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Behavioral Health Counselor / Team Leader
Open only to DBHDD employees
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for Behavioral
Health Counselor/Team Leader at Southwestern State Hospital in
This individual acts as a Team Leader working on the Developmental
Disabilities unit. The incumbent will serve as a Mental Health and Mental
Retardation Team Leader and as the Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
(QMRP). S/he will chair the Interdisciplinary Team in an ICF/MR setting
and is responsible for treatment plan development that includes skill
development in the areas of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and prevocational.
S/he ensures service delivery to individuals according to the treatment
plan. As Team Leader, this individual will have managerial
responsibilities for direct care staff.
Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
- Performs job
responsibilities with minimal supervision
- Serves as job
sxpert or organization resource in assigned areas
- Act as client
advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency
problems in crisis situations.
information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests
- Counsel clients
in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover
from illness, and adjust to live
- Develop and
implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge
client's physical or mental condition based on review of client
confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment
- May supervise
professional staff and/or support level staff
evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals
described in treatment and care plan
- Prepare and
maintain all required treatment records and reports
am - 4:30 pm
Applicants should pay particular attention to the instructions in
the "Applying for this job" section listed at the bottom of
this posting. Failure to follow them as directed may prevent or delay
consideration for this vacancy.
seekers are encouraged to apply without delay. This position is subject
to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been
to the high volume of applications/resumes received, DBHDD employees are unable
to provide information on the status of your application by phone or
email. All qualified applicants will be considered but, will not
necessarily receive an interview. Only selected applicants will be
contacted for follow up. Applicants who are not selected will not be
Bachelors degree in related field AND Four years of related
degree AND Two years related experience;
OR One year
at the lower level or equivalent position.
- Masters degree
from an accredited university in one of the following fields:
- Social Work
- Experience in an
- Two years of
writing programs and gathering data
working with persons with developmental disabilities in a hospital
- Experience with discharge process of DD individuals into Community Homes
- Proficiency in
Microsoft Word and Excel
In addition to a competitive salary ($35,569.36 - $48,935.59), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
This position is a pay grade 15 on the statewide salary plan.
This position is located at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia.
More than a century ago, Thomasville was celebrated as one of the most fashionable places in the world to visit. During the Victorian era, many wealthy northern socialites and pleasure seekers traveled by rail to enjoy Thomasville as their grand winter resort. Attracted to the genteel life of south Georgia, many made Thomasville their winter home and built "grand winter cottages". Although this era quickly faded in the early 1900s, more than fifty of these grand historic homes still grace Thomasville's streets.
Thomasville, in southwest Georgia and on the Florida border, is home to both the second largest Farmer’s Market in the state and three Fortune 500 companies.
Applying for this position requires two (2) steps. Please be sure to complete both steps in order to be considered.
- Click on the long link below, complete the summary information form and submit.
- Email your resume and cover letter to the email address listed below.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Behavioral Health Counselor / Team Leader If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well. If you are an employee currently working in a unit that is closing, please follow the instructions in the gray box below.
Special Instructions for employees affected by closures at SWSH & CSH’s Craig Center
*AFFECTED EMPLOYEES MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP*
Follow the directions to apply for this job as listed above. However, be sure to include either SWSH or Craig, depending on which applies to you, along with Internal Employee and the Job Title.
"Behavioral Health Counselor / Team Leader – Internal SWSH Employee" or
"Behavioral Health Counselor / Team Leader – Internal Craig Employee"
ALSO complete the information at this link: Affected Employee Link
You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.