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Psychologist - Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Team

Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Psychologist on the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Team.

Job Description:

Licensed Psychologist who supervises and leads the PBS Team and assists unit-based Mental Health Counselors with the implementation of behavioral interventions. The PBS Team conducts behavioral assessments and interventions with residents. The PBS Team consists of the PBS Psychologist, a Behavior Analyst, a Registered Nurse, and forensic and mental health technicians. The PBS Psychologist will participate in and supervise every aspect of the PBS process. This includes writing functional assessment of behavior; writing behavior support plans; and all aspects of plan implementation, including staff training, data collection, and data analysis.


A current Georgia license to practice psychology (license may be temporary, provisional, or permanent)

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate holds a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. Prior experience working with Severe Mentally Ill individuals. Prior experience working within a state, federal, or other treatment setting. Must obtain the Safety Care certification by completion during new employee orientation. Must complete training on PBS Model upon employment.


In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills And Experience), 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 19 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

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

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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.