This position is designed to divert youth from juvenile justice involvement, as well as enhance discharge planning for youth who are placed in out-of-home arrangements or in a psychiatric facility, regardless of insurance status.  This position will also work closely with the Hospital Liaison to provide outreach services to children who are being discharged from a psychiatric unit.  Will provide direct clinical services to children with severe emotional disturbance using a variety of intervention techniques including individual, group and family therapies, case consultation and coordination.  Will provide direct crisis intervention as needed to meet the child and family needs. 


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Provide therapy to address the unmet needs for children and families who are at risk of out-of-home/community placement and increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.
  • Provide clinical services to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance.
  • Provide indirect services for consumers, including case consultation and coordination, advocacy and referral.
  • Complete any necessary evaluations including Folstein, CAFAS and PECTAS, and crisis assessment to meet the needs of children and families.
  • 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 to adults, children, and families.
  • Work cooperatively with Primary Care Physicians, local Courts, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Schools, Intermediate School District, Substance Use and other providers to promote provision of quality community-based services as a method of justice and/or hospital diversion.
  • Work cooperatively with other agency staff and different programs to insure provision of quality services.
  • 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 payor standards (including managed care).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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 Master’s Limited Psychologist considered.
  • Must maintain licensure.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor from an accredited university