Licensed Clinician - Youth and Young Adult

445 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Req #854
Friday, July 5, 2024

Claratel Behavioral Health is an innovative, community-based organization in metropolitan Atlanta offering comprehensive mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to over 11,000 uninsured and underinsured citizens annually. Operating over 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of 500+ staff, our dedicated team provides high-quality, evidence-based care to help clients and their families recover and thrive. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we strive to ensure disabilities no longer limit potential. Read more about our recent CARF accreditation here.


At Claratel, we are dedicated to providing care that is client-centered, recovery-focused, and trauma-informed, ensuring a holistic and empathetic approach to each individual's unique journey



Under general supervision, provides screening and biopsychosocial, suicide risk, and other specific assessment tools in the evaluation of children, adolescent and adult clients. Provides sound triage decisions, clinical formulation and diagnostic impressions based on clinical assessments. Develops client treatment plans in collaboration with the clients, parents, guardians, and families. Provides individual, group counseling, family counseling, and other treatment modalities within an evidence-based framework. Coordinates care with the treatment team and external resources. Demonstrates clinical knowledge in mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders along with social determinants of health.  Performs duties from a recovery oriented, client centered, and trauma informed perspective. judgement in care provision.





  • Performs thorough bio psychosocial assessment of child, adolescent and adult clients and documents the assessment within agency guidelines 
  • Utilizes information from multiple sources as appropriate in the formulation of client driven treatment planning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of childhood development stages
  • Demonstrates knowledge of play therapy and family systems interventions
  • May utilize specific assessment tools regularly in evaluation of children, adolescent and adult clients.
  • Demonstrates strong clinical judgement in assessments, application of diagnostic criteria, clinical formulations, and sound triage decisions
  • Completes process for the authorization for services
  • Coordinates with parents, guardians, families, DFCS, schools, and other family servicing agencies regularly
  • Coordinates with child and adolescent treatment team and serves as clinical consultant to community-based staff in developing appropriate interventions to manage emotional/behavioral concerns in the community or school
  • Available some evening hours to accommodate youth and families after school and work. 
  • Creates therapeutic relationship as appropriate with consumers and families/significant others
  • Conducts individual, family, group counseling/therapy, and educational sessions using evidenced-based practices tailored for children and adolescents or adults.
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge in mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders along with social determinants of health commonly associated with childhood and adolescence
  • Demonstrates documented clinical proficiency (through education, training, or experience) in client engagement, interviewing, and recording




  • Maintain licensure/certification
  • Actively participates in clinical supervision
  • Actively engages in behavioral health educational initiatives
  • Seeks continuing education to meet current clinical needs




  • Current licensure as a LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LAPC, LMFT, or LAMFT by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists is required
  • Must have experience or willingness to work with children as young as age 4
  • Availability for some evening hours to accommodate clients needing after school or work sessions
  • The employee must be computer proficient and can multi-task
  • The employee must demonstrate initiative, flexibility, and professionalism. 


  • Works indoors in a clinic setting
  • Able to use an Electronic Health Record as well as a telehealth application (as allowed by regulations)
  • Sessions may be in person or via telehealth (audio/visual) as appropriate for each client
  • May be required to physically assist clients, may need to carry objects up to 10 pounds.




Please note that due to the high volume of applications we have received, we regret to inform you that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding and wish you the best of luck with your job search.  Applicants will be subject to an FBI Criminal History Record Check.

Claratel is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Claratel not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws.  This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff and termination

Claratel Behavioral Health participates in E-Verify (Company ID: 226305).

Our Mission: Claratel Behavioral Health strives to provide the right service, for the right person, at the right time.

Our Vision: Claratel Behavioral Health envisions a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential.

Our Values:

  • Providing inspirational leadership in marshaling resources to achieve our vision
  • Being an industry leader in public sector service delivery
  • Having talented and well trained staff that is client and mission focused
  • Offering a full service continuum with a collaborative spirit
  • Being the provider of choice, the employer of choice and the board of choice




Other details

  • Job Family Clinician
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator REGULAR
Location on Google Maps
  • 445 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030, USA