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.


CEICMH

Job Class: Mental Health Therapist MA

Job Title/Category: Mental Health Therapist

Certification Required: Yes

EEO Category: Professional

EEO Function: Other

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Early Intervention Services Supervisor, Families Forward, will provide home-based intervention to children from birth through seven years of age and their families, residing within the tri-county area. Opportunities may include training and certification within a recognized Evidence-Based Practice. Specific responsibilities include: assessment and intervention to meet child’s emotional/social/developmental needs at home, school, and/or at child care; development of a comprehensive intervention plan to address needs of all family members; provision of services to facilitate the accomplishment of the family’s goals and linkage and collaboration with other community human service providers. Responsible for carrying out all activities of the program/sub-unit in such a manner that fulfills CMHA-CEI’s mission, policies and procedures. CMHA-CEI is a Michigan Certified Bronze Level Veteran Friendly Employer and we encourage active military service member, veterans, and their family member to apply.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field is required or must be obtained within 60 days of application. Possession of an appropriate State of Michigan credential is required or must have applied for and be able to obtain within 60 days of hire, LMSW preferred. One year of experience (professional or paraprofessional) in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families required or one academic year of graduate practicum/internship experience with children and families required. Must possess the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association Endorsement® as an Infant Family Specialist (IFS) or as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMHS) or become endorsed. Youth evidence based treatments and/or certifications strongly preferred. One year of post master’s experience with minors and families within the past six years preferred. One year of specific training or experience working in a mental health setting with preschool children and families preferred. Some evening hours expected. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to reliable means of transportation for job related use required.

Info Link: <a href=”http://careers.ceicmh.org/CEIFiles/JAC_FAQ.html”>FAQ’s</a>

Conditional Employment Requirements: Employment offers for this position will be contingent upon the results of a background verification, and credentialing procedure consisting of: Michigan State Police clearance check, undergo and pass a Central Registry Screening, verification of a professional license, Medicaid/Medicare verification, verification of an acceptable driving record, educational background check, and verification of an acceptable work history. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen.

To Apply: Applicants must submit an employment application. Resumes cannot be substituted for the employment application. CMHA-CEI’s promotion of diversity is fueled by the desire to seek equality of opportunity for all persons. CMHA-CEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Salary/Hours: $43,402 – $49,265 annually. 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. some evening hours.

Location: Families Forward/Parent Infant Program, Louisa Street, Lansing, Michigan.

Job Related Questions

Do you possess a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field or will you obtain it within 60 days of this application and prior to the first day of work?

Do you have one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families?

Do you have a valid Driver’s License with less than 7 points? Please list the State issued and Driver’s License Number.

Do you possess the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association Endorsement as an IFS or an IMHS? If not are you prepared to become endorsed?

Describe your one year of experience (professional or paraprofessional) in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families or one academic year of graduate practicum/internship experience working with children and families.

Do you have a current State of Michigan credential/license (E.g.: LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC, LPC, LLP, etc.), have you already applied for or do you plan to apply for an appropriate State of Michigan credential/license? If yes, please describe.


The Children’s Center

Position: Clinician (Mental Health Therapist)

Program: Early Childhood Behavioral Health

Location: 90 Selden, Detroit MI, 48201 (Midtown)

Hours: Full time – 40 hrs./week (flex time available)

Apply : https://wwwd.thechildrenscenter.com/careers

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.

Eligibility requirements for the Clinician role:

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required

• Professional License (LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC or LPC) required

• 1 year of experience treating children and families in a clinical setting required

• Minimum of 6 months experience working with children ages 0-6

Benefits we offer our full-time staff:

• Medical & prescription coverage with a minimum employee contribution – 100% employer paid dental & vision coverage for all full-time staff members – 403(b) Thrift Plan with Employer Match – Staff continuing education – Longevity pay – 160 hours of paid time off your first year – 10 paid holidays.

We are located in marvelous Midtown Detroit which is surrounded by trendy restaurants and sporting & entertainment venues! The Q-line can also take you downtown in less than 10 minutes to enjoy the shops, food trucks & events.

