Social Services Jobs in Georgia
Social Service Provider Licensed
Location: Dekalb – Decatur
Works collaboratively with DeKalb CSB Psychiatrist. Provides persons served with psychosocial support as needed. Provides client, caregivers and/or family members with education and counseling and makes necessary referrals for other social services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of individuals presenting for services.
• Works directly and indirectly with DeKalb CSB Psychiatrist as part of the client’s psychiatric and psychosocial treatment.
• Provides case management services related to identified treatment needs.
• Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis.
• Counsels clients in individual sessions to address/support their identified psychosocial needs.
• Counsels family members to assist them in understanding and supporting the client’s psychosocial needs.
• Identifies environmental impediments to client progress through observation, interviews and review of client records.
• Member of the Interdisciplinary Team process
SKILL, COMPETENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensure as LCSW (and remain in compliance) Ability to use computers and electronic assessment tools. Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria.
Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations. Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques.
Knowledge of various therapeutic models and intervention as directly related to area of assignment.
Knowledge of DSM-IV criteria and diagnosis.
Knowledge of treatment approaches relevant to Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Ability to develop treatment/care plans and measurable goals.
Knowledge of community resources
Ability to make referrals
Knowledge of family dynamics.
Knowledge of confidentiality policies.
Ability to identify potential obstacles through interview and written documentation.
Ability to convey key concepts of behavior change to staff through effective teaching methods.
Knowledge of basic behavior modification techniques.
Knowledge of agency, state and federal guidelines.
Knowledge of psychological tests and evaluations.
Ability to interview a diverse population of individuals.
Ability to demonstrate culturally sensitive interviewing techniques. Ability to identify needs and risks.
Ability to coordinate services of various inter/intra community resources across disciplines.
Incumbent works cooperatively with departmental staff, individuals, families and external professional organizations.
Work hours are Monday through Friday 30 hours/week. General work hours are 10 am – 4pm but may be subject to change based upon programmatic needs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Requires regular lifting and carrying, including assisting individuals when required. Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.
High customer service standard; Clinical and organizational skills; Excellent communication and time management skills.
Master’s degree in any behavioral science from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience at lower level Social Svcs Spec 1 (SSP070) or position equivalent.
Dietitian & Nutritionist
Salary: Salary Based on Edu & Exp
Location: Baldwin – Milledgeville
Salary will be based on education and experience.
Plans and conducts service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. Provides nutritional assessment, education and counseling to individuals, groups or the public. Serves as a resource on nutrition and dietetics to nurses, health educators or other health care providers in the facility.
– Advises clients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
-Assesses nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
-Consults with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of client.
– Counsels individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
– Develops curriculum and prepares manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching.
-Develops policies for food service or nutritional programs to assist in health promotion and disease control.
-Plans, develops, implements and evaluates strategies for promoting breastfeeding
Not all applicants will receive an interview. Only applicants receiving an interview may be sent information regarding the status of their applications.
Applications/ Resumes that are incorrect, incomplete, or missing required information and documentation will not be considered.
Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background and criminal records investigations, motor vehicle reports, and drug screening.
This position is subject to an FBI criminal history record check and applicants will have 15 days to challenge a disqualifying conviction in their criminal history record information.
Any employment offer will be made in writing and will be contingent upon receiving a written acceptance of the position, that pre-employment paperwork be completed in a timely manner; that any items received as part of the employment paperwork must meet the requirements for the position; and that orientation training must be completed by specified deadline. If any item does not meet the requirements for the position or if any items are not completed within the requested time frame, then an offer of employment can be rescinded at any time.
Social Worker, Women Treatment Coordinator
Salary: Salary Based on Edu & Exp
Location: Baldwin – Milledgeville
Duties & Responsibilities:
The WTRS Program Coordinator is a new and innovative position to provide direct services to client needing substance abuse treatment and mental health services while participating in the Substance Abuse Treatment program. The WTRC Program Coordinator coordinates the day to day activities of the program. The Coordinator also provides case management services for these clients with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders and addictive diseases that are pending DFCS cases and during the post release period of the program. Typically, the goal is prevention of re-offending, hospitalization or other out-of-home placements. The case manager provides services primarily in the community settings: jail, courts, home, school, and other service settings.
The WTRS Program Coordinator conducts face-to-face comprehensive mental health and addictive disease assessments to identify problems and service needs typically inside the community in various setting; ie Jail, home, and hospital. The Coordinator will Interview the prospective client and/or family member(s) using techniques appropriate for the individual’s level of functioning, provide clear and concise re-entry plans to the courts and other community partners to ensure that client will have a smooth transition into treatment and re-entry into the community. Writes individual service plans that meet Medicaid, insurer, CARF, and other required standards for diagnoses, content, justifications for treatment, evidence of client input, and treatment time frames. Writes service plans that are clear, concise, complete, grammatically correct, timely and properly coded. Secures or provides necessary signatures required to secure authorization for services. Follows all Medicaid, state, insurer, and other regulations related to the credentials required to provide authorized services. Provides and bills only those client services that are authorized in the service plan.
The WTRS Program Coordinator also arranges appointments at optimal intervals to maximize use of work time. Monitors client progress and compliance with the service plan. Writes timely progress notes that relate directly to the treatment outcomes described in the service plan. Assembles, analyzes, and interprets new/updated information about the client in order to reassess treatment needs. Identifies unmet needs, reviews available resources, and modifies the treatment plan as indicated. Requests treatment authorizations and re-authorizations within required time frames.
Provides service linking and monitoring. Establishes linkages and coordination of services with community agencies. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with community service providers. Informs clients and families of the availability of community advocacy and support groups.
Other critical services provided include symptom management, behavior management planning, teaching of relevant skills, supportive community-based interventions, and crisis intervention services. The WTRS Program Coordinator participates in Strategic Resource Meeting and/or interdisciplinary case staffing and staff meetings.
Minimum Training & Experience: Master’s degree and eligibility to be licensed OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of experience in social service delivery.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications:
AGENCY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or counseling and Licensure at least at Associate Level (LAPC or LMSW)
Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or addictive disease.
Experience specifically working with adults in the jail or prison system.
Experience in the development of Treatment Plans for SPMI and/or Addictive Disease
Experience in de-escalating crisis situations
Experience working with an electronic medical/health record system
Knowledge of Community Resources within Baldwin County and/or surrounding counties
Superior verbal & written communication skills