Social Services Provider - MSW - LMSW - LCSW

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social Service Provider, MSW, LMSW OR LCSW required at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.

Pay Grade H - K

Job Description:

Provide persons, families or vulnerable populations with the psycho-social support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses and physical or developmental disabilities. Provides patient education and counseling, advises caregivers, and makes necessary referrals for other social services.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

* Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis
* Counsel clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life
* Identify environmental impediments to client of patient progress through interviews and review of patient records
* Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan
* Organizes support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client
* Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of consumers presenting for services
* Provides case management services related to identified treatment needs
* Provides training to direct care staff in implementing behavior modification techniques and treatment plans
* Refers client 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.

Sample Technical Competencies:

* Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria
* Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates
* Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
* Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques
* Knowledge of various therapeutic models and intervention as directly related to area of assignment.

Due to the volume of resumes/applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. Please be assured that your resume/application will be evaluated and we will contact you if we need clarification or additional information. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring agency.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND licensure in the area of assignment AND Two years of related post-license experience OR Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND licensure in the area of assignment AND Two years of experience at the lower level Social Worker, Licensed 2 (HCP051) or position equivalent.

Additional Information

* Agency Logo: Requisition ID: HEA07J7
* Number of Openings: 0
* Shift: Day Job

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