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

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Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority

  • Infant Mental Health Specialist
  •  Apply At: Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority – www.sccmha.org
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm   
  •  Pay Range: $50,545.55 – $62,209.29
  •  Position Summary:

Under general supervision of a Mental Health Supervisor (Infant Services), provides psychotherapy and case management services to consumers and consumer families for Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA).  Compiles data to obtain complete history of personal, social, and emotional situations.  Formulates and implements treatment plan, including but not limited to placement/treatment options and provision of aftercare mental health services.  Treatment will utilize individual, family and group treatment methods, consultation and education with other community agencies and groups, and crisis intervention services.  Treatment is provided in-home, in the agency, and other appropriate sites.  This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support culturally competent recovery based practices; person centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumer in the recovery process.

Qualifications:

Valid Michigan Driver’s license with a good driving record.

A limited licensed master’s social worker (LLMSW), licensed master’s social worker (LMSW), limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC), licensed professional counselor (LPC), limited licensed marriage and family therapist (LLMFT), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), limited licensed psychologist (LLP) and licensed psychologist (LP).  Must have ability to obtain the Endorsement Level 2 by the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health.

Education: Master’s degree in a mental health related field from an accredited school and have the ability to obtain the Endorsement Level 2 by the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health.

Experience:

A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families.  Additional training and experience necessary for an understanding of clinical theories and treatment modalities as they relate to infant and family issues and experience in infant mental health work or such areas as home-based intervention, infant and preschool programming, adolescent services, family therapy is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Strong skills in developing collaborative relationships with diverse groups of individuals with a warm and empathic personality.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Knowledge of mental health programs

Ability to function with a great deal of professional independence under the general direction of a supervisor.

Excellent communications skills with respect to listening, oral, written and public speaking.  Ability to understand individuals from all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Ability to facilitate communication between individuals with differing views.

Ability to utilize an electronic medical record.

*If interested in this position please apply directly on our website www.sccmha.org

You will find this job posting under our Employment tab on our main web page.

The above job posting is only a summary of the job description, for a complete listing of all job responsibilities see the Job Description.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION- Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

A person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for completing the application process should notify the Human Resource Office at (989) 797-3472 as soon as possible.

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority will not discriminate, harass and/or retaliate in employment because of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability, genetics, cultural, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and service member in the Armed Forces or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment including hiring, training, placement, employee development, promotion, transfer, compensation benefits, discipline, and termination.

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority will also not discriminate, harass and/or retaliate in employment because of sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.

As an employee of SCCMHA, you would be joining a dedicated team of men and women who serve the mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse needs of citizens of Saginaw County. In addition to serving citizens with special needs, we offer challenging and rewarding job opportunities for our employees with competitive salaries and benefits. Michigan law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 states that employers must require all persons hired to submit documents to the employer showing their identity and their right to be lawfully employed in the United States. It also requires that the employee complete and sign a government form to this effect.

If you are offered a position by SCCMHA, you will need to furnish documents for inspection that verify your identity and indicate that you are legally permitted to work in the United States. Documents that are acceptable include your driver’s license, or state issued I.D., and your Social Security card or birth certificate.

These documents must be provided within three (3) working days of employment. If the original documents are not available, you must submit proof that you have applied for the required documents.

I certify that the facts set forth in my Application of Employment, in my resume and in the other materials I have submitted are true and complete. I understand that any false, misleading or incomplete information may result in disqualification from employment with SCCMHA or in dismissal from employment if an offer of employment has been made and accepted.

I hereby authorize SCCMHA to contact all my former and current employers, educational institutions, relevant Office of Recipient Rights, and the other references I have provided regarding me and my performance record and work, academic and/or military experience.

I hereby authorize my current and former employers, and the Office of Recipient Rights, to disclose to SCCMHA all requested information, including but not limited to, any information concerning any unprofessional conduct by me, and to make available to SCCMHA copies of all documents maintained in my personnel or other records, including but not limited to, documents relating to any unprofessional conduct by me.

