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Therapeutic Mentor | Community Action Treatment

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Acworth, GA
Category: Family Preservation
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:

Benchmark Human Services has grown to become one of the most respected organizations in the country in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health. Our GA Community Action Treatment (CAT) program is recruiting for a Therapeutic Mentor. Program is located in Region 1 and 2 (near Kennesaw area).

Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential. We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves.

DESCRIPTION:

Georgia Community Action Treatment (CAT) is intended to be a safe and effective alternative for children with serious behavioral health conditions that are creating crisis in the family. Upon successful completion, the family should have the skills and support system needed to maintain improvements made during services.  The goals of the CAT program are to:

  1. Strengthen the family and support systems for youth and your adults to assist them to live successfully in the community;
  2. Decrease out – of – home placements, including psychiatric hospitalizations and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) involvement;
  3. Improve family and youth functioning;
  4. Decrease substance use and abuse;
  5. Transition into age – appropriate services; and
  6. Increase health and wellness.

Pay Range: $19.23 hourly 

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Comply with all standards to ensure the health, safety and respect of consumers we serve
  • Act as a member of the CAT team as scheduled and needed
  • Provide crisis follow-up services within 24 hours of crisis disposition
  • Complete face-to-face follow-up with individuals, as assigned, after crisis response
  • Provide one-on-one sessions to youth and their family to address issues related to daily living, social skills, and appropriate communication techniques
  • Complete documentation as required by Benchmark Human Services and state and federal regulations
  • Assist in the completion of assessments, treatment/care plans, safety plans, and crisis debriefing with the youth and family
  • Assist the individual in identifying resources for transition of services and long-term recovery
  • Attend all scheduled training and staff meetings
  • Assist with crisis response as required, including face-to-face response within an average of 60 minutes
  • Complete all necessary documentation in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
  • Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to supervisor or department head
  • Facilitate communication among the CAT team, youth, family and other service agencies involved regarding home, academic, and/or vocational related needs
  • Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals

BENEFITS:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Remote work
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee discounts with various vendors
  • Advancement opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have high school diploma or GED
    • Experience working with youth up to age 21 years old with mental illness, emotional disorders, and substance-related disorders who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crisis
    • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two years’ experience working with youth diagnosed with behavioral health disorders, substance use disorders and/or intellectual/developmental disorders
    • Knowledge of community resources and supports for youth and families

 

If interested apply online at BenchmarkHS.com and select Careers – Open Positions.

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE / Affirmative Action Employer.  Veterans, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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