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Behavioral Health Counselor 2


This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been reached.

PAY GRADE: H District Entry/Hiring Salary: $34,973.63/year
Salary based on education and experience

LOCATION: Ryan White Clinic, 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.

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.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

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