D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is hiring a Supervisor for Early Childhood Attachment Program

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is hiring a supervisor for its Early Childhood Attachment program.

$2000 signing bonus available during first year of employment.

Are you passionate about helping the youngest kids supported at DABSJ, newborns to age 5? Are you a person who is an advocate for preserving families, and encouraging healthy bonds from the start? Are you ready to lead a team in this important work that we do? Apply today or learn more by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3dap2d4

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy required.
  • Level II Mi-AIMH endorsement is highly preferred with at least two years of Infant Mental Health experience.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and adequate insurance with a reliable vehicle available at all times.
  • Proven oral and written communication.
  • Ability to develop, assist, and mentor clinicians through their supervision.
  • Demonstrated organizational and decision making skills.
  • No criminal record.

Segue, Inc. Has a Program Director/Team Leader – ACT Position open in Jackson

Job Title: Program Director/Team Leader -ACT 

Location: Jackson, MI

Job Summary: The Program Team Leader leads the team in providing ACT services to individuals with chronic mental illness who require intensive outpatient treatment. This individual gives clinical guidance, direction and support to their team and to the consumers of the Impact program. The Program Team Leader is responsible for the administration of the ACT Impact outpatient treatment program in accordance with policies and procedures, Medicaid and CARF standards.

Education: Master’s degree in a Behavioral Health related field is required
Certification/Licensure: Must hold and maintain licensure for social work, psychology or counseling in the State of Michigan.
Work Experience: 2 years post-degree clinical experience with adults who have serious mental illness is required.
Transportation: Must possess reliable transportation to conduct community and home visits.
Skills:

●              Knowledge of Standards of Best Practice for ACT and IDDT.

●              Knowledge of the Mental Health Code, Medicaid Standards, and CARF standards is required

●              Lives within a 45 minute radius of the local hospital to meet crisis response responsibilities

Physical and Mental Capabilities: Employees are frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and climb stairs/steps associated with a normal office environment. Manual dexterity needed for using a computer keyboard and other electronic devices. Requires talking and hearing in person and on the telephone, and vision for close work. Frequently drives a vehicle including travel to and from community settings or other programs sites.

Applying for job postings

External: Qualified candidates may be referred by active or former employees. Qualified candidates may send their resume to Segue, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, P. O. Box 6159, Jackson, MI 49204, or via email to jfrownfelder@segueinc.org.

LifeWays Community Mental Health has a position open in Hillsdale

Job Title: Evaluator
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Hillsdale, MI, US
Job Description:
Pension. Fantastic Benefits, 1st of the month following hire. Competitive Pay. PTO after 45 days. 12 paid Holidays, Free Supervision towards professional licensure. + more.
General Summary:
The Evaluator position, working with the Supervisor, Access Services provides culturally competent and trauma informed services to all consumers seeking access to behavioral health services through LifeWays. This person utilizes established criteria and clinical skill to evaluate individuals for community mental health eligibility and service needs, to provide appropriate interventions to individuals presenting in crisis. The Evaluator incorporates LifeWays’ mission, vision and values into the decision-making process.
Essential Functions:
1. Welcomes all individuals by demonstrating empathy, and provides opportunity for the person presenting to describe their situation, problems and functioning difficulties. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and working with all individuals in a non-judgmental way.
2. Screens individuals who approach the access system to determine whether they are in crisis and, if so, assures they receive timely and appropriate attention.
3. Determines an individual’s eligibility for Medicaid specialty services and supports, MIChild, Healthy Michigan Plan, Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) or for those who do not have any of these benefits as a person whose presenting needs for behavioral health services makes them a priority to be served.
4. Collects information from individuals for decision-making and reporting purposes.
5. Refers individuals in a timely manner to the appropriate health practitioners for assessment, person-centered planning, and/or supports and services; or if the individual is not eligible for Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) or Community Mental Health Program (CMHSP) services, to community resources that may meet their needs.
6. Informs individuals about all the available mental health and substance abuse services and providers and their due process rights under Medicaid, or MIChild, Healthy Michigan Plan, SABG, and the Michigan Mental Health Code.
7. Performs all duties as assigned to ensure the LifeWays Access Department runs efficiently and effectively. Duties include but are not limited to: Triage, Open Access, Rapid Access, REMI screenings, Call Back Que, Waitlist updating, specialty screenings (M-CHAT, SCQ, etc.), testing (ADOS/ADIR), petitions, brief screens, intakes, pre-screens, crisis and safety planning.
8. Performs duties in a variety of settings to include but not limited to: the office, community locations, emergency departments, schools, consumer homes, and jails.
9. Works a non-traditional schedule which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
10. Provides on-call services, as needed or assigned.
Required Education:
 Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Family & Marriage Therapy or Psychology.
 Screener I: Master’s degree. Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker (LLMSW), Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP).
 Screener II: Master’s degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP).
Screener III: Master’s degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).

