Mental Health Therapist
Goshen Therapeutic Services, a division of Goshen Valley Foundation
November 1, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
Mental Health Therapist Qualifications & Skills: