Career Opportunities

Please email MI-AIMH Administrative Assistant, Teri Lower at tlower@mi-aimh.org if you would like to have a job related to the infant and early childhood-family field posted here.  Job postings will be removed after 30-days.

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GENESEE HEALTH SYSTEM

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

CLASSIFICATION:                   CLINICAL THERAPIST – BIRTH TO 6 HB PROGRAM

PROGRAM:                                CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

SALARY RANGE:                     $50,654 – $68,303 ANNUALLY, $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS

 Come join our team and make a difference in the lives of those in our community! Genesee Health System (GHS) is looking for energetic and caring people to join our dynamic clinical team.   During these uncertain times, GHS continues to expand its capabilities to serve our local community in a when people need hope and support most.

We value our staff and think they deserve the best!  Medical, vision and dental benefits available at no premium for our staff and their dependents.  We also provide an annually loaded HSA of up to $2,000, a 5% match towards your retirement, generous paid time off (19 ½ days per year) AND 13 paid holidays.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, performs office, home, and community based therapeutic services for child/adolescents and their families; services include individual, group, family, interactive therapy, evidence based therapies and practices, case management/crisis intervention, and the coordination of multiple services and supports, performs related work as required.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s Degree in Social Work (Clinical), Psychology or Counseling and a minimum of limited licensure in the respective field AND one (1) year of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a clinical setting.

The limited licensed employee must apply for full licensure and pass the respective licensing exam within 4 years of hire to retain employment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must retain DCH qualifications as a Child Mental Health Professional.

Must retain a minimum of an Infant Mental Health provisional endorsement. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and the use of a vehicle during work hours.  Ability to physically perform the tasks.

 Interested applicants may apply online at www.genhs.org/careers  or submit an application to the Human Resources Office, 5th floor, 420 W. Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI 48503

AND must clearly show they meet the minimum qualifications

Dated: 

A UNITED WAY MEMBER AGENCY

UNION: Teamsters

June 14, 2022 T.L.

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Generations Ahead

Job Title: Program Director

FLSA Status: Part time, Exempt (30-35 hours per week, with potential for full-time in a year)

Reports to: Executive Director

Approved Date: May 1, 2022

Position summary:

The primary function of the Program Director is to oversee all program services in support of pregnant and parenting teens and their children. The position is also engaged in strategic thinking and program development, working internally within the organization, as well as with external stakeholders and community partners. The Program Director will interact regularly with clients, staff, and community partners. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative mindset, and visionary thinking. Generations Ahead is a small, growing organization. We are looking for an individual with high standards and expectations who can help strategically grow and impact the organization’s direction for years to come. The work is interesting, varied, and will allow the right person to expand their professional skill set.

MISSION: Generations Ahead empowers young parents to build positive relationships, strengthen family resiliency, and raise healthy children.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Program Oversight and Client Work: ● Provide oversight of all program services for clients including: case management, individual therapy, group activities, coordination with community agencies, and new and seasonal programs. ● Ensure availability of one-on-one services for clients including: crisis intervention, counseling, parenting education, and case management. This may be within the organization or with community partners. ● Connect clients to the Generations Ahead baby pantry, as needed. ● Provide Case Management to a portion of the clients. This includes referrals and assisting clients to appropriate community resources as needed, including educational, health, and social service resources. ● Provide home visits to clients as appropriate. ● Transport clients as needed. ● Work with the clinical social worker to ensure at least twice-monthly groups (support/parenting/educational/activity) are organized and facilitated for program clients and their mentors. 5/1/2022 ● Ensure timely, appropriate, and current parent education/information by: maintaining local resources from community partners; sharing resources with clients directly and through social media; ensuring staff education. ● As time and licensure allow, this position may provide clinical therapy to clients as needed to support the Program Social Worker. Community Engagement: ● Occasional public speaking engagements and community outreach/education on issues related to teen parents in general and Generations Ahead in particular. ● Attend community partnership meetings on a monthly basis. ● Collaboration, outreach and advocacy with community partners on behalf of clients. ● Assist Executive Director with monthly e-newsletter- determining content, writing stories, using Mailchimp software for production Manage volunteer mentors: ● Work with the Executive Director to recruit and train volunteer mentors. ● Work closely with volunteer mentors to provide them individual support, as needed. ● Provide group support, education, and information to mentors at least quarterly. ● Manage data and statistics related to mentors, including background checks, and monthly hours and mileage reports. ● Ensure mentors are matched with clients. Administrative: ● Attend periodic board of directors meetings. ● Complete paperwork, including billing when appropriate, within the electronic health records in an efficient and accurate manner, if providing therapy to clients. ● Work with the Executive Director to help train new clinical staff members. ● Oversee credentialing status for new clinical program staff. Maintain all contracts as required by insurance payers. ● Ensure best practices are followed as outlined by insurance providers. ● Collect quarterly statistics from clinical staff to share with the Executive Director for program evaluation purposes. ● Ensure all documentation follows industry guidelines and is completed in a timely manner. ● Assist Executive Director with grant writing. ● Work with the Executive Director on Strategic Planning and program development. ● Assist Executive Director with donor cultivation. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. 5/1/2022

