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.” 


Will provide direct clinical services using a variety of intervention techniques including individual and group therapies and case consultation and coordination. Will provide direct crisis intervention services to registered and non-registered clients during daytime clinic hours and after hours on a rotating basis. Will focus on the community re-integration of inmates and work closely with correction officers.                


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Provide clinical services to individuals, primarily in the jail. Direct services are expected to approximate 60% of the normal workweek.
  • Provide indirect services, including case consultation and coordination, advocacy and referral.
  • Provide individual and group therapy.
  • Participate actively in staff development activities including unit meetings, supervisory meetings, community meetings, applicable conferences and review of current literature regarding services.
  • Work cooperatively with jail staff, Primary Care Physicians, local Courts, Family Independence Agencies, Schools, Intermediate School Districts, Substance Abuse and other providers to promote provision of quality community-based services.
  • Work cooperatively with other agency staff and different programs to insure provision of quality services.
  • Participate actively in Utilization Review, other Quality Assurance programs, in periodic evaluation of service output, impact of service delivery, and program planning.
  • Complete documentation of assessments, person-centered plans, review of compliance with documentation and contract requirements, quarterly reviews, and terminal evaluation summaries within time frames prescribed by unit policy in accordance with Medicaid and/or other third-party payer standards (including managed care).



Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor or Bachelor Social Work with CAADC  from an accredited university required.



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.   Licensed Bachelor Social Worker with CAADC considered.

Must maintain licensure.