Mental Health Assistant

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Diane Heinlein and Heather Robinson

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: $15.57 per Hour
  • Send applications to: http://cmhliv.iapplicants.com
  • Please include your resume when aplying.

Mental Health Assistant
September 11, 2019 – October 11, 2019
Location: Howell, MI
Salary Range: $15.57 per hour Starting
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Benefits: None
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: MI-Adult / SUD Engagement Center (SUDEC)
Description: Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator, mental health assistants support consumers with substance use disorders on their recovery journeys. Many consumers will also have co-occurring mental health needs. Mental health assistants will work in innovative afterhours Substance Abuse Engagement Center and community to provide education, promote recovery and access community resources. Mental health assistants advocate for and enhance acceptance of individuals with substance use disorders in the workplace, family and community. Mental health assistants must function well as a part of a team. Mental health assistants must have strong engagement skills and nonjudgmental approach. Mental health assistants must be able to work second or third shifts on weekdays and any shift on weekends.
Duties: Occasional part-time position (up to 28 hours per week) as Mental Health Assistant for adults with substance use disorders and possibly co-occurring mental illness in Substance Abuse Engagement Center. In a comfortable home-like setting, Mental Health Assistant helps people to consider options for their personal recovery planning. Mental Health Assistant also leads groups and works side by side with people to obtain housing, employment, medical care, recovery supports, transportation, recreation, financial benefits and other available entitlements.
Qualifications: High school diploma required. Valid Michigan driver’s license required. All work hours are outside typical business hours. Second shift (5 pm to 1 am) and third shift (1 am – 9 am) on weekdays and weekends. Additional daytime shift on weekends (9 am – 5 pm). All staff have rotating schedules. They may work all shifts, weekends and holidays.

EXPERIENCE: Some knowledge of the substance abuse and community recovery resources required. Ability to work as part of a team of professionals required. Ability to enter data efficiently and accurately into an electronic medical record.

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