Network180, Kent County Community Mental Health Authority, is hiring.

Network180, Kent County Community Mental Health Authority, serves adults, youth and families seeking help with mental health, substance use or intellectual & developmental disabilities. We offer a coordinated, enhanced and more seamless experience to better provide behavioral health care and integrated primary care to community members seeking help.

Recently, Network180 received a grant to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As a result, we’ve been able to expand our array of services to adults (including veterans), youth and families who need help with mild to moderate mental health and substance use challenges. We have many employment opportunities available for qualified individuals.

Our organization has a lot to offer. It is never too late to join a passionate team that takes pride in serving others.Please feel free to connect with me or let me know if you have any questions.

Rossemary Salinas, MSA, SHRM-CP, HRS; Human Resources Generalist – Recruiting

3310 Eagle Park Drive NE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

(P) 616-825-5431 | (F) 616-228-1052 ; Email: Rossemary.Salinas@network180.org

For employment opportunities with Network180, please click here.

Carson City Correctional (DRF) is looking for Counselors

Carson City Correctional (DRF)  would like to share 3 positions their program currently has for  Mental health professionals.  They would need a master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling as well as a current license to practice in the state of Michigan.  I’m including the link to the positions below and the application can be completed from that link.  This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that will allow them to make a difference in their communities.  As the hiring supervisor for this location, I’m looking forward to hearing from some MMHCA Members soon!

We are currently hiring for a QMHP- Qualified Mental Health Professional

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/2960488/carson-city-qmhp?keywords=CQMHP&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

We are also hiring 2 positions that will be Substance Abuse programming/group focused.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/2960488/carson-city-qmhp?keywords=CQMHP&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Heather Woodin MA LLP, OPT Unit Chief

Carson City Correctional (DRF)

989-584-3941 ext 2590314

Wellpath is looking for a full time Mental Health Professional to work at the Berrien County Adult correctional facility.

Wellpath is looking for a full time Mental Health Professional to work at our Berrien County Adult correctional facility.  The team at Berrien County enjoy a fast paced, safe atmosphere, great team-work, excellent benefits and the ability to help care for under-served patients in a correctional setting.  Learn more about the position by visiting the link below or reaching out to David Ward at DaWard@Wellpath.us

Click Here to Apply.

About this role Our Mental Health Professional provides clinical services under the direction of the MH Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or MH Director to patients. Provides mental health consultation and training to facility staff.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a behavioral/social science field from an accredited college or university

Experience:

  • Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • LMSW, LPC, or similar licensure in the state from the appropriate state licensing board
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Any other certifications (such as First Aid) required by contract

