR Associate Degree in Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, Education, and Psychology, Nursing or other related human services fieldOR One year experience at the lower level position of Instructional Aide/CRC-E. Must be 21 years of age with 3 years of driving experience and must have valid Georgia drivers license and no driver may have more than 6 points against his/her license within the last five years. Also, no driver may have had a suspended license or DUI within the last five years. Must demonstrate basic typing skills by way of a typing skills assessment.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team player
 
**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.
 
Position Reference #: 34110 and 204329 (2 positions) 
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This position carries out the services of the IPS Supported Employment program by assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.

Responsibilities: Engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in community job settings with other workers who do not necessarily have disabilities. Assists clients in obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI, Medicaid, etc.) and how they will be affected by employment in order for clients to make good decisions about employment opportunities. Refers clients to benefits counseling, as needed. Helps clients report earnings, as needed. Assesses clients' vocational functioning on ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences. With the client's permission, provides education and support to family members.

Discusses client's preference for disclosure of psychiatric status to employers. Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on his/her caseload, following the principles and procedures of IPS supported employment. Conducts a minimum of six employer contacts per week. Employer contacts are designed to learn about the needs of the business, describe supports offered by the program and describe client strengths that are relevant to the position. Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Writes job support plans with clients and incorporating input from the mental health team.

Adjusts plan according to clients needs and preferences. Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact by the employment specialist with the employer. Provides outreach services as necessary to clients when they appear to disengage from the service. Uses a variety of methods to provide outreach. Provides timely interventions. Returns phone calls and reacts to situations in a timely manner. For example, returns client phone calls within 24 hours. Goes to see employers about job loss or job problems within 24 hours. Follows up on job leads within 48 hours. Meets with clients within one week prior to job starts and within three days after job starts. Participates in bi-monthly meetings with mental health treatment team and communicates individually with team members between meetings in order to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment. Participates in face-to-face meetings with vocational rehabilitation counselors at least once a month to coordinate services for clients. Develops an individual employment (and/or education) plan with clients. Incorporates input from mental health team and family members, with permission. Spends 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community. For example, meets clients at community locations such as home, workplace, coffee shop, meeting with potential employers, library, One-Stop, VR office, family home, etc. or takes clients to apply for jobs, investigate local GED or colleges, etc. Provides supported education, using principles similar to supported employment, for clients who express interest in education to advance their employment goals. Responsible for a minimum of 24 job starts per year or maintaining at least 43% employment on caseload.

Minimum Qualifications:*Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Sociology or Counseling OR *Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Sociology or Counseling AND one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in social services delivery. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with people with severe mental illness, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world is preferred. Ability to work as an effective team player is essential.

Must be 21 years of age with 3 years of driving experience. Any applicant 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.

** NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check.

Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check. 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 This is a full time position and is available for organizational benefits.

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