• Lead Behavioral Health Therapist

    Posted: 01/12/2020


    Nashville CARES is seeking a qualified Lead Behavioral Health Therapist passionate about helping to improve the lives of people living with HIV. Are you interested in working for an agency that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to making a difference in our community?

    If interested please apply at our Indeed job site.


    • Provide a full range of mental health and addiction treatment services to agency clients both on and off-site, including: screening, assessment, treatment planning, direct counseling, group facilitation, crisis intervention, and professional consultation for individuals, couples, families, and/or groups of people living with, directly affected by, or at high risk of HIV infection
    • Provides clinical supervision for LMSW’s accruing clinical hours
    • Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team to link clients to internal and external services and support resources
    • Prepares and maintains necessary client records and reports in accordance with licensing and accreditation standards and agency policies/procedures
    • Provide services consistent with a community counseling model, including: education/prevention, outreach, advocacy, and consultation
    • Engage in activities to actively promote counseling services throughout the community
    • Maintain work consistent with quality standards established by the agency and in compliance with state licensure and funding requirements
    • Participate in benefit authorization, utilization review, and/or chart audit process, as requested
    • Participates in weekly individual and group clinical supervision

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related area
    • State of Tennessee unencumbered licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Minimum of 1 year clinical or relevant experience
    • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with populations who have a high prevalence of mental illness, trauma and substance use.
    • Experience working with populations diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.
    • Demonstrated relationship skills to engage current and/or potential clients in Behavioral Health services
    • Flexibility with regard to work hours and local travel
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License, vehicle, and automobile liability insurance to facilitate local travel required for client/agency related business.



    • Minimum of 5 year clinical or relevant experience with some experience related to: HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders, sexual identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, or crisis intervention
    • Experience and passion for community outreach to engage potential clients in service
    • Experience, as a clinician, interfacing with insurance companies
    • Bi-lingual abilities preferred

    Salary: Competitive non-profit compensation

    Competitive Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 403b, generous paid time off policy (27 – 37 days per year based on accruals and length of service); 9 paid holidays and more.