Posting: Community Mental Health Services - Therapist I or II

November 14, 2019





Location: Howell, MI

Salary Range: Therapist I: $48,077 Starting; Therapist II: $50,481 Starting

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Benefits: Full

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: MI-Adult / SUD Engagement Center (SUDEC)


Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator, full-time mental health therapist will provide assessment, case management, motivational interviewing, group therapy, recovery planning and crisis intervention services to people with substance use disorders in afterhours Substance Abuse Engagement Center. Many consumers will also have co-occurring mental health needs. This innovative program fills community service gaps, meets people where they are and allows great opportunities for creativity. Therapist must function well as part of a team and have good knowledge of community resources. Therapist must have strong engagement skills and nonjudgmental approach. Therapist must be able to work second or third shifts on weekdays and any shift on weekends.


Regular full-time Therapist primarily for adults with substance use disorders. Provides individual and group interventions in Substance Abuse Engagement Center. Position includes, but is not limited to: assessment, recovery planning, referrals, assisting with benefit procurement, crisis intervention, advocacy, skills training, support with taking medications, motivational interviewing, group therapy and connecting people with resources.


Therapist Level I: Master's degree in social work or equivalent with LLMSW or equivalent required. If licensed at LLMSW level, individual must obtain full LMSW within two years of hire. Therapist Level II: Master's degree with social worker or equivalent with LMSW, LPC or LLP. All Therapist levels: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) highly preferred or ability to obtain through development plan. Valid MI driver’s license required. All work hours are outside typical business hours. Second shift (5 pm to 1 am) and third shift (1 am - 9 am) on weekdays and weekends. Additional daytime shift on weekends (9 am - 5 pm). All staff will rotate schedules and have weekend hours. EXPERIENCE: Prior treatment experience working with people with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring needs required. Prior experience working in a community mental health system preferred. Experience in working with electronic medical records preferred. Ability to work as part of a team of professionals in a public mental health setting required. Strong assessment skills preferred.

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