Posting: Licensed Master Social Worker - Advantage Health Centers

June 2, 2022

Job Title: Licensed Master Social Worker

Office: Behavioral Health

Division: Medical-Dental-Behavioral Health

Department: Behavioral Health

Reports To: Director of Behavioral Health

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: Responsible for providing therapy and intervention services to patients with behavioral health diagnoses in collaboration with the psychiatrist Behavioral Health Team by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. Provides individual and/or group therapy and social casework for patients and their families.
  2. Provides short term crisis intervention therapy.
  3. Provides long-term treatment planning.
  4. Group Facilitator.
  5. Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary Team to provide comprehensive treatment.
  6. Provides social work treatment in accordance with the patient's treatment plan, modifies plan to further treatment goals.
  7. Participates in the Patient Centered Medical Home patient centered team meetings.
  8. Collaborates with the BH Director to evaluate the effectiveness of the patients treatment plans.
  9. Utilizes community resources and referral networks to coordinate care for the patients.
  10. Provides health education for patients, their families, and staff as needed.
  11. Arranges for referral and/or placement of patients in other Community Mental Health programs, housing, or employment opportunities.
  12. Maintains accurate clinical and statistical records in the Electronic Medical Record.
  13. Provides field instruction for graduate-level social work students.
  14. Performs other related responsibilities as assigned.
  15. Participates in Agency community outreach events.
  16. Represents the agency in various meetings.
  17. Participates in mobilizing community resources, maintains cooperative working relationships with Community Mental Health Agencies, Crisis Centers, Department of Human Services, and the Probate Courts.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Applications, Microsoft Excel, Paychex Payroll System, internet software, Microsoft Outlook, search engines, Paychex Human Resource Systems, and EHS Success Electronic Medical Record.


  • Master's degree in social work, human services, drug and alcohol, counseling, psychology.
  • Two year related experience with a behavioral health population.

Specialized Training Preferred:

  • Person centered planning
  • Behavior management and crisis management
  • Recipient rights training
  • Group Therapy facilitation Experience
  • Substance Use Disorder training
  • Cultural competency training

Certificates and Licenses:

  • State of Michigan Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) (preferred) or LPC or similar licensed behavioral health worker.
  • Substance abuse certification strongly preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • HIPAA training certificate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be innovative and flexile in job duties
  • Knowledge of current trends in behavior health, public health, and welfare
  • Knowledge of the scope and activities of local health, welfare, and community organizations
  • Ability to make sound independent clinical judgments

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk/hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste/smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to two pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), outdoor weather conditions, bloodborne pathogens, airborne pathogens, and distraught patients.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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