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					                                 SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                                                  CAREER
                                                               OPPORTUNITIES
                                                         Southwestern State Hospital
                                                               Human Resources
                                                      PO Box 1378/400 South Pinetree Blvd.
                                                          Thomasville, GA 31799-1378
                                                                   229-227-2850
                                                                  www.swsh.org

Southwestern State Hospital is currently accepting applications for the attached career opportunities. Please
read these instructions carefully to ensure that your application is received in time for consideration.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted and may disqualify you for consideration.

                                  APPLICATION INSTRUCTION

       Applications can be obtained from the Department of Labor or online at
        www.dhrjobs.com/application.asp Send all resumes or applications by the deadline date
        indicated.

       Applications or resumes should include position titles and position numbers for which
        you are applying. Applications should be filled out completely and legibly, including full
        education and experience, signed and dated by applicant. Separate applications must be
        submitted for each job title. Incomplete applications or unclear resumes may result in an
        applicant not being considered for the position. All information submitted is subject to
        verification. Applications submitted to Human Resources Department will only be
        accepted for currently advertised positions unless otherwise stated.

       All male applicants between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of having
        registered with the Selective Service as required by federal and state law, or of being
        exempt from such registration.

       An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodation, should contact
        the Human Resources Officer at 229-227-2850.

        PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION AS AN ATTACHMENT
ELECTRONICALLY TO: swsh_hr@dhr.state.ga.us (one underscore _ between swsh and
hr is required). You may also submit your application through the Department of Labor,
                      403 N Broad Street, Thomasville, GA 31792

    ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES CONSIDERED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

Candidates are subject to fingerprint criminal records background investigation and pre-
employment drug screening.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Southwestern State Hospital provides services to ensure the health and
welfare of Georgians. As an employee of SWSH, 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 hospital.

                              AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Georgia Department of Human Resources does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or
services.
.

                                         Southwestern State Hospital
                                         PO Box 1378
                                         400 South Pinetree Blvd.
                                         Thomasville, GA 31799
                                         (229) 227-2850
                                          www.swsh.org




The following are current Career Opportunities with Southwestern State
Hospital. Please click on the job title of interest for minimum and preferred
qualifications.

BEHAVIOR HEALTH/COUNSELOR (WL) (OLD TITLE: BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST) *

BEHAVIOR HEALTH/COUNSELOR (WL) (OLD TITLE: MH/DD TEAM LEADER) *

BEHAVIOR HEALTH/SOCIAL WORKER (AL), REGION 4 *

BEHAVIOR HEALTH/SOCIAL WORKER (WL) (HOURLY) *

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISSTANT (WL) (HOURLY) *

CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER (WL) *

CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER (WL) (HOURLY) *

DIETS AND NUTRITIONISTS (AL) *

HEALTH AIDE (AL) *

HEALTH AIDE (WL) *

HEALTH AIDE (WL) (CURRENT SWSH EMPLOYEES ONLY) *

HEALTH AIDE (WL) (HOURLY) *

HEALTH CARE (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CHIEF) *
*Revised
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (WL) *

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (HOURLY) *

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (WOW) *

PHYSICIAN (WL) – BOARD CERTIFIED –A.C.T.

PROGRAM CONSULTANT (AL) (PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORD.) *
**Revised Job Description and Preferred Qualifications

REGISTERED NURSE (SP) (CHARGE NURSE) *

REGISTERED NURSE (WL) *

REGISTERED NURSE (WL), REGION 4 *

REGISTERED NURSE WOW/HOURLY *




* Requires a level of MANDT certification. Please see posting for details.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                 Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                            OLD TITLE: PHYSICIAN – BOARD CERTIFIED
                                 NEW TITLE: PS: PHYSICIAN (WL)

           Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 000                                                                  Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Diagnose, treats, and helps prevent diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients.

Qualifications

Graduation from a medical school recognized by the composite state board of medical examiners
Licensure or license eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as
provided by state law is required.

Preferred Qualifications

▪ Completion of an ACGME-approved residency in psychiatry
▪ Board Certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Position Information


 Position #                          Shift                                Location
 00166404(UNC)                       8:00am to 4:30pm                     Assertive Community Treatment
                                     with flexing as needed               Team




To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.


Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

     Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                             OLD TITLE: HOUSEPARENT (HOURLY)
                    NEW TITLE: SS: CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER (WL) (HOURLY)

              Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

     Pay Grade: 007                                                           Salary: $8.00/Hr
Job Description

Assists with daily living activities at the persons home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a
residential facility Observes and monitors clients behavior and charts observations and incidents
Provides training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills to
consumers/students in a state school, hospital, juvenile detention facility, residence, group home,
workshop, or supported employment environment May assist with meal preparation, ensuring or
encouraging client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management.

Qualifications

One year experience providing social or direct care services to groups of special needs individuals in a
human services setting OR Associate degree in a related field OR One year experience at the lower level
or position equivalent (SSS010) Note: This position may require a valid drivers license. Must obtain the
Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain
this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

    ●Any combination of training and experience which would have allowed the applicant to acquire the
     necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Position Information


 Position #                      Shift                            Location
 Hourly                          Variable                         Community Integration
                                                                  Homes
 Hourly (2 Positions)            Variable                         Albany Adolescent Group
                                                                  Home



To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

   Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                 Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                OLD: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
                                 NEW: TS: LIC PRAC NURSE (WL)

           Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 009                                                               Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons.

Qualifications

A Current Georgia license to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level of
MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


      Mental Health experience
      *Experience working with the developmentally disabled population
      Effective time management and organizational skills
      Effective written and verbal communication skills
      Ability to prioritize work and problem solve in an effective manner
      *Previous work in a hospital setting

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                           Location
 00074040 (UNC)                   9:45 pm - 6:15 am               Rose Haven*
 00073931 (UNC)                   1:45 pm - 10:15 pm              Rose Haven*
 00195404 (UNC)                   6:00 am - 3:00 pm               Developmentally Disabled
                                                                  Community Homes
 00073625 (UNC)                   10:30 pm - 7:00 am &/or 3:00    CPS
                                  pm - 11:00 pm
 00195406 (UNC)                   12:30 pm - 8:30 pm              Developmentally Disabled
                                                                  Community Homes
 00195196 (UNC)                   12:30 pm - 8:30 pm              Developmentally Disabled
                                                                  Community Homes
 00073871 (UNC)                   1:45 pm - 10:15 pm              Rose Haven


To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                 OLD TITLE: CHARGE NURSE
                   NEW TITLE: PS: REGISTERED NURSE (SP) (CHARGE NURSE)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 015                                                             Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for a unit or shift. Ensures that staff assesses client health
problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records. Oversees
the provision and quality of nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. Advises clients
on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Qualifications


Current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse AND Two or more years of
experience in a managerial, supervisory or leadership role. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT
certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term
and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

        Supervisory Experience
        Mental Health Experience
        Two years minimum Nursing Experience Mental Health Experience
        *Experience working with forensic patients
        *Experience managing an entire shift for nursing

Position Information


 Position #                          Shift                       Location
 00074060 (C)                        9:45 pm - 6:15 am           Rose Haven
 00074248 (C)                        1:45 pm - 10:15 pm          Rose Haven
 00073789 (UNC)                      3:00 pm - 11:00 pm          CPS-Forensics*


To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

   Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                        OLD TITLE: HEALTH SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Hourly)
                           NEW TITLE: SS: HEALTH AIDE (WL) (Hourly)

           Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 007                                                            Salary: $8.00/hr
Job Description

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills. May take vital
signs.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of
new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment

Preferred Qualifications

      Experience working in a mental health setting


Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                            Location
 Hourly (1 Positions)             Variable                         Rose Haven
 Hourly (2 Positions)             5:45 am - 2:15 am                Rose Haven
 Hourly (2 Positions)             1:45 pm - 10:15 pm               Rose Haven

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                             OLD TITLE: HEALTH SERVICE TECHNICIAN
                                NEW TITLE: SS: HEALTH AIDE (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 007                                                                Salary: $1,424.96
Job Description

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills. May take vital
signs.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of
new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Basic nursing procedures
        *Experience working with DD population

