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Licensed Social Service Provider

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for a Licensed Social Service Provider at Region 1 located in Cartersville, Georgia.    


Region 1 White County, Georgia

See map at this link to see the coverage area of Region 1:


Performs psychosocial assessments, treatment planning/monitoring and discharge planning. Provides counseling/therapy to clients requiring complex intervention. Performs commitment determinations and/or execute orders of involuntary commitments. Serves as team leader. The social service provider will be able to support the intake evaluation team as the regional voice in the regional counties.


Masters degree from an accredited 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.

Preferred Qualifications

LCSW Preferred. Two years of experience providing therapeutic counseling, case management and coordination services, and assessments for court depositions, legal preceedings, and/or written reports of assessment findings. Experience in the field of mental retardation and developmental disabilities highly desirable. Computer experience that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and E-Mail.


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 1 in Cumming, GA.

Cumming, GA, is located approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta. Lake Lanier is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and other water activities. There are a number of campgrounds in the city including Bald Ridge Creek Park, Sawnee Park and Shady Grove Park. Also located near Cumming is the historical Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1906, which spans Settendown Creek.

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 Service 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.