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Health Aide (AL) - Psycho-Social Rehabilitation (Driver Requirements)

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for Health Aide -Advanced Level (Psycho-Social Rehabilitation) at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills, improve recovery through education. Staff will take part in multiple activities by leading educational groups, or co-facilitating groups with a leader. Modeling appropriate behavior and following suggested practices of individualized recovery plan to promote recovery of individual through counseling and support.

 Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

 ·          Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision

 ·          Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas

 ·          May supervise and/or direct the work of others

 ·          Assists in administration of recommended therapeutic treatment as identified on                            individualized recovery plan

 ·          Conducts activities for recreation and socialization

 ·          Ensures safety and security of clients

 ·          Implements assigned parts of client individualized treatment and behavior management plans

 ·          Observes and documents patient data, behavior and activity in electronic medical record

 ·          Provides clients with transportation, leadership, education on daily needs in group, in token 

       economy, in vocational rehabilitation

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Psycho-Social Rehabilitation (PSR)

NOTE:  Applicants should pay particular attention to the application process listed at the bottom of this posting.  Failure to follow them, as directed, may prevent or delay consideration for this vacancy.

Job seekers are encouraged to apply without delay.  This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to provide information on the status of your application by phone or e-mail.   All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.  Only selected applicants will be contacted for follow up.  Applicants who are not selected will not be contacted.      


High School Diploma or GED and One year of experience in a related field OR One year of experience at the lower level or position equivalent

Travel Required - Must have:

·       Valid Georgia driver's license

·       Acceptable MVR record and

·       Meet the requirements for operating a state-owned vehicle: must be 21 years of age and have a minimum of 3 years driving experience.

Preferred Qualifications

·          Experience with electronic medical record

·          Basic knowledge of Person Centered Therapy

·          Teaching experience


In addition to a competitive salary (18,549.39 - 31,481.91), 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 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 job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: swshsvc@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Health Aide (AL) - Psycho-Social Rehabilitation (Driver Requirements) 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.