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

● A master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field from an accredited institution is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years experience will be considered. ● Proven experience as program director or other managerial position ● Licensure to practice as a counselor or social worker in the state of Michigan is desirable, but not required. ● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff and community partners. ● Outstanding written and oral communication skills. ● Prefer at least two years of experience working with teen parents, adolescents, pregnancy, infants and/or early childhood. ● Prefer credentials in infant mental health. ● Training and practice in trauma-informed care and commitment to theories of positive youth development. ● Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and professional boundaries. ● Ability to interact positively with clients from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. ● Experience working with volunteers is a plus. ● Must be able to pass a background check. ● Experience with electronic records is a plus.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

● A deep passion and commitment to the organization’s mission of serving teen and young adult parents ● Self-directed and entrepreneurial with a proven ability to work independently, while also collaborating well with others in a team setting. ● Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy. ● Ability to organize priorities, with attention to detail and deadlines. ● Demonstrate compassion and respect for others, and a commitment to social equity for those we serve. ● And, have fun! This can be hard work, so we value finding joy in our daily work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

● Work is performed in the office and remotely (from home). ● Physical requirements include sitting and/or standing at a desk for extended periods of the workday. Must be able to regularly lift 20 pounds, and up to 40 pounds occasionally. ● Must be able to work in an office environment with moderate noise levels. ● Will require travel within the service region. Must possess an automobile, comprehensive insurance and a valid driver’s license. 5/1/2022

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, and APPLICATION PROCESS: This is a salaried position at 30-35 hours/week. Hours are negotiable. Benefit eligibility includes ample PTO and holiday pay. A Simple IRA is part of the compensation package.

Wage Range: $42,000 – $52,000 for 0.75 FTE The position will remain open until filled. In-person interviews will begin in June.

Apply by sending a letter of interest and your resume, along with the names/contact information of 3 references to: info@generationsahead.org

Generations Ahead is committed to creating a diverse workplace and seeks a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. People of color, persons with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Generations Ahead is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

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Macomb County

Classification Title Therapist – Early Childhood
Department Community Mental Health
Union Representation AFSCME 411
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Overtime pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement or Human Resources and Labor Relations Policy

Pay Grade PG9
Employment Relationship Just cause subject to probationary period

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under direction, provides home based therapy, conducts screenings, performs intake assessments and reviews case management services within a Person Centered Planning approach to pregnant women and children through age 6. Requests referrals for ongoing services within Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) direct operated or contract programs with the goal of moving consumers to a level of care consistent with their clinical presentation. Maintains clinical and administrative records; coordinates, consults and provides liaison work with other agencies and systems; ensures service authorizations are current; implements program goals and activities in keeping with program philosophy. Performs related duties as assigned.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs direct clinical services, including, evidenced based therapy, assessments for pregnant women and children through age 6, and their families, crisis intervention; intakes, treatment plans; case management and transition services.

Performs indirect clinical services, including, timely and complete case documentation following MCCMH policies and procedures; confirms diagnosis to make the most suitable, least restrictive, and medically necessary clinical recommendations; and assists client and/or family in obtaining appropriate programs and resources.

Provides follow up case management services for consumers to assist in obtaining necessary services, coordinating those services until the consumer is transitioned to an ongoing service provider.

Maintains clinical documentation accurate and up to date, including, assessments, progress notes, treatment plans and other required documentation.

Ensures administrative paperwork is accurate and up to date, including, staff activity logs, statistical reports, attendance, mileage reports, and case lists.

Participates in agency and system staff meetings.

 Conducts thorough, accurate, and clinically sound triage/screening with consumer/guardian/family members in a timely manner.

 Requests appropriate authorizations for services provided; monitors utilization of services; requests re-authorizations or continuations as appropriate.

Serves on community mental health or community-based committees as directed.

May supervise the work of department interns.

May assume the administrative responsibilities of a Clinical Supervisor in their absence.

 QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Doctorate in Psychology or a directly related mental health field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years clinical experience working in a mental health setting.
  • One (1) year clinical experience working with pregnant women and/or children through age 6.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Previous community mental health experience with children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Knowledge of Macomb County Provider Network
  • Two (2) years clinical experience working with pregnant women and/or children through age 6.

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Limited Licensed Master of Social Work (LLMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC), Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP), or Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Possession of required state licensure appropriate to position and ability to meet privileging and credentialing guidelines.
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel.

 Preferred Licenses or Certifications

  • Certification with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) or an approved development plan.
  • IMH level 2 endorsement, or state waiver in place

 COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

Knowledge of:

  • Working knowledge of resources within MCCMH and outside of Macomb County Community Mental Health.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Michigan Mental Health Code/401 criteria.
  • Knowledge of mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of techniques to de-escalate/interact in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications.

Skill in:

  • Using good professional judgement for the welfare and safety of our consumers.

Ability to:

  • Collaborative: Approaches all situations with a teamwork and solution focused mindset demonstrated through active participation in meetings, volunteering to assist teammates and other departments as appropriate.  Examples include participation in internal and external committees, subcommittees, process improvement groups or other multi-organizational initiatives.
  • Accountable: Takes ownership and empowers others to do the same as evidenced by identifying solutions and acting on job responsibilities and organizational objectives, daily.
  • Respectful: Treats people with dignity while honoring individual differences demonstrated through use of positive and encouraging statements and/or interactions to, about and/or with colleagues and persons served; evidenced by supervisor observation, feedback from other department staff and leadership.
  • Effectively speak, write, and understand the English.
  • Effectively speak, write, and understand a language other than English is preferred.
  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions.
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information.
  • Work independently

WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS

  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment     X
Outdoor environment X    
Street environment (near moving traffic) X    
Construction site X    
Confined space X    
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate   X  
Individuals with known violent backgrounds   X  
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) X    
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) X    
Communicable diseases X    
Moving mechanical parts X    
Fumes or airborne particles X    
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X    
Loud noises (85+ decibels) X    
Blood Borne Pathogens X    

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing     X On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending     X Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights X     Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling X     Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging X     Tasks involve manual digging
Driving   X   Tasks involve operating any motor-powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping     X Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling   X   Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity     X Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry X     Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds X    
11-24 pounds X    
25-34 pounds X    
35-50 pounds X    
51-74 pounds X    
75-99 pounds X    
Over 100 pounds X    
Push / Pull   X   Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching   X   Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting     X Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing     X Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking     X Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running X     Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND DISCLAIMERS

Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The AFSCME bargaining unit represents this position.  Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.

GRANT OR EXTERNALLY FUNDED POSITION –This position will continue only if sufficient grant or external funds are provided.

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GENESEE HEALTH SYSTEM An Equal Opportunity Employer

CLASSIFICATION: CLINICAL THERAPIST BIRTH TO SIX PROGRAM:

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES HOMEBASED

SALARY RANGE: $50,654 – $68,303 ANNUALLY, $3000 SIGNING BONUS

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, performs office, home, and community based therapeutic services for child/adolescents and their families; services include individual, group, family, interactive therapy, evidence based therapies and practices, case management/crisis intervention, and the coordination of multiple services and supports, performs related work as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters in Social Work and Michigan Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) credential, Clinical. Will consider a candidate with a Limited License as a Masters Level Social Worker (LLMSW) credential AND one (1) year of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting, OR a candidate with a Master’s degree in a human service field (defined as Counseling/Guidance or Psychology), who also must possess a Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) credential AND one (1) year of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting. The employee with an LLMSW must take and pass the ASWB Examination within four (4) years of hire to retain employment. The employee with an LLMSW must also make application for the LMSW upon completion of 4000 hours in order to retain employment. OR Masters in Psychology and Michigan Limited License Psychologist (LLP) credential OR a Temporary Limited License Psychologist (TLLP) credential AND one (1) year of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting. The employee with a TLLP must make application for the LLP upon completion of 2000 hours in order to retain employment. All Mater’s level psychologists must take and pass the Examination for Professional Practice within four (4) years of hire to retain employment. OR Masters in Counseling and Michigan License Professional Counselor (LPC) credential OR a Limited License as a License Professional Counselor (LLPC) credential AND one (1) year of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting. The employee with an LLPC must take and pass the National Counselor Examination (NCE) within four (4) years of hire to retain employment. The employee with an LLPC must also make application for the LPC upon completion of 3000 hours to retain employment. Employee must maintain valid licensure to retain employment.

