I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (Less than a year)
This was the first place I worked following graduation and it was a great place to build skills. There was plenty of training and CEUs available. The pay is reasonable. Neither the highest or lowest available. The benefits are great. Leave time stacks up quickly. Health insurance plans are great. It is a state mental hospital with acute stabilization so in the presence of patients you have to keep your eyes open, but I wouldn't describe it as dangerous. There is room for advancement.
It can be chaotic and hectic. The buildings are somewhat out of date. Georgia has been gradually defunding state mental healthcare so some of the facilities are closed.
I applied online. I interviewed at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
The interview process was Enlightening, friendly, thorough, welcoming, group interview, tour, easy. However it takes a while to hear back for an offer. After an offer is provider on boarding is fairly quick with two week orientation. However the orientation does not consist of the actual job responsibilities, more on how to interact with the population.
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