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.

Cherry Health

Infant Mental Health Specialist (LMSW) – Kent County

Cherry Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a mission to improve the health and wellness of individuals by providing comprehensive primary and behavioral health care while encouraging access by those who are underserved. Working in an integrated team model, the Outpatient Therapist – Infant Mental Health Specialist is responsible for the direct provision or coordination of assessment and treatment of assigned clients. The Outpatient Therapist provides services within the scope of practice of professional discipline and ethical standards of applicable national professional association. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position working Monday through Friday from 8a – 5p. The position is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Approximately half of the time will be spent in the office and half of the time will be spent in the community completing home visits. There will be some required driving within Kent County, but no required travel outside of Kent County.


If you haven’t considered a career at Cherry Health, we have some exceptional benefits:

* Medical/dental/vision coverage

* A generous paid-time off (PTO) policy

* 403(b) retirement savings with an employer match contribution

* Onsite continuing education opportunities

* Vendor discounts

* And much more!


* Licensed to practice Social Work in the State of Michigan with an LMSW

* An MI-AIMH endorsement of IMHS

* At least 2-4 years of previous culturally sensitive, relationship focused, mental health treatment experience preferred

* Must have experience with infants/toddlers, their families, and infant/toddler development and attachment

* Must have the ability to facilitate client and family groups; familiar with Motivational Interviewing and other Evidenced Based Treatment models


* Perform individual, group, and family therapy

* Maintain timely clinical documentation and reporting within all standards and agency policies which apply

* Assess and diagnose of psychopathology including mental health and/or substance related disorders

* Maintain current authorizations for service and complete utilization reviews as required by funding sources

* Work effectively with the agency’s billing and finance departments to problem solve any authorization or payment issues for clients

* Maintain communication with MIHP care coordinators and Strong Beginnings Community Health Workers as part of a support team for the patient

* Coordinate with primary care providers and psychiatrists to effectively treat the biological aspect of behavioral health disorders

* Case conference participation, training requirements, supervisory evaluation, training and sharing knowledge and skills with others

* Maintain ongoing clinical supervision as required by state law or regulation with a qualified individual in the clinician’s professional discipline

* Understands and adheres to CSHS’s compliance standards as they appear in CSHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy

* Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and CSHS’s regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified

* Other duties as assigned


We are accepting applications for this position until March 6, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Our policy is to offer all employees and applicants for employment equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected category.

Please apply here:

 Hegira Health,  Inc. -Westland

Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Coordinator

Is your passion to make a real difference? If so, please consider joining our team! Hegira Health, Inc. (HHI), a private non-profit corporation, is one of the largest freestanding behavioral healthcare agencies in the area. HHI, accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Michigan, provides a broad array of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services to individuals of all ages.


The Infant Mental Health (IMH) Coordinator shall have, at a minimum, a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, specializing in psychology, social work, guidance, or counseling. He/she shall obtain and maintain current, appropriate licensure/certification issued by the State of Michigan. He/she shall have, at minimum, an Infant Family Specialist (Level II) endorsement from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and achieve Level III Infant Mental Health Specialist status within 12 months from the date of hire. He/she shall have at least four years of experience in the behavioral health field, of which at least two years was spent providing direct treatment services in a children’s specific treatment setting. He/she shall have at least one year of supervisory experience in a similar setting. He/she shall have demon­strated knowledge of personnel and risk management, quality improvement initiatives, and evidenced-based practices. He/she shall have experience and understand various types of payor reimbursement methodologies. He/she shall be computer literate and have experience utilizing an electronic health record.

LOCATION: Westland, MI (Wayne Rd., south of Joy Rd).

STATUS: Full-time, 40 hours Monday-Friday, some evenings as needed

Benefits for Full-time positions:

Hegira offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare benefits, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability , 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match, life insurance, wellness incentive, and generous paid time off benefits. As a 501c (3) organization, Hegira employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program for student loans. HHI also offers regular in-house training opportunities.



