NLCMHA is committed to Youth Driven Family Guided care and the resiliency of children. We are particularly committed to those infants, children and families who have experienced Trauma. This professional position provides therapeutic services to infants, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Services provided include conducting assessments, making diagnoses, developing treatment plans, providing individual and family therapy using MDHHS-approved Evidence Based Models, monitoring of progress, and documenting 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. This position works as part of the six-county Child and Family Team. 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 DHHS Evidence Based Models, provides individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, family collateral contacts, coordination of care and case management services to children birth to age 18 and their families.
- Conducts 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.
- Reaches an appropriate diagnosis for each infant/youth/child, and develops comprehensive, quality individualized/family treatment plans based on Person Centered Planning Practices.
- Has and maintains specialized certifications as required to meet the needs of the persons served.
- Maintains agency paperwork and clinical record documentation, i.e., 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.
- Participates 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.
- Works cooperatively with all community agencies and other providers to promote provision of quality, community-based services.
- Participates in quality assurance programs, and in periodic evaluation of performance and outcomes of service delivery.
- Complies with mandatory reporting requirements in situations of suspected child abuse or neglect.
- Provides crisis coverage during business hours for families receiving Home Based Services.
- Advises supervisor regarding schedule and whereabouts daily.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counseling from an accredited university. Prefer previous training and competence in Evidence Based Practices, including Trauma Focused CBT. Meets MDHHS criteria for a Child Mental Health Professional.
LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:
Must have and maintain 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.