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Forensic Service Technician

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Forensic Services Technician  at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA

Job Description:

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills May take vital signs

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

·         Provides training to individuals in a variety of areas depending upon the individual's needs.

·         Completes required documentation in the individual's and unit records

·         Observes and maintains an awareness of individuals' behavior and physical whereabouts to ensure their security and safety

·         Transports/accompanies individuals to appointments and activities in various locations and off campus visits.

·         Participates in providing for a safe, secure, clean and attractive environment for individuals, visitors, and staff

·         Provides assistance to other staff when admitting and orienting new individuals to the forensic unit

·         Conducts activities for recreation and socialization

·         Provides clients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed

·         Assist with identifying individuals in medication line

·         Assist with lab draws and the collecting of bodily fluid specimens

·         Conducts environment rounds

·         Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team

·         Participates in crisis de-escalation

·         Serves on hospital-wide committees

·         Group facilitation

·         Provides training to individuals in a variety of areas depending upon the individual's needs

 Various Shifts Available on the Secure I, II and III Units:

    7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    3:00 PM  -  11:30 PM

    11:30 PM - 7:30 AM

CURRENT GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES ONLY:  Please add "Internal" after your last name when submitting your resume.



High school diploma



Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:

  • Valid Driver's license
  • Experience in Security
  • Must have Security Experience, whether civilian or military Security experience, AND/OR one year of experience in direct care with persons with mental health, mental retardation, and/or substance abuse disabilities, or with forensic patients, correctional offenders, or a similar population. 


In addition to a competitive salary (), 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 8 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta (Decatur), Georgia.

A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

Come to Georgia's capital city and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Forensic Service Technician If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

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.