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Hourly Social Service Provider

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Savannah
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Our Agency

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 Hourly Social Service Provider. This position will work varied hours. Hourly positions work on average 29 hours a week and are not eligible for State Benefits.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Job Description

MUST have Master's in Social Work.

The primary role of this position is discharge planning for Adult Mental Health individuals on the unit. Conducts assessments, group and individual counseling, and is a member of the Recovery Planning Team.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the State qualifications, preference will be give to candidates who possess some or all of the following:

* Must have a Master's in Social Work (MSW), License-eligible
* Experience working with persons with Mental Illness and/or Developmental Disability
* Self-starter and able to work independently or with minimum supervision
* Effective written and oral communication skills
* Willingness to interact with others on an interdisciplinary treatment team
* Experience and knowledge of discharge planning, interaction with legal systems, and the ability to interact with a multi-disciplinary team
* Ability to utilize clinical skills
* Ability to effectively complete documentation in a timely manner

Employment Requirements

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 direct care:

* 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 next steps in the selection process.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Additional Information

* Agency Logo:
* Requisition ID: SOC0968
* Number of Openings: 2
* Advertised Salary: $30.00/Hour
* Shift: Day Job

Keywords: State of Georgia, Savannah , Hourly Social Service Provider, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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