Career Opportunities

Please email MI-AIMH Administrative Assistant, Teri Lower at 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.

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.

Career Opportunities:Infant Mental Health Therapist

Benefits of working with Starfish Family Services:

· Weekly individual reflective supervision  –  4 hours of group reflective supervision per month

· 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


· Provide parent-child relationship focused therapy and case management services within the home and community settings for pregnant women, fathers and young children birth to age six.

· Conduct comprehensive assessments and treatment planning with measurable objectives.

· Provide support and crisis intervention with families and children involved with the program.

· Assist in coordination and referrals of support services for the family.

· Provide parent education and guidance. Support overall child development.

· Work cooperatively as a member of a team with program staff and community partners.

· Participate in monthly marketing and outreach activities, develop referral relationships with other agencies and maintain those referral relationships.

· Submit timely and accurate documentation of services, billing data and required paperwork

Job Requirements:

· 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.

· Infant Mental Health certification and/or endorsement preferred. Waiver to provided clinical services to birth to three population provided by employer to work towards endorsement

· At least one year direct clinical experience in providing therapy services to young children and their families required (includes graduate internship experiences).

· Experience with and/or knowledge of children with developmental delays/disabilities preferred

· Current valid driver’s license.

To apply please go to: Starfish Family Services – IMH Therapist or send your resume to:


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Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties

Job Class: Mental Health Therapist MA – Job Title/Category: Mental Health Therapist

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. 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; consultation with child care providers; 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 and experience working in a mental health setting 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=””>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 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

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

renewed 10/31/2019 T.L

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