  • Interview, hire, and evaluate IMH/EC therapists.
  • Train and shadow all new IMH/EC therapists and provide ongoing training to all IMH/EC clinicians.
  • Recommend plans/changes in staffing levels to ACOS to ensure appropriate provision of services across all services provided by COS.
  • Approve staff work and vacation schedules.
  • Complete probationary and annual performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate assessment, development, and implementation of staff individual and depart­mental professional development plans.
  • Communicate staff performance problems to ACOS and/or Director of Human Resources.
  • Utilize HHI progressive disciplinary policy and procedure to address sub­standard employee performance.

Clinical Supervision

  • Routinely review staff clinical performance.
  • Conduct case conferencing to meet clinical and payor requirements.
  • Indicate review in clinical records by signatures on record review documents.
  • Ensure staff practice is maintained within the limits of licensee and established areas of competency.
  • Provide weekly supervision utilizing reflective practices

Program Planning

  • Participate in annual corporate program-specific budget and service goals and objectives determination meeting.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of treatment protocols appropriate to services supervised.
  • Make recommendations to the Administrator of Children’s Services regarding program changes and/or improvements.
  • Assign staff assignments based on based on skill assessment (e.g., popula­tion, training, credentials, etc.)
  • Assign and notify staff of activity expectations consistent with attainment of clinical annual service goals.

Community Liaison

  • Serve as back-up program liaison to payor sources, community outreach organ­izations, etc., in the absence of the Administrator of Children’s Services and as requested.
  • Attend county wide IMH/EC meetings and report back information to Administrator of Children’s Services

*_Direct Service/Intake*_

  • Maintain minimum clinical caseload as needed.
  • Provide Intake Assessments as needed.
  • Assist in clinical coverage of cases when needed.
  • Document all client interactions via EHR within 24 hours per agency policy.
  • Provide at least 2 hours of weekly home-based services to clients per Medicaid Guidelines.


  • Legibly document using language meeting professional standards, abbrevi­ations per HHI approved listings, and error correction processes per policy.
  • External documentation is typed on HHI issued letterhead or clinical document.
  • Provide complete and comprehensive IMH home-based services to each patient on caseload not less than 2 hours per week based on individual family needs.
  • Start and stop therapy, collateral, and consultation sessions as scheduled, unless crisis intervention services require otherwise.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to provide after-hours crisis intervention services.
  • Document all patient contacts and/or contacts related to case management services, both attempted and completed, in HHI electronic health record.
  • Complete a progress note for all treatment services that include clinical presentation, a summary of clinical content of the session as it relates to the patient’s identified problems, and progress toward the goals/objectives written on the patient’s treatment plan.
  • Complete required annual documentation updates and/or referrals, per HHI policy.
  • Complete E-DECA or PECFAS every 90 days post-admission assessment.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Behavioral Health: 4 years (Required)
  • direct treatment services in a children’s specific treatment: 2 years (Required)
  • supervisory experience in a similar setting: 1 year (Required)


  • Master’s (Required)


  • Infant Family Specialist (Level II) endorsement from MI-AIMH (Required)
  • State of State of MI Full License LPC, LMSW or LP (Required)
  • Infant Mental Health Specialist (Level III) from MI-AIMH (Preferred)

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

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Copper Country Mental Health- Houghton, MI


Posting: 12/17/18–until filled

This position provides clinical and crisis intervention services to children and families and will include assessment, development of person-centered plans, therapy, progress monitoring, documentation of services, and consultation and collaboration with colleagues and other community agencies. Services are provided in the home and community, in addition to an office setting.

This position also involves providing after-hours crisis intervention services to adults and children.

A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling; licensure or eligibility for licensure in Michigan; and Level II or higher Infant Mental Health endorsement or qualify for the IMH Waiver are required.

Competitive salary with excellent fringe benefits.

Send resume to:

Human Resources Department

Copper Country Mental Health

901 W. Memorial Drive

Houghton, MI 49931



Integro, llc – Hillsdale, MI

Home Based Therapist (Hillsdale Office)

Great career opportunities…just for you! Come see for yourself why Integro, llc is the right career choice for you!

