Outreach/Homebased Therapist • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Outreach/Homebased Therapist

Agency Name: Gratiot Integrated Health Network

Agency Contact: Jaime Ray

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Other
  • Salary Range: $51,979 - $65,083 per Year
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The Outreach Therapist is responsible for providing therapy services, annual assessments, determining the appropriate treatment plan, or making referrals to other services if deemed necessary, to consumers receiving mental health services.

Essential Functions:
To ensure equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, GIHN will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified individual, to allow them to perform the essential functions of a job, unless doing so causes undue hardship on the operation of the Agency.
1. Performs annual assessments of consumers receiving mental health services to determine individual and/or family needs. This includes diagnostic evaluation; obtaining personal, family, emotional, social and medical information; and crisis intervention. Also responsible for monitoring treatment plans to assess consumer progress and making adjustments to goals when appropriate.
2. Involved in organized, on-going, collaborative efforts that involve individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders which may require services from multiple systems.
3. Provides on-location and/or in-home service delivery to assigned consumers and their families, including families in crisis, by phone, walk-in, and/or advance appointment basis.
4. Demonstrates core clinical skills in treating consumers with co-occurring disorders using evidence based, welcoming, motivational interviewing and stages of change, practices.
5. Performs diagnostic evaluation in collaboration with the consumer’s physician, GIHN’s Access Department, and/or the Outreach Program Supervisor.
6. Provides collaboration with referral sources such as physicians, schools, community professionals, other agencies, hospitals and courts, to ensure continuity of care and services.
7. Enhances community understanding and acceptance of individuals with a severe, persistent mental illness or developmental disability, as well as existing GIHN services, through educational community presentations throughout Gratiot County.
8. Able to accurately diagnose mental illness, psychological disturbance and developmental disability, using approved diagnostic nomenclature.
9. Effectively conducts therapy with children, adolescents and adults utilizing individual, group, family or other appropriate modalities of treatment, to ensure that the least restrictive procedures and shortest length of stay in treatment is achieved.
10. Demonstrates competency working with children and/or adults, in targeted populations, who have experienced trauma and/or sexual abuse.
11. May serve as a member of the emergency services crisis team, providing 24 hour crisis intervention for the residents of Gratiot County.
12. Maintains complete, detailed and timely records, in compliance with regulatory and professional standards, GIHN policy and third party funding source requirements.
13. Adheres to GIHN and professional code of ethics.
14. Participates in staff meetings, patient review meetings, the clinical record review process (if required), and in-service training as an effective member of the clinical services team.
15. Protects the security, confidentiality and integrity of all protected health information in a manner that is consistent with HIPAA, MDHHS and GIHN policy and procedure.
16. Assures consumers’ rights are protected and recipient rights procedures are followed throughout GIHN and its provider network.
17. Attends and actively participates in GIHN required training as well as seeks external education opportunities for professional growth and development.
18. Abides by all applicable GIHN policies and procedures.
19. Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
20. Performs work and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and use of appropriate approaches, skills and techniques which reflect an understanding and awareness of trauma and social, cultural and economic diversity of the target population served. GIHN employees will actively support the goal of person centered planning and integrated care through the recovery process and will acknowledge and develop competencies to support the understanding of the complexities of the human condition and the manner in which physical health, substance use disorders and physical and/or emotional trauma are interrelated to the need for mental health services. Must demonstrate computer skills, including entering and retrieving data. Must demonstrate high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Must exhibit strong spelling, grammar and both oral and written communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment; however, it requires travel to other locations including, but not limited to, consumer’s homes, physician offices, court houses, etc. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Some flexibility in hours is allowed but the employee is expected to be available during the core works hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the majority of the time, and must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status, unless an adjusted schedule is pre-approved. Some evening hours and weekends may be required.

Travel may be necessary for this position but is generally located within Gratiot County. A valid Michigan Driver’s license is required to operate GIHN vehicles or to transport consumers in personal or GIHN owned vehicles.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling or related field, is required. Michigan licensure appropriate to professional degree, i.e. LLP, LMSW, is required. Must have experience in the diagnosis and provision of services to individuals with mental health illness, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in a mental health or other human services agency. Must have QMHP or QMRP and a minimum of one year related work experience. Individual Specialized Training qualifies for a QMHP/QMRP.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Three years of work experience in the mental health field.

EEO Statement:
GIHN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other protected status. Equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training. GIHN expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above, or any other protected status. Improper interference with the ability of other employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. The above functions will also incorporate knowledge about and actively support culturally competent recovery based practices, person-centered planning and a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumers in the recovery process, as applicable to the work performed.

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