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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.

COURT INTAKE SPECIALIST

JOB SUMMARY: The Court JAC Intake Specialist is responsible for processing all court documentation and court-ordered referrals for required services, and assigning service providers and/or CMO agencies. In addition, the Intake Specialists screen all legal documents for proper form, content and accuracy before transmitting documents to the Court.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
 Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
 Demonstrates punctuality on a regular basis, with minimal tardiness and absences without previously informing the supervisor.
 Effectively assumes responsibility for screening content and accuracy of all information provided in referrals submitted for intake, as well as JAIS registration/acceptance.
 Assumes responsibility for proficiently processing all necessary legal documentation, to provide an official acceptance and/or registration packet.
 Requests Medicaid Authorizations and recipient identification numbers from the Department of Human Services for all committed juveniles, in a timely manner.
 Accurately processes WRITS/Petitions on a rotational basis.
 Proficient in interviewing families of youth referred/committed to CAFS for services.
 Thoroughly and accurately completes 719 forms (Title IV-E) with the family in a timely manner.
 Consistently collaborates with the court, CMO, DHHS, and CPN agencies, community providers, and WC-CAFS in obtaining necessary documents and information regarding referred youth.
 Is proficient in utilizing the AFC database systems (AS 400/JIS and JAIS) and maintains the appropriate computer skills in order to successful complete job responsibilities.
 Consistently enters all case-specific information into JAIS in a timely, accurate, and competent manner.
 Accurately maintains a roster of all processes of responsibility.
 Accurately and promptly completes an activity log on a daily basis, and submits to Court AFC supervisor.
 Provides timely and accurate feedback for all inquiries regarding submissions to the Court AFC and/or Court AFC operations.
 Facilitates communication and professional working relations between the agency and the community, including the AFC, the court, detention and treatment facilities, CMOs, DHHS, CPN employees, families and other invested parties.
 Consistently implements appropriate problem-solving and fact-finding skills for unusual incidences, as deemed necessary.
 Actively seeks appropriate assistance and information when met with a concern of unusual
incidences outside the scope of knowledge/experience.
 Is cross-trained in a minimum of two (2) other areas of responsibility in order to assist in office needs, as deemed necessary by the Court AFC supervisors.
 Consistently adheres to all policies and procedures as indicated in the Juvenile Justice Services Handbook and required by the AFC.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Work, or related field. Adequate knowledge of Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare and Social Service programs practices and processes preferred. Excellent computer skills are a must, specifically Excel, and must have exemplary organizational skills. Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability are a must. Individual will have excellent administrative writing skills, be able to multi-task and be an effective communicator.

PSYCHOLOGIST

JOB SUMMARY: Provides timely psychological evaluations and participates in the assessment process for clients. Activities include clinical interviewing, administration of standardized psychological tests, and coordination with the multidisciplinary clinical team. Psychologists are responsible for all components involved in the provision of psychological assessment as requested and in accordance with the policies
and procedures established. Psychologists conduct evaluations both in the AFS home office and in various locations throughout the community, e.g. the juvenile court, detention centers, residential treatment centers, neighborhood youth agencies, and client homes.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Limited or fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan (TLLP, LLP, LP). Must be able to administer standardized psychological tests to youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and Community Mental Health (CMH) systems. Must be able to score and interpret the results of psychological tests and communicate this information effectively in written reports. Must be able to make recommendations indicating the best treatment services based on available clinical data for youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and CMH systems. Demonstration of a high value for accountability, accuracy, timeliness and reliability is a must. Strong computer skills. Effective communication both written and verbal. Valid driver’s license.

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

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.

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.

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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