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                            Location
 00073899 (C)                     5:45 am - 2:15 pm                Rose Haven*
 00073647 (UNC)                   1:45 pm – 10:15 pm               Rose Haven*
 00073953 (UNC)                   9:45 pm – 6:15 am                Rose Haven*
 00178049 (UNC)                   10:30 pm - 7:00 am, with         Crisis
                                  weekends and holidays as
                                  scheduled
 00193678 (UNC)                   10:30 pm - 7:00 am, with         Crisis
                                  weekends and holidays as
                                  scheduled
 00178051 (UNC)                   2:30 pm - 11:00 pm, with         Crisis
                                  weekends and holidays as
                                  scheduled
 00073847 (UNC)                   9:45 pm - 6:15 am                Rose Haven*
 00073920 (UNC)                   1:45 pm - 10:15 pm               Rose Haven


To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                 OLD TITLE: MH/DD TEAM LEADER
                           NEW TITLE: PS: BEH HEALTH/COUNSELOR (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 015                                                                 Salary: $2,964.11
Job Description

Counsel with emphasis on prevention and/or behavior modification. Work with individuals and groups to
promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; family,
parenting and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem and issues
associated with aging and mental and emotional health.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field AND Four years of related experience OR Master's degree AND Two
years related experience OR One year at the lower level or equivalent position Note: Some positions may
require certification or licensure. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion
of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Master Degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields: psychology, special
         education, social work, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
         nursing, music therapy, art therapy or recreational therapy
        Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and in a hospital setting
        Experience writing programs and gathering data
        Proficient working in Microsoft Word and Excel documents

Position Information


 Position #                        Shift                           Location
 00074257 (UNC)                    8:00 am - 4:30 pm               Rose Haven
 00073929 (UNC)                    8:00 am - 4:30 pm               Rose Haven

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                               Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                  OLD TITLE: DIETICIAN, CLINICAL
                           NEW TITLE: PS: DIETS AND NUTRITIONISTS (AL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 014                                                                  Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of
disease.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field AND One year of professional experience as a dietitian/nutritionist AND
Registration as a Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association and/or Licensure as a dietitian in the
State of Georgia. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of new employee
orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Registration as a Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association and/or Licensure as a dietitian in
         the State of Georgia

Position Information


 Position #                        Shift                            Location
 00074332 (C)                      8:00 am - 4:30 pm                Food Service


To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                      OLD TITLE: Social Services Provider 2 (Licensed), Region 4
                       NEW TITLE: PS: Beh Health/Social Worker (AL), Region 4

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 014                                                                Salary: $2,701.53
Job Description

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.

Qualifications

Masters degree from an accredited program And Licensure in the area of assignment And Two years of
related post-license experience Or Masters degree from an accredited program And License in the area of
assignment AND Two years of experience at the lower level. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT
certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term
and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Experience in scheduling and utilization of Microsoft Office including Microsoft Excel determining
         need for clinical assessments including nursing, social work and behavioral assessments.
        Licensure by the Georgia State Board of professional counselors, social workers, and marriage
         and family therapist or comparable certifying association in a clinical counseling discipline
         appropriate to the areas of assignment.

Position Information


 Position #                        Shift                           Location
 00186834 (UNC)                    8:00 am - 5:00 pm               Region 4-Thomasville


To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  Posting Date: August 28, 2009                             Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                  OLD: CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (PART TIME/HOURLY)
                        NEW: SS: NURSE ASSISTANT (WL) (HOURLY)

          Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 007                                                          Salary: $8.00/hr
Job Description

Performs assigned direct care activities and basic nursing procedures in a nursing facility or home
health care.

Qualifications

Must be a certified Nursing Assistant. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by
completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of
employment.

Preferred Qualifications

      Current C.N.A. Certification

Position Information


 Position #                      Shift                           Location
 Hourly                          5:45 am - 2:15 pm               Rose Haven/Nursing Facility
 Hourly                          9:45 pm - 6:15 am               Rose Haven/Nursing Facility



To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                               Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                OLD TITLE: BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST
                           NEW TITLE: PS: BEH HEALTH/COUNSELOR (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 013                                                                  Salary: $2,449.96
Job Description

