The mission of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is to minimize the existence and disabling effects of mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities and to maximize opportunities for individuals and families affected by those conditions to achieve a better quality of life and to participate more fully within our community.
"We promise courtesy, empathy, and respect in meeting the expectations of those we serve and each other."
After hours, nights, and weekends 504-832-5123
JPHSA Board Member Receives Award
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation recently selected nine men and women as winners of their 2013 Angel Award for their outstanding volunteer work for Louisiana’s at-risk children. JPHSA Board member, Paula LaCour, was one of the nine award recipients. Ms LaCour was recognized for her work with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans and advocacy for individuals with special needs.
As part of her award, she will receive a $20,000 grant for her charitable organization and was honored at a presentation ceremony on October 14 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. To read more on the award or the article in its entirety, click on the following link:
The above information provided by www.nola.com and The Times-Picayune.
C’est Bon Survey Results – East Jefferson
C’est Bon is a program of the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health through the State Behavioral Health Planning Council. The program employs specially trained teams of behavioral health consumers and family members who evaluate services from the consumer’s point of view. A questionnaire is also furnished to providers to ascertain areas of strengths and concerns from the staff’s perspective. The teams then analyze the information obtained. The data is reviewed by the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health and then presented in a report as feedback to facility managers and their staff. The purpose of the C’est Bon survey is continuous quality improvement of both services and facilities.
Below are results from surveys conducted during July/August 2013 in the East Jefferson Behavioral Health Service Center (West Jefferson results are not yet available.) Click on the link below to view the results:
Employee of the Quarter
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority announced Linda Stewart, as employee of the Quarter. Ms Stewart, a Social Worker in the Child/Adolescent Services Division, is recognized for her dedication to the individuals JPHSA serves. She is known for her leadership, role modeling and team building abilities.
Access to Services
Call (504) 349-8833 for detailed information about JPHSA services, supports and eligibility criteria. Jefferson Parish citizens in crisis directly impacted by mental illness, an addictive disorder and/or developmental disabilities can call (504) 832-5123 for after-hours crisis services (nights, weekends and holidays).
Job vacancies are posted on the Louisiana Civil Service web site at http://www.civilservice.la.gov
JPHSA only accepts State Applications sent in response to a posted vacancy. Any questions regarding job postings can be directed to Scott Leonard via email at email@example.com