Career Opportunities

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Arbor Circle – Pathway Early Childhood Services

Infant Mental Health Supervisor (MI-AIMH Certification Required)

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type: Full-time

Full Time position responsible for supervision of home and community-based Early Childhood program and staff. Position will be split between direct client care and staff supervision. Primary responsibilities include providing culturally competent supervision and evaluation of program staff, crisis intervention; a small client case load, and fostering a supportive and positive team culture. Strong leadership and communication skills, independent decision making, ability to provide clinical support and consultation to staff, success working as part of a team, and ability to adapt in an ever changing environment required. MSW / LMSW, MI-AIMH endorsed or willing / able to achieve, experience working with the young children of diverse backgrounds, and previous supervision experience required. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Position requires occasional evening availability.

 Marguerite Morgan LMSW\PhD\CAADC\IMH-E (II)

Program Manager

AC\Pathway Early Childhood Services

1101 Ball Ave. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

616-456-6571 Ext. 1247 or Fax 616-235-0979 

09/05/2018 T.L.

ACEs Screening Feasibility Study – Contract / Temporary Position (Detroit, MI)

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. CYW was formed to respond to an urgent public health issue: early adversity harms the developing brains and bodies of children.

As part of our work to support medical practices and communities to expand their efforts to address ACEs and toxic stress, we are seeking a contractor to help conduct a feasibility study to assess readiness for the implementation of ACEs screening in pediatric primary-care and ACEs and toxic stress public education in Detroit, Michigan.

The feasibility study will answer the following questions:

  1. Is it feasible to implement ACEs screening within the pediatric primary care setting in Detroit?
  2. What are the potential avenues for scaling ACEs screening in Detroit? Who are the most likelystrategic partners in this type of effort?
  3. What is the most effective way to implement a community-focused ACEs education effort inconcert with a pediatric primary-care screening program?

Project scope

The consultant will act as the project manager for this effort and engage in some data collection and analysis for the completion of the outlined deliverables.

There are two primary deliverables of this project:

1. Report on findings from the feasibility study to include:

  • Documentation of the impact of ACEs on the Detroit community, including historical and/or community trauma;
  • Documentation of current efforts addressing–or with opportunity to address–childhood adversity and trauma, and identify the political landscape for ACEs and childhood adversity throughout Detroit and the state of Michigan.
  • Identification of potential partners, including pediatric medical providers and community partners.
  • Analysis of opportunities and needs around ACEs screening and public education on ACEs in Detroit.
  • Recommendations for next steps
  • Data collection methods will be determined in the initial phase of work but will likely include:

○  Key informant interviews

○  Survey implementation and analysis

○  Secondary data analysis from public data sources and data collected through         existing CYW programs

2. Presentation or toolkit documenting the feasibility study process and methodology

The scope of this contract is expected to be approximately 20 hours per week with variability depending on project phase, over the course of 8-9 months (desired time frame September 2018 to May 2019).

The contractor is expected to bring the following to the work:

  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different
  • communication styles.
  • Strong research skills, including quantitative and qualitative experience
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, online project management tools, and
  • other virtual technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Existing knowledge of and connections to ACEs and related efforts, medical practices, and youth and family serving organizations in Detroit or Michigan, strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress, and trauma informed care, strongly preferred.
  • Located in Detroit, MI or metropolitan area.Because this is an independent contractor relationship, CYW will not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefits, paid vacation, workers compensation coverage, or any other employee benefit, for the contractor’s benefit. In addition, the contractor must have appropriate insurance coverage for the benefit of CYW.Organizational Relationships In addition to regular working relationships within CYW, this position interacts with outside partners. The quality of the relationships and communications is very important and the overall posture of this position is to be of service. Communications must be timely, courteous, helpful and accurate. These relationships include, but are not limited to, our philanthropic partners, grantees, consultants, and other partners.How to apply: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: with “Project Manager – Detroit Feasibility Study” in the subject line.
  • This position will be overseen by the Director of Strategic Initiatives and will work closely with the National Pediatric Practice Community Team.

