Employees in this clinical position are responsible for developing behavioral plans and providing outpatient therapy for consumers with mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Will act on behalf of consumers to assure that services are offered consistent with the Board’s mission statement and applicable policies and procedures.


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Provide Outpatient Therapy for individuals with co-occurring Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness to improve coping skills, regulate mood, enhance confidence and overall sense of wellbeing, and establish positive relationships with others.
  • Work with consumers to develop realistic, measurable, single-outcome therapy objectives to help a consumer reach their goals of recovery and independence.
  • Schedule and participate in intra and interagency meetings as needed to advocate for and coordinate services, to evaluate the recipient’s progress and to ensure rights and freedoms are protected.
  • Coordinate with clinical services staff the development and review of behavioral plans, as required, and will ensure compliance with Behavioral Treatment Committee procedure.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate and provide services based on medical necessity.
  • Provide in-service and training opportunities to co-workers and service providers in the greater mental health system.
  • Participate, as a resource person, in program/service reviews or audits, i.e., clinic services, specialized residential, etc. and assist as requested in completing and implementing plans of correction.
  • Maintain current knowledge of mental health symptomatology, intervention, and treatment strategies.
  • Aid in staff training and crisis intervention services related to psychological or behavioral treatment as indicated.


Credentialed by NLCMHA to provide services in this professional discipline.

QIDP qualified



Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a Licensed Master’s Social Worker or Limited Licensed Master’s Social Worker.   Must maintain licensure.



Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.

Must be motivated to work with the developmentally disabled and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the special needs of this population.  Although not a requirement it is preferred that this knowledge is in part the result of prior direct experience with a minimum of one year experience working with the developmentally disabled population.


NLCMHA complies with the CMS Omnibus Staff Vaccination Requirements relating to COVID-19 vaccination, which can include medical/religious exemptions.



  • $1,000 will be given to employees in two payments: $500 after six months, $500 after one year.
  • Employee must remain in the original position they were hired in for the duration and be in good standing to be eligible.