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Social Services Chief

Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social Services Chief at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah. This position will work 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Job Description: .

Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of the hospital's social services system. . Assures that community social services supports are adequate, appropriate, and accessible. . Assures that hospital's social services meets or exceeds national practice standards for the social services profession. . Develop long and short-term goals for the Social Services Division and participates in the agency's strategic and operational planning. . Interviews, hires, directs, trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges employees assigned to the Social Services Division. . Maintains awareness of advances in social work, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance charges, and financing options. . Manages human resources and directs administrative activities for social service employees. . Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of social services and programs in coordination with the CRIPA standards of care. . Oversees the planning, development, scheduling, and implementation of social service programs and activities. . Participates in the development and administration of budgets. . Performs community assessments and develops policies and plans based on data collection, activity reports, planning documents, program plans and objectives. . Plans and organizes program structure and policies to meet organizational and programmatic objectives . Set priorities and implements goals and objectives to meet or resolve identified systems issues using a Quality Management approach.


Master's degree in social work and one year of supervisory experience in a mental health services environment. Candidates must be license eligible in the State of Georgia for either LMSW or LCSW licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the entry qualifications listed above, preference will be given to candidates who are LCSW. Experience supervising and directing social workers and hospital inpatient social services, respectively.


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 17 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:

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Social Services Chief 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.