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Licensed Counselor (Newnan, GA)

at State of Georgia

Posted: 9/17/2019
Job Reference #: HEA03XE

Job Description

Thisposition will work in association with the Assertive Community Treatment Team(ACT) and the Coweta County Paramedicine team (Coweta Cares).  The schedule for a two week period provides for work/life balance, and consists of 4-12 hour days the first week and 3-12 hour days the second week.

ACTprovides a variety of interventions twenty-four (24) hours, seven days a week.The service utilizes a multidisciplinary mental health team. The ACT Team worksas one organizational unit providing community based interventions that arerehabilitative, intensive, integrated, and stage specific. Services emphasizesocial inclusiveness though relationship building and the active involvement inassisting individuals to achieve a stable and structured life style.  ACT is a unique treatment model in which themajority of mental health services are directly provided internally by the ACTprogram in the recipient's natural environment.


CowetaCares is a unique and developing paramedicine program that is designed toaddress behavioral health crisis calls to 911. Coweta Cares is a team of clinicians and paramedics who work collaborativelyto stabilize individuals who are experiencing behavioral health crises.  The goal is to reduce unnecessaryhospitalization and ED presentations.


The responsibilities for the Licensed Counselor position include butare not limited to the following:


?      Providesprofessional level therapeutic services to persons with mental illness and/oraddictive disease. 

?      Conductsface to face comprehensive assessments to identify problems and service needs.

?      Writestreatment plans to meet third party payer requirements, regulatory guidelines,and individuals needs which are clear, concise, grammatically correct, timelyand properly coded.

?      Worksalong side of EMSpersonnel in the Coweta Cares program

?      Providesrisk assessment and crisis intervention.

?      Facilitates the admission process andmaintains communication with referral sources, families, patients and unitstaff. 

?      Writestimely progress notes that relate directly to the treatment outcomes. 

?      Modifiestreatment plans based on new developments and needs identified by theindividual. 

?      Providescrisis intervention services to individuals as needed.  May provide services during non-traditionalhours as indicated by program needs.

?      Mayperform some case management duties to facilitate and ensure communication,linkage, and continuity of care between individuals, physicians, otherorganizational components, community resources and service providers. 

?      Developsand maintains cooperative working relationships with community service providersand other program components

?      Participatesin ongoing training


Mustbe fully licensed as an LPC or LCSW

Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND licensure in the area of assignment AND Two years of related post-license experience OR Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND licensure in the area of assignment AND Two years of experience at the lower level Social Worker, Licensed 2 (HCP051) or position equivalent.


Full clinical license and previous experience with mobile crisis teams