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.”

Will provide direct clinical services to mentally ill children and adults using a variety of intervention techniques including individual, group and family therapies, case consultation and coordination. May provide services to emotionally disturbed children and their families as needed. 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 adults. Direct services are expected to approximate 60% of the normal workweek.
  • Provide indirect services for registered consumers, including case consultation and coordination, advocacy and referral.
  • Complete any necessary evaluations including Folstein and CAFAS. Consult and actively participate in decisions regarding clients and appropriate services. Participate in daytime and after hours crisis programs.
  • 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.
  • Work cooperatively with Primary Care Physicians, local Courts, Departments of Health and Human Services, Schools, ISD, Substance Abuse 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 Utilization Review, other Quality Assurance programs, in periodic evaluation of service output, impact of service delivery, and program planning.
  • 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).



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



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 Limited Licensed Psychologist considered. Must maintain licensure.