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Clinical Counselor

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Boulder - Dallas, TX

Clinical Counselor

General Summary

The Clinical Counselor provides direct therapeutic mental health services, assessments, treatment planning and play therapy as part of a therapeutic services team of licensed professionals. Therapy is conducted on a weekly basis for individuals, groups and/or families by the Clinical Counselor. The Clinical Counselor also provides crisis intervention and provision of emergency services as needed.


The Clinical Counselor determines the appropriate therapeutic approaches and/or referrals of clients suffering from different disorders such as anxiety, depression and/or PTSD. The Clinical Counselor participates in the delivery of professional training sessions and workshops as needed for the clinical internship program or as outreach in the community.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This role is an individual contributor role with no direct report duties/responsibilities.


Essential Job Functions

The Clinical Counselor will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Provide outpatient mental health services to promote individualized client recovery.
  • Conduct intake, individual, group, and family therapy for clients.
  • Provide art and play therapy for children.
  • Diagnose mental and emotional disorders for clients.
  • Develop treatment plans that may include counseling, medication, or other services for clients.
  • Develop service plans and conduct reviews as needed throughout the duration of treatment for clients.
  • Provide mental health assessments, counseling, referrals, and intervention services for clients.
  • Complete and maintain documentation in a timely and accurate manner and according to Federal, State and Center guidelines.
  • Construct reports for court, school, or other community agencies as necessary.
  • Refer clients to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community services when appropriate.
  • Follow up with psychiatrists and/or attending physicians in cases involving hospital admissions.
  • Collaborate and maintain good working relationships with external psychiatric care providers as well as representatives from civic assistance programs.
  • Conduct outreach and education to appropriate communities.
  • Assist in the development of resources for current and potential clients.
  • Provide interpretation and translation as needed.
  • Maintain updated knowledge on diverse populations, multicultural and trauma focused practice.
  • Maintain updated knowledge on ethical practice, CEU’s as needed for license requirements.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, group supervision, intern supervision and training.
  • Assist with the Student Internship program and supervision of interns.
  • Attend all required training designated by Harmony CDC.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Represent Harmony CDC in a professional manner out in the community.
  • Understand and adhere to Harmony CDC policies around confidentiality and all standards of conduct as described in the Harmony CDC Policy and Procedure and Employee Handbook Manual.
  • Organize or assist with Harmony CDC special projects/events as scheduled.
  • Customer Service – help field questions and inquiries from callers, visitors, donors, or others.
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative working relationships with other organization staff.
  • Attend meetings in the community as requested, related to Harmony CDC Housing Services.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage &, family therapy, Social Work, or a related mental health field, from a school accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.
  • Hold a license to perform in-state by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards, and/or the National Association of Social Workers (LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LMFT, RPT).
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with Counseling program staff and other Harmony staff members.
  • Dependable, good work habits, strong people, and communication skills.
  • Comfortable treating both routine and serious mental health illness.
  • Basic knowledge of EHR and virtual platform.


  • Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendations for treatment planning and implementation.
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Compassionate and caring towards all patients.
  • Excellent time management skills; organized and able to prioritize.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with multiple clients.
  • Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, schedules, dates, and information.
  • Able to work some evenings and/or weekends.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • An employee in this position primarily works in a typical office environment and uses computers, calculators, telephones, printers, and other office equipment to fulfill the position duties.
  • An employee in this position is required to walk, hear, speak, and stand to inspect the inventory and interact with customers, church members, and volunteers.
  • The ability to manage stress, build professional and collaborative relationships, and reason through complex business situations is required.


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel required for this position. A valid Texas drivers’ license and acceptable motor vehicle record is required.