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SUBSTANCE ABUSE THERAPIST

(C.H.O.I.C.E.S.)

Qualifications: We are seeking a licensed Master’s level counselor, social worker or psychologist with experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations. This position requires substance abuse credentials. Previous experience with Juvenile Justice involved youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits is a must, along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance.

The candidate must be able to meet the Michigan Department of Community Health qualifications as a Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP) (An individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families and who is a physician, psychologist, licensed or limited-licensed master’s social worker, licensed or limited-licensed professional counselor, or registered nurse; or an individual with at least a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has three years supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families; or an individual with at least a master’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.)

Proof of licensure within defined discipline is necessary. Strong computer skills, effective communication, both written and verbal, is mandatory, along with the ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability is required.

ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST

JOB SUMMARY: The Assessment Specialist is responsible for performing comprehensive, strength-based psychosocial and legally sustainable assessments on youth and families referred.  The goal of the assessment process is to provide accurate, appropriate treatment recommendations for the youth to potential referral sources, WC-HVCW, and the Court.    Successful applicants must demonstrate working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice system and demonstrate a capacity to complete comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments within established timeframes.  The ability to integrate information from relevant court and clinical documents is essential, as is the ability to render accurate diagnoses utilizing the DSM-5.  Strong clinical and/or forensic writing skills are required, along with the ability to utilize computer-based systems for timely data entry and creation of assessment documents.  Client interviews may be office, facility, or community-based.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters in Social Work or related clinical field with at least a limited license in that profession (LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, LLPC, etc.).  Two years of clinical experience working within the juvenile justice system is preferred, but recent graduates with the aforementioned licensure will be considered.  The following is required for all applicants:

  • Professional ability to write clinically/forensically, with minimal corrections.
  • Proof of active professional licensure.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability.
  • Commitment to teamwork.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

CLINICAL CONTRACT MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY: The Therapeutic Services Clinical Contract Manager is responsible for contract oversight of child welfare cases referred to AFS for services. Duties also include authorizing, monitoring and managing service request(s) to assure that services are conducted in a timely manner with appropriately documented clinical service interventions.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES                                                     

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare System.
  • Organize and handle large quantities of work.
  • Able to view & analyze problems objectively and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work methodically, with attention to detail, to assure accuracy and meet prescribed timelines.
  • Familiar with the authorization of services.                               
  • Good customer services skills.
  • Proficient data entry skills.
  • Experience conducting monthly billing reconciliation to ensure units meet contractual standards for authorization.
  • Addresses technical assistance recommendations to Provider Network Agencies to improve services.
  • Monitor units of services rendered to clients.               
  • Effectively coordinates, conducts and facilitates group supervision, technical assistance, and trainings with Providers.
  • Attends/conducts meetings for providers or referring workers, as requested.
  • Facilitates contact with referred person and referring worker to ascertain satisfaction with authorized services.
  • Monitors and evaluates activities/services of Provider Network Agencies to ensure that services are conducted according to established standards and contracted agreements; recommends contract re-negotiations or termination schedules.
  • Accurately reviews and records approval of early terminated/completed services from Provider in data system.
  • Completes Additional Unit Requests to assure provider utilization review of required documents and provides follow-up recommendations to provider in a timely manner.
  • Attends case consults to discuss client progress and need for more services.
  • Conduct regular Provider audits according to the established schedule and/or as provider performance requires and promptly completes report of findings recommendation.

SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology). Two consistent years of experience working in the social service field. Experience in service coordination and understanding of treatment modalities for clients with clinical issues of substance abuse, adult and child mental health and family services coordination required. Ability to work rapidly with a high degree of precision to ensure accuracy and meet prescribed timelines. Thorough understanding of clinical contract management and billing with actual experience preferred. Must be able to pass state and federal background checks.

CLINICAL THERAPIST

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Supervisor, assesses family needs; develops and implements individualized treatment plans; implements interventions that facilitate youth and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and utilizes caseload management systems; conducts individual, family and group counseling sessions in accordance with
professional standards; collaborates with appropriate agencies and parties within the community and the Wayne County Juvenile Justice system; and performs other duties as assigned. Timely documentation and database entry, compliance with mandatory CMH training, and fidelity to evidence-based practices are all required. Treatment sessions may be office or community-based.

Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related clinical field with at least a limited license in that profession (LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, LLPC, LP, LLP, TLLP). Experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations required. Two years of clinical experience working within the juvenile justice system is preferred, but recent graduates with the aforementioned licensure will be considered.

