Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA) is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Home Based Therapist at our Grayling location.   

NLCMHA is committed to Youth Driven Family Guided care and the resiliency of children.  This professional position provides therapeutic services to infants, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Services provided include conducting assessments, diagnosing, development of treatment plans, providing individual and family therapy using DHHS approved Evidence Based Models, monitoring of progress, and documentation of services.  Additionally, this position will be involved in collaboration and consultation with other community service agencies, schools and courts.  Home Based services is an intensive family service program that typically takes place in the family home or in other community-based locations. Primary service area is Roscommon and Crawford County. Provides services at times and locations to meet needs of the children and families served.



ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Under the direction of the program supervisor, using MDHHS Evidence Based Models, provide individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, family collateral contacts, coordination of care and case management services to children birth through age 20 and their families. Provide home-based parent-infant support and intervention services to families where the parent’s condition and life circumstances, or the characteristics of the infant, threaten the parent-infant attachment and the consequent social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the infant.
  • Conduct comprehensive, quality assessments of both children and families. This includes general Mental Health assessments as well as specialty assessments according to age or specific condition, e.g. Trauma Assessment.
  • Reach an appropriate diagnosis for each infant/youth/child, and will develop comprehensive, quality individualized/family treatment plans based on Person Centered Planning Practices.
  • Have and maintain specialized certifications as required to meet the needs of the persons served.
  • Maintain agency paperwork and clinical record documentation, i.e. DECA, CAFAS, PECFAS, annual assessments, person centered plans, status reports, progress notes, and vouchers, in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Based on professional training, may be asked to provide services such as psychological testing, clinical supervision, Parent Education, community education classes or interagency presentations.
  • Participate actively in staff development activities including trainings provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, and those trainings that promote skill development related to the position responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively with all community agencies and other providers to promote provision of quality, community-based services.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs, and in periodic evaluation of performance and outcomes of service delivery.
  • Comply with mandatory reporting requirements in situations of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Provide direct crisis intervention services to registered and non-registered clients during daytime clinic hours and after hours on rotating basis as needed.
  • Advise supervisor regarding schedule and whereabouts daily.



  • 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.
  • Certification in Michigan Department of Health and Human Service/MDHHS (formerly MDCH) Trauma Focused CBT highly preferred.
  • Must maintain licensure.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor from an accredited university, or a Degree in Nursing.
  • Prefer previous training and competence in Evidence Based Practices, including Trauma Focused CBT.
  • Meets MDHHS criteria for a Child Mental Health Professional.



  • $1,000 will be given to employees in two payments: $500 after six months, $500 after one year.
  • Employee must remain in the original position they were hired in for the duration and be in good standing to be eligible.