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Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1

Georgia.gov

Georgia.gov

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brunswick, ga, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Salary: $45,498.96 (Non-Credentialed)

$47,773.91 (Credentialed)

Hiring Incentives: 5% increase at 12 month anniversary and 5% upon initial credentialing (i.e. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CADC/CAC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or comparable credential; 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.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

● Act as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations

● Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests

● Counsel clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life

● Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge

● Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition based on review of client information

● Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment

● Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan

● Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of experience providing individual and/or group counseling services to clients identified to have substance abuse needs. Experience in facilitating Cognitive Behavior therapy classes.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. This posting is subject to close once a suitable candidate has been selected.

2. No applicant information will be accepted by email. Please apply on http://team.georgia.gov/careers/ only.

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

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR certification as an addiction counselor from the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) or equivalent certification.
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