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Supported Employment Specialist
Highland Rivers Behavioral Health
191 Lamar Haley Pkwy Canton, GA 30114

Job Type

Full Time

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Job Description

When you work at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health, you make a difference. Every job at Highland Rivers is important because every job contributes to improving people’s lives – regardless of whether you work directly with the individuals and families we serve. Highland Rivers provides treatment and recovery services to individuals impacted by mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities. We serve a complex and vulnerable population: individuals and families who may have limited income, who are uninsured or who have Medicaid or Medicare – people who often have nowhere else to turn and rely on Highland Rivers to help them. If you have a passion for helping others, Highland Rivers may be the place for you.The Supported Employment Program helps people who are receiving services from Highland Rivers Health for severe mental health problems, substance abuse or addiction find jobs they like and will be good at. We believe everyone recovering from mental health issues or substance abuse is able to work at a good job – if the right job and work environment can be found for them.Highland Rivers is currently seeking a Supportive Employment Specialist for Cherokee County. Responsibilities include:

  • Secures job placement for individuals/clients in their community.
  • Negotiates with employers to develop suitable job(s) for individuals/clients.
  • Make face to face contacts with individuals according to the IPS Model and Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Manage a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current, and consumer charts are closed according to Policy and Procedure.
  • Link Consumer to potential employer within 30 days of receiving referrals based on Individual preference.
  • Complete and submit GVRA Monthly Progress Reports each month. Submit A&I Invoice requests as scheduled for payments
  • Responsible for keeping all charts in compliance with APS, QI, CARF, DHR standards and submit ALL required reports by due date
  • Completes all appropriate documentation on a daily basis while with the consumer.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery team meetings each week.
  • Maintains therapeutic professional boundaries when working with consumers and families.
  • Participates in and receives certification for Supported Employment from the University of Georgia’s Institute for Human Development and Disability.



  • Bachelor’s degree in helping field
  • One or more years of experience as direct care service provider in a human service delivery setting, case manager, or instructor
  • Experience with networking with businesses in the communities and linking individuals to potential employers for jobs
  • Bi-lingual abilities a plus