For over 20 years, our clinicians have been providing quality therapeutic services in the Jackson and Hillsdale counties. We offer a variety of services from Home Based and Outpatient therapy to specialized services such as Registered Nursing, Dietary, Occupational Therapy and Behavioral Psychology.

Our caring professionals are dedicated to provide the highest level of care to strengthen the lives of individuals, families and the communities we serve.

Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life today? We have a spot waiting for YOU!

Key positions we’re looking to fill:

* Home Based Therapist (Hillsdale Office)

Our talented staff enjoy many benefits such as:

* Competitive Salary * Paid Time Off

* Comprehensive Benefits * Paid Holidays

* Professional Development opportunities

* 401k with employer match

Your future begins here:

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 State of Michigan

Office of Early Childhood Development and Family Education

Michigan Department of Education/Office of Great Start

Education Consultant Manager 14

Salary: $30.72 – $44.48 Hourly
Location: Lansing, MI
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Department: Education
Job Number: 3103-19-007gw
11/15/2018 5:00 PM Eastern
Bargaining Unit
Job Description
The position serves as a first-line manager supervising professional direct reports. The function and purpose of this manager position are to provide leadership, management and direction in the development of rules, procedures, standards, and policies for the Early On@ program (infant and toddler early intervention, birth to three years) under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (l DEA). This position entails managing Early On, its grant management activities, and its assigned personnel. Position oversees the coordination with the Governor appointed Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council. The position works collaboratively with other Department of Education programs, as well as other State agencies, such as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The position also works with intermediate school districts, institutions of higher education, and other entities on program development, implementation, and evaluation. This position acts as Part C coordinator and leader, and state contact liaison, to the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs (USED/OSEP) for Part C of IDEA.

Position Description (Download PDF reader)

Required Education and Experience
Possession of a master’s degree in a field of secondary or elementary education; higher education administration, guidance and counseling; school psychology; educational psychology; school social work; the social sciences; vocational education; mathematics; or, a field related to education program administration(nonacademic).
Three years of administrative or consultative experience in the field of K-12 or early
childhood education, including one year of professional experience equivalent to a P13-level Educational Consultant, Education Field Services Consultant, Education Guidance Consultant, Education Research Consultant, Higher Education Consultant, School District Consultant, Special Education Consultant, or Vocational Education Consultant.
Alternate Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a major in education combined with a master’s degree in a subject area may be substituted for the education requirement.
Possession of a doctorate degree in a field of education may be substituted for two
years of the required experience, excluding Education Consultant Manager 16 that
supervises psychometricians.
Additional Requirements and Information
Current or past possession of a teaching certificate comparable to the one issued in
Michigan may be required for some positions.For positions managing a work area staffed with Education Research Consultants, a
major listed above with at least eight semester credits in inferential statistics,
educational measurement, evaluation design, or research design, excluding thesis
dissertation credits is required.View the entire job specification at: (Download PDF reader)
Agency: State of Michigan: 400 South Pine Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48909
Phone: (800) 788-1766, Website

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The Children’s Center

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

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. Plus we have potential performance incentives available.
Additional Compensation:

Infant Mental Health Endorsement II: $500

Infant Mental Health Endorsement III: $2000

Infant Mental Health Endorsement IV: $2000

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.

revised 01/02/2018

Starfish Family Services

Partnering with Parents Center: Dearborn, MI

2 positions available

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

* 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

Career Opportunities:

Infant Mental Health Therapist


* 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

Assessment Therapist


* Provide ongoing relationship-based therapeutic treatment to a small caseload of children 0-6 and their families

* Conduct comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments for children with developmental delays and disorders ages 0-17, as well as children in 0-6 programming

* Complete developmental assessments for children 0-6 involved in multidisciplinary programming

* Provide support and crisis intervention to families and children involved with the program

* Assist in coordination and referrals of support services to parents

* Provide child-centered therapy, parent/child therapy and family therapy services in the home and community environment

* Provide parent education and guidance

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 required

* Current valid driver’s license.

To apply please go to: Starfish Family Services – Assessment Therapist

*For questions regarding either position please contact Lindsey Biggs at

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