Behavior Specialist - Central State Hospital

This posting will close when we determine an adequate candidate pool has been received.
Central State Hospital is the home of Georgia's maximum secure forensic hospital, operated in the Payton B. Cook building in Milledgeville. CSH serves individuals who are referred by the criminal justice system for pre-trial psychiatric evaluation and/or inpatient treatment; those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity at the time of commission of a crime or mentally incompetent to stand trial; and those who are admitted on hold orders from jails for psychiatric evaluation, treatment and stabilization.
Job Description:
Counsel with emphasis on prevention and/or positive behavior supports. Works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. 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
15 days each year up to 5 years of service
18 days each year from 5-10 years of service
21 days each year for 10 years of service
Sick Leave €“ accrual at a rate of 10 hours per month (15 days each year)
Holidays €“ the state of Georgia recognizes 12 paid holidays
401(k) plan with a matching employer contribution
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Available Insurance
Healthcare & Childcare spending accounts
Life & dependent life insurance
Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.

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