The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking candidates for the position Shift Supervisor on the Secure II Unit at Georgia Regional Hospital – Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.

Job Grade E

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. Supervises and plans work of assigned.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

Supervises and plans work of assigned staff

Answers clients’ call signals

Assists in administration of medications and treatments, takes vital signs, and/or draws blood or collects other bodily fluids, as directed by a physician or nurse

Bathes, grooms, shaves and dresses clients

Conducts activities for recreation and socialization

Ensures safety and security of clients

Feeds clients who are unable to feed themselves

Implements assigned parts of client individualized treatment and behavior management plans

Observes and documents patient data, behavior and activity

Prepares clients for treatment or examination

Provides client care by supplying and emptying bedpans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines

Provides clients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed

Transports and/or accompanies clients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher

Turns and re-positions bedridden clients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores

Sample Technical Competencies:

Ability to take patient vital signs

Ability to chart client’s behavior

Ability to provide simple nursing care, personal care and hygiene

Ability to explain procedures to patients

Ability to perform established treatment and programmatic activities

Ability to supervise lower level staff

Ability to delegate work assignments

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.



High school diploma or GED AND Two years of experience in a related field OR One year of experience at the lower level Health Aide 3 (HCS022) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications – External

Experience in a mental health setting – One year experience in the lower level Health Aide 2 position. Proficient computer skills are required.