The mission of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is individuals and families in Jefferson Parish affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources, including the integration of primary care into clinical services.
"We promise courtesy, empathy, and respect in meeting the expectations of those we serve and each other."
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National Prevention Week
Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse
In 2012, more than 9 million people between the ages of 12 and 20 reported drinking alcohol in the preceding month. This accounts for almost 25% of people between these ages. Although adolescence brings increased risk for alcohol use, some factors put teens at higher risk for abusing alcohol. These include high levels of impulsiveness, novelty seeking, and aggressive behavior; having conduct or behavior problems; and, a tendency not to consider the possible negative consequences of one’s actions.
The above information is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) website www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week
Join JPHSA in raising awareness for National Prevention Week.
Position Available at JPHSA
The following position is available within the Authority:
Social Service Counselor 1 - Developmental Disabilities Community Services Division
This position is posted as a probationary appointment. The appointment can only be filled at the 1 level. This positing will close at 11:59 pm on 5/20/15.
This position is responsible for determining eligibility for the Flexible Family Fund program which provides a cash stipend to families of eligible children with severe and profound disabilities. Incumbent shall possess high level of interpersonal communications skills (verbal and written) with Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) staff, individuals and families using JPHSA services, community service providers, and community stakeholders. Incumbent shall have expertise in computer data management programs, such as Microsoft Excel and state required information management systems and be capable of administering the screening tool used to determine severity of functional limitation for all applicants for the Flexible Family Fund program.
To apply for this position, click on the link below:
Once connected, the search page will appear. Scroll down to the section labeled “Agency.” Next, scroll down the agency list. Select “DHH-Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority,” then select “Apply Search” at the bottom of the page. Any vacancies at JPHSA will appear along with the closing date for each posting.
Select the position of interest, click “Apply,” and follow the steps. Once the vacancy closes, the position will no longer be accessible. For questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Connie Dupard, Human Resources Director, Human Resources, at 504-838-5586.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) is implemented changes in sliding fees for the primary care and behavioral health care services provided in our JeffCare Health Centers.
To be considered for a continuation of reduced fees for services provided on or after July 1, 2014, a Discounted Fee Application (En español) and all required documentation must be submitted no later than June 30, 2014. Documentation includes:
Applications and required documentation may be mailed to the attention of the Offifce Manager or hand delivered to the front desk at the Health Center where services are received.
Beginning July 1, 2014, if your continued eligibility for sliding fees is determined, you will be informed of the percent of the charges you are responsible to pay at the time of service. If you are no longer eligible, you will be informed of the full fees you are responsible to pay.
For any questions or assistnace with completing the application, call 504-349-8839 and leave a message. A staff member will return you call within 24 hours.