Beahvioral Health Technician - Gainesville OutpatientJob Title: Behavioral Health Technician - Gainesville Outpatient
Department: Gainesville OP Center
*Provides a broad range of paraprofessional behavioral health and social services to clients and their families
*Under supervision, will organize and facilitate group counseling.
*Participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention
*Will teach daily living skills to clients and will monitor/document progress toward treatment goals.
*Assists in dealing with personal and social problems
*May provide supportive counseling to clients and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services
*Will focus on skill development and assist with linkage to resources.
*Will transport clients as needed. Must be willing to use personal vehicle when necessary.
*Flexible hours, however, must be available late evenings as some clients require transportation until 7:00 pm (occasionally later)
*Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical, financial assistance, and other referral services.
*Counsels clients living in group homes and halfway houses; assists in pre-release and release planning.
*Implements and organizes the delivery of specific social services within the community.
*Implements life skills workshops and programs in behavior management, youth services, community and social services.
*Maintains contact with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients overall progress.
*Monitors client's progress towards treatment goals.
*Provides short-term case management and referral services to clients with emergency situations
SST-2 Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related health services field. (23,695.15)
•Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health or Counseling AND one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in social services delivery.
•Must demonstrate basic typing skills by way of a typing skills assessment.
•Applicants must not have six (6) or more points against their driver's license or a suspended or revoked driver's license within the last five (5) years.
**Positions may be filled before the closing (ending) date if a qualified candidate is selected.**
NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview
Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check.
Position References # 209449
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