Supervisor • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Agency Name: CMH for Central Michigan

Agency Contact: Gabrielle Smith

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Mecosta
  • Salary Range: $69,264 - $90,189 per Year
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500 South Third Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307


This is a full time, hybrid position, 40 hours per week. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm but there is flexibility.


Salary: $69,264 – $90,189 depending on experience

Student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
NHSC approved facility for student loan repayment program
Health benefits through BCBS with employer contributions to the HSA
12 weeks of 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
Employer funded short- and long-term disability
Comprehensive dental and vision benefits
100% employer funded Defined Benefit (pension) program with vesting after 6 years
30 paid leave days (16 annual/12 sick/2 floating) during first year of employment, this increases with years of service
Performance-based compensation plan with annual increases
Professional development opportunities
Free CEU training opportunities
10 paid holidays

General Description: Supervises services provided by professional staff to individuals with a developmental disability, mental illness, substance use disorder or emotional problems and those who are at risk of those problems including Home-Based services.

Responsibilities and Duties: Supervises directly or indirectly, assigned and associated staff activities and agency contracts. Ensures that agency staff are assigned work, that schedules are set and that staff are performing to expectations. Reads and evaluates case reports and revises other reports and documentation as appropriate. Interprets agency policies and procedures to staff. Assists the Program Director in maintaining and developing appropriate services and/or prevention programs for assigned community. Ensures that assigned areas are in compliance with agency directives and accrediting and regulatory requirements. Consults and provides leadership on program development with agencies, schools and/or coordinating bodies. Encourages staff to work collaboratively with community partners and other teams in the agency. Supervises the 24-hour emergency services when needed. Performs clinical assessments and reassessments when appropriate. Assures the principles of Person-Centered Planning are practiced. Participates and/or leads team meetings and agency staff meetings. Assists the Program Director with hiring and training of clinical staff. May supervise the county ACCESS worker who provides referrals clinical screening, intervention and disposition. Acts as designee for hospital stay authorizations. May act as the lead manager for county programs for Utilization Review. Responsible for overseeing portions of the program budget and authorizes purchase orders as designated. May write grants to establish or maintain CMH services.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned this title. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. They are not intended to limit or in ay way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The above statements will also incorporate knowledge about and actively support: 1) culturally competent recovery based practices, 2) person-centered planning, and 3) a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumers in the recovery process as applicable to the work performed.


General Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Clinical/Counseling Psychology, or Psychiatric Nursing

Job Related Experience: Sufficient experience to perform the position at a satisfactory level. Experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. May require experience and knowledge of NMSAS guidelines. Managed Care background preferred.

Licenses, etc.: Licensed Master’s Social Worker; Licensed or Limited Licensed Psychologist; Licensed Professional Counselor; or RN license. Valid drivers license while operating vehicle on agency business.


Knowledge: Knowledge of administrative, supervisory management, suicide prevention and crisis intervention techniques. Knowledge of various community mental health procedures, forms and services. Knowledge of various community programs and social agencies and how to access them. Knowledge of theoretical and practical bases of mental illness and substance use disorder as practiced in community mental health. Knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, mental health therapies and community organization/intervention. Knowledge of legal procedures, case management and clinical support services functions.

Skills: Interpersonal skills, leadership skills, diagnostic/assessment skills and crisis intervention skills. Use of the telephone and computer skills. Oral and written communication skills. Use of an automobile.

Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively and relate positively to colleagues and members of other community agencies/programs. Ability to establish relationships and deal effectively with a wide range of persons, disciplines and agencies in the community. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to exercise considerable independent and mature judgment. Ability to demonstrate self-confidence, patience, assertiveness and flexibility in difficult situations. Ability to organize and prioritize workloads. Ability to promote professional development, maintain records, analyze problems, work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage stress. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients, determine therapeutic needs and develop treatment/intervention plans.

Physical Demands: Work is generally sedentary. Some local travel is required.

Work Environment: Work is performed in a typical office setting and other community settings and may involve dealing with people under very trying conditions.

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