Job Vacancy Announcement- Licensed Social Worker 2

Job Vacancy Announcement- Licensed Social Worker 2

Location: Headquarters – Statewide

Job Code: HCP051

Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police Division (CPD), and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD); as well as the Office of Public Safety Support (OPSS). We are seeking experienced, self-motivated, results oriented Licensed Social Workers, or other Licensed Mental Health Professionals, to fill vacant position(s) within the Office of Public Safety Support. The OPSS was created to provide peer-to-peer support as well as professional mental health services to all of Georgia’s First Responders. Experienced clinicians who have worked extensively with individuals in crisis or individuals who have experienced traumatic events are preferred. Experience working with Public Safety Officers and/or Military Veterans is also preferred.


This is a challenging and meaningful opportunity to assist in the development of a ground-breaking program to provide critical support to Georgia Public Safety Officers in a time of need. This position is ideal for candidates who want to apply their professional expertise to make a difference in the lives of the members of the Georgia Public Safety community (peace officers, emergency service dispatchers, firefighters, emergency health workers, corrections officers, highway emergency response operators, jail officers, juvenile correction officers, or probation officers). This position reports to the Director of the Office of Public Safety Support.

The selected candidates will be expected to maintain an office at the DPS Headquarters complex located in Atlanta, Georgia, with primary office in a Patrol Post, if space is available. Travel, primarily in Georgia, will be required. A departmental vehicle, to be driven on duty, and a gas card will be provided.

Selected applicant must pass a pre-employment background investigation. This includes a review of criminal, driver’s and credit history. No polygraph examination is required for this position.


Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND eligibility to be licensed AND two years of supervised experience in the area of assignment.



Preferred Qualifications:

    • Licensed in the State of Georgia
    • General knowledge of public safety
    • Has worked in/with any area of public safety
    • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Trained in Cognitive Therapy or Schema Focused Therapy


Key responsibilities:

  • Provides the 120,000 members of the Georgia Public Safety Community requested/offered peer support and mental health services.
  • Participates in Post Critical Incident Seminars.
  • Assists in course development, training and presentations.
  • Participates in peer-led interventions, such as critical incident stress debriefings, defusing’s, and crisis management briefings.
  • Makes referrals to other mental health professionals, medical professionals, or trained peers.
  • Counsels’ clients in individual and group sessions.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of clients presenting for services.
  • Provides case management services related to identified treatment needs.
  • Conducts biopsychosocial assessments/evaluations to develop comprehensive case/service plans.

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
  • Positive attitude and high levels of personal commitment.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in stressful situations.


Application Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022


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This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.


The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.