Licensed Practical Counselor
DeKalb Workforce Development - Decatur, GA

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DB-12/17/2012

Licensed Practical Counselor

Number of Openings: 1

Specific Work Schedule: 30-40-hours

Salary: $26/hr.

Licensed Practical Counselor

A private community mental health agency for children and adults in the Metro Atlanta area seeks a Licensed Practical Counselor. The Mission is to provide quality mental health services to individuals, families and communities to ensure well being and self sufficiency.

We are currently recruiting for contract Licensed Clinicians to provide in-home and clinic based counseling services for children and adults. All candidates must have access to reliable transportation. Should you feel you meet the qualifications below please forward your resume to our HR Manager at tsouthwood@mhcservices.net please be sure put the name of this position in the subject line of your e-mail.

TITLE: Licensed Professional Counselor ( LPC, LCSW)

JOB SUMMARY:
A successful candidate for our position performs individual, marital, couples, group, and crisis intervention counseling to children and adults experiencing social, emotional, and vocational difficulties. Provides community based counseling in-home and clinic based services. The experienced counselor will be required to make appropriate referrals for services, supervise, consult with staff, and perform outreach functions. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained.

PRIMARY DUTIES - May include, but not limited to the following:

  • Provide individual, couples, group and crisis counseling relative to personal and social problems.
  • Participate in outreach workshops and lectures.
  • Maintain up-to-date files on clients utilizing ShareNotes and BIRP systems.
  • Consult with faculty and staff concerning client needs.
  • Act as liaison between client and community resources as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
EDUCATION:
Must be currently licensed in Georgia as an LPC.

Master’s Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or a related field of study.

Ph.D. in counseling –related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Completion of degree and all post-degree supervision for licensure.

Two years of post-degree experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - The following are essential:

Knowledge of modern counseling practices and methods.

Adhere to existing professional ethical standards.

Ability to form and maintain effective counseling relationships with clients, to monitor client movement in the therapy process, and terminate the relationship in appropriate ways.

Plan, implement, evaluate and report activities.

Effectively communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.

Coherently communicate in writing and to prepare written documents.

Maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule adhering to state requirements for employee work hours.

Respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.

Utilize a personal computer and other office equipment.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

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