Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority 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.”

 

Individuals in this clinical position are responsible for providing case coordination, individual, group and/family therapy and crisis intervention. This position functions as a member of a team to carry out the Authority’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):

  • Responsible for development and coordination of the protocols and systems of Family Assessment and Safety Team (FAST).
  • Promote, educate, and outreach to agencies and communities regarding the FAST Mobile Crisis Team for Children.
  • 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.
  • May participate in the Access function as assigned.
  • 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 individual and group therapy.
  • 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.
  • Provide emergency services to jail inmates and other clinical interventions as assigned consistent with expectations of the grant.
  • Participate in jail diversion activity as it relates to emergency services.
  • Will functions as jail liaison as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of mental health symptomatology, intervention and treatment strategies.
  • May observe set up of consumer’s medications.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor from an accredited university, or a Degree in Nursing. Two years of experience in a mental health related field.

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

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