One of Georgia’s largest behavioral healthcare providers, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health provides compassionate, professional treatment and recovery services to adults, children, families and veterans affected by mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our purpose is to help every individual recover and live independent, successful and fulfilling lives.

JOB SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for connecting people in the broader community by creating partnership agreements and cultivating relationships with businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations with a focus on recovery to work initiatives. These positions work closely with our Supportive Employment program to provide individual access to resources and support needed. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team environment but also possess a strong independent work ethic, have excellent computer and follow-up skills and possess excellent communication skills.

Highland Rivers is seeking a Community Workforce Development Liaison to serve Haralson and Polk counties.


  • Acts as liaison between stakeholders and HRBH for Recovery to Work Ecosystem services, including assigned services for the region for business development.
  • Works to enhance and expand the provision of all HRBH services by fostering relationships with the community partners including school systems, DFCS, DJJ, etc. Attends LIPT meetings, Family Connections meetings, etc.
  • Facilitates referrals between Highland Rivers Behavioral Health and stakeholders.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining a collaborative and cooperative service environment in the community at large. Provides education to community stakeholders re: our services, behavioral health/substance use in general, Youth/Adult MH First Aid, Recovery to Work etc.
  • Develops needs assessments based on accurate analysis of community and services.
  • Coordinates community trainings, when applicable.
  • Fosters the development of new recovery strategy for communities and businesses.
  • Participates in development and implementation of any grant opportunities as they occur.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a mental health or public service field of study
  • 2+ Years related experience
  • Very high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees and outside organizations
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Computer skills, Organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Healthcare experience a plus