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Respite and Residential Service Coordinator-Floyd

Ascend-Highland Rivers
Rome, GA
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Ascend partners with Highland Rivers Behavioral Health, Georgia’s largest Community Service Board (CSB), to staff clinical and non-clinical jobs in behavioral health. Being part of our team and working in a CSB means you’re helping individuals and families otherwise unable to access treatment from private providers to address healthcare challenges associated with mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. You’ll be working with purpose to make a difference in the lives of people who need you most. Each of our jobs will work within a State Community Service Board facility.

Highland Rivers Health is seeking a full-time Clinical Lead that, under the supervision of the Residential Recovery Support Services Program Manager, oversees both the Enhanced Crisis Respite Apartments (ECRA) and the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Programs.

The Crisis Respite Apartments are temporary housing offered to individuals with frequent hospitalizations or recent jail/prison release to assist in a successful transition into the community. Staff will work on-site providing therapeutic interventions for those with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness as well as referrals to additional support services and linkage to community resources.

Highland Rivers Health embraces a Recovery Model of treatment in all of its programs, which is a holistic, person-centered approach to mental health and believes it is possible to recover from a mental health condition. Working hand-in-hand with the Recovery Model of Service, the Clinical Lead will assure that the Crisis Respite Apartments are maintained and ready to assist individuals in avoiding further hospitalizations by ensuring that their daily needs are being met, (i.e. food supplied, access to medication, laundry services, etc.).

Job Description:

  • The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supervision of 3 Full-Time Staff and 1 Part-Time Staff including the development of work schedules, performance oversight including staff in productivity driven positions, provide coaching in areas of skill development, and disciplinary action if needed.
  • Complete required clinical documentation for enrollment to services including Behavioral Health Assessments, Individual Recovery Plans, Authorization for services, Financial Application, etc.
  • Responsible for the safe monitoring of individuals in the program and provide ongoing assessment of individual mental, emotional and physical status.
  • Conduct interventions and facilitate skills training to improve skills needed to function independently and towards recovery.
  • Deliver skilled mentoring and coaching in symptom management, personal hygiene, nutrition, food preparation, exercise, and community integration.
  • Coordinate the distribution of information between program manager, department staff, and other community agencies including returning phone calls, faxing documents, relaying messages, and receiving and making copies.
  • Assist with program development and administrative tasks when indicated, including but not limited to, outreach efforts through the provision of psychoeducation and mental health awareness to community partners, agencies, and families.
  • Provide transportation to individuals receiving crisis respite services from one location to another.
  • Transportation services may also be provided to/from community outings or as the need arises.
  • Consistently and accurately write clinical and administrative documentation as directed.
  • Excellent written communication and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal and telephone communication with individuals, staff, and community providers
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
  • lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid drivers license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required.
  • Other responsibilities as requested.

Ascend Community Staffing Partners, LLC does not discriminate with regard to employment, compensation, place of work, or promotion because of race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or national origin.

English-Spanish bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


Job Requirements;

  • Minimum: Master's Degree in Helping Field Must be a licensed eligible clinician (LAPC or LMSW)
  • 3 years documented experience and competency in working in crisis or with in behavioral health.
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid drivers license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report

Ascend-Highland Rivers


100 Branham Avenue

Rome, GA
30165 USA



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