Mental Health Therapist – Community Based
|Mental Health Therapist Position in Forsyth County Schools (Associate Licensed or higher REQUIRED)
The Mental Health Therapist/Counselor provides in home and school-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 a Regional Supervisor. Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred.
Mental Health Therapist Responsibilities & Duties
-- Provide direct in home & school-based 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
-- Participate in agency staff, supervision, and external professional development opportunities to extend knowledge and remain current on best practices
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 REQUIRED
-- Two years of community- or home-based mental health counseling experience
-- Bilingual in Spanish and English is ideal.
-- 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
-- Valid driver's license, vehicle & laptop
Mental Health Therapist Benefits 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Health insurance, Health Savings Account, Paid Time Off, Vision insurance
Family Ties provides intensive, in home and school-based assessment, counseling and community integration services for families and children. Our mission is to assist families in the skill and resource development necessary to safely maintain children in their home. Our philosophy is that each family has the ability to address any situation they may face. We believe that with proper support, education and encouragement, families can establish goals and a value base that will guide them in their development.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $33.00 - $40.00 per hour