Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA) recognizes the value of and employs people with lived experience and believes strongly in Recovery and a Culture of Gentleness.  To this end, this position requires a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture that “Expects Recovery” and “Encourages Gentleness.” 

This clinical position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy-Problematic Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) to youth who have been adjudicated and referred by the 13th Circuit Court Family Division.  This position functions as a member of the agency’s Justice Diversion Team to carry out NLCMHA’s MST and MST-PB services, including crisis services to those served by the team.  This position reports to the Justice Diversion Operations Manager and does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities.


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Participate in the Access function to complete initial assessments to those referred by the Grand Traverse 13th Circuit Court, Family Division.
  • Collaborate with consumers, families, court personnel, and other health professionals in assessing their needs, develop treatment goals, objectives, methodologies, timeliness, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Provide consultation and work cooperatively with other community agencies and professionals (primary care physicians, police, courts, clergy, etc.) as needed.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program services.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance case review procedures, including consumer satisfaction.
  • Provide effective individual and group therapy.
  • Coordinate Person-Centered Planning. In doing so, attends to the total spectrum of the individual’s needs, including but not necessarily limited to, housing, family relationships, social activities, education, finance, employment, health (including special needs), recreation, mobility, protective services and documents as appropriate.
  • Request, when necessary, review of the individual program plan by the individual’s interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintain knowledge of mental health symptomatology, intervention and treatment strategies.
  • May deliver medications to consumers as requested.
  • May observe set up of consumer’s medications.
  • Participate actively in staff development activities including unit meetings, supervisory meetings, community meetings, applicable conferences, and review of current literature regarding services to adults.
  • Must work flexible hours and participate in the 24/7 on-call system for children and families receiving MST and MST-PSB services.
  • Must provide treatment in settings that are convenient for the family (home, school, community).
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor from an accredited university.

Two years of experience in a mental health related field preferred.



Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a fully licensed professional: Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychologist preferred.   Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, or Masters Limited Psychologist considered.  

Must maintain licensure.  MCBAP CAADC Certification preferred.  Must obtain and maintain certification in MST and MST-PSB within 6 months of hire date.