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Around The River
april/may 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:

April 18, 2019 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch & Learn – Domestic Abuse Education. Sponsored by Hubbard House. Carmichael Employee breakroom.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:

May 16, 2019 – 6:30 pm – Matrix House Commencement – Fraternal Order of Police located on Beach Blvd.

September is National Recovery Month:

September 25, 2019 – 12:00 pm – Recovery and Beyond Luncheon. Keynote: Dr. Lucille O’Neal (Mother of Shaquille O’Neal). Schultz Center

April/May Birthdays

For the safety and security of River Region employees, we will resume birthday recognitions in June.  If you wish to OPT OUT of your birthday (month/day) being published, please contact the office of communications at communications@rrhs.org.

 

Team Dowdy participates In Jacksonville's special committee on Opioid Epidemic

Quarterly, Council Member Bill Gulliford hosts the City of Jacksonville's Special Committee on the opioid epidemic. Along with a press conference, CEO Dowdy participated in the meeting. These events assist RRHS in creating critical connections in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

RRHS Open House a success!

Attended by numerous community partners, RRHS' Open House featured every department and highlighted several key aspects of River Region Human Services. Click on the gallery below.

New RRHS Video Released

During open house, the communications and marketing department released a new video highlighting River Region Human Services, Inc.

RRHS Networks With The EWC community

On April 12, 2019, RRHS staff and board members attended Edward Waters College's Black-Tie Ball at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. Dr. Lucille O'Neal was the keynote speaker. She will also be the keynote speaker for RRHS' "Recovery & Beyond" luncheon on September 25, 2019.

RRHS Lunch and Learn Series

RRHS is committed to developing employee talent. On April 18, 2019 RRHS hosted a Lunch & Learn titled Domestic Abuse Education. Serving a duel function, our Lunch and Learn events are an opportunity for staff to build their skills while fundraising for the River Region Foundation by purchasing grilled food.

RRHS announces new M.A.T. Funding at Joyce Morgan's Town hall

Dr. Alvin Davis, Chief Advancement Officer for River Region Human Services, attended City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan's Town Hall meeting on March 25, 2019. RRHS recently received new grant funding from the State of Florida for new Medication Assisted Treatment clients.

Prevention Rolls Out In Style!

When driving in Jacksonville, honk your horn if you see a sleek red and black River Region vehicle. In April, RRHS' prevention team rolled out the new design of the HIV testing mobile unit.

RRHS Launches "We Hear We Care" Campaign

In an effort to become the 'provider of choice' for addiction services, River Region Human Services has launched our We Hear We Care campaign. Our clients have spoken, and we have listened. In order to meet our clients’ needs, we are now offering more options for individual and group counseling.

Jacksonville Courts Honor Kenny Arnold

Honoring the legacy of former RRHS COO Kenny Arnold, Jacksonville Courts presented a picture of Mr. Arnold to a packed courtroom on March 20, 2019. The picture will be prominently displayed in the Drug Court lobby in memory of his accomplished service. RRHS will also continue to honor Mr. Arnold's legacy. In late spring, the agency will host a ceremony, naming the 600 building on our Derya Williams campus (DWC) in memory of Mr. Arnold. Details will be forthcoming.

Customer Service Training For All RRHS Employees

In April of 2019, all RRHS personnel received customer service training. The Office of Human Resources and Administration in partnership with Washington National also raffled two flat screen televisions.

Non-Profit Center

RRHS is committed to developing employee talent. Team members are actively engaged in professional development (PD). This month, staff attended two PD sessions; Leveraging Your Data for Future Fundraising Success and Diversity in Teams.

HR Corner

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW HIRES!

Robin Duncan

Behavioral Health Technician

Brittney Luhman

Substance Abuse Technician

Deborah Kohn

Child Watch Attendant

Andrea Thomas

Counselor Assistant for Matrix House

Stephen Reiutz

Outpatient Counselor

Eveleyn Franzua

Behavioral Health Technician

Matthew Smiley

Data Entry Specialist

Dante Gardner

Outreach Specialist

Carla Lomack

HR Generalist

Cleo Michael

Director of Residential Services

STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The Office of Human Resources and Administration will host two mandatory employee training sessions regarding Sexual Harassment and Diversity.
The subject matter for both sessions are identical.  Therefore, you are to attend only one.
To register for your session, please click the following link which will lead you to the company’s Office 365 network for you to input your email and password:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For questions, please contact: 
Carla Lomack, Human Resources Generalist
Phone: (904) 899-6300 x 4718 
Email: clomack@rrhs.org
SUGGESTION BOX REMINDER
Should any employee have an idea, solution, or resource to improve the quality  of our services, please contact the Office of Human Resources.  There may be a reward for your ingenuity.
EMPLOYEE REWARDS & RECOGNITION
REMEMBER – The HR Office is gearing-up for Departmental Employees of the MONTH, QUARTER, and YEAR! There are rewards for these upcoming stars.  Will you be selected?

REMEMBER – The Employee BONUS PROGRAM is for all RRHS employees who refer perspective hires who become RRHS new hires.

How the Program Works:

If the person you refer is hired, you will be awarded $50.00 at the end of their introductory period, usually 90 days from hire date.  At the individual’s one (1) year anniversary, you will receive an addition $100.00 referral award for their retained employment at RRHS.

 
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