Masters Level Crisis Clinician • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Masters Level Crisis Clinician

Agency Name: Common Ground

Agency Contact: Stephanie Treuter

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: All Counties - Entire State
  • Salary Range: DOE per Hour
  • Send applications to:
  • Please include your resume when applying.


SIGNING BONUS for part-time and full-time:$3000 to clinicians over 6 months: at hire, 90 days and at 6 months


The Crisis Clinician is a part of the Crisis Assessment Team, which is comprised of Welcoming Specialists, Crisis Traffic Coordinators, Oakland Crisis Intervention Recovery Team (OCIRT) Clinician and Recovery Coach, and the Shift Supervisor. The Crisis Clinician role provides 24-hour on-site and mobile assessment that focus on meeting the needs of all populations in crisis, emphasizing alternatives to hospitalization and continued support. The Crisis Clinician is an at-will position that reports to the Shift Supervisor of the Crisis Assessment Team. Clinicians in this role work with individuals and families/caregivers who are experiencing behavioral health/ substance use crises in the hospitals, or on site as walk-ins or via police and/or ambulance using the emergency entrance.


Provide triages and assessments in hospitals and at the Resource & Crisis Center that include collateral contacts with Core Provider Agency and other people who know the individual well and who are involve in his/her life; crisis interventions and assessments are trauma informed and recovery-oriented
Assess crisis and person/family’s needs to determine service needed
Document all required and collected information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using Collaborative Documentation with persons served
Develop the plan of care in collaboration with the individual/family and the Core Provider Agency based on strengths, needs, abilities, and consideration of preferences, and provide individuals served with due process/second opinion, etc.
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 service providers and community agents
Complete mobile emergency assessment and recommend level of care for private/public insurance contracted with Common Ground
Make referrals and provide authorization for services
Participate in daily team huddles
Work closely with other Common Ground programs, crisis safety-net providers, Oakland Community Health Network, core provider network, area emergency departments, and the access system
Comply with attendance and punctuality policies, as well as all other Common Ground policies and procedures


Ensure all paperwork is complete and provide person/family with necessary copies of signed documents
Utilize recovery principles while comforting people in crisis and provide hope, choice, empowerment in a recovery environment
Develop understanding and management of wellness and triggers
Educate and assist significant others and family members with the petitioning process
Encourage persons and families we serve to be actively involved with planning and treatment
Assist with linking adults/children with substance use issues to the appropriate substance abuse service
During slow times initiate assistance to other teams
Provide first aid and emergency procedures, as needed
Perform other job-related duties as assigned




Michigan Mental Health Code
Community resources
Basic intervention skills
Current behavioral management and de-escalation techniques in a safe, calm, and caring manner


Perform job functions consistent with protocols, procedures, and job instructions
Type and use EHR and operate office equipment efficiently
Work independently and apply critical thinking/decision making skills
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a multi-disciplinary team
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
Maintain collaborative, inter-professional links with colleagues and other health care professionals
Apply trauma informed principles and values with knowledge, decisions, and treatment of all people served
Demonstrate expertise with all populations or engages supervisor and/or co-workers to utilize their expertise with a specific population


Master’s Degree in Human Service field
Professional licensure in the State of Michigan
All Limited License Bachelor Social Workers (LLBSW), Limited License Master Social Workers (LLMSW), Limited License Professional Counselors (LLPC), and 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
1+ year experience in treating or working with disabilities
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Preferred Certification of one of the following:
CAADC Certified Advanced Addiction Drug Counselor
CAC-R Certified Addiction Counselor IC&RC Reciprocal
CCDP Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional
CCDP-D Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomat
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 Mental Health Professional and Child Mental Health Professional

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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