State of Georgia
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Behavioral Health Counselor/PRN
at State of Georgia
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health andDevelopmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking candidates for theposition of Behavioral Health Counselor/Hourly at Georgia Regional Hospital -Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.
Counsel with emphasison prevention and/or behavior modification. Work with individuals and groups topromote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions andsubstance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stressmanagement; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging andmental and emotional health. May serve as team leader and/or supervise lowerlevel staff.
Job Responsibilities& Performance Standards:
Performs jobresponsibilities with minimal supervision
Serves as job expert ororganization resource in assigned areas
Act as client advocatein order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems incrisis situations
Collect informationabout clients through interviews, observation, and tests
Counsel clients inindividual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover fromillness, and adjust to life
Develop and implementtreatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge
Evaluate clients'physical or mental condition based on review of client information
Maintain confidentialityof records relating to client's treatment
May superviseprofessional staff and/or support level staff
Monitor, evaluate, andrecord client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment andcare plan
Prepare and maintain allrequired treatment records and reports
Ability to communicateconfidentiality policies
Ability to assemble testmaterials and makes appropriate arrangements for a test site
Ability to clearlyexplain test procedures to consumers
Ability to providehelpful input into determining appropriate tests for consumers
Ability to administertests promptly and according to specific directions
Ability to develop andimplement treatment/case plans
Ability to stand in assupervisor in his/her absence
FORTHIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUNDCHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
MasterDegree in clinical/counseling Psychology or related field
Experience workingin an inpatient setting with the severe mentally ill population
Experiencefacilitating groups and forensic individuals.