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Forensic Mental Health Counselor

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Mental Health Counselor - Forensic  Services at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

Job Description:

1. Develops, implements, and is responsible for the integrity of behavior support plans. 2. Recognizes and discusses potential behavioral problems with the treatment team. 3. Develops and is responsible for the day to day duties of a token economy system. 4. Works with psychology staff with assessment administration and report writing. 5. Work with unit treatment team and nursing staff to carry out individualized treatment plans. 6.Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision  7. Compiles reports of findings and submits in appropriate format  8. Coordinates program with other health care providers/ organizations to promote optimal implementation of program services  9. Develops policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for the program


Bachelors degree in related field AND Two years of related experience OR Masters degree in a related field

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology, Psychology or Counseling. Licensed or eligible for licensing in specialty area. Prior experience working with a forensic population. Valid Driver's License from the state in which candidate resides.


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 13 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

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

Since opening in 1970, Georgia Regional 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: Forensic Mental Health Counselor 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.