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Licensed Social Worker (AL)/ Behavioral Health Provider

Job Description

*Licensed Social Worker*


Performs social work assessments, eligibility screening assessments, treatment planning development/monitoring, and/or clinical interventions with individuals/families/ caregivers with complex psychosocial situations. Provides technical assistance to individuals requiring complex intervention. Serves as the clinical team leader and schedules appointments for new waiver assessments and annual updates. Provide technical assistance and consultations to providers, families, and support coordinators as needed for best care for the individual served. Conduct community outreach presentations to schools, providers, medical offices to inform referral sources of the waiver process. Serves as regional office designated supports intensity master trainer, person-centered trainer which includes 2 day PC training, self advocate training and coaches training as well as other PC Trainings.


Job Responsibilites:  

1.    Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision

2.    Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas

3.    Serves as project or team leader

4.    Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis

5.    Identify environmental impediments to client of patient progress through interviews and review of patient records

6.    Completes pre-site visits and follow up visits as designated by DD Regional Management.

7.    Assists family members in understanding programs and processes, person-centered practices and available means for supporting the individual

8.    Organizes support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client

9.    Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of consumers presenting for services

10.  Completes assigned screenings within 14 days. Refers individual or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.

11.  Determines the necessity for commitment in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice

12.  Conducts psychosocial assessments/evaluations to develop comprehensive case/service plans. Assures agency compliance with policies, appropriate documentation, and reporting requirements

13.  Facilitates communication within the unit(s)/agency on a specific case level as well as on a procedure/policy level

14.  Creates and maintains positive working relationships within the community.

15.  Responds to emergencies and crises request for screenings and follow through with completion of process which includes on site intake and securing records, and face screening of referrals received via crisis response calls within three days.



 Technical Competencies:

1.    Ability to train and provide consultation regarding policies and procedures.

2.    Ability to assess compliance and quality assurance.

3.    Knowledge of policies and procedures in program areas.


Entry Qualifications:

Masters degree from an accredited social work program, licensure in the area of assignment And Two years of related post-license experience Or Masters degree from an accredited program, license in the area of assignment AND Two years of experience at the lower level (HCP051)

Preferred Qualifications


·         Five + years supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.

·         Knowledge of Behavioral Health, Support coordination, and Medicaid waiver programs.






In addition to a competitive salary (), 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 14 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located in the Region 4 Regional Office 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.

Come to Georgia and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: ncnathaniel@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: Licensed Social Worker (AL)/ Behavioral Health Provider 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.