AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Behavioral Health Specialist (Mental Health Counselor Part-Time)

Job Locations US-GA-Newnan
Req No
2022-15842
# of Openings
1
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(8/10/2022 10:59 AM)
Category
AID Atlanta

Overview

Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.

 

AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast.  AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.

The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.

AID Atlanta’s core values:

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity

If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.

Responsibilities

Job Summary
The Behavioral Health Specialist at AID Atlanta will be responsible for providing behavioral health screenings, psychosocial assessments, short-term counseling, long-term counseling, group counseling, and treatment planning and crisis intervention to clients requiring mental health services.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned
• Conducts behavioral health screenings and comprehensive psychosocial assessments of assigned clients
• Provides individual, couples, family, and/or group counseling as appropriate to client need
• Develops and implements outcome-oriented treatment plans
• Collaborates as needed, with Clinic Staff, Psychiatrist, Case Managers and other staff members to perform clinical assessments and to develop integrated comprehensive care plans
• Works within a Multidisciplinary team to ensure continuity of quality care. This involves attending scheduled Multidisciplinary team meetings
• Provides crisis intervention assessments and crisis intervention to clients on an on-call basis
• Documents delivery of treatment services and patient progress
• Makes and documents all appropriate referrals to support services such as community mental health services, support groups and case management
• Completes a Discharge Plan upon the completion of treatment
• Maintains confidential records according to established procedures including a computerized charting system
• Adheres to the professional code of ethics set forth by NASW
• Participates in professional development workshops and trainings to help improve skills
• Attends and participates in all required staff meetings and trainings
• Works within an environment where direct services provided by the Specialist may be billed for insurance reimbursement. This may necessitate Specialist applying for an NPI number, and Medicaid, Medicare and/or other private insurance credentialing (if eligible)


Participation in AID Atlanta Meetings/Committees
• All staff meetings
• Department meetings
• HCC Meetings
• QM Committee meetings

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Qualifications
• Must have current license to provide mental health services in Georgia
• Must have experience in clinical assessments, psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention,
psychotherapy, treatment planning, and discharge planning
• Preference given to applicants with experience working with individuals infected and/or
affected with HIV
• Preference given to Bi-lingual Spanish applicants
• Must pass criminal background check


Education and/or Experience
• A Master’s degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling or an equivalent graduate degree is
required.
• Licensure is not required; preference, however, will be given to applicants with LCSW or LPC
licensure or to candidates working towards acquiring these licenses
• Must have experience in clinical assessments, psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention,
psychotherapy, treatment planning, and discharge planning

 

We at AID Atlanta/AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.  The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

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