Behavioral Health Counselor 2 - #100346

State of Georgia

Date: 04/19/2022 21:00 PM

City: Griffin, Georgia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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  • Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, only applicants selected for interview will be notified for final applicant selection.

The Department of Community Supervision (DCS) was created by HB310 in the 2015 Legislative Session. As part of the executive branch of Georgia’s government, the Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is responsible for the supervision of approximately 180,000 adult felony offenders and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders. It is our mission to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities, while providing opportunities for successful outcomes.

Responsibilities for this position will include:

Under general supervision, counsel with emphasis on prevention and/or behavior modification. Works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse, family, parenting, and marital problems, suicide, stress management, problems with self-esteem, and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment. Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Counsel clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life. Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests. Act as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

Preferred Qualifications
Completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field and one year of experience providing individual and/or group counseling services for a caseload of clients who have been identified to have a substance abuse need.

($43,524.24 for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CADC/CAC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or comparable credential.) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or comparable credential. As an incentive, DCS offers internal clinical supervision and continuing education credits to pursue certification through the Alcohol & Drug Certification Board of GA (ADACBGA) and free CEUs for credentialed staff.
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.

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