Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) envisions a Jefferson Parish in which individuals and families affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders, and/or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, healthy, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources.
"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 Urges Hurricane Preparedness for Persons with Special Needs
With the Atlantic hurricane season in full swing since June 1, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is urging persons with special needs and their families to make preparations before any storms hit the area. After three relatively slow years, U.S. government forecasters are expecting a near-normal hurricane season. Individuals with disabilities, others with access and functional needs, and all who assist and support them should take special care to protect themselves this hurricane season. Everyone should have evacuation plans and readiness kits prepared, monitor the weather, and follow official evacaution orders. Click on the following links for additional resources:
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Receives Funds from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) is receiving $325,000 in funding for its JeffCare program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand access to treatment for opioid addiction. JeffCare intends to use this funding to establish an intensive outpatient detoxification program for opiate addiction at its West Jefferson Health Center. Administerd by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this award is part of a total $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
This funding is meant to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations. Jefferson Parish has a high rate of opioid abuse and has seen a spike in opioid-related overdoses in recent years. Research demonstrates that a whole-patient approach to treatment through a combination of medication and counseling and behavioral therapies is most successful in treating opioid use disorders.
The following positions are available within the Authority:
Social Worker 1, 2, 3, 4
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as Social Worker 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications, and job concepts for each level.
The postings will close on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
The postings will close on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
To apply for any of the positions above, 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 and select "LDH-Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority." Select "Apply Search" at the bottom of the page. Once the vacancy closes, the position willl no longer be accessible. For questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Melanie Williams-Sylvester, Human Resources Director, at 504-838-5586.
Family Practice Physician
This is a contract position averaging up to 15 hours weekly with JeffCare, a program of JPHSA. The successful candidate will:
JeffCare, a program of JPHSA, is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides integrated primary care and behavioral health services in an environment of integrity and respect. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is open until filled.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) has implemented changes in sliding fees for the primary care and behavioral health care services provided in our JeffCare Health Centers.
To be considered for reduced fees for services provided, a Discounted Fee Application (En español) and all required documentation must be submitted prior to your first scheduled appointment. Documentation includes:
Applications and required documentation may be mailed to the attention of the Office Manager or hand delivered to the front desk at the Health Center where services are received.
You will be informed of the percent of the charges you are responsible to pay at the time of your first appointment. If you are not eligible, you will be informed of the full fees you are responsible to pay. A new Discount Fee Application is required on an annual basis to continue receiving services at a discounted rate.
For any questions or assistance with completing the application, call 504-349-8839 and leave a message. A staff member will return you call within 24 hours.