Important news and events happening in Bartow County Georgia

PARTNER EVENTS…

Homeless Veterans Count for Bartow County
Next week the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is the host agency for the Homeless Veterans Count for all of Bartow County.  If you or your agency is serving or working with Veterans who are or may be homeless, please contact Good Neighbor at director@goodneighborshelter.org.  The staff there will bring you surveys to fill out for those Veterans late this week.

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance Meeting
Friday, March 25 after the Collaborative Meeting in the Cornerstone Room at First Presbyterian Cartersville.

“Destination Graduation” 2016 Bartow Teen Maze
Volunteers are needed for our upcoming Teen Maze.  Click HERE to volunteer.   The Teen Maze will be held at Georgia Highlands College on May 11 and 12.  We need lots of help to make this event for 8th graders from schools in both City and County systems successful.

Image & Interview Days at Bartow College & Career Academy
This Thursday and Friday, March 24th and 25, the BCCCA will be hosting Image and Interview day.  We need business and industry partners to conduct a five to ten minute mock interview with a student.  Students will come prepared with resume, application, and cover letter. You can ask your own questions or use the ones we have prepared.  Following the interview, you will provide feedback on your impression and how the student might considering improving.  This is an important step in our preparation for college and workforce development.
If you think you can commit to two or more hours, please send an email to jamila.suber@bartow.k12.ga.us for additional information and to select a specific time.  You can choose from several time blocks, but Friday is the day with the highest need.

Bartow Hispanic Center
BHC Events & Partnered Events:
-Triple P-Positive Parenting Program by Ser Familia at BHC-starting Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm for 9 weeks
-Mother Daughter Dinner at Rollins Child Development Center by NWGA Cancer Coalition-Friday, March 25, 2016 at 6pm at Rollins Child Development Center.
We are always looking to partner and serve the community by providing interpreters, assisting with communication, and developing workshops to better support the Hispanic Community. For more information contact: info@bartowhispaniccenter.org or call 678-744-4192.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4th Annual Golf Classic
Bartow/Polk FCA is hosting their 4th Annual Golf Classic on April 11@ Cartersville Country Club.  Registration & Lunch begin at 11am and there will be a shotgun start at Noon.  Sponsor opportunities are still avialable.  Cost to register is $125 per person or $500 for a 4 person team.  For more info email deanna@mcwhortercp.com orsboatfield@fca.org 

5k for Life & Healthy Relationships
On April 16 at Sam Smith Park, Bartow Family Resources will host the 5k for Life.  This 5k, 1 Mile Walk, and Family Fun Day raises money to provide funds for Bartow Family Resources to continue offering FREE life-affirming services to nearly 1000 families in the Cartersville/Bartow County community each year.  Find out more at 5kforlife.org

SPLASH Bartow Projects Needed
SPLASH Bartow is a community wide event for teens to get involved in showing the community love in Jesus name.  During the week of SPLASH (July 12-15) students and adults flood the community doing service projects.  They need your help. If you know of a need in the county that a team of students and adult volunteers can help with, please submit that project to http://www.splashbartow.org/projects/

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…

Darkness to Light class
April 13, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Darkness to Light (www.D2L.org) is a preventative program committed to protecting children through empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.  1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  This is a horrifying statistic that our community needs to be more aware of, learn how to recognize the signs of possible abuse, and to prevent it before it starts. Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, friends, family even a child you know and love.
The goal is to have at least 5% of our population trained in this prevention based program to stop sexual abuse from occurring and having the joy of childhood robbed from a child.  The class is being taught by employees of Advocates for Children that are trained Darkness 2 Light facilitators. Anyone can take the class, cost is $10.00 to cover the cost of the booklet. For more information or to register for the class, contact Jennifer Wiggins Matthews, Jennifer@AdvChild.org770.387.1143 or Amanda Tant,Amanda@AdvoChild.org678.605.9023.   Free childcare, newborn-5, will be provided by the church with advance registration.

