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Behavioral Health Counselor 2

POSTING DATE: JULY 23, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 30, 2021 12:00 NOON

Full-Time, Unclassified Position
This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been reached.

PAY GRADE: H District Entry/Hiring Salary: $29,973.63/year
Salary based on education and experience.

LOCATION: District Clinical Services, Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under general supervision, provides mental health and substance abuse assessment and counseling of people living with HIV, with an emphasis on prevention and/or behavior modification. Works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. Helps individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse, family, parenting, marital problems, suicide, stress management, problems with self-esteem, and issues associated with aging and emotional health. This position will work with patients in an infectious disease clinical setting. *Travel to other Ryan White clinics within the West Central Health District is required.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field and Two (2) years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower-level Behavioral Health Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure. A copy of college transcript is required.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH”, then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the following:
•Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting
•I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
•Pre-Employment Drug Screening
•Reference Checks