Employee must maintain valid licensure to retain employment. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must retain DCH qualifications as a Child Mental Health Professional. Must retain a minimum of an Infant Mental Health provisional endorsement. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and the use of a vehicle during work hours. Ability to physically perform the tasks.

Interested applicants may apply online at www.genhs.org/employment or submit an application to the Human Resources Office, 5th floor, 420 W. Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI 48503 AND must clearly show they meet the minimum qualifications

UNION: Teamsters

A UNITED WAY MEMBER AGENCY

04/28/2022 T.L

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Starfish Family Services

Partnering with Parents Center

Dearborn, MI

Starfish Family Services is an innovative and passionate organization. Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a private, nonprofit agency serving vulnerable children and families in metropolitan Detroit where early childhood development is our passion. Every day, we strive to prepare young children for a successful start to school. As a leading provider of Early Head Start and Head Start programs, we embrace a comprehensive strategy that works to address challenges our children and their families may face at home. In addition, we provide parenting programs and children’s mental health services. Based in Inkster, we have more than a dozen programs at services sites throughout metropolitan Detroit, 400 employees, and a $39 million-dollar budget that serves more than 2,500 children and families each year.

Benefits of working with Starfish Family Services:

  • Weekly individual reflective supervision
  • 4 hours of group reflective supervision per month
  • Clinical supervision for licensure provided
  • MI-AIMH Membership and Endorsement fees paid for
  • 12 training days per year, including attendance at MI-AIMH bi-annual conference
  • Focus on employee professional growth
  • Opportunities for certification in various evidenced-based practices (example: TFCBT, PMTO, PCIT, CPP)
  • Opportunities to present at local, national and internal conferences
  • Partnerships with local universities for research and program development

**Each position has a signing bonus!!**

To see full job descriptions and apply for any of the below positions please go to www.starfishfamilyservices.org.

 Career Opportunities:

Preschool Behavioral Health Therapist

This is a professional position providing a wide range of services to children 0-6 and their families. Mental health services will be provided within the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Great Start Readiness programs. Clinical services will be provided to preschool families in homes or in an office setting. Goal is to stabilize and strengthen child/family functioning and/or to prevent or forestall placement. Treatment is time-limited. Staff in this position function with a great deal of professional autonomy and creativity under the supervision of the IMH Program Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Review intake and referral material, prepare case history, complete a comprehensive assessment and formulate treatment plans with measurable goals.
  • Provide individual, group, and family treatment either in the office or in the community.
  • Provide education, consultation, and case management services.
  • Facilitate client access to other service delivery systems, e.g., D.S.S. special education, etc.
  • Assure the coordination and integration of foregoing services with those provided by Starfish Family Services.
  • Attend Summer Screenings, Parent Orientations and related meetings for Head Start, Early Head Start, and GSRP programs.
  • Complete classroom observations and assigned individual observations of children in Head Start, Early Head Start, and GSRP programs, along with follow up of recommendations with staff and families.
  • Act as a liaison between Behavioral Health Services and the Head Start, Early Head Start, and GSRP programs in order to promote service integration.
  • Develop and update the Mental Health Boards for Head Start and Early Head Start locations.
  • Develop and Facilitate Children’s Mental Health Groups for Head Start.
  • Develop and facilitate collaborative meetings between Head Start, Early Head Start, and GSRP and Partnering with Parents programs.
  • Facilitate Reflective Supervision groups for employees and parent and employee education groups/trainings for Early Head Start.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, counseling, Psychology or other related human service field required.
  • Current valid registration/licensure as a social worker, counselor or psychologist in the State of Michigan required.
  • At least one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of birth to six population required.
  • IMH endorsement Level III preferred.
  • Experience in preschool settings preferred.
  • Experience with children who have been diagnosed with developmental delays required.

