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Access Specialist, Youth

Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Agency Contact: Sergio Covarrubias

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Kalamazoo
  • Salary Range: $50,481-$57,699 per Year
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Do you have a passion for providing clinical screenings/assessments and utilization management to youth entering the mental health system? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work as Youth Access Specialist and make a difference in our community.
Why This Job Is Awesome
• You are passionate about mental health and performing work that impacts our community
• You have generous PTO, holidays, benefits, and the best retirement plans
What You Will Be Doing
As a Youth Access Specialist you will provide clinical screenings/assessments to youth and families entering the ISK mental health system. The successful candidate will provide screenings/assessments via phone and in person to individuals with mental health, co-occurring, substance use and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Additionally, the Youth Access Specialist will be trained to determine eligibility for the Autism Benefit using the ADOS/ADIR.

What We Require
A Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred. Will consider a Master’s degree in Psychology, or a related field, and a minimum of three years experience in the social work, mental health and/or substance use disorder field. Priority consideration will be given to qualified candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish.
You must also have one of the following Michigan Licensures: Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW). Limited licenses will also be considered.

Why Work For ISK
Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Kalamazoo community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development.
We also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with some of the best retirement plans in southwest Michigan. You will also enjoy 12 paid holidays, 23 days of PTO and the opportunity to earn additional PTO hours for participating in our wellness program! Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise!

Who We Are
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. ISK works with youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders to help them succeed. We provide welcoming and diverse community partnerships which collaborate and share resources to support individuals and families to be successful and achieve their goals in a trauma-informed environment.

Come Join Us!
Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are invited to apply. ISK is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusion among its workforce. ISK fomenta la diversidad y la inclusión.

We look forward to meeting you! Apply online at

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Physical Efforts – Job demands include prolonged sitting and standing as appropriate. May occasionally require light lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or bending as appropriate. Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.

Working Conditions – Office environment with noise from computers, copy machine, and telephones. Use of computer screen for periods in excess of 30 minutes at a time. Possible eyestrain from extended periods of viewing computer screen. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, and parasites. Travel throughout the Kalamazoo area is required.

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