Forensic Service Technician



The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Forensic Services Technician at Georgia Regional Hospital – Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.


Job Description:

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


Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

Provides training to individuals in a variety of areas depending upon the individual’s needs

Completes required documentation in the individual’s and unit records

Observes and maintains an awareness of individuals’ behavior and physical whereabouts to ensure their security and safety

Transports/accompanies individuals to appointments and activities in various locations and off campus visits

Participates in providing for a safe, secure, clean and attractive environment for individuals, visitors, and staff

Provides assistance to other staff when admitting and orienting new individuals to the forensic unit

Conducts activities for recreation and socialization

Provides clients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed Assist with identifying individuals in medication line

Assist with lab draws and the collecting of bodily fluid specimens

Conducts environment rounds

Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team

Participates in crisis de-escalation

Serves on hospital-wide committees

Group facilitation

Provides training to individuals in a variety of areas depending upon the individual’s needs.


Various Shifts Available on the Secure I, II and III Units:

7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

11:00 PM – 7:30 AM


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.
Preferred Qualifications – External: 

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:


Valid Driver’s license

Proficient with computer skills

Must have Security Experience, whether civilian or military security experience, AND/OR one year of experience in direct care with persons with mental health, mental retardation, and/or substance abuse disabilities, or with forensic patients, correctional offenders, or a similar population.


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