The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on
policies, programs, and services for people with mental health
challenges, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental
disabilities, or any combination of these. As Georgia's public
safety net, DBHDD operates six field offices and five hospitals
throughout the state within three program areas: behavioral health,
developmental disabilities, and hospital services.
Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) is a state-funded
multi-service facility operated by the Department of Behavioral
Health and Developmental Disabilities. The hospital provides
quality care to mentally ill adults and individuals living with
intellectual and developmental disabilities from its 34-county
catchment area in Southeast Georgia. GRHS opened in December of
1970 with a design to decentralize mental health services in the
state and treat people nearer to their homes and families. The
hospital provides evaluation and treatment to clients needing care.
The hospital's admitting office is a psychiatric emergency
receiving facility open 24 hours a day.
GRHS is seeking candidates for the position of Health Aide Lead-
FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND
STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Provides basic patient care and works with patients/clients to
develop daily living skills. Completes required documentation in
patient and unit records. Takes vital signs as needed and documents
them accordingly in the Electronic Medical Record. Ensures safety
and security of clients. Observes and documents patient data,
behavior, and activity. Prepares clients for treatments or
examinations. May assist with bathing or activities of daily
In addition to a competitive salary & benefits, GA Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is part of a
statewide initiative called Total Rewards that seeks to attract and
retain employees by supplementing their base pay and benefits with
programs designed to improve the quality of their work environment
and lead to greater job satisfaction and work/life balance.
Eligible employees are offered generous benefits, including health
and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid
holidays, vacation and sick leave. For more information, visit
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, individuals
and communities we serve, certain positions within DBHDD may
require evaluations, vaccinations, professional licensure and
certifications. Licenses must be current and enable providers to
practice within the State of Georgia.
The following are a listing of evaluations and vaccinations that
may be required for employees, including those not involved with
* Drug Screening * TB Evaluation * Annual Influenza* * Limited
exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or
religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
DBHDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of DBHDD to provide equal employment
opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national
origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race,
religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with
regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to
provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All
qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily
receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the
hiring agency for the next steps in the selection process.
This position is subject to close at any time once a
satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a
related field OR One year of experience at the lower level Health
Aide 2 (HCS021) or position equivalent.