I also hereby release SCCMHA and its employees and agents, and all of my former and current employers, educational institutions, Office of Recipient Rights, and the other references I have provided, from any and all liability and damages for releasing in good faith, or using, information concerning me and my performance record and work, academics and/or military experience. I also hereby waive any right under the Bullard-Plawecki Right to Know Act, 1978 PA 397, to receive written notice from SCCMHA and my former or current employer, or the Office of Recipient Rights, that disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other disciplinary action taken against me while employed, will be or have been disclosed to a third person or entity.

I also understand that SCCMHA may conduct or have conducted by an individual or entity of its choice, a Driver’s License Report and a criminal background history through the State of Michigan; a Health Professions License check (if applicable) through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and a Excluded Parties List System check (if applicable) through the Federal government search on me. I hereby consent to this search being conducted and to the disclosure of the results of that search by the individual or entity conducting the search to SCCMHA. I further hereby release the individual or entity conducting the search, SCCMHA, and its employees and agents, from any liability, claims and damages, including but not limited to, claims for releasing or using any information revealed as a result of this search. I also understand and acknowledge that criminal convictions may result in disqualification from employment with SCCMHA or in dismissal from employment if any offer of employment has been made and accepted.

I hereby consent to having a physical examination and/or test(s) conducted by a physician or other professional of SCCMHA’s choice, and understand that any offer of employment is conditioned upon the results of this examination (s) and/or test (s). I further agree to submit to a pre-employment drug screen, and I understand that the present use of illegal drugs and/or substances will disqualify me from employment with SCCMHA.

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Livingston County Community Mental Health 

ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

GO TO:  http://cmhliv.iapplicants.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Mental Health Therapist I or II

January 13, 2020 – February 07, 2020

Location:

Howell, MI

Salary Range:

Mental Health Therapist I $48,077 Starting; Mental Health Therapist II $50,481 Starting

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

Exempt

Benefits:

Full

Employment Type:

Full Time

Department:

MI-Child / Home Based

Description:

Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator, the Mental Health Therapist will provide specialty Infant Mental Health services to children ages birth to 3 years and their parents, including pregnant women. Will also provide specialty early childhood mental health services to children under age six. Children served are at high risk for impaired social-emotional development due to the child’s existing condition, or the parent’s capacity to promote the child’s development is constrained by problems of attachment, prior history of parent, mental illness and/or situational stressors.

Duties:

Full-time position as Infant Mental Health Specialist/therapist. Provide assessments, conduct person-centered planning, provide individual, family and group therapy and case management in consumer homes and community settings and link and coordinate with community services on behalf of the child and family. Collaborate with internal & external services and community programs/resources. Emphasis on teaming and collaborating with agency and community professionals on behalf of families.

Qualifications:

Mental Health Therapist II: Master’s degree with Michigan licensure as LMSW, LLP, or LPC, with requirement to obtain Infant Mental Health Level II endorsement within 2 years from Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MAIMH) and ultimately obtain Level III or higher endorsement. Mental Health Therapist I: Master’s degree with Michigan licensure, either LLMSW, TLLP, or LLPC, with requirement to obtain full licensure within 2 years of hire. Also requirement to obtain Infant Mental Health Level II endorsement within 2 years from Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MAIMH) and ultimately obtain Level III or higher endorsement. Valid MI driver’s license required. Evening hours required. Prior treatment experience with children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and their families and strong teaming skills required. Infant Mental Health experience preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Prior treatment experience with children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and their families and strong teaming skills required. Infant Mental Health experience preferred.

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Title: Children’s Services Coordinator

Position Reports to: Clinical Director, Children’s Services

Supervision Exercised: Early Intervention Home Based Therapists, Social Emotional Consultant, Case Management, Coordination with Parents as Teachers

General Statement of Duties:

This position is responsible for supervision of Children’s Services for the Early Intervention Program, Social Emotional Consultation, Case Management, and helping to coordinate with Parents as Teachers; along with other community-based services for children within the ages of 0-17.

Tasks / Responsibilities:

· Provides supervision for assigned staff including hiring, training, monitoring, evaluating

· Reviews service authorization decisions, utilizing defined criteria, to ensure that consumers are receiving the right combination of services to meet their needs and achieve identified outcomes.

· Negotiates alternative services when needed.

· Assures that consumer requests for services are responded to in a timely manner and that consumer wants, needs, and desires are assessed thoroughly.

