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.
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 position.
Assistant Nurse Manager (Performance Improvement) - Central State Hospital
Develops and implements nursing care plans and maintains medical records. Administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. May advise clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas. May supervise support staff or employees. Administers prescribed medications as ordered by physician and documents.
Social Worker (MSW/LMSW/LCSW) - Georgia Regional Hospital Atlanta
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.
Pharmacy Technician - Georgia Regional Hospital Savannah
Prepares medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications. Responsible for direct support in the provision of pharmacy services such as filling medication orders, order entry, unit dose packaging, inventorying drugs, processing drug purchase orders, and clerical support. Delivers medications to and from the patient care units.
- Clinical Recruiting (RN, Physician, NP/PA): 229-227-2897
- State and Field Offices: 404-232-1165/ 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 912-356-2021
- West Central Georgia Regional Hospital: 706-565-4028