What you will do

  • Provide direct clinical and consultation services in accordance with The Company Policies and procedures, policies and procedures of the institution, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of relevant professional organizations (e.g., NASW, APA)
  • Responsible for having a basic understanding of mental health accreditation standards issued by National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and American Correctional Association (ACA) if those accrediting bodies are applicable to the facility
  • Interrelate and work effectively with facility staff, patients, and outside support agencies as delegated by MH Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or MH Director
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patient information in accordance with The Company policy and procedure, state law, site policy and the standards of the NCCHC and ACA, if those accrediting bodies are applicable to the site
  • Completion of specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director. Designation of duties will be determined by current needs of the patient population and the mental health professionals privilege status, taking into consideration employee’s interests whenever possible.
  • Provision of individual and group psychotherapy/counseling to patients with the goals of reducing maladaptive behavior and fostering effective psychological functioning.
  • Provision of crisis intervention services to patients as referred by institutional and medical staff or to self-referred patients. Crisis intervention may require consultation with institutional staff regarding management/treatment concerns, referral, and/or mental health follow-up. Crisis intervention duties may be assigned by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director after normal working hours and weekends.
  • Completion of Clinical Service Reports of patients as assigned by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director based upon requests of the Facility administrative staff, Parole Board or other appropriate agencies in accordance with the policy and procedures of The Company. Reports are to be completed in a timely, professional manner. Personality, intellectual and other such testing may be administered, interpreted, and reported as allowed by State statutes, rules and regulations governing the employee’s license.
  • For Mental Health Professionals assigned to a Reception and Diagnostic Unit, primary duties include completion of a diagnostic evaluation, to include clinical interview, interpretation of psychological testing, and development of a written report to include findings and recommendations. For those MHPs whose level of training and licensure do not allow for psychological test interpretation, consultation with a supervisor or department staff member interpreting testing shall occur.
  • Provision of consultation services for institutional screening committees to include, but not limited to, Initial Classification Boards and Segregation Review Boards. Provision of consultation services to institutional staff concerning the mental status and management of patients.
  • Provision of training in human behavior and/or mental health issues to institutional staff in accordance with the institution’s training program and as assigned by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director.
  • Completion of relevant clinical documentation in the health record regarding the patients participation in mental health treatment.
  • Completion of regular reports of the employee’s activities in accordance with the policies and procedures.
  • Provision of support and/or monitoring of patient’s mental condition for institutional psychiatric staff as assigned by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director
  • Provision of consultation and in-service training to the Facility personnel as assigned by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director.
  • Participation in staff meetings and in-service training programs.
  • Inform Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director of personal need for additional clinical supervision, overall problems in the delivery of clinical services, and/or proposals to improve clinical skills.
  • Participation in specialized clinical services and/or program development activities in a professional, timely manner providing these duties have been assumed with the mutual agreement of the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director and the individual staff member.
  • Maintain accountability for services provided through timely and accurate recording of activities through participation in the Quality Improvement program
  • Compliance with employee standards of the Facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a professional working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
  • May be required to participate in a system of 24-hour crisis intervention services.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

 

Counseling Opportunities in Jackson and Hillsdale with LifeWays CMH

Job Title: Crisis Clinician
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
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.
Job Title: Crisis Clinician
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
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.
Job Title: Therapist
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
Therapist will be responsible to deliver person centered, self-determined, recovery oriented, trauma-informed, least restrictive, competent behavioral health services to consumers in an outpatient setting.
Job Title: Therapist
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
Therapist will be responsible to deliver person centered, self-determined, recovery oriented, trauma-informed, least restrictive, competent behavioral health services to consumers in an outpatient setting.
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.

LifeWays Community Mental Health Clinical Training Specialist Position in Jackson

Job Title: Clinical Training Specialist
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jackson, MI, US
Job Description:
General Summary:
LifeWays’ Clinical Training Specialist plans, organizes, and coordinates onboarding of new employees within the Clinical Care Division. This position plans, develops, implements, and conducts ongoing trainings across clinical programs and other partners (law enforcement, first responders, provider network, etc.) to increase skill and knowledge level within the mission, vision, and values of LifeWays.
Essential Functions:
Promotes an environment conducive to learning.
Provides onboarding and ongoing trainings in person and virtual to employees in the Clinical Care Division including but not limited to evidence-based practices, navigation of the electronic medical record (EMR – LEO), clinical documentation, and other clinical concepts.
Organizes onboarding packets for new employees in the Clinical Care Division, including training logs, onboarding schedules, competency checklists and other necessary documents,.
Assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating agency wide clinical training plan consistent with best practices. This plan will outline agency needs, requirements, and structure for the provision of clinical training and supervision, including supervised licensing hours.
Conceptualizes and creates training and development solutions such as classroom learning material, e-learning modules, job aids, and other resources as needed.
Conducts and coordinates a variety of training sessions, workshops, and seminars in alignment with LifeWays’ core values and strategic goals and with the use of various training programs, methods, instructional tools, and delivery strategies. Incorporates teaching aids and materials such as handbooks, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, etc. Presents courses and seminars independently and with co-workers. Coordinates training schedules and facilitate training sessions accordingly.
Prepares course feedback and evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of courses. Periodically evaluates and reports on the outcomes of training sessions, overall effectiveness, success, and return on investment . Maintains records of trainee progress and achievements. Maintains a database of training materials as well as a reference library on training films, books, and other course materials.
Tracks clinical trainings provided to staff.
Develops and implements 90-day reviews for new employees in the Clinical Care Division.
Reviews documentation submitted by staff to ensure they comply with competency standards.
Provides clinical supervision to limited licensed staff, interns, and others as needed, assigned and within scope.
Supports implementation of evidence-based practices by participating in cohorts as appropriate.
Obtains and maintains various trainer status by completing necessary trainings and ensuring compliance with requirements to keep trainer status. Examples include but are not limited to: LOCUS, CAFAS, PECFAS, DLA20, CIT, Mental Health First Aid.
Provides ongoing monitoring of competencies through chart reviews, observation and other means to identify training needs within the Clinical Care Division.
Promotes teamwork by developing team building and learning opportunities.
Provides feedback to supervisors on staff competencies and collaborate on the development of performance improvement plans as needed.
Able to work at both Jackson and Hillsdale sites as required to ensure needs are met.
Assists in preparing for internal and external audits.
Required Education/Certification/Licensure:
Master’s degree in Human Services field with appropriate licensure with the State of Michigan.
Ability to be credentialed as a Mental Health Professional according to Michigan PIHP/CMHSP Provider Qualifications.
Must have reliable transportation
Preferred Education/Certification/Licensure:
Master’s degree in Human Services field with full licensure with the State of Michigan.
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
CAFAS and PECFAS Train the Trainer Certification.
Certification and/or training in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including trauma-focused), etc.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Training.
CPI Training or equivalent.