· Reviews recommendations for follow-up services to assure appropriateness.

· Performs crisis/triage functions by determining the appropriate level of service when a consumer or a consumer’s family requests services. This involves facilitation and coordination with on-site clinical staff, support staff, collateral agencies, hospitals, the Probate Court system, and law enforcement.

· Ensures quality assurance and utilization management functions are completed including reviewing and ensuring that paperwork documentation is completed in a timely, quality manner and meets Medicaid, CARF, and program standards.

· Assists in the development of policy, procedure, protocols and systems related to area of responsibility.

· Assists in the management and resolution of all complaints related to area of responsibility.

· Participate in ongoing staff training and development programs.

· Inspires departmental employees to implement initiatives consistent with organization mission, vision and values

Specialized Training, Skills, Abilities, Experience:

· Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.

· Required: Infant Mental Health-Endorsed Level 3 or higher.

· Minimum of five years experience working with identified target population in a variety of clinical settings, with extensive knowledge of mental illness, developmental disabilities and Infant Mental Health and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

· Preferred two years of experience in supervising clinical staff and providing general administrative oversight in a clinical setting.

· Experience working with evidence based practices for co-occurring severe emotional disturbances or mental illness and Infant Mental Health is required or willingness to receive extensive training for same.

· Knowledge of Federal, State and local statues and regulations governing services for consumer populations.

· Advanced computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database management and e-mail.

· Excellent communications, interpersonal and human relation skills.

· Valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and reliable transportation required.

· Required licenses: Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Psychologist (LP), Limited License Psychologist (LLP) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

EEO Statement

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, veteran status or mental or physical disability in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, applicants please email a resume and cover letter with the title of the job description to Mark Ferguson, Director of Human Resources, at mferguson@chcmi.org.

FOR PERSONNEL USE ONLY

Employee (please print) ___________________________________________________

Employee Signature__________________________________ Date______________

Supervisor or HR Signature___________________________ Date______________

Rev. 12/2019

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Early Intervention Home Based Therapist

Position Reports To: Children’s Services Coordinator

Supervision Exercised: None

General Statement of Duties:

Provide home-based Infant Mental Health Services to strengthen the development of the infant within the context of family and community. Provide parent-infant psychotherapy to families related to parental attachment issues, grief, loss and previous trauma. Assist families in supporting the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children ages 0-6. Utilize consistent reportable procedures for assessing infants, parents and evaluating developmental progress. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required.

Tasks / Responsibilities:

· Perform clinical assessments to determine mental health needs of infants and families.

· Develop and implement a service plan built upon family needs and strengths, including regular home visits to work with infant development and parenting issues.

· Maintain required case documentation and record delivered services in an accurate and timely manner as required by regulating entities, third-party payers, and management.

· Case manage to advocate for, link, and coordinate client needs with appropriate agency and community program involvement.

· Assist families in the development of positive parent-child reciprocal interactions, attachment, and facilitate the enhancement of problem-solving skills, reduction of psychological and environmental stress, and the development of social support systems.

· Consult as necessary, with Children’s Services Program Coordinator, Clinical Director of Children’s Services, and other providers for input into treatment issues.

· Serve as member of program treatment team in staffing new referrals and ongoing cases.

· Participate in ongoing staff training and development programs.

· Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts as defined by accrediting or regulating entities.

· Maintain positive working relationships with all agency programs and staff and with outside entities and staff.

· Adhere to productivity expectations, as outlined by CHC.

· Perform other duties as defined by Children’s Services Supervisor or Clinical Director of Children’s Services.

Required Qualifications / Competencies

· Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.

· IMH Endorsement, preferred. If not endorsed, must be eligible for an IMH waiver.

Job Description – Early Intervention Home Based Therapist (continued)

· Required licenses: Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), Limited License Masters of Social Work (LLMSW), Licensed Psychologist (LP), Limited License Psychologist (LLP), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC).

· A minimum of two years clinical experience with infants and families.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships with clients, other staff and community/agency representative

EEO Statement

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, veteran status or mental or physical disability in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, applicants please email a resume and cover letter with the title of the job description to Mark Ferguson, Director of Human Resources, at mferguson@chcmi.org.

