Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is seeking qualified applicants for Behavioral Health Counselor with our Forensic Treatment Team. This position will work 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Georgia Regional Hospital – Savannah (GRHS) operates 180 licensed, accredited inpatient beds for two major program areas: 1) adult mental health, 2) adult forensic services.
GRHS offers inpatient adult mental health services, inpatient habilitation services and forensic program services to a catchment area of approximately 45 Georgia counties.
- Vacation - 15 days each year up to 5 years of service; 18 days each year from 5-10 years of service; 21 days each year for 10 years of service
- Sick Leave – accrual at a rate of 10 hours per month (15 days each year)
- Holidays – the state of Georgia recognizes 12 paid holidays
- Retirement - 401(k) with a matching employer contribution and a Defined Benefit Pension Plan
- Available Insurance – Health; Dental; Vision; Legal; Disability; Life & Dependent Life
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Healthcare & Childcare
Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
Under supervision of the forensic psychologist, this position will work with adult Forensic individuals to promote optimum mental health and recovery oriented community reintegration by providing individual and group counseling with an emphasis on psychiatric rehabilitation, prevention and/or behavior modification. This position will provide counseling that will largely address issues related to the development of coping skills for adaptive management of psychiatric symptoms, as well as issues related to substance abuse, stress management, and aging amongst a diverse population of individuals with prominent severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, developmental disabilities, dementia and other age-related disorders. Will identify individuals who are at risk for maladaptive behavior, and in collaboration with the forensic psychologist, provide the individual's unit staff with behavior guidelines and interventions on how to reduce the risk of the individual engaging in the identified maladaptive behavior(s). Under the supervision of the forensic psychologist, this position will provide competency restoration services to individuals who have been identified by the Court as unfit to participate with legal proceedings in both group and individual formats. This position will carry out unit-based responsibilities of the therapeutic incentive program (e.g. a hospital-wide token economy program). Will prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Will monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
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FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.