Social Services Technician III

Albany, Georgia
paraprofessional
05-22-2018
Dougherty County Outpatient Services
24,322.01  Annual
Full Time
8a-5p
Location: Albany,Georgia Wage: Starting at: 24322.01 Annual
Department: paraprofessional Position Type: Full Time
Announcement Begin Date: Pay Grade:
Location Name: Dougherty County Outpatient Services

GENERAL NATURE OF WORK: Under limited supervision, provides a broad range of social services to consumers and their families. Conducts consumer intakes, participates in treatment team planning and performs crisis intervention, community support and case management services. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as liaison for social services. May monitor operations of a community based treatment, training or personal support residence providing case management duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
BA in psychology/helping professional or High school diploma or GED and two year experience in a social services related position Or Completion of two years of college with at least 15 credit hours in a social services related field and some work experience
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C. Equipment that requires safe and effective use

(X)Employee does not routinely perform tasks that involve exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material as part of their assigned duties but employment may require performing Category 1 tasks.

(X)Direct Care  
F. Performance improvement:  ASPIRE’s goal is to continually improve the delivery of service by improvement of consumer outcomes and satisfaction.  All employees have a role in performance improvement and are expected to interact collaboratively with co-worker, consumers, and other contacts to prove consistent, high quality, consumer-focused services.
G. Age Related and Special needs of population served:
H. Work or Volunteer experience with individuals with mental illness, and alcohol/drug addiction.  Knowledge of and process for accessing community resources. Complete essential learning and maintain related annual training requirements.

I. Assigned Duties.
Staff will provide a broad range of services, including skill building, linking, monitoring and supporting clients with chronic mental illness and/or addictive diseases in clinic, in clinic or community settings.

Assist clients in accomplishing goals and maintaining stability through teaching daily living skills, applying for supportive services and assistance, monitoring health, financial management, provide transportation and appointment setting.

Participates in the development of treatment and discharge plans. Documents progress toward goals and objectives in each client's electronic medical record.

Works and builds relationships with other service providers and staff in support of effective client treatment, coordinating, communication and continuity of service. Keeps supervisor and other treatment team members informed of significant developments.

Percentage of Assigned Duties
70%  under the direct supervision of Licensed Staff provide 70% billable services to individuals on assigned case load.  Be in compliance with service guidelines.  Complete documentation within 24 hours. 
20%  Monitors service delivered are authorized, ensure caseload is accurate, use time towards travel, scheduling and activities needed to ensure successful face to face appointment.  
4%  Attend agency required training, supervision, meeting as scheduled by supervisor.
1%  other duties as assigned, not to exceed 90 days, as assigned by supervisor. Will keep up with essential learning to perform assigned work.  

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS POSITION

(X) A pre-employment physical required for appointment to position.

(X) A fingerprint criminal records investigation required for appointment to position.

(X) Pre-employment drug testing and random alcohol/drug testing required for appointment to position.

(X) Males between 18 and 26 years of age required to present proof of having registered with the Selective 

     Services System as required by federal law or of being exempt from such registration.

Complete application in exact accordance with instructions on how to complete the work history.  Describe background in full and make certain application is signed and dated by applicant.  Applications must include a telephone number where the applicant can be reached during the daytime.  Incomplete applications, applications with insufficient detail, or applications that are otherwise unacceptable may be returned and can result in applicants not being considered for the position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview.