This position will provide direct clinical services to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and their families using a variety of intervention techniques including individual, group and family therapies, 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. 

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Provide direct clinical services to registered consumers, primarily mentally ill children, adolescents and families. Direct services are expected to approximate 50% of the normal workweek.
  • Provide indirect services for registered consumers, including case consultation and coordination, advocacy and referral.
  • Complete any necessary evaluations including but not limited to PECFAS, CAFAS, and LOCUS. Will consult and actively participate in decisions regarding clients and appropriate services.  Will participate in daytime and after-hours crisis programs as needed.
  • Provide 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.
  • Provide Evidence Based Practices, and become trained to provide Evidenced Based Practices, including but not limited to Trauma Focused CBT (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBTA), Parent Management Training (PMTO).
  • Work cooperatively with Primary Care Physicians, local Courts, Department of Health and Human Services, Schools, ISD, Substance Use 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 periodic evaluation of service output, impact of service delivery, and program planning, which may include agency Performance Indicators, Utilization Review, and Quality Assurance programs.
  • 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).

 

LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

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