Leadership for Social Change Workshop in Atlanta
April 20-21, 2016
Did you ever wonder how to move your team from vision to action? Facilitative Leadership for Social Change develops practical collaborative skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of staff and colleagues.  REGISTER

This two day workshop will:

  • Build your skills to facilitate social change teams
  • Gain insight into your own leadership strengths and areas for growth
  • Connect you with other change makers

Learn more
Be part of the first-ever Facilitative Leadership public workshop in Atlanta, andgain the practical frameworks, tools, and skills that have changed the game for leaders across the USUnleash capacity for social change in yourself and your community.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid
April 28 from 8:30am to 5pm at Bartow Family Resources 200 Leake St. in Cartersville.  Come and learn the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.  The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents.  This event is brought to you by Willowbrooke at Tanner.  For more information please email Tori Goodling.

Lutheran Services of Georgia’s Heritage Adoption Program partners with DFCS to find Forever Families for children waiting in Georgia’s foster care system. Information Sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm,hosted by our NW Ga Regional Office located at 336 Broad St., Suite 200 Rome, GA. 30161.
For more information, contact Amy Weaver at aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES…

CAC/SAC FLOYD/POLK/BARTOW/PAULDING
Job Description: Full Time Position
Completes documentation in compliance with policy and standards. Obtain and maintain average of billable hrs. Participates in Team meetings as part of multi-disciplinary team. Facilitates Substance Abuse group meetings. Assist consumer in Para Pro role when appropriate. Maintain contact with family, community agencies and collateral contacts both formal and informal. Conducts screenings and evaluations. Creates and maintains thorough knowledge of the therapeutic techniques and program policies and procedures. Maintains all case documentation. Creates and maintains a high performance. Environment characterized by positive leadership and strong team orientation. Must be able to travel to Polk, Bartow, Floyd and Paulding areas.
Job Requirements:
Must have a current Certified Substance Abuse Certificate. Must have a high school diploma or Ged. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.comor Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit- 706-624-8328

Peer Specialist- Gordon County and Floyd County and Bartow County
We have several (3 positions) available in the Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville
Job Description: Full Time Positions
At least 3 years in recovery from substance dependence. Provide assistance and coordination of a recovery plan using motivational interviewing and other skills to support and promote personal goals and objectives. Provide relapse prevention planning to assist in managing and preventing crisis and relapse situations. Provide interventions through all phases of recovery.
Minimum Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Must have gone through a recovery process and willing to help others through their recovery process.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.comor Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328

Registered Nurse- Bartow OP- Cartersville, Ga
Job Description: Full Time Position
Provides billable direct service to consumers. Completes all necessary paperwork according to policy and procedure. Ensures consumers meet eligibility criteria or refers to appropriate provider in the community. Provides clinical nursing services to consumers. Provides nursing assessments, injections, medication assistance, PAP assistance, sample medications, re-assessments, TB Tests, labs, urine drug screens, HIV testing, vitals. Responsible for all documentation as required. Responsible for keeping all chards in compliance. Provides assistance and support in crisis situations. Provides clinical guidance in regards to labs and medications.
Must have a Current Georgia RN License.  Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Please email resumes to: dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328

Positions available at Turning PointNew Directions! Progressive Behavioral Health Care Company seeks candidates for In Home/Community Based Therapist to provide services to at-risk children and their families.   Position will serve Polk, Haralson, and Paulding Counties in Georgia.  General duties include providing therapy; working collaboratively with other community agencies and the court system; and documenting all service activity.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree required in human services field, i.e.: Social Work, Sociology, Counseling Services, etc.  with at least two years work/internship experience in human services field.  License or License-eligible applicants a plus!   Successful applicant must undergo comprehensive background check, drug screening,  and must have valid driver’s license with safe driving record.  Position is initially part time, and will be full time once full caseload is established.   Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our Company is a National Health Service Corporation (NHSC).”  Interested applicants should email Raechel Brown atraechelb@turningpointga.com or Brandy Nicholson atbrandyn@turningpointga.com.

Highland Rivers Health has several openings for Licenced Clinicians in North Georgia.  For more information on these listings contact Jennifer Mayfield at jobs@highlandrivers.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: