Mental Health Clinician
Agency Name: West Michigan CMH System
Agency Contact: Melody Norman
- Position Type: Full Time
- Job Type: Permanent
- County: Mason
- Salary Range: $26.70 - $34.45 per Hour
- Send applications to: https://www.wmcmhs.org/
- Please include your resume when applying.
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The Mental Health Clinician is a professional position responsible for an array of clinical services. The treatment activity is designed to reduce maladaptive behavior, maximize behavioral self-control, or restore normalized psychological functioning, reality orientation, re-motivation, and emotional adjustment, thus enabling improved function and more appropriate interpersonal and social relationships. Use of evidence-based practices is highly desirable which include cognitive behavior therapy, PMTO, trauma informed care, DBT and others. Individual and group therapy interventions are the primary functions of this position. Services described in this position can be performed in the office, in the community and/or in the consumer/family home. Services provided must be in accordance with a plan of service that focuses and is directed by the person served and family when appropriate. The incumbent must be self-directed, function as a team member, and is responsible for providing a number of highly skilled clinical and administrative functions. This position is part of a staff pool that serves to fulfill the agency’s Crisis Stabilization Service. This may require on-call hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
State of Michigan licensure, certification, or registration as required by one of the following professions: Psychologist (LP, LLP, TLLP), physician (MD or DO), licensed master’s social worker (LMSW or LLMSW), licensed professional counselor (LPC or LLPC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, LLMFT). If not currently licensed, certified, or registered in one of these professions, the individual must be eligible and willing to apply for and obtain such licensure, certification, or registration immediately per the guidelines for the profession.
In addition, to provide SUD specific services, the individual must have or be eligible to obtain certification for one of the following: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional – Diplomate through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) or enter into a developmental plan to obtain such certification following the requirements of MCBAP.
Must be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), Children’s Mental Health Professional (CMHP) and/or Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) or must be eligible to obtain the designations.
The incumbent must have graduate level training in individual and group therapy with adults, children, or special populations.
If licensed as a psychologist, the incumbent is able to perform psychological testing if he/she has graduated from a clinical psychology program with course work and lab supervision in the application and scoring of commonly used testing batteries with adults having severe psychiatric disorders.
Must be credentialed and privileged to practice at WMCMH by the Executive Committee of the Clinical Oversight Committee of WMCMH.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to and from meetings and activities at varying work locations including all agency locations in Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties.
Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.