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Behavior Specialist

Job Description

Counsel with emphasis on prevention and/or behavior modification. Works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.
 

Shift

Location

8am - 5pm

Forensic Services/Cook Building

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in related field AND Two years of related experience OR Masters degree in a related field. OR One year at the lower level or equivalent position Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.
 

*Must obtain SAFETY CARE certification by completion of new employee, and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Applicants must provide an official copy of their educational credentials prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in development of behavior management programs including knowledge of operant and classical conditioning; experience in group therapy using cognitive behavioral approaches; treatment of sex offenders; experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary (Based of Education 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 Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Central State Hospital was founded in 1842 and was Georgia's first psychiatric hospital. Its purpose was to provide a safe and humane place for the mentally ill and mentally retarded.

The medical complex encompasses about 1,000 acres. The hospital, a middle Georgia mental health/developmental disabilities/ substance abuse facility, serves 23 counties in middle Georgia and has specialty programs serving citizens from the entire state of Georgia. Central State Hospital is accredited by JCAHO and certified by Medicare.

Milledgeville is located in historic central Georgia only 95 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Milledgeville, the 4th capital of Georgia, is one of only two planned capital cities in the United States - the other being Washington, DC.

Applying for this job

ADDITIONAL STEP: To be considered for this position, please click on this link and provide the information requested:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGJvNFpUTmg3X1FsOFM0YXFfcGtzaWc6MA#gid=0

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: CSHJobs@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 Specialist 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.