Behavioral Health Therapist/Clinician

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College Park, Atlanta
Dec 20, 2020
Jan 19, 2021
Position Type
Full Time, Part Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Girl’s Residential Program – Clinician/ Therapist (GRP)

Organization Type:  Non-Profit, Faith Based, 50+ Employees

Position Type:  Full-Time, Salaried; Non- Exempt

Direct Report:  Program Director

Department:  Girls Residential Program

Hours: Work hours will vary to overlap some early mornings, late events and weekends.  Schedule example Sunday- Thursday 11a-7p or 12p-8p or 1p-9p or Monday- Saturday 11a-7p or 12p-8p or 1p-9p. On-call rotation 1 week per month.

Travel Requirements:  Yes, travel throughout Metro Atlanta; agency vehicles provided (mileage reimbursement for use of personal car)

Education and Experience: 

  • Possess a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in the area of social work, psychology, childhood education, education counseling and psychology, or a related field
  • Must be fully licensed in the state of GA.  If associate license, LPC, LCSW or LMFT licensure application must be completed and approved for full licensure by the GA Composite Board within 90 days of hire (probationary period)
  • MUST have experience providing services to youth or young adults (12-21), specifically those exposed to or at risk for sex trafficking and those that have experienced complex trauma(s)
  • Training Trauma informed care and strength based is required
  • TFCBT certification is preferred

Summary: The GRP Clinician is responsible for ensuring that the emotional, and social needs of the girls are met by providing trauma informed care in a residential setting.  This involves working a non-traditional schedule to allow for service provision throughout the course of the day, evening and weekend.  The GRP Clinician will provide individual, family and group therapy to assigned cases and maintain clinical records according to industry standards.


Job Duties - The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Therapeutic Intervention

  • (With the Admissions Coordinator), work as a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to coordinate new referrals, and review weekly progress of current clients with the team
  • Complete a comprehensive trauma focused treatment plan
  • Ensure each participants receives consistent therapy and adjust as needed (a minimum of 2 hours of individual therapy weekly, a minimum of 2 hours of group therapy weekly, and a minimum of 2 hours of family therapy monthly)
  • Maintain service, treatment and transition plans in coordination with program team
  • Assist families in contributing to participant progress by ensuring family therapy is available, either in person or through some form of tele-mental health for those families that reside throughout the state
  • Serve as community liaison with DFCS, DJJ, Courts, Schools, and other community resources
  • Coordinate appropriate services with community partners
  • Collect program data and complete monthly & quarterly dashboard and/or grant reports
  • Seek professional growth in evidence based practices through training and independent reading
  • Participate in community partnership meetings, demonstrating strength-based role modeling, direction and decision-making

Maintaining Program Structure:

  • Maintain knowledge of RBWO minimum standards, DMST quality standards and any existing grants that fund GRP clinical services
  • Provide clinical care in compliance with aforementioned standards
  • Provide clinical care to program participants without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religious or spiritual beliefs
  • Provide culturally competent clinical care for participants wondering about their sexuality or gender identity. This includes those who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-variant, or those who have questions

Develop and Model Health Living for Participants:

  • Develop intentional connections with the participants
  • Lead by example in modeling a healthy lifestyle
  • Provide direction and encouragement to program participants and staff members
  • Practice and teach healthy boundaries to program participants and staff members
  • Assist with providing healthy activities and community for participants
  • Navigate interpersonal conflict by speaking the truth in love
  • Provide support and crisis help as needed
  • Maintain a teachable attitude


  • Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers
  • Documentation of at least two professional, educational or personal references that attest to the person’s capability of performing the duties of the position and to the person’s suitability of working with or around children
  • Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law
  • Clean motor vehicle record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities
  • Documentation from a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional of a health screening examination within thirty (30) days of hiring sufficient in scope to identify conditions that may place residents at risk of infection, injury, or improper care
  • Current evidence of successful completion of a biennial training program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a triennial training program in first aid which have been offered by a certified or licensed health care professional; such programs shall be completed within the first year of employment
  • Willingness to pursue and participate in continuing education to stay up to date on best practices and regulatory compliance requirements
  • If a master’s level candidate, willing to pursue or maintain professional licensure by the state of Georgia
  • Participate in all required trainings and show competency in skill areas of training content
  • Must be 21 years of age or older


  • Understand and demonstrate a willingness to engage in the core values of Wellspring Living and guiding principles for the program
  • Represent Wellspring Living in a positive way at social activities and events
  • Abide by organization policies and procedures
  • Possess crisis management, leadership, and management skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of organization and multi-tasking ability
  • Demonstrate experience in residential service provision
  • Possess a high comfort level with leading groups
  • Display strength-based tendencies
  • Effectively communicate with others
  • Be prepared to address problems or concerns with solutions (solution focused rather than problem focused)
  • Must possess the ability to determine daily workload, assign tasks and ensure work completion
  • Must adhere to the employee and participant handbook, support designated staff to do the same, identify training needs as appropriate
  • Capable of performing multiple tasks and is well organized
  • Ability to managing multiple and competing priorities

Character Requirements:

  • Team-Oriented
  • Professional
  • Honest
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work without direct daily supervision
  • Display supportive and positive attitude

Physical Requirements:

  • Possess the physical ability to administer physical restraints as governed by the policies and procedures of program
  • Possess the physical ability to walk up and down 2 flights of stairs several times per day and walk about the program campus
  • Possess the physical ability to lift bags and boxes 15-20 pounds
  • Possess the ability to facilitate light household maintenance (both to maintain the facilities and also teach the participants household life skills