REMOTE Telehealth Clinician - Behavioral Health Urgent Care • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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REMOTE Telehealth Clinician – Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Agency Name: Common Ground

Agency Contact: Stephanie Treuter

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Oakland
  • Salary Range: $30.00 - $40.00 per Hour
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  • Please include your resume when applying.

Announcing The Behavioral Health Urgent Care!

As seen in Crain’s Detroit and C&G Newspapers

This is a Brand New, Exciting Opportunity for Mental Healthcare Professionals.

Be among the first to join this virtual telehealth team for a premiere behavioral health program in the Oakland County region!

Click here for more details about this new program.


New Rate! $30-$40 Per Hour!

Common Ground is an established non-profit community-crisis organization. Our purpose: helping people move from crisis to hope. For the past 50 years, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

Here at Common Ground, the people we serve come first. We have identified the need for a Behavioral Health Urgent Care in our community. It will be the first of its kind in the Oakland County region. The Clinic will treat people experiencing mild to moderate mental health crises, provide urgent psychiatric care treatment, and fill the gap between emergency rooms and slow office visits. Our highly trained staff will be dedicated to serving the person in need with the best crisis care in the region.

The service will be delivered in two main methods, virtual telehealth, and a walk-in facility. The clinic will first provide a virtual telehealth option that will be an ongoing alternative to in-person, face-to-face treatment.


The BHUC Clinician is a part of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC), which is comprised of the following titles: Nurse Practitioners, Clinicians, and the Program Manager. The Clinician’s role is to provide assessments that focus on meeting the needs of all populations in crisis, emphasizing alternatives to emergency rooms and continued support. The Clinician is an at-will position, reporting to the Program Manager of the BHUC. This position will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration that will work with individuals and families/caregivers who are experiencing behavioral health crises. Emphasis will be placed on the provision of problem-focused, time-limited psychotherapy in conjunction with other mental health professionals. The BHUC Clinician will provide care within his/her scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements.


Provide triage and assessment in Virtual BHUC 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
Develop the plan of care in collaboration with the individual/family and is based on strengths, needs, abilities, and consideration of preferences, etc.
Document all required and collected information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using Collaborative Documentation with persons served
Act as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person/family including service providers and community agents
Complete mental health assessment and recommend plan of care for private/public insurance contracted with BHUC
Make referrals to community resources
Participate in daily team huddles
Work closely with other Common Ground programs, providers, core provider network, area emergency departments, and the access system
Provide feedback in clinical and diagnostic matters to management staff
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
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
Perform other job-related duties as assigned




Michigan Mental Health Code
Community resources
Basic intervention skills
Telemental Health
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
Demonstrate proficiency in telehealth platform (V SEE)
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 Services field
Professional licensure in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), fully Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Psychiatrist (LP)
Minimum one (1) year experience in treating or working with disabilities
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 and counseling 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


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is done in a recovery-oriented and supportive clinical/crisis environment. Assignments may require work to be done on an individual basis or in teams with members at various staffing levels.

Other Requirements:

The ability to work various shifts and hours including weekday and weekend hours. All electronic or hard copy documents are complete, accurate, and signed prior to end of shift. Attitude and actions are aligned with the organizational mission and values. Promote a team environment. Focus on the strengths and needs of the person/families served. Complete Service Activity Logs in accordance with departmental standards. Adhere to established Quality Improvement Indicators. Participate in training and orientation of new staff and interns.

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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