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Health Aide (AL) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
Open only to DBHDD employees
basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living
skills. May take vital signs and perform other related medical procedures under
the direction of nursing staff. May supervise lower level staff.
- Job Responsibilities &
- 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
- Answers clients' call
- Assists in administration
of medications and treatments, takes vital signs, and/or draws blood or
collects other bodily fluids, as directed by a physician or nurse
- Bathes, grooms, shaves and
- Conducts activities for
recreation and socialization
- Ensures safety and security
- Feeds clients who are
unable to feed themselves
- Implements assigned parts
of client individualized treatment and behavior management plans
- Observes and documents
patient data, behavior and activity
- Prepares clients for
treatment or examination
- Provides client care by
supplying and emptying bedpans, applying dressings and supervising exercise
- Provides clients with help
walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed
- Transports and/or
accompanies clients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher
- Turns and re-positions
bedridden clients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores
pm - 11:30 pm
am - 3:30 pm
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
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
High School Diploma or GED and One year of
experience in a related field OR One year of experience at the lower level or
- Computer/technology skills
- Mental Health experience
- Supervisory 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.
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 position requires two (2) steps. Please be sure to complete both steps in order to be considered.
- Click on the long link below, complete the summary information form and submit.
- Email your resume and cover letter to the email address listed below.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services 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.