Mental Health Counselor - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Mental Health Counselor

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Mental Health Counselor


Department: Outpatient Treatment

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Clinical Supervisor

Work Schedule: M-F, 9am to 6pm

Position Supervised: None


The outpatient mental health counselor facilitates individualized, culturally competent, and evidenced based counseling and psychosocial interventions. The counselor will be responsible for comprehensive diagnostic assessments, goal setting, treatment planning, delivering interventions, assessing progress, and discharge. The counselor is a member of an interdisciplinary team with a focus on holistic treatment of mental disorders, specifically trauma related disorders and dual diagnosis.


Develops, assigns, and monitors individualized treatment and Continuing Care Plans in cooperation with an Outpatient Treatment Team.
Reduces the impact of mental health disorders in the community by providing counseling to clients seeking stability.
Completes day-to-day services documentation as required by accreditation bodies, and Community for New Direction.
Provides regular updates to referral sources, approved family members, and medical providers on client progress, lack of progress, attendance and treatment outcomes.
Counsels with emphasis on prevention of suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.
Serves as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
Develops therapeutic processes, and works with clients to define goals, plan action and gain insight.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor in order to promote the overall mission and vision of CND.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field. Must have an active LSW or LPC Licensure, with experience in assessing, diagnosing, counseling, and treating mental and emotional disorders.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Ability to analyze, think critically, and solve problems.
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication.
Ability to work with diverse population.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Computer Skills: Proficient in use of personal computer and related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) use of office equipment (e.g., fax, copier, printer).

Other Requirements Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and pass both a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated.

Job Type: Full-Time

Schedule: Variable per availability, will work directly with Clinical Supervisor to create a monthly schedule.

COVID-19 considerations: Must be fully Covid vaccinated.

Education Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License/Certification: LSW or LPC (Required)

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license, and pass both a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen. Must be fully Covid Vaccinated.

Job Type: Full-time


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

Columbus, OH 43227: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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