Employment Opportunities

Interested in working with our team at Hope House? Please fill out the form below. For the safety and privacy of our families, we ask that applicants not visit our site without an invitation.  Once you've completed the form below, please email Robert Saltzman at robsaltzman@hopehouseaugusta.org with your resume. Please do not call about the status of your resume or application.

Hope House is currently seeking two full time Master’s Level Counselors to work with a new program for pregnant and postpartum women who are in need of substance use disorder treatment.

Educational Requirements: LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LAPC (or license eligible)

Counselor (LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LAPC) will provide a full array of individual, group and family rehabilitative services to postpartum and pregnant women affected by substance use, mental illness and/or opioid use in an intensive outpatient setting utilizing integrated treatment theory, principles and methods

Essential Job Functions:

  • Apply master level counseling theory, principles and methods to prevent, assess, evaluate, formulate and implement a plan of action based on client needs and strengths

  • Intervene to address mental, social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and of the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury experienced by individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, organizations and society

  • Engage in the administration of tests and measures of psychosocial functioning, provide client advocacy, case management, counseling, consultation, research, administration and group facilitation

  • Provide comprehensive mental health screenings and initial assessments to medically-referred and other clients

  • Provide short-term and long-term, structured, evidence-based psychotherapy as part of an appropriate treatment plan

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the client’s primary care provider to improve health outcomes

  • Be a member of the Hope House GA STRONG Treatment Team

  • Facilitate referrals to case management department

  • Work closely with the Clinical Director, Nursing Staff, Treatment Team, Program Coordinator, mentors and other staff. 

  • Work to meet patient needs effectively and resolve individual barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with other clinicians and other community service providers

  • Maintain accurate and timely records of all client related services, group sessions and individual counseling

  • Provide regular, written reports to the Clinical Director and additional reports as assigned

  • Diagnose mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive and developmental disorders and disabilities

  • Administer and interpret tests and measures of psychosocial functioning, social work advocacy, case management, counseling, consultation, research, administration and teaching

  • Develop and implement an appropriate assessment-based treatment plan for each client

  • Provide crisis intervention as needed

  • Maintain Standards that apply to Confidentiality and 42 CFR/HIPAA

  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of personnel. Some night and weekend work will be required. Salary compatible with experience.

 Minimum Job Qualifications/Skills: 

  • Current valid license to legally practice as a LCSW, LMSW, LAPC, LPC (or license eligible) in the state of Georgia

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field. 

  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) preferred

  • Shall be competent to treat adults for ongoing psychotherapy

  • Shall have at least one year of experience of effectively providing integrated treatment services for clients and family members

  • Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma

  • Experience in the following areas: psychosocial assessment; individual therapy; group therapy; and, evidence-based counseling

  • Maintain at least the continuing education requirements of specific profession

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences

  • Maintain clinical documentation upholding all 42 CFR/HIPAA regulations and confidentiality protocols to record each interaction with every patient served

  • Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Electronic Health Records and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Support the goal of abstinence from mood altering substances unless prescribed by a physician knowledgeable of substance use and mental health.

  • Must subscribe to a Professional Canon of Ethics

Hope House is also looking for a Registered Nurse to work with a new program for pregnant and postpartum women who are in need of substance use disorder treatment.

Educational Requirements: Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in Georgia preferably with experience in the OBGYN, Pediatric, Chemical Dependency and/or Mental Health field and support the goal of abstinence from mood altering substances unless prescribed by a physician knowledgeable of addiction and must subscribe to a Professional Canon of Ethics.

The Registered Nurse (RN) will oversee the day-to-day medical needs of the GA STRONG (Postpartum and Pregnant Women Programming) participants in order to maintain their health and well-being. The RN will operate out of a nursing station as well as mobile office (home visits) and is responsible for coordination and documentation of all medical planning and implementation for enrolled women and their children. This position will provide medication control, schedule medical appointments, patient history, take vitals, and develop patient care charts, ensuring completeness and accuracy, direct first aid when necessary and train and direct staff in all medical interventions. Full-time, Monday - Friday. 10am - 6pm, Some nights/weekends required on an as needed basis. Salary compatible with experience.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Responsible to insure program residents receive preventative, routine, ongoing, follow up and emergency medical services.

  •  On a daily basis the RN is responsible for: 

  • Assessing and coordinating all the medical needs of program residents. 

  • Maintaining the health and well-being of all residents.

  • Documenting all medical services provided to residents.

  • Communicating with medical service providers, clinical director, program director and counselor staff, and then documenting the communication.

  • Maintaining the medical chart in accordance with Hope House policy and procedure, DBHDD regulation, HIPAA and 42 CFR. 

  • Utilizing the electronic health record to document client services and communication.

  • Reviewing the proper distribution and documentation of all medications

  • Reporting any and all medication or documentation errors, as outlined in Hope House policy and procedure, to the Clinical Director or his/her designee.

  • Insuring all prescribed and over-the-counter medications are secured, inventoried, administered and recorded in compliance with Hope House policies and procedures.

  • Work with treatment team to develop the medical plan of action as reflected in the Treatment Plan

  • Responsible for the scheduling of all resident medical care and making appropriate referrals to the case management department as needed

  • Provide emergency first-aid and determine if additional medical intervention is necessary

  • Engage in clinical programming as directed

  • Conduct ongoing health related in-service trainings and classes including but not limited to:  Sex Education, Nutrition, Birth Control, Personal Hygiene, Pregnancy education and more. 

  • Maintain the Nursing “station” to meet program needs

  • Obtain breath and urine samples for AOD testing

  • Administer TB tests

  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned. 

 Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. RN must be fully capable and comfortable providing services to children as well as pregnant/postpartum women.

Hope House is also in search of a full time Parenting Coach. This job is an integral part of the holistic approach to treatment for mothers with substance use disorder. Documentation and dissemination of information is essential in this role; as is a strong working relationship with the clinical and therapeutic departments of Hope House. A consistent, respectful and competent individual who understands the family dynamics of those challenged by behavioral health issues will fill this job. The following tasks are expected. This list and job description, while comprehensive, is not all inclusive.

Requirements: Associates degree from an accredited college.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Educate families on age appropriate development and expectations

  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of services provided under the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) service provision. Home visits are a core service.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Maintain participants charts and documentation on each family participating in the parenting program

  • Engage in home sessions with families living both on site and in the community

  • Provide measurable outcomes for each family and for the program as a whole

  • Use best practices for the care and instruction of the families in the program

  • Provide educational sessions with individuals, groups, and families in the program

  • Coordinate awareness and educational activities for families seeking parenting education

  • Attend treatment team meetings with parenting staff in order to provide quality care to families in the program

  • Engage children in TCC setting and home setting in order to become familiar with the children in order to offer effective interventions for the family interactions

  • Participate in continuing education in child/parent and family studies in order to remain aware of needs and current practices within family services

  • Transport clients when needed to family bonding activities

The individual who fills this position must be self-motivated, creative, compassionate and amenable to changes. Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, and complete tasks in a timely manner.

Must pass background check and drug screen.

No calls or office visits.

These positions are grant funded.

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