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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Social Services Counselor - Macclenny, Florida

This Social Services Counselor is responsible for the Social Work serving Shady Oaks Village at Northeast Florida State Hospital, a treatment facility for persons with mental health issues. Shady Oaks is a certified unit under the auspices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). This individual provides delivery of therapeutic activities and clinical documentation; observes and provides feedback to the Recovery Teams, provide therapeutic interventions and implement on-going actions necessary for discharge of Shady Oaks Persons served that are placed on discharge status. Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of CMS regulation.

How to apply: Register at People First at and search for Social Services Counselor under Baker County (requisition no. 60037503) or contact Wanda Prevatt at 904-259-6211 ext. 1474/

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any others documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.


This position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in developmental disabilities, special education, mental health, counseling, guidance, social work, health or rehabilitative services. You will be required to work a rotation every 4th Saturday and, as required by all direct care staff, may be called upon to assist persons in treatment with community outings focused on resolving discharge barriers, selecting community discharge sites or travel to an actual discharge destination. A valid driver’s license is therefore required for this position.


Additional Salary Information: Great State of Florida benefits available to employees!

Internal Number: 60037503

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