Therapist (APEX) Job at Highland Rivers Health, Marietta, GA

  • Highland Rivers Health
  • Marietta, GA

Job Description

There is a place for you at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health! Highland Rivers provides treatment and recovery services to individuals impacted by mental illness; substance use disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities. JOB SUMMARY :The Georgia Apex Project, supported by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is a program to build infrastructure and increase access to mental health services for school-aged youth throughout the state. The Georgia Apex program recognizes that schools are a natural environment for identification and intervention and aims to reduce the number of youths with unmet mental health needs. The program supports community mental health providers to partner with schools and provide school-based mental health programs, including professional development for school staff to increase early detection of mental health needs. In addition, the program increases coordination between local schools and the state's community behavioral health system.Highland Rivers Health is currently seeking a Behavioral Health Therapist for the APEX program. Sign-On Bonus of $5,000 for LPC, LCSW or $3,000 for LAPC, LMSW Are you ready to make a Difference? Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provides assessments, individual, family, crisis, and group counseling for individuals according to their treatment plans; completes paperwork according to Policy and Procedure.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining a collaborative and cooperative service environment in the community at large.
  • Works closely with DFCS, School, DJJ, Juvenile court personnel to ensure continuity of care.
  • Provides billable direct service to individuals in a school setting.
  • Attends required meetings or trainings according to the APEX contract including: Youth MH First Aid, annual SOC Academy and APEX technical assistance meetings.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork according to Policy and Procedure; ensures individuals meet eligibility criteria or refers to appropriate provider in the community.
  • Manages a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current, and individual charts are closed according to Policy and Procedure.
  • Builds group curriculum and organizes a calendar of groups for intensive crisis intervention.
  • Link and/or serve as advocate with other agencies to garner needed resources for individuals.
  • Utilizes the multidisciplinary assessment to participate in the development of a comprehensive individualized service/recover plan with a focus on recovery.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Contract work, Local area, Relocation bonus,

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