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Behavior Specialist - Forensic Treatment Team

Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Behavior Specialist with the Forensic Treatment Team.

Job Description:

This position will serve as a counselor and psychologist's assistant primarily on Forensic Unit, and will provide counseling services on other units as well as facilitate at least one group in the Treatment Mall. As a counselor, this position will provide individual and small group therapy (anxiety, depression, psychoeducation on illness, relaxation and coping, trauma, etc.). As a psychologist's assistant on a forensic unit, under supervision of licensed psychologist, this position will be responsible for completion of risk assessments, Integrated Psychological Assessments (annual and initial), and other forensic and psychological specific testing as needed.


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

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, or other related field. Licensed as an LAPC or LPC, or License-eligible in the state of Georgia. 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 and/or experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy suggested but not required. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.


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, 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@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: Behavior Specialist - Forensic Treatment Team 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.