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Volunteer Services Coordinator

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Internship,Volunteer
Job Reference #: HEA04F7
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Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Volunteer Services Coordinator. This position will work 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and will supplement programming services for Adult Mental Health and Forensics individuals year-round. This is a full-time position and is eligible for State Benefits.

Georgia Regional Hospital – Savannah (GRHS) operates 180 licensed, accredited inpatient beds for two major program areas: 1) adult mental health, 2) adult forensic services.

GRHS offers inpatient adult mental health services, inpatient habilitation services and forensic program services to a catchment area of approximately 45 Georgia counties.

Benefits:

•Vacation - 15 days each year up to 5 years of service; 18 days each year from 5-10 years of service; 21 days each year for 10 years of service
•Sick Leave – accrual at a rate of 10 hours per month (15 days each year)
•Holidays – the state of Georgia recognizes 12 paid holidays
•Retirement - 401(k) with a matching employer contribution and a Defined Benefit Pension Plan
•Available Insurance – Health; Dental; Vision; Legal; Disability; Life & Dependent Life
•Flexible Spending Accounts - Healthcare & Childcare

Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer

Job Description:

Under minimal supervision, plans, directs or coordinates therapeutic recreation programs and activities to
include sports, gardening, dramatics, music, social activities, and arts and crafts.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

•Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision
•Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas
•May conduct therapeutic groups to improve individuals' mental and physical well-being
•Will develop and maintain relationships with community organizations to obtain potential volunteer resources
•Will aid in educating the public about mental health, developmental disabilities, Georgia Regional Hospital and opportunities for volunteers at the hospital.
•Will identify hospital needs, services and projects that are appropriate for volunteers and community involvement; Guide interested community organizations/individuals in the selection of worthwhile hospital projects.
•Will plan, organize, and in collaboration with other departmental staff, will implement all monthly Birthday Socials, Transition Week, and Mayor's Motorcade activities
•Will accept and process all donations provided to the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Department to include clothing, money, goods, etc.
•Will organize and maintain the Dandy Duds clothing closet; will distribute the clothing from the Dandy Duds closet to individuals when requests are made from the Treatment Team.
•Will continue to implement the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Internship program at GRHS; will interview, select, and provide oversight or supervision for assigned interns while at GRHS
•Records and maintains volunteer and internship data in relation to hours volunteered and worked

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***We reserve the right to remove postings at any time.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.


Bachelor's degree in a therapeutic recreation or related therapeutic discipline from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Activity Therapist 2 (HCP061) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require registration in the area of assignment.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a Mental Health or Recreation or Related Therapeutic field AND at least Two years of experience working in a Mental Health setting.