FOR PERSONNEL USE ONLY

Employee (please print) ________________________________________________________

Employee Signature________________________________________ Date______________

Supervisor or HR Signature_________________________________ Date______________

H:Drive/Job Descriptions/Current Job Descriptions Updated: 12/17/2019 TDH

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Community Action Agency – Jackson Hillsdale County

Early Head Start Manager

Management
Jackson Office – Jackson, MI
Graduate Degree
$23.79 – $31.41
Description: To coordinate and direct an interdisciplinary, multi-county team providing Early Head Start services.  Responsible for hiring, orienting, and providing administrative supervision to all EHS staff.  Provide Individual and/or group reflective supervision to staff.  Work with other children’s program and agency managers to ensure effective services and transition of children from Early Head Start into Head Start.  Responsible for recruitment of Early Head Start enrollees within the community through attendance and promotion at various community meetings.  Responsible for implementation of Federal regulations for Early Head Start.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Responsible for overseeing the hiring, evaluation, supervision and discipline of staff noted in accordance with the CAA Personnel Policies and Affirmative Action Plan.
  2. Conduct ongoing individual Reflective Supervision with direct service staff. 
  3. Attendance and participation in community meetings.
  4. Complete home visit observations to provide feedback for purposes of quality and program improvement.
  5. Attend/observe playgroups conducted by Early Head Start direct service staff for enrolled families.  
  6. Attend ongoing professional development opportunities  for effective program implementation and management.   
  7. Familiarity with Head Start Program Performance Standards and demonstrated ability to implement regulations in daily program operations. 
  8. Complete regular compliance and oversight of documentation and implementation of services by direct service staff. 

Other Hiring Contingencies:

  • Must pass comprehensive background check.
  • Must pass a CAA Medical Clearance Request and a negative TB test.

Supervisor:  Children’s Programs Director

Supervises:  Early Childhood Specialists and Support Services Specialist

Ongoing Professional Development:  All staff will participate in professional development training, Trauma/Adverse Childhood Experiences training and ongoing CAA trainings as deemed appropriate by supervisor.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  It is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Essential Qualifications:
  1. Education:  Master’s Degree in Social work.
  2. Training:  exposure to the Infant Mental Health model, home visiting, and knowledge of typical infant toddler development. 
  3. Certification/Licenses:  valid Michigan driver’s license, current state licensure in degreed field.
  4. Work Experience:  Three (3) years progressive work experience in related field including program management and supervision of employees.  Experience in working with families involved in child welfare services and court proceedings. 
  5. Transportation:  Must have reliable transportation to attend home visits, meetings and trainings, both in and out of county.
  6. Basic Skills:
    1. Excellent written and verbal skills.  Ability to compose letters, summaries and reports.
    2. Excellent organization and scheduling skills and the ability to manage various responsibilities within and outside of the program. 
    3. Ability to organize and analyze fairly complicated materials.
    4. Computer literacy including, but not limited to, word processing and client databases.
    5. Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality in all sensitive matters using tact and diplomacy.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing, and to collect, analyze and present information in a professional and articulate manner.
    7. Ability to manage a diverse staff.
  7. Problem Solving, Decision Making and Interpersonal Skills:
    1. Ability to work effectively with diverse community groups and professional groups.
    2. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines.
    3. Flexibility in approach to administration, program needs and problem solving.
    4. Personal initiatives sufficient to accommodate frequent local travel and some out of town travel.
    5. Quick thinking, personal poise and public speaking ability necessary to represent the agency in all circumstances.
    6. Promote teamwork; participate as a team member with other agency staff and as part of interagency teams.
    7. Ability to make sound decisions utilizing available data.
    8. Good interpersonal and professional skills; including but not limited to: professional appearance, tact, punctuality, communication and dependability.
  8. Physical and Mental Capabilities: 

Job requires a variety of office work, attending community meetings, conflict resolution, and interacting with families. 

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The Guidance Center – Southgate, MI

THERAPIST:  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

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 60 years. With over 25 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,400 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapist to join our Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) 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 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

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

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