Counsel with emphasis on prevention and/or behavior modification. Works with individuals and groups
to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse;
family, parenting and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and
issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field AND Two years of related experience OR Master's degree in a related
field. OR One year at the lower level or equivalent position. Note: Some positions may require
certification or licensure. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of new
employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        One year's experience in providing behavioral services to Mentally Retarded/Developmentally
         Disabled persons in a residential or community setting
        Experience in implementing and monitoring behavior support plans
        Experience providing developmentally disabled persons with individualized activities which may
         include training in the areas of daily living, communication, mobility, adaptive, socialization and
         money management skills

Position Information


 Position #                        Shift                            Location
 00195690 (UNC)                    Variable shifts, including       Developmentally Disabled
                                   weekends                         Community Homes

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                            Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                              OLD TITLE: NURSE-WOW/HOURLY
                    NEW TITLE: PS: REGISTERED NURSE (WL)-WOW/HOURLY

            Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 014                                                            Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain
medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. May advise
clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Qualifications


A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level
of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

       Mental Health Experience


Position Information


 Position #                         Shift                      Location
 WOW/Hourly                         6:30 pm – 7:00 am          Crisis
 WOW/Hourly                         6:00 am - 6:00 pm          Rose Haven
 WOW/Hourly (2 Positions)           7:00 pm - 7:00 am          CPS
 WOW/Hourly                         2:30 pm - 11:00 pm and     CPS
                                    10:30 pm - 7:00
                                    am/Variable shifts
 WOW/Hourly                         6:30 am - 3:00 pm          CPS




To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

   Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                           OLD: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (HOURLY)
                            NEW: TS: LIC PRAC NURSE (WL) (HOURLY)

           Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 009                                                            Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons.

Qualifications

A Current Georgia license to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level of
MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


      Mental Health Experience

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                         Location
 Hourly                           2:30 pm - 11:00 pm            CPS
 Hourly (2 positions)             Variable                      Developmentally Disabled
                                                                Community Homes



To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, include the position number and title from
above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                 Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                               OLD TITLE: HEALTH SERVICES TECH 2
                                NEW TITLE: SS: HEALTH AIDE (AL)

            Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 008                                                              Salary: $1,545.78
Job Description

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills. May take vital
signs and perform other related medical procedures under the direction of nursing staff.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and 1 year experience at the working/full proficiency level. Must obtain the
Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain
this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications




Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                            Location
 00073893 (UNC)                   9:45 pm - 6:15 am                Rose Haven


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above on the subject line of your e-mail. Add any other employment related criteria as needed.

Please Note: Due to the large volume of applications received by this office we are unable to
provide information on your application’s status over the telephone.
                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                 Deadline Date: Until Filled


                             OLD: MH/DD SERVICE DIRECTOR 2
                 NEW: MG: HEALTH CARE (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CHIEF)
                                        *Revised

           Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 018                                                              Salary: $3,940.02
Job Description


Plan, organize, direct, control, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of health services.

Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of supervisory experience in a health care services
environment Or Master degree in a related field and one year of supervisory experience in a health care
services environment Or Doctorate degree in a related field. Must obtain the Advanced Level of
MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

A current State of Georgia Nursing Home Administrator license (non-licensed candidates will be
acceptable under the condition that license must be obtained within one year of employment).

Preferred Qualifications


      Five years of management/supervisory experience within an Inpatient ICF-MR unit.
      Familiarity with regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission, CMS, ORS, etc.
      Ability to supervise, prioritize and direct the work of a large number of employees.

Position Information


 Position #                     Shift                           Location
 00073368 (UNC)                 8:00 am - 4:30 pm               Rose Haven



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                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                           (CURRENT SWSH EMPLOYEES ONLY)
                              OLD TITLE: HEALTH SERVICE TECHNICIAN
                                 NEW TITLE: SS: HEALTH AIDE (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 007                                                                Salary: $1,424.96
Job Description

Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills. May take vital
signs.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of
new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Experience working in a Mental Health Hospital

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                            Location
 00073880 (UNC)                   5:45 am - 2:15 pm                Rose Haven
 00073967 (UNC)                   2:30 pm - 11:00 pm               CPS

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                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                            Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                 OLD TITLE: NURSE, REGION 4
                       NEW TITLE: PS: REGISTERED NURSE (WL), REGION 4

            Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

   Pay Grade: 014                                                           Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain
medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. May advise
clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Qualifications


A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level
of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

       Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
       Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Experience


Position Information


 Position #                         Shift                      Location
 00076306 (UNC)                     8:00 am – 5:00 pm          Region 4
 00186820 (UNC)                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm          Region 4




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                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                             Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                   OLD TITLE: SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER HOSPITAL (HOURLY)
                   NEW TITLE: PS: BEH HLTH/SOCIAL WORKER (WL) (HOURLY)

              Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: Hourly                                                               Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

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

Qualifications

Master's degree and eligibility to be licensed Or Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of
experience in social service delivery. Must obtain the Advanced Level of MANDT certification by
completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and condition of
employment.

