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D157 - DD Residential - Individual Support Worker

1224 Ernest St, Macon, GA 31204, USA Req #131
Monday, February 12, 2024

About River Edge Behavioral Health

Serving more than 10,000 Georgians, River Edge continues to be one of the state's leading resources for mental health, substance use disorder treatments and supports as well as individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. River Edge offers outpatient services at our Emery Highway-Macon, Monroe County and Baldwin County locations. Outpatient services include behavioral health, nursing, and psychiatric assessment, stabilization and medication maintenance services as well as crisis intervention services as well as awareness, education and recovery groups. 

As an Individual Support Worker, you will... 
Assist with daily living activities in an individual's home or residential facility. Observes and monitors client's behavior and charts observations and incidents. Provides training in basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills. May assist with meal preparation, ADLs, and provide transportation. 


About River Edge Behavioral Health  


River Edge Behavioral Health is recognized for its state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 13,000 children, youth, families, and adults annually who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse problems In addition, River Edge offers services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 



  • Instructs and advises individuals/residents regarding daily living skills in one-on-one or group instructive situations.  

  • Observes, documents and monitors client behavior.  

  • Counsels’ individuals on items like behavioral problems, basic decision-making, and the resolution of minor issues.  

  • Provides personal client care to individuals in the home daily. 

  • Performs housekeeping duties such as washing clothes/dishes, dusting, running errands, wiping baseboards, sweeping/ mopping and more.  

  • Plans, buys food, and prepares meals (including special diets) for individuals.  

  • Provides transportation for individuals/residents to appointments/activities.  

  • Monitors self-administration of client medications.  

  • May be asked to move to another site at any time during employment. 


Qualifications Needed (education and/or experience):  

  • At least a high school diploma/GED equivalent.  

  •  Must be 18 years of age.  

  • Must be able to pass basic classes like CPR/First Aid and more.  

  •  Must possess a valid state driver’s license and own reliable transportation.  

  • Must have a knowledge of observation of patient behavior, ability to assist clients as needed, knowledge of individualized service plans, documentation and more.  

  • Must demonstrate good oral and written communications skills.  

  • Must demonstrate good conflict resolution skills.  


Additional Information:  


The Application Process 

All qualified applicants will be considered. 

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory candidate pool has been identified. 

The hiring managers will contact only those selected for an interview 

Applicants who are not selected will receive notification via email. 

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. 


Safe Working Environment 

We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environmentTherefore, we require full vaccination of all employeesGetting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight COVID-19. 


Diversity and Inclusion 

River Edge Behavioral Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetic make-up, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Drug-Free Workplace 

River Edge Behavioral Health is a drug-free workplace with a longstanding commitment to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environmentIn compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, all applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug screen

If you are looking for an opportunity to make life better and a strong desire for personal growth we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.


Other details

  • Job Family Worker
  • Job Function Non-Managerial
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 1224 Ernest St, Macon, GA 31204, USA