Individuals in this clinical position are responsible for providing crisis intervention.  This position functions as a member of a team to carry out NLCMHA’s clinical, emergency and assessment services.  This position reports to the Operations Manager or CMCO as assigned. This position provides no direct supervisory responsibilities.


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Participate in jail diversion activity as it relates to emergency services.
  • Function as jail liaison for all counties NLCMHA serves.
  • Identify, screen, and assess inmates within the jail setting.
  • Collaborate with attorneys, courts, and other community agencies for possible jail diversions for individuals incarcerated or at risk of incarceration.
  • Act as backup for crisis services and mental health programming with jail system.
  • Provide advocacy, and resource linkage to persons with mental illness who are incarcerated.
  • Develop treatment plans to recommend to courts as part of jail diversions.
  • Provide emergency and crises intervention services as assigned.
  • Collaborate with consumers (and staff) in assessing their needs, develop treatment goals, objectives, methodologies, timeliness, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • 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.
  • Participate actively in staff development activities including unit meetings, supervisory meetings, community meetings, applicable conferences, and review of current literature regarding services to adults.
  • Work cooperatively with Primary Care Physicians, local Courts, Department of Human Services Agencies, Substance Abuse and other providers to promote provision of quality community- based services.
  • Provide emergency services to jail inmates and other clinical interventions as assigned.
  • Coordinate Person-Centered Planning.  In doing so, attends 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.



Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Professional Counseling.

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



Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a licensed professional: LMSW, LPC or Psychologist. LLMSW, LLP considered.

Must maintain licensure.  Additional certification may be required for specialized services, such as CAC, Gerontology