Integrated Infant Mental Health Therapist

Position Summary:

The Integrated Infant Mental Health Therapist will work within the program staff and community sources team 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 individuals needs. The position will be housed in a medical setting and the position will be a member of the OB/GYN team and/or partner with Labor and Delivery departments.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or other related human service field required.
  • Registration/licensure as a social worker, counselor, or psychologist in the State of Michigan required. Certification preferred.
  • Infant Mental Health certification, endorsement or waiver required for 0 – 3 population required upon hire or within 3 months of employment.
  • At least one year direct clinical experience in providing therapy services to young children and their families preferred.

 

Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Home-visitor

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse Home Visitors (NHV) are pivotal in transforming the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families by implementing and maintaining the fidelity of the NFP model. Our goal is that all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken. Nurse home visitors report to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.

  • Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.
  • Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.
  • Carries a caseload of up to 25 clients.

Education and Experience:

  • Written and Verbal Communication- NHVs need to communicate effectively, openly and consistently with their families, colleagues and stakeholders.
    • Bi-lingual/Spanish proficiency highly desirable.
  • Time Management- NHVs who can flexibly schedule and reschedule a day’s activities based on multiple factors.
  • Listening- interactions between NHVs and clients depend on the NHVs ability to listen attentively and accurately to the client’s current experience.
  • Ability to impose structure- in between and during home visits, NHVs must be able to create structure in moments of confusion, disorganization or crisis.
  • BSN required
  • Current RN license (in good standing) required.
  • Current CPR required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and insured automobile required.
  • Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred.
  • Home visiting experience preferred.

04/14/2022 T.L

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Community Action Agency

Early Childhood Specialist – Jackson and Hillsdale Counties

Jackson: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=34617&clientkey=10554F842078544487606BA231E03D47

Hillsdale: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=34625&clientkey=10554F842078544487606BA231E03D47

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The Guidance Center

Southgate, MI 

Full Time Regular- Masters

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 60 years. With 25 program we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being. This position also allows the flexibility to work from home at least 2 days a week.

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 reflective supervision, team meetings, reflective 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 the following:
    • Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling and possess the corresponding State of Michigan licensure
    • Candidates without a state license can be considered but must obtain state licensure (LLMSW, LLPC, TLLP, LMSW, LPC or LLP) within a 60-day training period beginning on the date of hire. This period may be extended by up to an additional 60 days of training at the sole discretion of the employer. Failure to obtain licensure within the training period will result in the employee being unqualified to perform work functions. Beyond the training period, all state licensure must continually remain active, in effect, and free from disciplinary action.
    • Candidates will meet criteria for Child Mental Health Professional credential within 120 days of hire.
    • 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, which can be earned during the first two years of employment.
    • 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. Must be able to obtain a chauffeur’s license within 30 days of hire.
    • Hours are based on client availability. Some evening hours will 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 logging onto our website at www.guidance-center.org/careers

 

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Development Centers-

Helping children, adults and families live healthier, happier lives

Administrative Office: 17421 Telegraph Detroit, MI 48219  – (313) 531-2500

Contract Agency with the Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority & The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Funded by Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, Michigan Works! Affiliate

TITLE: Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for HV Programs

LOCATION: Early Childhood and Family Services

DATE OF CLOSING: Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a part time professional position providing a wide range of consultation services to local evidence based home visiting programs. The overall goal is to help home visitors support the mental health of young children and families. The person in this position functions with a great deal of professional independence under the general guidance and supervision of the Early Childhood Family Services Clinical Manager. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 Provide collaborative, relationship-based mental health consultation services to designated home visiting staff

 Provide reflective consultation with the home visiting programs’ manager

 Provide reflective case consultation with individual program staff

 Provide group reflective case consultation

 Provide limited direct service intervention, including joint home visits where needed

 Heighten awareness in the community of mental health needs of young children

 Participate in reflective supervision with the program manager

 Assist in program implementation and reporting, including development and use of a data tracking system, as required by funding source

 Attend all required meetings with State and Regional coordinators and other specialized consultants  Must meet agency performance/productivity standards

 Must adhere to agency policies and procedures

 Other tasks and responsibilities, as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

❖ MSW/MA with State of Michigan Clinical License

❖ Level II IMH Endorsement required; Level III preferred

❖ Valid MI license and ability to meet agency’s insurance company’s standards for coverage

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

RESPOND TO: Rachelle M. Howell, MBA, MSW Director of Administrative Services 17421 Telegraph Road Detroit, MI 48219

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