PA 96 includes no new continuing education (CE) requirements.

PA 96 includes no new continuing education (CE) requirements. What follows is MMHCA’s POSITION about the issue of CE requirements:
As we were writing HB 4325, which was signed into law as PA 96 of 2019, we used model licensure language, and added additional language to address issues that we were facing in Michigan. One of the areas of research and consideration was what we would do about a CE requirement. The research is very clear that requiring a certain number of hours of continuing education does not ensure continuing competence, which is the purpose of requiring it. The main benefactors of requiring a certain number of hours of continuing education for relicensure are those who provide continuing education. While not ensuring increased competence, requiring a certain number of hours of continuing education for relicensure often puts an undue financial burden on licensees. It is even possible to purchase certificates for continuing education online without actually participating in a program!
For all these reasons, we chose not to give in to the pressure of requiring a certain number of CEUs for counselors to maintain their licenses simply because other professions do so. Our new license is considered the gold standard for counseling licenses across the country. We did not want to tarnish it with an inappropriate and ineffective requirement.
We also looked at the issue of continuing competence, something some states have included in their law. For those states who have this requirement, continuing competence can be demonstrated in a number of ways. Continuing education is usually one of those ways, but also such activities as publications in journals, professional presentations, and participation in professional organizations are ways to demonstrate continuing competence. Again, we looked at whether this was something that should be included in our law. To include such a requirement, we would need to demonstrate that there was a need for such a requirement. Looking at the nature of complaints against counselors in Michigan over the past 20 years, it became clear that there was not a need for such a continuing competence requirement in our law at this time.
All that said, our new law does require continuing education in a way that is appropriate and makes sense. Our law clearly states that LPCs may only do those things in their scope of practice for which they are trained. What that means is that if an LPC chooses to add something new to their practice, perhaps a new technique or way of working with clients (such as EMDR or Hypnosis), they would need to get training in that technique. If they wanted to add a new assessment instrument, they would need to get training in that instrument. If they wanted to work in a new setting, such as an integrated care setting, they would need to be able to demonstrate that they had appropriate training to do that work.
It makes so much more sense to require continuing education that is relevant and appropriate rather than simply require a certain number of hours in a certain timeframe. We believe that the way we chose to do continuing education in our new law is far superior to what other professions and laws have chosen to do. MMHCA is committed to continuing to provide high-quality continuing education programs for counselors and other mental health professionals which are truly focused on helping them to grow as professionals. And while we do offer CEUs for those who need them, our true goal is to offer programs that professionals attend, not to check off a box on a form, but because these programs are truly relevant to their practice and professional growth.