The following is required for all applicants:

  • Proof of active professional licensure.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability.
  • Commitment to teamwork.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

GAIN Assessment Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: The Substance Abuse, male Global Appraisal on Individual Needs (GAIN) specialist is responsible for providing GAIN evaluations, as well as conducting the collection and monitoring of GAIN Screen urine test samples from referred (male) juveniles and/or (male) adults for substance abuse services.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:                                               

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Proficient in the use of AFS database systems, and maintains the appropriate computer skills, in order to successful accomplish all job responsibilities.
  • Experience with training others.                                                
  • Reviews required documentation and accurately prescribes authorization for GAIN screenings and GAIN evaluations.            
  • Experience reviewing SAER for juvenile’s eligibility and frequency of GAIN screenings and GAIN evaluations.
  • Experience with the completion of GAIN for youth with positive AOD screen.
  • Consistently informs all referred juveniles and/or adults of the AFS Substance Abuse process and requirements, as well as their recipient rights and the confidentiality guidelines.            
  • Demonstrates appropriate precautions to prevent contamination and or/or tampering of the specimens collected.                           
  • Knowledgeable of the Chain-Of-Custody procedures to ensure effective urine specimens.          
  • Experience completing assessments with an accurate GAIN status reports, and records results in JAIS within the required timeframes.
  • Experience completing assessments and supporting documentation within prescribed timelines.
  • Demonstrates the ability to implement problem-solving mechanisms in both routine and emergency situations.                                   
  • Experience with timely data management practices, data reporting and result distribution to supervisor.
  • Performing other duties assigned.                        
  • Participates in routine, intensive trainings and supervisions to ensure that the proper data entry guidelines are consistent adhere to contract and guidelines.
  • Experience with responding appropriately to all complaints and taking effective corrective action.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services field required. 2-3 years minimum of experience working in substance abuse service delivery and assessment preferred.  Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability are a must. Must have exemplary organizational skills with an acute attention to detail.

Strong and effective communication skills both written and verbally. Strong computer skills a must.

Valid driver’s license and insurance.

Parent Support Partner

JOB SUMMARY: The Parent Support Partner is responsible for partnering with families to support, educate, and empower them to use their voice, develop positive relationships with service providers, and develop skills to navigate the systems their child and family are involved with. Parent Support Partners will support families to link with community resources, develop natural supports, and engage with service providers. This will be accomplished through team meetings, home visits, and coordination with other agency service providers.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provide skilled interventions as part of the treatment plan.
  • Complete and maintain accurate, timely, required documentation.
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, coaching, and training as scheduled.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a parent and/or primary day-to-day caregiver of a child with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges (SED) or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who is currently or has in the past, received mental health services. Experience with other child serving organizations (DHS, Court, School) preferred.

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
  • Must have good leadership skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Computer, data entry and email familiarity
  • Knowledge of public and private child serving agencies
  • Ability to manage time well and work independently
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to take direction
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Respect, value and support of the family and youth voice
  • Strong commitment to parent/professional partnerships
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • This position will require flexible hours and occasional weekends, evenings, and overnight travel.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high value for professionalism, confidentiality, accountability, accuracy and reliability are a must.

Youth Peer Support Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: The Youth Peer Support Specialist is responsible for acting as a support and resource for youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED) who are receiving services in the behavioral health system.  Act as a key member of the treatment team by working with youth one on one or in a group.  Support youth empowerment by assisting youth in skill development in order to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. Provide skilled interventions as part of the treatment plan.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Prepare the youth to fully participate in their own meetings and treatment planning process.
  • Complete and maintain accurate, timely, required documentation.
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, coaching, and training as scheduled.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a young adult ages 18 through 26 who is willing and able to self-identify as a person who has or is receiving mental health services as a youth and has lived experience, and is prepared to use that experience in helping other youth with a serious emotional disability (SED).  Experience with other child serving organizations (DHS, Court, School) preferred.

  • Experience as a youth in complex, child serving systems (behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, special education, foster care, etc.) preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be eligible and able to be trained in MDHHS approved curriculum and on-going training model
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Computer, data entry and email familiarity
  • Ability to manage time well and work independently
  • Ability to take direction
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Access to and ability to utilize transportation in order to perform job activities
  • Respect, value and support of the family and youth voice
  • Strong commitment to youth/parent/professional partnerships
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • This position will require flexible hours and occasional weekends, evenings, and overnight travel.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high value for professionalism, confidentiality, accountability, accuracy and reliability are a must.
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