Employment

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Integrated Community Based Services Coordinator 

QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MSW or related degree in mental health from an accredited school and appropriate State of Michigan licensure required.  Must have a minimum of  three to five  years recent experience in mental health/human services field.  A complete understanding and knowledge of current federal, state, and local statues relating to the delivery of services to children and families will be essential. Familiarity with Medicaid policies and procedures and a general knowledge of least two of the following systems: Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, Michigan Department of Human Services, WC-HVCW (juvenile justice division), and the Wayne County Juvenile Court will be important. Must have knowledge of Systems of Care philosophy and principles.  Must be knowledgeable and have an understanding of the Michigan Mental Health Code. 

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the JAC Supervisor, provides direction regarding the assessment of CMO SED youth and family needs; helps to develop and implement individualized treatment plans; implements direction and monitoring that facilitates youth and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and; collaborates with CMO and CMO agencies and parties within the community and the Wayne County Juvenile Justice system; provides utilization oversight, reporting and documents the service provision in JAIS, assures follow up by CMH Children’s Service agencies and performs other duties as assigned. Position is located within a CMO agency, monitored and supervised by JAC.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

•       Prepares weekly service reports to assist in monitoring the services rendered and billed.

•       Collaborates and interacts with other JAC and CMO Juvenile Justice workers for feedback regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals. 

•       Maintains current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems and community resources using in-service trainings, seminars, workshops, and publications, maintaining the minimum necessary for credentialing requirements.

•       Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System and Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority resources and services.

•       Has a strong ability to explain and dialog with CMO worker, CMH therapists and to explain, encourage and facilitate the needs of the clients effectively and efficiently.

•       Facilitates the purchase of CMH services that meet assessed needs .

•       Is knowledgeable of youth exiting process from residential care facilities to ensure referral, engagement and service provision.

•       Actively support the CMO, youth and family to receive appropriate and timely services to prevent escalation out of home and reduce crisis involvement.

•       Actively participates in team meetings and trainings.

•       Maintains appropriate department, agency, and client confidentiality.

•       Engages in crisis intervention as necessary to assure appropriate treatment engagement and provision.

•       Follows safety protocol and procedures.

•       Prepared for and actively engages in weekly supervision.

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

JOB SUMMARY: Provides timely psychological evaluations and participates in the assessment process for clients. Activities include interviewing, testing, and assessment. Psychologists are responsible for all components involved in the provision of psychological assessment in accordance with the policies and procedures established by AFS.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:                                                                     

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Provides quality direct client evaluations and treatment as needed; makes appropriate clinical recommendations for best practice regarding youth and their families.
  • Ensures adequate psychological appointment coverage, requesting appropriate assistance in the event of absence.
  • Able to communicate with clients in a manner appropriate to that age level; accurately evaluate age and comprehension level.
  • Ensures that all documentation is filed according to agency guidelines; completes daily progress notes.
  • Consistently follows the prescribed rules and regulations of the agency, as set forth in the policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain defined clinical privileges through continuing education programs for licensure and CMHP certification.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree with active certification as a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Must be able to administer standardized psychological tests to youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and prevention/at-risk systems. Must be able to score and interpret the results of psychological tests and communicate this information effectively in written reports. Must be able to make recommendations indicating the best treatment services, based on available clinical data for youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and prevention/at-risk systems. Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability is required.

Must have strong computer skills, effective communication skills both written and verbal and have a valid driver’s license and a reliable automobile.

 

CLINICAL THERAPIST

(C.H.O.I.C.E.S)

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Supervisor, assesses family needs; develops and implements individualized treatment plans; implements interventions that facilitate youth and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and utilizes caseload management systems; conducts individual, family and group counseling sessions in accordance with professional standards; collaborates with appropriate agencies and parties within the community and the Wayne County Juvenile Justice system; and performs other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Conducts individual, family, and group therapy sessions according to individualized treatment plans and in accordance with professional standards and empirically supported treatments.
  • Interviews, assesses, and identifies mental health or other problems using approved assessment instruments, social history, and consultation with community and Juvenile Justice resources.
  • Prepares reports as requested.
  • Makes treatment recommendations to appropriate agencies in order to affect a positive impact on the individual’s performance and collaborates with the Juvenile Justice Case Manager relating to other related referrals needed.
  • Creates, maintains, and submits accurate records and documents on a timely basis and in an appropriate manner.
  • Prepares weekly statistical service reports to assist in monitoring services rendered and billing.
  • Collaborates and interacts with other Juvenile Justice workers for feedback regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals.
  • Maintains current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems and community resources using in-service trainings, seminars, workshops, and publications, maintaining the minimum necessary for credentialing requirements.
  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Generates at least 5 direct service hours per day or an average of 25 hours per week.
  • Actively participates in team meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains appropriate department, agency, and client confidentiality.
  • Engages in crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Follows safety protocol and procedures.
  • Prepares for and actively engages in weekly supervision.
  • Provides services primarily in the home and attempts to engage youth and family.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates punctuality on a regular basis, with minimal tardiness and absences without previously informing the supervisor.

Qualifications: Master’s level counselor/social worker. Experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations required. Previous experience with juvenile justice youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits is a must along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance. Proof of licensure within defined field of practice. Strong computer skills. Effective communication skills both written and verbal.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE THERAPIST

(C.H.O.I.C.E.S.)

Qualifications: We are seeking a licensed Master’s level counselor, social worker or psychologist with experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations. This position requires substance abuse credentials. Previous experience with Juvenile Justice involved youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits is a must, along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance.

The candidate must be able to meet the Michigan Department of Community Health qualifications as a Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP) (An individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families and who is a physician, psychologist, licensed or limited-licensed master’s social worker, licensed or limited-licensed professional counselor, or registered nurse; or an individual with at least a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has three years supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families; or an individual with at least a master’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.)

Proof of licensure within defined discipline is necessary. Strong computer skills, effective communication, both written and verbal, is mandatory, along with the ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability is required.