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Behavioral Health Counselor/PRN

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/12/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: HEA04FH
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Job Description

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.


Every other Saturday/Sunday – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Job Description:

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

 
 

Sample TechnicalCompetencies: 

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.  




Qualifications

MasterDegree in clinical/counseling Psychology or related field

Experience workingin an inpatient setting with the severe mentally ill population

Experiencefacilitating groups and forensic individuals.