How We Hire
Take a Look at the Process from Application to Decision
STEP 1: Applying to a Job
The first step is to apply to the job of your choice. Take a look at our open positions and see what would be a good fit for you. Once you send in your application, a member of our hiring team will see if you meet the qualifications and skill set of the job.
STEP 2: Talking with a Discovery Teammate
If your application indicates that you meet many of the qualifications we’re looking for, a member of our hiring team will contact you to speak more in depth about the position and ask some key questions. Depending on the role, they may ask you for work samples or proof of certifications/licensure.
STEP 3: Interviewing with the Team
When it’s established that you’re a good candidate for the position, you will first interview with the hiring manager, which is either in-person or done virtually. If the hiring manager wants to continue the conversation, you will likely do a second interview with other members of the team within the department or facility to which you’re applying.
STEP 4: Making a Choice
The last step is the decision-making process. This is when the hiring manager and their team discuss which candidate should join their department or facility. Depending on the number of candidates, it may take some time to decide, so we thank you in advance for your patience. If you are the candidate selected for the position, the DBH team will call you and an offer letter will be sent to you via email. Congratulations on your new job with DBH! If you end up not being chosen, we encourage you to apply again in the future. We may have another job that you would be great at.
DBH Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process.
We conduct Live Scan fingerprinting for some California locations. The results we receive are the following: crimes relating to child abuse or elder abuse, sex offenders, and convictions or incarcerations in the last 10 years because of committing: theft, robbery, burglary or any felony. More information on Live Scan can be found here: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I learn more about the interview process for a specific role?
We advise all potential candidates to browse our blog where we regularly post helpful articles on how to prepare for an interview. There, you'll find tips and tricks on necessary qualifications for a variety of behavioral health jobs.
How long does the Discovery Behavioral Health hiring process typically take?
The hiring process timeline for our behavioral health jobs varies for each role depending on a multitude of factors. The average candidate can expect the hiring process to take around 2 weeks, but keep in mind this is always subject to change. Our hiring managers will be available to you throughout the entire process should you have any questions or concerns.
What is important to include on my resume when applying for a behavioral health job?
Highlight experiences and skills that directly relate to the behavioral healthcare position you are applying for, emphasizing your ability to contibute effectively to the organization's goals and mission. This could include relevant education, licenses and certifications, skills such as familiarity with specific therapeutic approaches, EMRs, or assessment tools, professional memberships, trainings, or volunteer experiences.
Does DBH hire for any entry-level behavioral health jobs?
DBH is actively hiring candidates for a diverse array of entry-level positions in the behavioral health sector, such as Behavioral Techs, Diet Techs, Receptionists, and newly graduated Nurses. Our commitment to professional development is reflected in the opportunities for growth within each of these roles.
How many interviews can I expect to have?
Like any healthcare job, our hiring team at DBH looks for quality experience and a good organizational fit among candidates. Each role has different requirements, therefore will have a slightly different hiring process. For example, a program director job may require more interviews than a housekeeping job, due to competitiveness and skillset requirements.With that being said, you can expect to undergo no less than 2 interviews, so our team can ensure you will succeed in your new behavioral health job.