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Social Service Coordinator - Lakeside

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social Service Coordinator - Lakeside at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information). This position is located at Lakeside Center Child & Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Program in Bloomingdale, GA.

Job Description:

Manages, coordinates and directs the social service activities of a program. Provide persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, physical or developmental disabilities. Provides patient education and counseling, advises caregivers, and makes necessary referrals for other social services. Supervises and plans work of assigned staff. Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards: 1. Supervises and plans work of assigned staff 2. Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis 3. Counsels clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life 4. Identify environmental impediments to client of patient progress through interviews and review of patient records 5. May administer and coordinate services and activities of a specialized program 6. Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan 7. Organizes support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client 8. Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of consumers presenting for services 9. Provides case management services related to identified treatment needs 10. Provides training to direct care staff in implementing behavior modification techniques and treatment plans 11. Refers client or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education

When you send your resume saved in format compatible with MS Word 2007 version to the email address listed below, you must include in the subject line the hospital location and position title.


Master's degree in Social Work with license and Three years of postgraduate related experience, with at least one year being in a supervisory role

Preferred Qualifications

Must be Licensed in the State of Georgia either as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Must have a valid Driver's License from the state in which candidate resides and clear MVR /driving record. Must meet policy requirements for driving a State-owned vehicle: must be 21 years of age and have 3 years of driving experience. Must have experience supervising other social services staff.


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 15 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: grhs_hr@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Social Service Coordinator - Lakeside 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.