Summary: Coordinate MHFV Behavioral Health Program which focuses on participants with co-occurring disorders and place emphasis on prevention of at-risk behavior while in treatment. Work with participants individually as well as in a group setting addressing issues that may be obstacles in their recovery process. Develop strong rapport with community behavioral health resources to promote optimum mental health. Must be fully licensed. LCSW, LMFT, LPC.
Duties and Responsibilities: Including the following but not limited to:
· Collect information about participants through interviews and assessments.
· Evaluate participant’s’ mental health status based on review of participant information.
· Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop specific treatment plans which focus on mental health goals within ten days of admission to the Freedom Village Behavioral Health Program.
· Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge from assessments and observation.
· Provide counseling to participants individually and in group sessions to assist in overcoming dependencies, lifestyle adjustments and changes.
· Utilize various modalities including motivational interviewing techniques to encourage participants to express their emotions and discuss their daily experiences. Assist participants with development of self-awareness and insight into personal relationships.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling tools and participant progress in resolving identified problems to facilitate movement towards defined goals.
· Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in participants’ mental health status.
· Discuss Discharge/Aftercare plan with individual participants when formulating the treatment plan and throughout the treatment plan reviews.
· Review and update treatment plans on a timely basis and provide follow-up as required.
· Guide participants in the development of coping skills and strategies to address their problems.
- Maintain timely individualized treatment plans and progress notes, compile records, and prepare reports as required by the organization or funding agencies.
· Monitor participants’ use and effectiveness of prescribed medications.
· Refer participants to community behavioral health resources or specialists as necessary.
· Participate in weekly Multidisciplinary Meetings with other members of the organization.
· Provide advocacy for participants, coordinate required services and resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
· Maintain community contacts and liaisons with outside mental health resources to ensure linkage of participants for needed services and assistance.
· Document all individual and group counseling sessions in the participant chart within 24-48 hours.
· Represent agency at outside meetings and functions as needed.
· Collaborate with families, probation officers, the courts, DFCS, and other legal entities or interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process, ensuring that the participant signs a Release of Information form.
· Counsel family members and provide referrals to community resources when necessary to help them deal with participant mental health challenges and provide support.
· Keep abreast of new developments in the addiction and mental health field by reading professional literature, attending workshops and conferences, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
· Maintain awareness and knowledge of current techniques and trends in the treatment of co-occurring disorders to make certain that agency practices are always current.
Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree and licensure by the Composite Board of the State of Georgia in Professional Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a successful track record in individual and group counseling, BIRP documentation, and case management. Additionally, the position requires a strong rapport with community resources that are closely involved in providing mental health services. Three to five years of demonstrated experience are required. LPC, LCSW, LMFT only.
Mary Hall Freedom House is an equal employment opportunity employer (EOE)
Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.
Why Work Here?Mary Hall Freedom House, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1996 with a mission to empower women, children, Veterans and families to End the cycle of addiction, poverty and homelessness. We are a leading multi-service and gender-specific provider of comprehensive behavioral health care and supportive housing programs.
This organization is growing!!!!! We have been around for 24 years and we are still growing. Three new programs in the last three years!!!