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 position supports functions of the NLCMHA Integrated Health Clinic (IHC) and NLCMHA Behavioral Health Services, as assigned. This position is responsible for providing assessment, case coordination, individual, group and/family therapy and crisis intervention for persons with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). This position reports to the Director of Integrated and Managed Health Services. This position provides no direct supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Collaborate with consumers (and staff) in assessing consumer needs, develop treatment goals, objectives, methodologies, timeliness, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Complete initial assessments as needed.
  • Provide assessment and consultation services for patients with Substance Use Disorder and mental illness.
  • Provide brief assessment of patients to assist primary care provider in IHC with referrals to appropriate resources as indicated by primary provider or based on patient assessment.
  • Deliver brief interventions including psycho-education, motivational interviewing, information on services available to address identified concerns or other approaches as appropriate.
  • Provide consultation to other community agencies and professionals (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 screenings, coordination, and at times, individual therapy.
  • Participate in Person-Centered Planning, attending 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.
  • Provide psychosocial services to persons receiving Medication Assisted Treatment.
  • Collaborate with consumers (and staff) in assessing their needs, develop treatment goals, objective, methodologies, timeliness, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Request, when necessary, review of the individual program plan by the individual’s interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintain up-to-date case records, provide information for third party billing, case review, and accountability.
  • Maintain knowledge of mental health and SUD symptomatology, intervention and treatment strategies.
  • Conduct ongoing groups for individuals with mental illness and SUD.
  • Provide transportation for consumers and guests as appropriate.
  • Support other areas of IHC as needed to ensure ongoing care.



Credentialed by NLCMHA to provide services in this professional discipline.



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. Additional certification may be required for specialized services, such as CAADC, Gerontology.