Bachelor Level Licensed Clinician • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Bachelor Level Licensed Clinician

Agency Name: Common Ground

Agency Contact: Laura Griffioen

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Genesee
  • Salary Range: 23.00 per Hour
  • Send applications to:
  • Please include your resume when applying.

There are two positions available:

1) Full-Time (40 hr/wk), Afternoon shift

2) Contingent

Job Incentives:

Assigned case load
No on-call
No after-hour calls
No documentation after-hours
Guaranteed hours
Company vehicle
Reimbursements (gas, mileage, etc)


The Crisis Interventionist II (CI II) is an at-will position that will report to the Genesee CIRT Program Manager. The CI II will provide crisis intervention and support to individuals/families who are experiencing a mental health, substance abuse, and/or family crisis. This position will work closely with crisis safety-net providers, CMH/provider network, area emergency departments, and the access system. The CI II will assist people/families in accessing community or CMH resources and services. This position will promote and participate in activities that enhance recovery and family resiliency.


Briefly assess crisis situation and person/family’s needs
Actively engage person/family experiencing a crisis in order to avoid negative outcomes
Provide support and assist people/families in building trust and rapport
Utilize recovery principles while comforting people in crisis: Hope, Choice, Empowerment, Recovery environment, Meaning and Purpose
Develop understanding and management of wellness and triggers
Provide active crisis intervention that is welcoming, trauma-informed, brief, and solution-focused to adults/children presenting with emergent or urgent need
Join with person/family to create a comprehensive crisis plan and safety plan following Person/Family Center Planning principles that utilize the individual’s strengths, natural supports, and community resources, and that supports crisis mitigation in the least restrictive environment
Arrange or provide transportation to a safe place as needed
Educate and assist significant others and family members with the petitioning process
Encourage consumers to be actively involved with planning and treatment
Explore and link person/family with natural and community supports
Provide referrals, arrange for psychiatric evaluations, facilitate authorization for hospitalization if unable to successfully divert, and inter- and intra-agency services
Facilitate a respite plan for individuals who are homeless or who do not feel safe in their home environment
Facilitate transition to appropriate aftercare services and assist with implementation of individual recovery plans and coordination of natural supports
Collaborate with other providers, the criminal justice system, including CMH, Mental Health Court, and Adult Drug Court staff to ensure that eligible individuals who are released or diverted from jail are successfully linked to the most appropriate level of care
Act as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person/family including with service providers and community agents
Comply with federal, state, county, and agency regulations governing Targeted Case Management and the delivery of specialty services and supports
Provide first aid and emergency procedures as needed
Submit all electronic or hard copy documents are complete, accurate, and signed prior to end of shift
Complete Service Activity Logs in accordance with departmental standards
Adhere to established Quality Improvement Indicators
Comply with attendance and punctuality policies, as well as all other Common Ground policies and procedures


Assist people with gaining crisis based coping skills and recovery tools
Assist with fulfilling basic needs such as food, clothing, arrange for shelter, etc. as needed
Assist with linking adults/children with substance use issues to the appropriate substance abuse service
Promote a team environment
Participate in training and orientation of new staff and interns
Perform other job-related duties as assigned




Basic intervention skills
Behavior management and de-escalation techniques
Program goals and objectives
Trauma informed principles

Type, enter data and file efficiently
Operate office equipment
Demonstrate proficiency in relevant software and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Relate to a diverse population which includes a variety of age, economic and educational backgrounds
Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Work independently and apply critical thinking/decision making skills
Work with a multi-disciplinary team successfully
Manage volatile situations in a safe, calm, and caring manner


Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Human Service field
All Limited License Bachelor Social Workers (LLBSW), Limited License Master Social Workers (LLMSW), Limited License Professional Counselors (LLPC), and Temporary Limited License Psychologists (TLLP) must receive their permanent license (LBSW, LMSW, LPC, LLP) within 5 years from the issue date of the original limited/temporary license as published in the State of Michigan LARA system in order to continue their employment
Professional licensure in the State of Michigan
Minimum of one (1) year experience in treating or working with disabilities
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Certification in/or willing to obtain a development plan with MCBAP for the following (within 30 days of hire):
CADC Certified Addiction Counselor
Experience providing crisis intervention services
Experience with broad range of age groups and disabilities, including children
Experience with persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder
Standard met for Child Mental Health Professional


Physical Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is done in an office environment with exposure to computer screens. Assignments may require work to be done on an individual basis or in teams with members at various staffing levels. The work environment is that of a crisis center and may subject staff to behavioral and medical events that could be physically hazardous.

Other Requirements:

The ability to work various shifts and hours, local travel may be required.

The agency may in its sole discretion fill this position on a full-time, part-time, or contingent basis with the individual best fit to perform the essential functions of the job. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the title. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Employees in this title are subject to a background check and a pre-employment physical.

Common Ground is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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