This is a clinical position responsible for developing consumer behavior programs and completing psychological assessments. This position has the primary responsibility for assuring the psychological/behavioral treatment is suitable and appropriate for consumers of the public mental health system. The psychologist is an active member of a treatment team, and reports to the Chief Population Officer for Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services, as assigned. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Conduct behavioral and psychological assessments, consultations and treatment provision with adults and children across the six- county region of NLCMHA.
  • Design/monitor and evaluates psychological/behavioral treatment programs in cooperation with other members of the team.
  • Provide assistance in staff training and crisis intervention services related to psychological or behavioral treatment as indicated.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary staffing meetings and other pertinent consumers and staff meetings.
  • Ensure psychological services meet agency, state and federal, and other pertinent standards and policies and keeps current with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide in-service and training opportunities to co-workers and service providers in the greater mental health system.
  • Locate, obtain, and coordinate services outside and inside the CMH system as needed.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance case review procedures, including consumer satisfaction.
  • Provide effective individual, group and/or family therapy (short and long-term).
  • 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. 
  • Collaborate with consumers (and staff) in assessing their needs, develop treatment goals, objectives, methodologies, timeliness, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Participate in and provide leadership with the agency in Culture of Gentleness philosophy and techniques.




Master’s Degree in Psychology from an accredited university.

Advanced training in functional analysis/principles of behavior treatment if degree is not primarily behavioral psychology focused.  A doctoral degree in psychology and full licensure may be required to perform some duties/responsibilities.



Must have licensure with the State of Michigan. Fully licensed Psychologist preferred.   Limited Licensed Psychologist considered.  Must maintain licensure.