Posting: Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center - Mental Health Therapist

December 16, 2021

General Description:
Reporting to the Behavioral Health Program Manager, Affirmations’ Mental Health
Therapist is responsible for providing direct mental health intakes, assessment, treatment
planning, and ongoing therapy, in-person and via teletherapy, to help ensure that all
community members receive affirming and affordable mental health services and
referrals. This position is expected to be a knowledgeable advocate for all members of the
LGBTQ+ community. This is a full time, salaried position ($45,000 - $50,000 per year) with
a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision, 401k, life insurance, and
paid time off. A flexible five day work week including one weekend day is preferred, to be
agreed upon with Behavioral Health Program Manager.
Required Qualifications:
● Licensed by the State of Michigan as an LLMSW, LMSW or LPC
● Personal and/or professional experience with the LGBTQ+ community
● Excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills
● Availability to work some evenings
● Cultural humility and a strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
● Understanding of how experiences of oppression affect mental health, and
knowledge of historical and ongoing institutional oppression within mental health
● Understanding of and commitment to maintaining HIPAA compliance
● Comfort with learning new software tools
Preferred Qualifications:
● 1 or more years of experience post-licensure
● Competence providing mental health care to youth
● Lived and/or professional experience with Transgender, Two-Spirit, and/or
Non-Binary individuals
● Experience providing letters of support for gender affirming medical care
● Knowledgeable and experienced in trauma-informed care
● Experience providing telehealth counseling
● Familiarity with electronic health records software, especially TherapyNotes
● Familiarity with Google Suite
● Experience providing clinical supervision
Primary Responsibilities:
● Provide appropriate evidence-based mental health therapy with individuals,
couples, non-monogamous partners, groups, and families
● Work independently and with discretion as it relates to job responsibilities
● Coordinate effectively with the rest of the Behavioral Health and Affirmations staff
● Participate in individual and group clinical supervision for the benefit of self and
colleagues (if an LPC, as a supervisor for any counseling interns; if an LMSW, as a
supervisor for some MSW interns and/or LLMSWs)
● Conduct mental health intakes and biopsychosocial assessments
● Develop appropriate goal-focused, person-centered treatment plans containing
measurable goals and objectives; obtaining client and other stakeholder (guardians,
family members, payers etc.) input as appropriate
● Make referrals to care coordination program and to community resources as
● Become paneled with Affirmations under different insurance providers to accept
insurance payments for providing mental health treatment
● Maintain HIPAA compliance and contribute to efforts to improve
● Respond to crisis situations at the community center and remotely
● Work with the Behavioral Health Program Manager to regularly monitor and
evaluate the program to identify and implement improvements, especially as it
relates to diversity, equity and inclusion
● Use TherapyNotes to document services provided thoroughly
● Provide occasional training related to behavioral health for the community
● Contribute to the growth of the Behavioral Health Program
● Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.
To apply, please email a resume/CV and a cover letter to
by January 2, 2022.
This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed
by the job holder. The holder of this position will be required to follow any other
instructions or perform other duties as requested by their supervisor. This is not meant to
be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change if and when
It is the policy of Affirmations to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees
and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height,
weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status,
political affiliation, veteran status, familial status, disability status, or a Vietnam-era or
special disabled veteran, or other legally protected status in accordance with state or
federal law. The policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer,
compensation, benefits and all other aspects of employment.
At Affirmations we believe that diversity is a strength, and that services for LGBTQ+
people need to be relevant and responsive to the needs of those most marginalized in
our communities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with
marginalized identities.

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