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Mental Health Counselor (Athens, GA)

Do you feel called to work in a Christian Ministry?

Do you want to work where you make a difference in the lives of others?

Join us at the Atlanta Mission, where we make a difference in the lives of over 1000 men, women, and children every day by providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, vocational and spiritual guidance. We get to witness radical life transformations.

The Mental Health Counselor is a critical member of our ministry, serving by providing counseling services based upon client’s personalized service plan goals and objectives.


-Conducts clinical evaluation, screening, assessment, and recommends emotional services
-Manages initial and ongoing personalized service planning for emotional needs
-Facilitates therapeutic group sessions with clients and members of clients’ support system
-Lead Psycho-Ed groups on various topics related to substance use recovery
-Recommend goals for service planning that addresses recovery outcomes
-Provides 1013 recommendations and guidance during crisis intervention
-Consults during Crisis situations
-Facilitates classes for clients and their family members
-Collects, records, and analyzes documentation and referral sources while determining suitability for service needs
-Orients clients to the counseling process, guidelines, and expectations
-Inputs, tracks, and reports client outcome progression and client engagement data
-Ensures accuracy of client data
-Complies with established metrics
-Provides counseling services that include individual, group, and family
-Adheres to all laws and the Code of Ethics for counselors, which establishes standards for the relationship between clients/counselors


-May serve as a clinical resource for other Mental Health Counselors
-Participates in training and educational activities to obtain and/or maintain license
-Attends mission-wide meetings and training as appropriate
-Performs other duties as assigned


-Strong desire to work in a Christian ministry and passion for serving those experiencing homelessness
-Strong relational skills – ability to reach people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
-Crisis intervention skills
-Team player attitude and approach and an ability to genuinely relate to clients
-Effective written and verbal communication skills
-Organization and time management skills
-Ability to implement make progress plans set by the -Clinical Team Director
-Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
-Strong computer literacy using the Microsoft Office applications (excel, word, power point, outlook); experience working in a donor database, Salesforce experience preferred
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
-Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form


-Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) in counseling, Marriage and Family, or Clinical Social work or equivalent
-Master Social Worker (MSW) licensed, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)
-Certified by the Alcohol and Drug Certification Board of GA (ADACB-GA)/International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol (IC&RC), or the Georgia Addiction Counselor's Association as a Certified Addiction Counselors- preferred
CADC-II (or its equivalent) -preferred
Proven ability to effectively teach/facilitate a class of adult learners
-Demonstrated track record of dealing with difficult and challenging people in a teaching, pastoral, ministerial, counseling or other related capacity
-Familiarity with a customer relationship management system – Salesforce preferred


-Licensed counselor


-Communicates effectively
-Demonstrates culturally appropriate practice
-High emotional and organizational intelligence
-Multi-disciplinary team
-Flexibility/Adaptability to change

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Exempt
Category:  Counseling

5/3/2019 12:56:59 PM

Job Contact:
Aisha Jackson
(404) 979-6300

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PO Box 1807
Atlanta, GA 30301

(404) 979-6300

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