Clinical Lead

3110 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034, USA Req #858
Monday, July 8, 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 of the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic Manager, the Clinical Lead serves as the day-to-day subject matter expert for the team. The Lead provides support and training to staff regarding procedures and work expectations.  Provides back up to the manager.  Provides clinical services including assessment, individual, group, and family counseling, psychotherapy and other treatment modalities within a trauma informed, recovery oriented and evidence-based framework with clients who have mental health and substance use disorders. Demonstrates strong clinical judgement in assessment, application of diagnostic criteria, clinical formulations and sound triage decisions. Provides counseling/therapy with clients requiring complex intervention, including those who are suicidal, homicidal or exhibit life-threatening behaviors; determines necessity for involuntary commitment and arranging for admission. Completes assessments, manages a caseload, completes treatment plans and obtains authorization for services.


  • Provides direct clinical services
  • Provides high quality documentation and adherence to agency guidelines
  • Provides clinical and administrative oversight of the clinic in the Manager’s absence.
  • Provides onboarding training and additional training as needed for clinical staff.
  • Assists the Manager in promoting best practices and ensuring quality client care.
  • Maintains ethical standards
  • May provide clinical supervision
  • Demonstrates clinical and professional leadership presence consistently
  • Role models and ensures staff provides excellent customer service to clients/families, staff and visitors
  • Assists in maintaining environmental safety and therapeutic milieu for staff and clients/families


  • Current Georgia licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor or Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.  
  • Two years of related work experience, computer proficiency and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates competency in using evidenced based treatments for addictive diseases and mental illness
  • Ability to work from and promote a person-centered, recovery oriented, and trauma informed philosophy in client care.


  • CPCS or ACS if licensed as an LPC.



  • Works indoors in an outpatient clinic 8:15am-5:00pm with some evening or weekend hours (as determined by clinic needs)
  • Ability 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 Lead (Clinical)
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator REGULAR
Location on Google Maps
  • 3110 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034, USA