08/20/2018 T.L

Agency: The Children’s Center

Position: Clinician – Early Childhood Behavioral Health (3 openings)

Agency: The Children’s Center

Location: Detroit (Midtown)

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at

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 $43,000 which can increase at time of offer based upon years of relevant experience. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at

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

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at

08/03/2018 T.L, Revised 09/05/2018


Community Mental Health


Job Title:

Infant Mental Health Therapist


Child and Family Services

Reports to:

Child and Family Program Manager


SUMMARY – Infant Mental Health Therapist will work with the parent, program staff and community resources to provide a continuum of services to infants and their families.  This community based service will work to strengthen and preserve the parent infant relationship, assist in identifying needs, and provide therapeutic interventions as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Completes all required trainings.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled and at the location assigned.
  • Provide comprehensive assessments and facilitate person centered planning.
  • Proficient in ASQ Administration.
  • Therapist must become reliable DECA raters by attending the DECA training within the first 3 months of hire.  Therapist cannot administer the DECA unless certified a reliable rater.
  • Provide home-based therapeutic services.

·         Practices Person Centered Planning principles.

·         Treatment planning integrates assessments to provide meaningful and individual goals and objectives.

·         Therapist completes necessary documentation in a timely manner.

·         Assessments are completed in a timely and thorough manner.  All assessments contain the documentation requested on the form.

·         Progress notes are completed after each contact.

·         Treatment plans and reviews are completed within established timeframes.

·         Direct service time.  The clinician maintains 80 direct service hours, unless job assignments given with supervisory approval require a variance to this expectation.

  • Facilitate support groups as needed.
  • Submit timely and accurate paperwork.
  • Infant Mental Health (IMH) Therapists must become PECFAS certified within 3 months of hire.  IMH Therapist must complete PECFAS quarterly.
  • Provide client transportation as needed.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development including but not limited to in-service training, peer review, external workshops and seminars.
  • Attend all agency and department meetings as required.
  • The clinician has no substantiated recipient rights violations filed against him or her.
  • When appropriate, completes other assigned responsibilities in a reasonable established timeframe, with quality expectations.


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other related human service field.
  • Appropriate licensure with the State of Michigan.
  • Obtain appropriate certification through the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health.
  • Background in early childhood development or basic understanding of appropriate parent-infant dynamics.
  • Preferred 2 years experience with direct clinical experience in providing therapeutic services to infants/toddlers and their families.


  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds that demonstrate a multiplicity of problems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and responsibly as a member of a team with colleagues, supervisors, and collateral contacts.
  • Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate needed services.
  • Ability to role model appropriate child-handling techniques to parents.
  • An understanding of professional practice, ethics, and HIPPA requirements
  • Demonstrate positive communication both orally and written.
  • Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s License with a good driving record.

·         Access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance.


Newaygo County Mental Health


Newaygo County Mental Health is currently seeking an Infant Mental Health Home-Based Clinician within our Youth Services Team for our family-centered treatment program.  This position is expected to provide intensive therapeutic services in family homes and community settings to children ages 0-17 years and their families with multiple mental health service needs, specializing in the 0-3 Infant Mental Health population.  Services are provided in accordance with an individual plan of service focused on the identified consumer and their family.  Thorough knowledge and background in family dynamics, child development, and intervention with family and community systems are essential.  This individual must be skilled, resourceful, energetic, and possess strong verbal/written communication skills, and proficient computer skills.  Ability to work with frequent interruptions, as well as ability to prioritize and function independently.   Current endorsement or actively pursuing endorsement in Infant Mental Health (IMH) preferred.  Will consider MA, LPC, LLP, or MSW with appropriate state licensure and valid Michigan driver’s license.  Salary range is $44,142 – $62,053 based on licensure and experience with excellent benefits.

All interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources,

Newaygo County Mental Health,

PO Box 867, White Cloud, MI 49349,

email to jobs@newaygocmh.orgor fax 231.689.7345.

NHSC qualified site. EOE

07/26/2018 T.L.



Family Therapist / Infant Mental Health Clinician –

Full-Time, Battle Creek, MI

 Samaritas is one of the largest, faith-based organizations in the state!

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us – to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple.” A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

This position provides treatment, education and counseling services to children, families, caregivers and staff involved in the child welfare and behavioral/mental health system.

Learn more and apply at Join a company where you can have real impact right in your own community!


06/28/2018 T.L


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