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Behavior Analyst - Positive Behavior Support Team (PBS)

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Behavior Analyst with the Positive Behavior Support Team at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

Job Description:

The Behavior Analyst with the Positive Behavior Support Team (PBS) plays an integral role in helping to reduce maladaptive behaviors and increase adaptive behaviors in adult mental health individuals receiving services in an inpatient setting. PBS is an interdisciplinary group consisting of a Registered Nurse, Forensic Service Technicians, Behavior Analyst, and a Psychologist. The Behavior Analyst with PBS is responsible for data collection, monitoring status of individuals, analysis of data, administration, scoring and analysis of assessment tools, writing functional assessments, writing behavior support plans, hospital-wide training on PBS model, unit training on behavior support plans in hospital, unit training on functional assessments, trialing interventions with individuals, creating and implementing token economy systems, and educating the PBS team on behavioral intervention. The Behavior Analyst also participates in hospital committees and workgroups to provide input and feedback on best practices in behaviorism in the inpatient setting. The Behavior Analyst, along with other PBS staff, will work closely with the Individual Recovery Team, unit staff, and the individual whose behavior the team is targeting.


Bachelor's degree in related field AND Four years of related experience OR Master's degree AND Two years related experience OR One year at the lower level or equivalent position Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have previous MH/DD experience AND/OR experience working with substance abuse consumers. Experience working with consumers. Master's or doctorate degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Will consider Master's degree in Psychology, possibly Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavioral Analysis. Behavior Analyst Certification strongly preferred, but not required. Must obtain the Safety Cares certification by completion of new employee orientation.


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 14 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: Behavior Analyst - Positive Behavior Support Team (PBS) 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.