Career Opportunities

Please email MI-AIMH Administrative Assistant if you would like to have a job related to the infant family field posted here.  Job postings will be removed after 30-days.


Social Emotional Coordinator: The Social and Emotional Coordinator will provide training and coaching to early care and education providers related to all levels of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model within the identified community, prioritizing providers serving high risk populations within home based care settings. Additionally, the social and emotional coordinator will provide short-term and immediate support to providers serving children at high risk of expulsion within the service region when the provider has a QI plan in place or is committed to having a self-assessment completed within an identified time-frame. The social and emotional coordinator will work collaboratively with other service providers to align and strengthen access and referral to necessary services for children and families.

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*posted 3/15/2107

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist 

As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 50 years. With over 30 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 25,000 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapist-Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health to join our team of talented professionals.   

As a Therapist, you will be responsible for:

  • Develop therapeutic relationships with families and their very young children.
  • Assess the needs of the infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families
  • Monitor child development using developmental assessments.
  • Provide parent-child psychotherapy and play therapy.
  • Crisis intervention; including crisis phone contacts.
  • Provide parents with education and resources pertaining to child and family development.
  • Parent education, coaching and training.
  • Coordinate services with other professionals involved with the family.
  • Advocate on behalf of children and their families to help them meet their needs.
  • Assist families in scheduling evaluations as needed.
  • Help identify and eliminate barriers to services.
  • Assess client satisfaction with interventions.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with people and organizations in the community.
  • Make referrals to Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services as needed.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, team meetings, case consultations and trainings.
  • Complete clinical documentation in a timely manner consistent with policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
  • Develop, maintain, and review complete case records.
  • Maintain flexible work schedules.
  • Follow a professional code of ethics.
  • Represent The Guidance Center in the community.
  • Abide by the spirit and letter of the policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
  • Achieve productivity goals.
  • Maintain a caseload as outlined in the Medicaid Home-Based service guidelines.
  • Must provide evidence of 25 hours of program and/or position specific training on an annual basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, you will need: 

  • Candidates must have a Masters in Social Work or related field from an accredited program and the corresponding State of Michigan Licensure (LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LP, LLPC, LPC).  
  • Candidates will meet criteria for Qualified Child Mental Health Professional, consistent with current certification standards of children’s programs. 
  • In addition, they must have one year of supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families. 
  • Candidates should be working toward a level II or III MI-AIMH Endorsement.
  • Additional requirements include: knowledge of child development, a non judgmental approach that reflects cultural sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of families served, the ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems, and a willingness to be flexible, patient and creative. 
  • Candidate must demonstrate competencies in the following areas: observation of parent/child interaction, developmental assessment, diagnostic skills, understanding of the parallel process in therapeutic work, and collaboration with internal and external providers.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate driving record. Hours are based on client availability.  Some evening hours may need to be flexed from the 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM workday to accommodate client work schedules.

The Guidance believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly.  We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more! 

If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by clicking the “apply” button on our website.

*Posted 3/17/17


Early Childhood Education

Full-Time   Salary



About Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services is a private, not-for-profit, human services organization that provides programs from four offices and within our community located throughout Oakland County. As a leader in child and family-focused services, Oakland Family Services reaches more than 35,000 individuals and 18,000 families each year. We offer a warm and engaging work environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professional colleagues. In addition to excellent benefits, we offer flexible work schedules, advancement opportunities, work-life balance initiatives and more. Join our team and make a difference. Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.

Position Responsibilities

The Early Childhood Education Supervisor is responsible for the daily management of the Children’s Learning Center and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) located at either the Walled Lake or Pontiac location. The Early Childhood Education Supervisor is responsible for implementing and supervising of the all program components, including (but not limited to): childcare services, preschool programming, volunteer participation and professional development. The Early Childhood Education Supervisor reports to the Director of Early Childhood Services.

Specific Duties/Job Expectations

Program Management

  • Provides program direction to assure that state licensing requirements and standards promulgated by our accreditors, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Oakland County Health Department, Oakland Intermediate School District, and the Michigan Department of Education are met and that contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Shares in maintaining acceptable standards for quality of service provision within the limits of sound professional practice.
  • Delegates and shares responsibility for developing programs and preparing program proposals for the Early Childhood Education programs.
  • Maintains mechanisms to measure desired outcomes of service.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Early Childhood Services, develops and monitors Early Childhood program budgets and ensures that programs spending stays within budget parameters.

Personnel Administration

  • In collaboration with the Director of Early Childhood Services, participates in hiring new staff, disciplining of current staff, assignment of staff and release of staff.
  • Supervises and plans team and individual supervision of all personnel at either the Pontiac or Walled Lake Children’s Learning Center.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Early Childhood Services, provides and facilitates support for regular, on-going staff development and training activities on early childhood, developmental delays, parent education, etc.

General Administration

  • Supports and ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Early Childhood Services, evaluates service and service delivery methods.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Community Relations

  • Represents the Agency in the community by participation in seminars, workshops, committees, and other arenas relevant to the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Promotes the Agency position and programs to various related interest groups in the community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience.
  • Minimum of two years administering the utilization of the High/Scope Approach.
  • Minimum of two years in a leadership position.
  • Skills in organization and management of materials and resources.
  • Excellent communication skills that focus on positive and professional communication with children, parents and staff members.
  • Ability and skills in the team approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Utilization of positive management techniques in program operation.
  • Other relevant qualifications that support positive performance in the position.
  • Must show sensitivity to the needs of a culturally diverse staff and client population.
  • Ability to accept supervisory direction and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Skill in office procedures, data entry and human services.
  • Special abilities and skills that are necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the Agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances.

To Apply

Interested Internal Candidates: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to: Kris Kasperski

**posted 3/22/17

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