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D186 - Jail Services - Master Level Clinician

668 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201, USA Req #132
Wednesday, February 21, 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 is currently seeking a Full-time Master Level Clinician for the Judiciary In-reach Program. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Master Level Clinician will conduct confidential behavioral health assessments, brief and on-going mental health counseling, substance abuse assessment and counseling, for clients at the Bibb County Jail.

 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- Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM

FLSA Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct confidential behavioral health assessments, brief and ongoing mental health counseling, and substance abuse assessment and counseling for clients at the Bibb County Jail.
  • Facilitate client participation in developing a solution-focused treatment plan addressing important goals, objectives, and interventions.
  • Participate in individual and group counseling sessions, and attend court proceedings if applicable.
  • Complete collaborative documentation tasks.
  • Identify and collaborate with jail staff to intervene in crisis and potential crisis situations.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving abilities at the designated level.
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, and training programs as required.
  • Participate in clinical supervision sessions to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Provide clinical consultation to referral sources, jail staff, family members, and others to support clients' recovery.
  • Review referral information, consult with Jail Services Case Manager/Discharge Planner, and coordinate services and client interviews as needed.
  • Coordinate the admission and intake process for admitted clients, ensuring a timely and smooth transition into treatment.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical records, including case notes, treatment plan reviews, discharge planning, and outcomes.
  • Stay informed about treatment agencies, programs, and available resources for clients.
  • Adhere to internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, including River Edge's policies and procedures, Quality Assurance Plan, DBHDD requirements, State Licensing standards, County Monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.


  • Master's degree in social service field (e.g., Social Work, Sociology, Psychology,) or related field, such as counseling. (Required)
  • License eligible in one of the following: LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, LMFT, LPC, LCSW (Required)
  • Fully Licensed in either - LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, LMFT, LPC, LCSW) (Preferred)
  • At least one (1) year of postmaster's experience providing mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise with the chronically mentally ill population.
  • At least one (1) year of case management experience, in the community and the criminal justice system.
  • All applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.
  • Provide 2 Professional reference Statements (Former employers only, no family members)
  • Demonstrate expertise and knowledge in mental health and substance abuse services and community resources.
  • Exemplify excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.


Crisis Management: Ability to identify potential crisis situations and intervene appropriately to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.

Assessment: Conduct confidential behavioral health assessments to determine the appropriate level of care for clients.

Treatment Planning: Facilitate the development of solution-focused treatment plans that address clients' goals and objectives.

Communication and Collaboration: Strong interpersonal skills to engage effectively with clients, colleagues, and interdisciplinary teams, fostering collaboration, and maintaining open communication to ensure coordinated care and support.

Attention to Detail and Compliance: Demonstrated ability to maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records and adhere to internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, including those set forth by River Edge, DBHDD, state licensing agencies, county monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.

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
  • Job Function Non-Managerial
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 668 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201, USA