LifeWays Community Mental Health in Jackson has an opening for Crisis Clinician

Job Title: Crisis Clinician
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
General Summary
The Crisis Clinician conducts unscheduled crisis intervention activities for the purpose of resolving a crisis situation requiring immediate attention. The Crisis Clinician provides culturally competent and trauma-informed services to all consumers in need of crisis intervention while incorporating LifeWays’ mission, vision and values into the decision-making process.
Essential Functions:
Team:
Receives and responds to calls from the crisis line (or other means of request), and coordinates activities of others to ensure response time within guidelines.
Serves as the team leader when responding to a situation with Crisis Specialists, Aides, or Peers.
Conducts crisis/risk assessments and determines risks and chooses appropriate intervention to address and reduce the risk.
Documents assessment of crisis, intervention and follow up.
Develops safety plans and ensures warm hand offs of consumers to appropriate providers/services.
Promotes the safety and emotional stability of individuals with mental illness or experiencing emotional crises.
Uses clinical skills to minimize further deterioration of individuals, couples, families in crisis.
Assists individuals in developing and/or enhancing better coping skills and a natural support system.
Specific:
Works with primary case holder to addend the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS) meeting and provides brief intensive individual and family counseling until ongoing services are in place.
Provides the consumer/guardian with ideas and techniques that will assist with skill building to help handle situations more appropriately. Skills include coping skills, anger management, communication, crisis de-escalation.
Consults and arranges with the psychiatrist for urgent medication management evaluations.
Assists individuals in crisis to obtain appropriate care, treatment, and follow up care.
Encourages services in the least intensive or restrictive setting that is clinically appropriate to meet the individual’s needs.
Maintains contact with all staff/providers providing services for the purpose of monitoring and care coordination.
General:
Informs the community of Crisis Team services available.
Performs all duties as assigned to ensure the Crisis Team runs efficiently and effectively.
Performs duties in a variety of settings to include but not limited to: the office, community locations, emergency departments, schools, consumer homes, and jails.
Works a non-traditional schedule which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Provides on-call services, as needed or assigned.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Required Education:
Masters degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family, or psychology.
At least one years’ experience in working with children if performing duties within Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS).
Crisis Clinician I: Master’s degree. Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker (LLMSW), Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP).
Crisis Clinician II: Master’s degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP).
Crisis Clinician III: Master’s degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
Note: to work with children must meet qualifications as a CMHP per the MDHHS provider guidelines.
Preferred Education:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Family & Marriage Therapy or Psychology with licensure with the State of Michigan.
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).

A Message from AMHCA CEO, Joel E. Miller

December 21, 2020

There is no doubt that 2020 has been an extraordinary year in many ways.

And I know that many of you cannot wait for 2021 to come and put this year behind you.

At AMHCA it has been year of adaptation, flexibility, and resilience – and many accomplishments.

Each member of our staff team worked so hard to think outside of the box and find creative ways to continue to serve clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs). It has been so inspiring to watch everyone dedicate such tremendous amounts of time and energy to finding solutions to the challenges that came up due to the pandemic.

But before I talk about AMHCA and accomplishments on behalf of our members, I want to talk about your accomplishments and thank you for all your contributions to American society during a very difficult year, and your continued support of AMHCA.

Ensuring access to mental health and addiction treatment could not be more urgent or important at this time. As we reported in our meta-study in August, we revealed that symptoms of anxiety disorder were approximately three times higher and prevalence of depression about four times higher among adults during the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same time in 2019. Meanwhile, overdoses have spiked during the pandemic with more than 40 states reporting increased opioid-related deaths. Suicide rates have continued to increase, up 35 percent between 1999 and 2019 with early indications of additional increases in suicides more recently.

The Covid-19 pandemic is uniquely intertwined with behavioral health conditions. Research has found that substance use disorders constitute a risk factor for Covid-19. In addition, recent findings point to increased risk of mental health conditions (anxiety and depression, in particular) among those who contract Covid-19, as well as an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 among those with preexisting mental health conditions.

Since the onset of the pandemic, clinical mental health counselors – serving as primary mental health providers on the frontlines of our behavioral health system — have been intensely focused on implementing many new practices and protocols to address the increased demand for behavioral health care while preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Clinical mental health counselors have developed and implemented new screening measures as well as greatly expanding the use of tele-mental health to provide care.

Your dedication to your clients and resilience have not gone unnoticed as we regularly have discussions with policymakers and stakeholders throughout the health care delivery system about your efforts, who recognize your outstanding caregiving skills as primary mental health caregivers to address the needs of people with mental health conditions during this tough period.

It is honor and privilege to represent you, and thank you for all you do.

In return, I want to highlight what we have tried to do on your behalf on a number of association fronts.

As we have the opportunity to hear from AMHCA members, I am inspired by the incredible work that you continue to do during these difficult times. Through many strenuous challenges, we have learned how to connect and re-connect with each other in new and innovative ways.

However, with all that we have been able to accomplish this year, I am left with a feeling of hope. I know that together, we will continue to push forward, learn, adapt, and grow. Thank you again for what you do.

I hope this holiday season brings you much joy – and wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Warm Regards,

Joel E. Miller, CEO and Executive Director, American Mental Health Counselors Association