Careers at DBHDD
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with severe persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities.
We have nearly 7,000 employees whose work is structured in five divisions: Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Hospital Services, Accountability & Compliance, and Performance Management & Quality Improvement.
DBHDD operates six field offices and five hospitals throughout the state of Georgia, offering various services based on the populations they serve and the capacity of community providers. These hospitals provide a spectrum of care from 23-hour observation through residential services.
At DBHDD, we are interested in recruiting employees who offer the highest level of skills, professional integrity, and work ethic to join us in that work. If you are interested in any jobs we have posted, we encourage you to apply for a position today and help us become one of the best health service organizations for Georgians.
Regional Hospital Administrator - Georgia Regional Hospital - Savannah
Under the administrative direction of DBHDD's Director, Division of Hospital Services, the RHA is responsible for the direction of GRHS and its community integration homes (ClH's). This encompasses 24-7 responsibilities for inpatient and residential treatment/services, management and administration of 600 + direct care, programmatic, operational, and support staff, operation/maintenance of the associated facilities and equipment, and budget development and administration.
Participate on interdisciplinary recovery planning teams; facilitate group and individual therapy; create and support unit-wide behavioral interventions; participate in the development of individualized recovery plans; provide clinical supervision of mental health counselors, psychology interns, and post-doctoral fellows; consult on intellectual, personality, or other psychological evaluations; [forensic only] complete forensic mental health evaluations to determine competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and violence risk, as well as related report preparation and expert testimony. Specific duties vary depending on the position.
Regional Hospital Administrator - East Central Regional Hospital
Under the administrative direction of DBHDD's Director, Division of Hospital Services, the RHA is responsible for the direction of ECRH and its community integration homes (ClH's). This encompasses 24-7 responsibility for inpatient and residential treatment/services, management and administration of 1,100 + direct care, programmatic, operational, and support staff, operation/maintenance of the associated facilities and equipment, and budget development and administration. The RHA also has responsibility for liaison and local oversight of a contractual relationship between DBHDD and Augusta University providing some 100 of the aforementioned 1,100 staff focused in the areas of psychiatric/behavioral health and nursing services.
- Clinical Recruiting (RN, Physician, NP/PA): 229-227-2897
- State and Field Offices: 404-232-1157
- Central State Hospital: 478-445-1357
- East Central Georgia State Hospital: 706-792-7012
- Georgia Regional Hospital Atlanta: 404-244-2182
- Georgia Regional Hospital Savannah: 912-353-3224
- West Central Georgia Regional Hospital: 706-565-4028