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Treatment Court Counselor – Mental Health Track


Job Title: Treatment Court Counselor – Mental Health Track
Department: Northeastern Judicial Circuit/Dawson County
Salary: $18.26/hour for 40hours/week
Status: Full-Time with benefits; Grant funded


Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing substance abuse counseling and monitoring participants in the Treatment Court Program, specifically for the mental health track. This person will conduct individual counseling sessions and facilitate group counseling sessions utilizing evidence-based curriculum and following the treatment schedule set forth by the Treatment Court Coordinator. This person works directly with mentally ill and/or developmentally disabled persons involved with the criminal justice system and provides counseling/therapy to participants requiring complex intervention, including those who are homicidal, suicidal, or exhibit life-threatening behaviors. This person maintains a caseload, gives treatment recommendations to the Treatment Court Team, requires the ability to conduct evening counseling groups, and attends biweekly status review meetings and court sessions. The schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Job Requirements:
Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or an equivalent field with a minimum of two years of experience providing individual and/or group counseling for a caseload of clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues; Master’s Degree and Licensed or Certified Addictions Counselor preferred. Experience in working with criminal justice population preferred. Applicant must be familiar with HIPAA and Federal Confidentiality Rule 42CFR regulations and be skilled in recordkeeping, including participant records and group progress notes. Applicant must possess a valid Georgia driver license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), and must pass a background check and drug screening as required by Dawson County Government. 

Applications are in the County Administration office and here. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act. Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.