Home-Based Therapist • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Home-Based Therapist

Agency Name: CMH for Central Michigan

Agency Contact: Gabrielle Smith

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Osceola
  • Salary Range: 53,414 - 72,550 per Year
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4473 220th Avenue, Reed City, Michigan 49677


This is a full time, hybrid position, 40 hours per week. Schedules will vary Monday through Friday and will require working some non-traditional hours to accommodate family schedules, however there is flexibility with supervisor approval and can be further discussed in the interview.


Salary: $53,414 – $72,550 depending on experience

Student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
NHSC approved facility for student loan repayment program
Health benefits through BCBS with employer contributions to the HSA
12 weeks of 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
Employer funded short- and long-term disability
Comprehensive dental and vision benefits
100% employer funded Defined Benefit (pension) program with vesting after 6 years
30 paid leave days (16 annual/12 sick/2 floating) during first year of employment, this increases with years of service
Performance-based compensation plan with annual increases
Professional development opportunities
Free CEU training opportunities
10 paid holidays

General Description: Responsible for providing a wide range of mental health services to families with children that have emotional disturbances requiring intensive intervention using family, and group treatment methods.

Responsibilities and Duties: Responsible for the evaluation and diagnoses of recipients. Provide services for families with children, within the home and the community, that have emotional disturbances requiring intensive intervention. Provide crisis intervention at the appropriate settings. Provide individual, mental, family and group therapy based on the person centered plan and best practice standards. Other responsibilities include case management, consultation, and education. Provide consultation and coordination of services with other community agencies such as the Family Court and The Department of Human Services. Requires the ability to work with multiple agencies to facilitate community treatment plans and to work without direct supervision. Stays current with professional credentialing and knowledge base within scope of practice. Participates in staff meeting, committees and professional development activities. May be required to serve children age 0 to 3.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this title. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. They are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The above statements will also incorporate knowledge about and actively support 1) culturally competent recovery based practices, 2) person-centered planning, and 3) a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumers in the recovery process as applicable to the work performed..


General Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy

Courses: Clinical areas, professional ethics

Training: Cognitive Behavior Treatment, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care training preferred.

Job-Related Experience: Sufficient experience working with children and families. Experience with relevant population in a community mental health setting and Infant Mental Health experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications: Michigan state licensure. Valid driver’s license while operating vehicle on agency business.

If serving children age 0 to 3: Master’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school, training, and two years* of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families required (*as required for MI-AIMH endorsement). Must minimally have Endorsement Level 2 by the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health; Level 3 preferred. Must be a QIDP if serving children with a developmental disability.


Knowledge: Knowledge of community resources and systems, family dynamics and various procedures in petitioning for guardianship and commitment to psychiatric hospitals. Knowledge of various programs in the areas of health, mental health and social welfare. Knowledge of the characteristics and social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, psychopathology, family dynamics, social problems, community resources and interventions. Knowledge of child development research and its application in treatment.

Skills: Provides various modes of treatment to individuals, groups and families. Keeps abreast of current research literature and applies to practical situations with recipients. Computer experience with Windows environment to include clinical software. Telephone and communication skills.

Abilities: Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Good ability to gather, record and evaluate information; assess the needs of the recipient and formulate treatment plans. Complete reports and reviews. Develop clear and precise case studies to relate to and establish rapport with a wide range of people and recipients. Ability to work with individuals, families, and groups and consult with other community agencies.

Physical Demands: Light Work – involves periods of sitting or standing interspersed with driving, walking and providing services. Travel is required on a daily basis.

Work Environment: Work is performed in residences or other community settings and may involve dealing with people under very trying or difficult circumstances.

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