Preferred Qualifications


        Master's degree in social work or Bachelors degree in social work

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                           Location
 Hourly                           8:00 am - 4:30 pm, weekends     CPS


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                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

     Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                    OLD TITLE: HOUSEPARENT
                           NEW TITLE: SS: CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

      Pay Grade: 007                                                             Salary: $1,424.96
Job Description

Assists with daily living activities at the person's home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a residential
facility. Observes and monitors client's behavior and charts observations and incidents. Provides training
of basic personal and social skills, simple academics or work skills to consumers/students in a state
school, hospital, juvenile detention facility, residence, group home, workshop, or supported employment
environment. May assist with meal preparation, ensuring or encouraging client group activity, providing
transportation, and/or limited case management.

Qualifications

One year experience providing social or direct care services to groups of special needs individuals in a
human services setting OR Associate degree in a related field OR One year experience at the lower level or
position equivalent (SSS010). Note: This position may require a valid drivers license. Must obtain the
Advanced Level of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this
certification as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

    ● Any combination of training and experience which would have allowed the applicant to acquire the
      necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                             Location
 00178058 (UNC)                   Variable                          Developmentally Disabled
                                                                    Community Homes




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                             SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Posting Date: August 28, 2009                                     Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


  OLD TITLE: FACILITY CLINICAL ADMINISTRATOR/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORD.
  NEW TITLE: PS: PROGRAM CONSULTANT (AL) (PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORD.)

            Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

 Pay Grade: 016                                                                     Salary: $3,253.19
Job Description

Provides technical assistance and training within a health care specialty. Plans, directs and implements a specialty
program. Evaluates programs for compliance with state and/or federal guidelines.

Under administrative oversight from the Clinical Director, this position will provide oversight, coordination and
technical assistance to the hospital regarding all compliance activities related to the Olmstead Agreement. Serves
as the hospital liaison for all issues and responsibilities around the Olmstead Agreement.

** Revised Job Description

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years experience performing work related to area of assignment Or
Master's degree in a related field and two years experience performing work related to area of assignment Or One
year at the lower level (HCP091) Note: Some positions may require licensure. Must obtain the Relational Level of
MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as a term and
condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

    RN with at least five years of experience in the mental health field
   ● Experience in performance improvement in a hospital setting

   ** Revised Preferred Qualifications

Position Information


 Position #                         Shift                               Location
 00073464 (UNC)                     8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with some        Clinical Services
                                    required travel



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                           SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                             Deadline Date: Until Filled


                       OLD: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE –WOW/HOURLY
                        NEW: TS: LIC PRAC NURSE (WL)-WOW/HOURLY

          Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: Hourly                                                          Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons.

Qualifications

A Current Georgia license to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level
of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification
as a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications


      Mental Health Experience

Position Information


 Position #                       Shift                         Location
 WOW/Hourly                       6:30 am - 7:00 pm             CPS




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                            SOUTHWESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
       Posting Date: August 28, 2009                              Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled


                                         OLD TITLE: NURSE
                               NEW TITLE: PS: REGISTERED NURSE (WL)

             Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases

Pay Grade: 014                                                              Salary: Negotiable
Job Description

Assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain
medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. May advise
clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Qualifications


A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse. Must obtain the Advanced Level
of MANDT certification by completion of new employee orientation and must maintain this certification as
a term and condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

        Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
        Experience in MH/AD
        Experience working with adult mental health patients in a hospital setting


Position Information


 Position #                            Shift                     Location
 00073435 (UNC)                        10:30 pm - 7:00 am,       Crisis
                                       with weekends and
                                       holidays


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