Mental Health & Wellness Department

Job Opportunities

Current Openings

My name is Dr. Matthew Thornton, CEO for The Center for Children & Families, a non-profit agency devoted to making a difference in the communities we serve. We are currently seeking counselors to fill positions in our Louisiana offices located in Monroe, Rayville, Shreveport and Crowley (Lafayette region.) We have exciting opportunities for Master’s level graduates seeking to start their career in a supportive and life-giving workplace.  Our competitive pay rates, flexible hours, high quality supervision and the ability to qualify for federal loan forgiveness are just a few of the many benefits graduates could receive by contracting with our agency. Find out more about our agency by visiting If you would like to speak with someone directly they can email  to set up an initial phone call. Adam McDonald, our Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, is available to answer any questions and help start the process of partnering with our agency.

The Child Advocacy Center of Independence County is looking for an additional team member! Provide immediate intervention and crisis stabilization counseling services to reduce victim trauma. Provide appropriate therapeutic clinical services to victims based on a comprehensive intake assessment and develop a plan of treatment. Provide non-offending family members with support and referral information to enable the family to cope with the crisis and sensitively interact with the victim(s). Work collaboratively with the District Attorney’s office and Center staff to provide victims and their non-offending family members with court preparation services when appropriate. Develop and maintain confidential files on each client served. Data collected could include such things as demographics, ethnicity, age, and type of abuse experienced for the agency’s client population. Participate in required court proceedings including supplying documentation and testimony for the purpose of providing clinical information and observations. Education and skills required; Master’s degree and licensed in the State of Arkansas to practice therapeutic services. Must be TF-CBT certified or willing to become certified. Prior experience and/or professional certifications with victims of trauma issues surrounding abuse preferred. Good organizational and time management skills and the ability and willingness to work well with a variety of professional disciplines. Knowledge and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization. Please send resume to

FAMILIES INC. COUNSELING SERVICES is a private counseling agency with outpatient facilities throughout Northeast, North Central and Central Arkansas providing a variety of therapeutic services for all ages on an individual, couple, family and group basis. Families Inc. offers FLEXIBILITY, a wide range of BENEFITS, and GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT with a commitment to WORK/LIFE BALANCE for all its employees. With immediate openings for Mental Health Professionals and mental health para-professionals in many of our 11 locations, Families Inc. may have the opportunity you’re looking for. To start your career, visit us at, email your resume to, or call Bobby Long, Director of Human Resources at  870-206-9482.  There will be two new opportunities available soon; one for Melbourne schools  and one for Southside schools. If you are interested, please visit the job postings at  then reach out to Shawn Dennis, clinical director, via email at

Families Inc. has several job openings for MHP’s in the Jacksonville clinic. Those interested can apply online at  Or call the clinic supervisor: Amanda Rowe at (501) 982-5000. Located at 2126 N 1st St Ste. F, Jacksonville, AR 72076

Kids for the Future, Inc. is an outpatient mental health company in northeastern Arkansas. We are seeking Arkansas licensure counselors and social workers to work in the Wynne and Helena Clinics. Kids, Inc. offers student loan reimbursement, a $2,000 sign on bonus, competitive fee for service rates and benefits.  Please send your resumes to Donna Diebold at if you are interested in applying.

Life Strategies in Batesville has openings in Newport, Earle, and Forrest City.  Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 870-702-7111. If interested or seeking more information, contact Linda Brown at

LPC position open at a growing private practice, Life Within Counseling Group, LLC in Beebe, AR. This position would include office and school based hours working with teens and adults. Please call Thomas Ritchie at 501-434-0000 or email for more information.

Mercy Community Hospital in Franklin, TN has an immediate need for a Clinical Therapist - Tier 3 Counselor. This position provides wrap-around services to 10-12 students with high needs. These students have demonstrated the need for intense mental-health services and often present with behavioral issues as a result. Counselor will provide individual, family, and group therapy and the coordination and provision of therapeutic services for clients and their families, including participation in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, termination and referral process. Mercy's Mission: Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families. If you're looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and work in a Christian environment, this is your opportunity. Please email me your resume if you are interested at

Methodist Family Health in Batesville is hiring therapist. We are seeking a talented, compassionate, and dynamic therapist to join our clinical team in Batesville, working primarily with children and adolescents in our outpatient clinic as well as in a school-based setting. The position if full time but will also consider contract and/or part time. We would like to have a therapist trained and certified in specialized treatments such as Brain spotting, grief and loss, Infant Mental Health, etc. and/or interests in obtaining specializations. This position has the potential to grow and include administrative/leadership duties for the right candidate.  If you are interested in working in a smaller setting with a team of positive and strong professionals and administrative supports; and your input for growth potential, program development, and creativity are encouraged and valued, then this position may be ideal for you. Direct clinical services includes, but are not limited to diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group therapies and crisis intervention. These services will be provided in a clinic setting, a school setting, and may also include community-based settings as needed and appropriate including meeting HIPAA standards (i.e. client’s home, courts, etc.) Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and be licensed, in good standing, by an Arkansas Professional Board as an LMSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC, LPE, LPE-I, or LP.

Mid-South Health Systems has several therapist and other support staff positions available: Batesville, Searcy, Newport, Jonesboro, Corning, Paragould, Brinkley, Helena, West Memphis, Walnut Ridge, Trumann, Forrest City, and Wynne. Go to to see openings and to apply.

Unity Health jobs

Whetstone Boys Ranch in Mountain View, MO is hiring a therapist/counselor. Licensed Mental Health Professional will provide weekly individual sessions, facilitate group counseling, and conduct family therapy sessions. Will maintain a caseload of 9 young men who are between 11 and 15 years old. In partnership with the Program Director, will help create and maintain a therapeutic milieu which enhances a healthy, safe, and growth focused learning environment for our young men and their families. Salary & Benefits: Annual Salary: up to $45,000 based on experience & credentials; Insurance Stipend: additional $300 per month; 3 weeks annual vacation leave; 8 paid Holidays; Extensive training in applicable certifications and continuing education; 6 days annual sick leave; 4 personal days; 401k available after one year of employment. Contact Jeremy Thompson by phone (417) 934-1112 or Web -

Fax: 501-279-5964

Mailing Address:
Harding University
Department of Mental Health & Wellness
Box 12254
Searcy, AR  72149-5615