Under the supervision of the Family Guidance Service Coordinator, this therapist is a member of a large, team oriented, intensive family intervention unit that works with children who have a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families. Services include family therapy, individual therapy, and case management in family homes and community locations for a caseload of between 12-15. The position includes many opportunities for rich training and potential opportunities to train in a variety of evidenced based treatments while receiving weekly supervision, participating in engaging clinical teams and working in a strength-based culture that values wellness, creativity and intensity. 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 members to apply.
• Provides strength-based, solution-focused clinical intervention in individual, family and group formats to assigned consumers.
• Provides assessment and ongoing monitoring of consumer's physical and mental status. Reviews family plans of service and revises plans as family’s needs dictate.
• Reports instances of abuse or neglect of children to Children's Protective Services as required by law.
• Performs assessments which include diagnostic interviewing, assignment of DSM diagnosis, mental status examinations, and obtaining personal, family, social, emotional, and medical information related to the presenting problem.
• Coordinates provided services to consumers on his/her caseload. Consults, cooperates, advocates and collaborates with consumers, family members, other Community Mental Health Authority staff, and community agencies--linking and mediating for the consumer's benefit.
• Maintains clinical documentation related to consumer treatment and intervention in accordance with Community Mental Health Authority requirements, accreditation standards and third party billing standards in a timely manner.
• Provides clinical intervention (individual, group therapy, family therapy and counseling, crises intervention, and case management) to assigned consumers and their families.
• Individually or as a member of a team and in conjunction with the consumer, assists in the development of a comprehensive family plan of service individualized to meet the consumer’s strengths and needs with measurable goals and objectives.
• May be required to lend professional expertise in peer training and small group in-servicing.
• Adheres to the expectations of participation in continuing education to maintain and increase professional competence which may include unit seminars or theoretical issues, in-service training programs for Community Mental Health Authority or other agencies, or conferences that are relevant to the clinical work.
• As a team member conducts clinical case load review sessions obtaining feedback on diagnostic and treatment processes. May participate in interdisciplinary diagnostic/staffing and case review sessions to exchange information and to identify, appropriate level of care (intensity of services) and interventions.
• May represent Community Mental Health Authority in meetings with community groups and agencies.
• Provides assessment and ongoing monitoring of consumer's mental status and physical status. Facilitates consumer's identification of specific and incremental behavior objectives toward goal attainment. Documents consumer's evaluation of progress on goals and objectives, making revisions as determined by consumer. Directly assists consumers in obtaining needed resources.
• Participates in clinical supervision.
• Serves as a liaison to other agencies and attends interagency meetings as needed.
• Attends and participates in all staff, team and/or interdisciplinary team meetings as required.
• Provides crises intervention to consumers as required. Assesses the type and nature of the emergency and triages as necessary.
• Maintains productivity standards relative to the requirements of the position.
• Establishes and maintains appropriate working relations with consumers, staff and outside agencies.
• Maintains familiarity with Michigan Mental Health Code.
• Responsible for knowledge about consumer recipient rights and procedures governing them.
• Responsible for knowledge, and adherence to, all Community Mental Health Authority policies and procedures.
• Observes all rules of confidentiality as it relates to consumer information, both internally and in dealing with outside individuals and/or agencies.
• Maintains an acceptable level of attendance and work performance.
• Will perform all other essential job duties as assigned.