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D166 - Mental Health Court - Team Lead - Clinician Licensed - MMC

265 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA Req #139
Friday, March 22, 2024

About River Edge Behavioral Health

Serving more than 10,000 Georgians, River Edge continues to be one of the state's leading resources for mental health, substance use disorder treatments and supports as well as individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. River Edge offers outpatient services at our Emery Highway-Macon, Monroe County and Baldwin County locations. Outpatient services include behavioral health, nursing, and psychiatric assessment, stabilization and medication maintenance services as well as crisis intervention services as well as awareness, education and recovery groups. 

River Edge seeks a qualified individual to join as the Team Lead for the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court, responsible for providing comprehensive support to MMC participants, including assessment, treatment planning, coordination with jail and behavioral health staff, supervision of case managers, therapy provision, staff training, team meeting facilitation, crisis management, and community service connection.


Benefits Offered:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 401k with an employer match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Discount Program


Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30am- 5:00pm

FLSA Classification: Salary, Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interview potential MMC participants as needed; meet while the client is incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail, Union City Jail, or after the participant has been released.
  • Complete bio-psychosocial assessments; LS/CMI Risk Needs Assessments and ASAM Treatment Needs Assessment and discharge plan.
  • Develop client treatment plans and review treatment plan updates (assistance with Case Managers).
  • Work with jail health/behavioral health staff on referrals, coordinate discharges, and discharge plans. Contact NaphCare for potential MMC participants’ mental health treatment updates before the participant are released.
  • Provide case manager coordination of treatment planning and services.
  • Provide individual, group (MRT Group Assistant, thinking for a Change TBD), and family therapy to participants and their families concerning mental health needs and/or substance abuse disorders as needed.
  • Supervise Case Managers with daily case management tasks/responsibilities concerning mental health treatment of the MMC Participants, appointment assistance follow-up as needed, caseload review, etc.
  • Provide training to direct care staff in the implementation of treatment plans and behavior modification techniques as needed.
  • Lead weekly team meetings for client updates, referral(s) needed with case managers; discuss admissions/Intake process to ensure a timely and smooth transition into treatment, making sure all required documentation(s) are received for the program referral.
  • Attend weekly MMC team meetings, trainings, court, and hearings as required.
  • Provide crisis management to MMC participants as needed.
  • Connect participants to outside community services i.e. individual and family therapy sessions, psychiatrist appointments, parenting classes, anger management classes etc.
  • Provide MMC Report, Fulton County Monthly Reports, and Quarterly Reports to River Edge.
  • Update Casework client notes daily and review CM case notes submitted into Casework.
  • Provide referral resources to outside providers (based on assessments make referrals to the most appropriate programs and agencies), maintain working knowledge of treatment agencies and program list of resources that can be shared with clients.
  • Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, mentors, family members, and others that help support the participant while in recovery and the MMC Program.
  • Email weekly Court Ordered Random Drug Screens to River Edge Staff Clinic.
  • Submit Weekly MMC Client Summary Reports for Client Court Reporting.
  • Attend MMC compliance court on Fridays for court staffing meetings and MMC Participant Calendar; Attend MMC Sanction Hearing as required.
  • Attend monthly River Edge Leadership Meetings.
  • Interview potential applicants for Licensed Associated Clinician or Case Manager as needed.
  • Attend all recommended River Edge or Fulton County Court MH Trainings as required or (as needed) and monitor staff trainings for compliance.
  • Meet regularly with the immediate supervisor as a means of enhancing professional growth, reviewing, and processing the provision of case management services, and dealing with appropriate administrative issues.
  • Maintain professional licensure as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor consistent with the position and in compliance with agency policies and procedures.


  • Master's degree in social service field (e.g., Social Work, Sociology, Psychology) or related field, such as counseling.
  • Fully Licensed in either - LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, LMFT, LPC, LCSW).
  • At least one (1) year of experience working with individuals experiencing substance use, homelessness, involvement with the judicial system, and mental and behavioral health concerns is required.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software and the ability to perform basic functions such as composing business forms, letters, and spreadsheets.
  •  Valid GA driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  •  All applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.
  •  Provide 2 professional reference statements (former employers only, no family members).


Empathy: A mental health supervisor needs to demonstrate empathy towards both clients and team members, understanding their perspectives and providing support in challenging situations.

Communication: Effective communication skills are essential for a mental health supervisor to convey information clearly, listen actively, and foster open dialogue within the team and with clients.

Clinical Supervision: Proficiency in providing clinical supervision to mental health professionals, including guiding case conceptualization, treatment planning, and interventions, while adhering to ethical and legal standards.

Crisis Intervention: Ability to effectively manage crisis situations, including assessing risk, de-escalating conflicts, and implementing appropriate intervention strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of clients and staff.

Program Development and Evaluation: Experience in developing and evaluating mental health programs and services, including designing outcome measures, collecting, and analyzing data, and making evidence-based recommendations for program improvement.


Additional Information: 

The Application Process

  • All qualified applicants will be considered.
  • This position is subject to close once a satisfactory candidate pool has been identified.
  • The hiring managers will contact only those selected for an interview.
  • Applicants who are not selected will receive notification via email.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email.

 Safe Working Environment

We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environment. Therefore, we require full vaccination of all employees. Getting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight COVID-19.

 Diversity and Inclusion

River Edge Behavioral Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetic make-up, disability, age, or veteran status.

 Drug-Free Workplace

River Edge Behavioral Health is a drug-free workplace with a longstanding commitment to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, all applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug screen.

 At Will Workplace

Employment with River Edge Behavioral Health is at will. At-will means your employment relationship with River Edge Behavioral Health or Affordable Business Solution is for an indefinite period and is subject to termination by you or River Edge Behavioral Health, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.




If you are looking for an opportunity to make life better and a strong desire for personal growth we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.


Other details

  • Job Family Clinician, Licensed
  • Job Function Non-Managerial
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 265 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA