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Starfish Family Services -Infant Mental Health Therapist (Inkster Location)

Primary Purpose: 

To work as a member of a team with program staff and community sources to provide a continuum of services to young children and families in an effort to strengthen and preserve families, assist in identifying individual needs, and provide and assist in coordinating services to meet each individual’s needs. 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or other related human services field required.
  • Current professional license/certification in the State of Michigan is required.
  • At least one year experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (DHHS, public health, education, etc.) is preferred.
  • At least one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors is required.
  • IMH Endorsement Level II or ability to work towards the endorsement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Must have reliable mode of transportation and must possess a current valid State of Michigan chauffeur’s driver’s license and automobile insurance that is insurable. Must meet SFS and our insurance carrier guidelines for the transportation of children/ clients.
  2. Basic knowledge of adult mental illness and child development required.
  3. Good assessment skills.
  4. Willingness to provide group interventions required.
  5. Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds whom have multiple needs or problems.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively and responsibly as a member of a team with colleagues, supervisors, agency staff and collateral contacts.
  7. Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate needed services to fulfill plans.
  8. Ability to role model appropriate child-handling techniques to parents and staff.
  9. Development and implementation of Individualized Plan of Service utilizing Person Centered Planning.
  10. Ability to make critical decisions independent of immediate supervision.
  11. Knowledge of community resources and linkages.
  12. Experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (FIA, public health, education, etc.) preferred.
  13. Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, group and family systems treatment.
  14. Competence in the delivery of crisis intervention services and in brief and time-limited therapy.
  15. Must be computer literate.
  16. Good understanding of child development, parent/child dynamics, common childhood behavior problems and appropriate interventions.
  17. Ability to effectively, appropriately, and accurately communicate both orally and in writing.
  18. Ability to meet productivity expectation as assigned by program supervisor.
  19. Ability and willingness to abide by all Starfish Family Services confidentiality policies.
  20. Ability and desire for personal and professional growth, and skill development.
  21. Ability to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity and to respect the privacy and special needs of our clients.
  22. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  23. Must have a commitment to the welfare of the children and families the program serves and to the delivery of quality services.
  24. Ability to work flexible hours as needed (i.e. some evenings or week-end work is required).
  25. Must have the ability to work with all members of the community regardless of race, age, sex and cultural or ethnic background.
  26. Must maintain professional and ethical standards.
  27. Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner and develop new relationships with other community agencies.

Other Skills and Abilities Required:

The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Expectations include:  a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by management. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide comprehensive assessments and treatment planning with measurable objectives.
  2. Provide support and crisis intervention with families and children involved with the program.
  3. Assist in coordination and referrals of support services to parents.
  4. Provide Outpatient child-centered therapy, parent/child therapy and family therapy services in the home environment
  5. Facilitate parent and child support groups and participate in staffing of the Family Resource Center.
  6. Provide parent education and guidance.
  7. Work cooperatively as a member of a team with program staff and community resources.
  8. Participate in monthly marketing and outreach activities, develop referral relationships with other agencies and maintain those referral relationships.
  9. Provide programming and mental health training to other professionals.
  10. Participate in an on-call rotation to respond to crisis assessments
  11. Maintain client files in order and up to date for the 0-3 program.
  12. Submit timely and accurate documentation of services, billing data and required paperwork
  13. Provide client transportation as needed and appropriate for case plan
  14. Responsible for working with team members, supervisor, child, families and community contacts in a manner that is conducive to the philosophy and mission of the program and agency.
  15. Participate in individual and group supervision
  16. Participate in on-going personal and professional development including in-service training, peer review, external workshops and seminars.
  17. Accept and emulate the mission of SFS.
  18. Assist in finding and directing clients in case of an emergency such as a fire or tornado.
  19. Cooperate in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.
  20. Attend all agency and departmental meetings and training as required.
  21. Adhere to all Lifespan policies and procedures as it relates to documentation, productivity, training requirements, CMH guidelines, and confidentiality.
  22. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or other management.

NOTE:  The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the position in this job classification.  Not all duties are included.  It is expected an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:   The successful candidate for this position will be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation, satisfactorily complete a drug screen, TB test, national and state background check and DHS clearance (additional items may be required dependent upon position).

Minimum rate: $20.13 Job Family:   Therapist

Deadline:         This posting will close in five days or when the position is filled.

Procedure:      Apply online: https://www.starfishfamilyservices.org/career/jobs/

Contact:           Robin Chapekis

Assistant Director, Human Resources
26429 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Email: rchapekis@sfish.org
Office: (734) 713-9291

Posted 02/14/2018 (T.L)


Starfish Family Services – Infant Mental Health Therapist (Westland location)

Primary Purpose:

 To work as a member of a team with program staff and community sources to provide a continuum of services to young children and families in an effort to strengthen and preserve families, assist in identifying individual needs, and provide and assist in coordinating services to meet each individual’s needs.

Education and Experience Required:  

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or other related human services field required.
  • Current professional license/certification in the State of Michigan is required.
  • At least one year experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (DHHS, public health, education, etc.) is preferred.
  • At least one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors is required.
  • IMH Endorsement Level II or ability to work towards the endorsement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Must have reliable mode of transportation and must possess a current valid State of Michigan chauffeur’s driver’s license and automobile insurance that is insurable. Must meet SFS and our insurance carrier guidelines for the transportation of children/ clients.
  2. Basic knowledge of adult mental illness and child development required.
  3. Good assessment skills.
  4. Willingness to provide group interventions required.
  5. Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds whom have multiple needs or problems.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively and responsibly as a member of a team with colleagues, supervisors, agency staff and collateral contacts.
  7. Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate needed services to fulfill plans.
  8. Ability to role model appropriate child-handling techniques to parents and staff.
  9. Development and implementation of Individualized Plan of Service utilizing Person Centered Planning.
  10. Ability to make critical decisions independent of immediate supervision.
  11. Knowledge of community resources and linkages.
  12. Experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (FIA, public health, education, etc.) preferred.
  13. Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, group and family systems treatment.
  14. Competence in the delivery of crisis intervention services and in brief and time-limited therapy.
  15. Must be computer literate.
  16. Good understanding of child development, parent/child dynamics, common childhood behavior problems and appropriate interventions.
  17. Ability to effectively, appropriately, and accurately communicate both orally and in writing.
  18. Ability to meet productivity expectation as assigned by program supervisor.
  19. Ability and willingness to abide by all Starfish Family Services confidentiality policies.
  20. Ability and desire for personal and professional growth, and skill development.
  21. Ability to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity and to respect the privacy and special needs of our clients.
  22. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  23. Must have a commitment to the welfare of the children and families the program serves and to the delivery of quality services.
  24. Ability to work flexible hours as needed (i.e. some evenings or week-end work is required).
  25. Must have the ability to work with all members of the community regardless of race, age, sex and cultural or ethnic background.
  26. Must maintain professional and ethical standards.
  27. Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner and develop new relationships with other community agencies.

 Other Skills and Abilities Required:

The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Expectations include:  a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by management.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide comprehensive assessments and treatment planning with measurable objectives.
  2. Provide support and crisis intervention with families and children involved with the program.
  3. Assist in coordination and referrals of support services to parents.
  4. Provide Outpatient child-centered therapy, parent/child therapy and family therapy services in the home environment
  5. Facilitate parent and child support groups and participate in staffing of the Family Resource Center.
  6. Provide parent education and guidance.
  7. Work cooperatively as a member of a team with program staff and community resources.
  8. Participate in monthly marketing and outreach activities, develop referral relationships with other agencies and maintain those referral relationships.
  9. Provide programming and mental health training to other professionals.
  10. Participate in an on-call rotation to respond to crisis assessments
  11. Maintain client files in order and up to date for the 0-3 program.
  12. Submit timely and accurate documentation of services, billing data and required paperwork
  13. Provide client transportation as needed and appropriate for case plan
  14. Responsible for working with team members, supervisor, child, families and community contacts in a manner that is conducive to the philosophy and mission of the program and agency.
  15. Participate in individual and group supervision
  16. Participate in on-going personal and professional development including in-service training, peer review, external workshops and seminars.
  17. Accept and emulate the mission of SFS.
  18. Assist in finding and directing clients in case of an emergency such as a fire or tornado.
  19. Cooperate in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.
  20. Attend all agency and departmental meetings and training as required.
  21. Adhere to all Lifespan policies and procedures as it relates to documentation, productivity, training requirements, CMH guidelines, and confidentiality.
  22. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or other management.

 NOTE:  The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the position in this job classification.  Not all duties are included.  It is expected an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:   The successful candidate for this position will be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation, satisfactorily complete a drug screen, TB test, national and state background check and DHS clearance (additional items may be required dependent upon position).

 

Minimum rate: $20.13 Job Family:   Therapist

Deadline:         This posting will close in five days or when the position is filled.

Procedure:      Apply online: https://www.starfishfamilyservices.org/career/jobs/

Contact:           Robin Chapekis

Assistant Director, Human Resources
26429 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Email: rchapekis@sfish.org
Office: (734) 713-9291

Posted on 2/14/2018 (TM)


Infant Health Unit Manager position within the Division of Maternal and Infant Health (Bureau of Family Health Services)

Public Health Consultant Manager (Infant Health Unit Manager) (Lansing)

Salary: $30.69 – $45.74 Hourly
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Department: Health and Human Services – Central Office
Job Number: 3901-17-05-119

 

Job Description: The Infant Health Unit Manager is responsible for infant health programs to promote the Department’s objective of supporting infant survival, health promotion and appropriate development. Programs and health promotion areas this manager is responsible for include statewide health programs such as Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) , Fetal/Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), Safe Sleep Promotion, Infant Health Promotion, Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths, and participating in the statewide prevention and response efforts regarding perinatal substance use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Manages a complex work area which includes supervising professional staff; hiring, training, and managing work plans; and evaluating performance. The manager coordinates and directs the administration of all programs and special projects, providing oversight to the development of rules, policies, procedures and budgets related to infant health programs. The manager has overall general responsibility for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and related budgets that impact the health of all infants and their families in the state.
View complete position description here.

Required Education and Experience
Education
Possession of a master’s degree in public health or a public health related field such as nursing, epidemiology, health education, dietetics/nutrition management, genetics, social work, public administration, counseling with a concentration in community agencies, speech and hearing, audiometry, audiology, or special education with specialization in blind/visual disabilities.
Experience
Five years of professional, post-master’s experience as a consultant in a field of public health equivalent to a Public Health Consultant, including three years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant P11, two years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 12, or one year equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 13.
Additional Requirements and Information

Interested applicants must attach a copy of “official” college transcripts, bearing the institution’s seal, the registrar’s signature, indicating the specific type of degree earned and the conferred/graduation date. (un-official transcripts will not be accepted).

All required documents must be attached and submitted at the time of application for further consideration. Applications must be submitted through NEOGOV to be considered.

If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call the MI HR Service Center toll free at 1-877-766-6447.

Michigan Civil Service Rule 3-8, Veterans’ Preference, states that a veteran or spouse may be eligible for Michigan’s preference in consideration during the selection process for hire into the classified service. In order to receive veterans’ preference, registration with Michigan Civil Service is required. NOTE: Not all veterans are eligible for veterans’ preference.

Applicants who fail to provide the information requested in this posting may be removed from consideration.

Some positions may require the possession of specialized education and experience in audiology and/or speech.

View the entire job specification at:
Agency: State of Michigan
Address: 400 South Pine Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48909.
Phone: (800) 788-1766

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Posted 1/16/2018 (TM)


The Children’s Center – Early Childhood Behavioral Health Clinician

The Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program (ECBH) provides home-based (Infant Mental Health) and community-based services (Incredible Years) for families with children ages 0-6. We provide intervention services to families where the life circumstances or the characteristics of the family threaten attachment and consequently the social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the child. ECBH primarily uses The Infant Mental Health Model and The Incredible Years Model. Our goal is to promote development mentally, socially and emotionally.

The program provides community based clinical intervention for children with reported behavioral, emotional and social issues. Services help to reduce the incidence and prevalence of abuse, neglect, developmental delays, behavioral and emotional disorders. Services help to foster a positive attachment between caregivers and infant, reduce the parent’s mental health issues and promote optimal growth and development of the child within the family. This program helps with early detection of mental health and developmental disorders.

Does this sound like the position for you?

As part of your role as an Early Childhood Behavioral Health Clinician you will be responsible for some of the following:

  • Using a Family Centered Planning model; coordinate and monitor delivery of services and implementation of behaviorally specific treatment goals and objectives for assigned clients including the assessment, treatment, coordination of referral for additional coordination of services.
  • Provide individual, family’ group therapy and crisis intervention using person-centered approach
    Complete case documentation and maintain client case records and other reports within funding, accreditation and Agency guidelines.
  • Monitor overall service plan implementation, making recommendation for services, level of care and discharge as needed.
  • Utilize the ICD and/or DSM to diagnosis and appropriate assessment tool, such as CAFAS/PECFAS as programmatically indicated.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule in order to appropriately deliver services to meet client needs in the home, school, community or agency by working evening and weekends.

To qualify for this exciting opportunity you will need:

  • Master’s degree in mental health related field such as; social work, psychology, or/and counseling.
  • State of Michigan Full or Limited License (MSW, Professional Counselor, Psychologist) – Full License preferred.
  • CAFAS or PECFAS Certification a plus.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience engaging children and families within a framework of cultural competency.
  • Must have a Level II or higher endorsement or qualify for the IMH Waiver
  • Ability to assess, diagnose, develop treatment plans and provide crisis intervention
  • Previous experience using an electronic medical records system preferred
  • Knowledge of person-centered planning
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule; working evenings and weekends

While you are taking care of our clients, we want to take care of you!

TCC offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package including:

  • Medical & prescription coverage with a minimal employee contribution
  • 100% employer paid dental & vision coverage for all full time staff members & eligible dependents
  • Employee life insurance & optional dependent life Insurance
  • Accident & critical illness insurance
  • 403(b) thrift plan with employer match after 1 year; fully vested after 2 years
  • Employee assistance program
  • Continuing education & full licensure stipend
  • Longevity pay after 3 years
  • 160 hours of paid time off your 1st year, 200 hours your 2nd year, up to 280 hours
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Approved site for the National Health Services Cops

This position has a starting salary of $41,000 which can increase at time of offer based upon years of relevant experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Click HERE to apply for this position.

Posted 1/16/2018 (TM)

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