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Mental Health Therapist - Columbus, GA at ChanceLight

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Columbus, Georgia

Job Description:

Work. With Purpose 

ChanceLight, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking an individual to join our family. 

This individual will join a team that is performing meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction. 

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with a social mission, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor – and a stellar work ethic – we should talk. 

Check out this ChanceLight video and visit our website to learn about the ChanceLight’s three divisions and their respective companies.

Job Summary:   

This position is primarily responsible for helping students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally, through individual and group counseling and by collaborating with educators, parents and other professionals to create a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home and school. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides individual and group counseling sessions to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance, including crisis intervention consultation as needed.

  • Conducts interviews with students, family members and school personnel to gather information required to assess student social, emotional and behavioral adjustment to school and the community.

  • Maintains regular contact with students’ parents/guardians to inform of student’s progress, areas of difficulties and any changes or situations in home life that may affect school performance.

  • Develops and updates Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans (PBIP) as needed in adherence to the company, school, state and federal regulations and procedures.

  • Attends and participates in IEP team meetings, facilitating at the discretion of the school district. Actively participates in other team meetings when necessary to address specific student and parent concerns.

  • Collaborates with education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and their families.

  • Provides case management functions for students, which includes but is not limited to, coordination of parent meetings, emergency transportation requests, disciplinary actions such as detention/suspension and coordination with outside therapists.

  • Collaborates with teachers, parents/guardians, district personnel and service providers to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems, always establishing and maintaining effective public relations and projecting a positive company image.

  • Ensures the use of positive teaching methods by conducting monthly climate data through direct observation of classroom staff’s implementation of IEP goals and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans. 

  • Provides guidance, consultation and assistance to Teachers in the development of classroom schedules, maintenance of student data systems and facilitation of student transition plans to assure appropriate curriculum, schedule and services, based on each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and other applicable goals.

  • Assesses student progress through consistent review of classroom data collection and recording systems and provides applicable training and guidance to classroom staff accordingly in addressing student needs.

  • Functions as a role model for effective teaching of students as well as for communication and problem solving with staff, reinforcing the school’s emphasis on behavior analytic, empirical approach to education, the extensive use of data in decision making and the use of positive reinforcement to achieve maximum performance when working with students and co-workers.

  • Adheres to ChanceLight policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Master’s degree in Counseling with credential of School Social Work Specialist, or Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field meeting requirements for appropriate license or credential

Accepted License or Credential:

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Educational Psychologist

  • Pupil Personal Services Credential, in California, that authorizes counseling or school psychology

Other state credential authorizing provision of school-based counseling may be considered in lieu of licensure

At least two years classroom experience working with individuals with emotional disorders and challenging behaviors is required

Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis preferred

Benefits offered:

  • PTO & Holiday Pay

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Relocation Assistant

  • 401 K

The ChanceLight Story.

Please email: to submit your resume and cover letter.