Mental Health Therapist

Organization Name

Goshen Therapeutic Services, a division of Goshen Valley Foundation


Canton, GA

Opening Date

November 1, 2021

Closing Date

February 28, 2022


Mental Health Therapist
The Mental Health Therapist/Counselor provides community based therapeutic counseling as appropriate to children, adolescents, and their parents or guardians to address individual/family issues and mental health. Therapist carries out counseling responsibilities in accordance with agency policies and procedures; s/he reports to Executive Director.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Sign up bonuses are available!

Mental Health Therapist Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Upon receiving referral, make collateral calls to referring agency, review all notes pertaining to the family or individual’s history, diagnosis and case planning.
  • Conduct mental health assessments
  • Work in partnership with DFCS Case Managers to help individuals and families achieve their full potential.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment/therapeutic counseling as appropriate to children, adolescents, and parents or guardians
  • Develop treatment plans, implement interventions, review outcomes, revisit/revise strategies, and employ other methods compatible with agency principles and practices
  • Engage client, supports, caregivers and other key participants in active, change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
  • Collaborate with all relevant internal/external systems/participants to ensure buy-in and cooperation, and to maximize effectiveness throughout treatment
  • Link consumers to additional resources as appropriate, including schools, DFCS, medical support, etc.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts which promote peer and supervisory review and feedback (electronic health record)
  • Participate in agency staff, supervision, and external professional development opportunities to extend knowledge and remain current on best practices
  • Attend court hearings or case panels to testify as requested by attorneys and DFCS

  • Mental Health Therapist Qualifications & Skills:
  • Must have already completed master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field.
  • Associate license (LAMFT, LAPC, LMSW) or full licensure (LMFT, LPC, LCSW) in Georgia is preferred
  • A minimum of two years of community- or home-based mental health counseling is preferred but will consider applicants based on resume.
  • Training and experience in evidence-based treatment models
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work evenings/weekends

  • Requirements:
  • Must be license eligible with Georgia’s Secretary of State.
  • Must be under supervision for licensure if not fully licensed.
  • Must demonstrate clinical knowledge and skills to provide assessment and clinical services.
  • Must practice by the ethical standards of the professional association and state licensing board.
  • Maintain compliance with required trainings.
  • Therapists will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check (DHS OIG) and other safety screenings and drug screen.
  • Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of insurance
  • Access to a computer or laptop