Job Postings

INFANT MENTAL HEALTH (IMH) THERAPIST

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Director, assesses infants and their families’ needs; develops and implements individualized treatment plans; implements interventions that facilitate infant and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and utilizes caseload management systems; conducts infant, family and group counseling sessions in accordance with professional standards and empirically supported treatments; collaborates with appropriate agencies and community partners; and performs other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Interviews, assesses, and identifies mental health or other problems using approved assessment instruments, social history, and consultation with community partners.
  • Prepares reports as requested.
  • Makes treatment recommendations to appropriate agencies in order to affect a positive impact on the Infant and family’s performance and collaborates with the Case Manager relating to other related referrals needed.  
  • Creates, maintains, and submits accurate records and documents in a timely manner, in accordance with agency and state guidelines.
  • Prepares weekly statistical service reports to assist in monitoring services rendered and billing.
  • Collaborates and interacts with other mental health professionals for feedback regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals.  
  • Engages in crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Follows safety protocol and procedures.
  • Prepares for and actively engages in weekly supervision.
  • Provides services primarily in the home, or when appropriate via a telehealth platform, and attempts to engage youth and family.

Qualifications: Master’s degree, licensed (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology).  Experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations required. Three (3) years clinical experience working with infants and toddlers. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits a must along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance. 

Proof of registration and licensure within defined area. Strong computer skills. Effective communication both written and verbal.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of AFS’ Psychiatrist and Chief of Clinical and Program Services, conduct psychiatric evaluations, diagnose mental disorders and related behavioral health issues, prescribe psychotropic medication and conduct psychiatric medication reviews according to federal, state, and local regulations. The PNP would serve as a member of the agency’s multidisciplinary treatment team in the provision of outpatient mental health assessment, diagnostic, and treatment services in the context of an integrated health model. The PNP would be expected to serve populations of both court-ordered families (i.e. juvenile justice and child welfare cases) and families from the Wayne
County community in general. The PNP would be required to generate written Psychiatric Evaluation Reports within contractually mandated timelines for distribution to the Third Circuit Judicial Court, Wayne County’s Care Management Organizations (CMOs), and AFS’ other authorized community partners. The PNP also would be required to conduct evaluations in Wayne County’s licensed youth
detention centers to make level of care determinations for adjudicated youth remanded to out-of-home residential care.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays,
electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
 Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing;
managing wounds and infections.
 Provide psychoeducation to clients regarding mental illness, treatment and prevention.
 Documents patient care services via database entry.
 Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing
professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
 Notifies the AFS Psychiatrist and Chief of Clinical and Program Services of any situations that
violate any of AFS policies.
 Provides information and recommendations regarding problems and technical situations to the
AFS’ Psychiatrist and Chief of Clinical and Program Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters or better in Nursing from an accredited program. Proof of current Michigan licensure and certification as a Nurse Practitioner. providing direct patient care services to clients in a general medical setting.

Two-three years of proven work experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; knowledge of medical guidelines and procedures regarding examination, therapy and recovery. Familiarity with advancements in medical technology and current expertise. Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task. The ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability are a must.

Strong computer skills. Effective communication both written and verbal. Valid driver’s license.

CLINICAL THERAPIST

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Director, 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. Provides services primarily in the home, or when appropriate via a telehealth platform, and attempts to engage youth and family.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s level counselor/social worker. Experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations required. Previous experience with juvenile justice youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits a must along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance.

Proof of registration and licensure within defined area. Strong computer skills. Effective communication both written and verbal.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested, please submit resume tochasan@assuredfamilyservices.org

Integrated Community Based Services Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:

Strong bachelor or masters level clinician that under the direction of the ICBS
Supervisor, provides clinical consultation, support and guidance regarding the access to and
participation in behavioral health services of Wayne County juvenile justice CMO SED and DD youth
and family needs; timely submission of individualized treatment plans; collaborative relationships with
care management providers, implements direction and monitoring that facilitates youth remaining
safely in the community and benefiting from therapeutic supports and treatment toward specific goals
and objectives; facilitates multi-disciplinary case staffing and;;, timely documentation, reporting and
documents the service provision in JAIS, monitors and assures follow up by CMH Children’s Service
agencies and performs other duties as assigned. 4 days per week in the juvenile care management
agency, 1 day in office for supervision and documentation requirements.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collaborate and interact with other AFS and CMO Juvenile Justice workers for feedback
regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals.
• Maintain current knowledge of behavioral health and consultation for treatment techniques,
criminal justice systems and community resources using in-service trainings, seminars,
workshops, and publications, maintaining the minimum necessary for credentialing
requirements.
• Effectively demonstrate working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System and Detroit Wayne
Community Mental Health resources and services.
• Has a strong ability to communicate and advise youth behavioral health needs with CMO
worker, CMH therapists and to explain, encourage and facilitate the needs of the client and
family effectively and efficiently.
• Has an understanding of juvenile youth ready to exit residential care to assure family stability,
access to continuity of treatment and timely service provision.
• Convening integrated team quarterly and /or at transitions.
• Support the juvenile justice CMO and youth and family to receive appropriate and timely
services to better assure the youth remains stable and benefit from community supports.
Ensuring the EPSDT, medical, physical and behavioral health documentation is completed and
in the file for every Medicaid eligible SED and DD youth.
• Actively participates in team meetings and trainings.
• Maintain appropriate department, agency, and client confidentiality.
• Ability to engage in crisis intervention as necessary to assure appropriate treatment
engagement and provision.
• Follow safety protocol and procedures.
• Prepare for and actively engages in weekly supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA or BSW or MA/MSW or related degree in mental health from an accredited school
and appropriate State of Michigan licensure required. Must have a minimum of five (5) years recent
experience in mental health/human services field.

Familiarity with Medicaid policies and procedures and a general knowledge of least two (2) of the
following systems: Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, Michigan Department of
Human Services, Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services (juvenile justice), and the
Wayne County Juvenile Court system will be important.

Must have knowledge of Systems of Care philosophy and principals. Must be a skilled observer and
communicator with understanding mental health service systems.

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