Posting: SUD Outpatient Therapist - Monroe Community Mental Health Authority

July 7, 2022

Monroe Community Mental Health Authority

Our mission is to enrich lives and promote wellness. We live out that mission by being an inviting resource that offers in-house, referral, and emergency services, as well as support within the community for those in need.


This position provides individual mental health and substance use therapy, is responsible for performing face-to-face clinical evaluations, facilitating groups as well as provide assessments to ensure that consumers receive quality services that are appropriate to their level of need.  

Requires considerable knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and clinical diagnosis and assessment. 

Provides SUD services including SUD assessments, brief assessments, requests for service, prescreens, crisis intervention, linking and coordinating with community partners to assist consumers and their families seeking SUD or co-occurring services in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based treatment standards and best practice guidelines. 

Prepares biopychosocial assessments and case management in the field to assist consumers with accessing services in the SUD service array. 

Completes all clinical documentation within 24 hours and collects data to provide statistics of persons served and the outcome data. 

Duties and Competencies:

  1.  Assesses needs of people with SPMI, SUDS and/or co-occurring disorders.  
  2.  Assesses symptom acuity, functional abilities, and risk factors.
  3.  Assesses psychiatric symptomatology and risk of harm to self or others.
  4.  Develops treatment plans to address psychiatric conditions and/or substance abuse/dependence, as  well as co-occurring disorders.
  5.  Utilizes various treatment modalities to select the best method of treatment for client and symptoms.
  6.  Completes an accurate 5-Axis diagnosis based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition (DSM- V).
  7.  Develops an evaluation of what is causing a crisis situation and develop a plan of safety, which includes   alternative resources to hospitalization.
  8.  Utilizes knowledge of Duty to Warn, , and Elder Abuse reporting laws.

Job responsibilities for short term treatment assigned consumers, include but are not limited to the following:

  1.  Complete the level of functioning screenings for consumers either assigned to the case load or to   another’s as back up, as well as any phone screens thru Access.
  2.  Develop a Person Centered Plan (PCP) for registered consumers assigned to the caseload based on   short term treatment, admission, length of stay, discharge and follow up standards.  Behavior   Management Committee (BMC) and Peer Reviews are coordinated and integrated with this process.
  3.  Complete all initial paperwork when assigned.
  4.  Monitor implementation of the Person Centered Plan for each assigned consumer.  This includes:
  5.  Monitor each consumer’s progress relative to the PCP and length of stay authorization.  Complete   status reviews, discharge summaries and required outcome assessments as established by MDHHS.  
  6.  Coordinate services between all involved Authority personnel and other agencies as defined by the   established Person Centered Plan.
  7.  Maintain complete and detailed case records and service activity documentation consistent with   MDDHS standards, Authority procedures and requirements of third party payor sources assuring   revenue generation at levels which meet or exceed revenue targets established for the program.
  8.  To summarize caseload needs assessment and provide summary to the Department Head at regularly   scheduled supervision meetings.

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Training and Licensing Credentials:

Masters degree in social work or psychology with current Michigan licensure or certification as a LMSW, LLP or LPC.  One year experience in clinical assessment and providing short‑term outpatient therapy to emotionally impaired adults using individual, group and family modalities preferred.  Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) preferred.  If not currently certified, must be willing to receive SUD training and become certified within the first 3 years of employment.

Other Competencies and Abilities:

Ability to work in a complex, detail-oriented, deadline structured, busy organization. The following physical and mental abilities are required:  frequent lifting or carrying up to 15 pounds, must be able to hear, frequent sitting/standing/walking, ability to communicated effectively in person and/or phone, the ability to read, analyze and interpret information, ability to write correspondence and procedures, ability to maintain records, ability to remain impartial during investigative procedures, ability to solve practical problems, ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, ability to influence others. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and such other applications if/when required. Ability to be trained and successfully complete other computer training as required. Valid driver’s license, proof of current automobile insurance and driving record determined by the Authority’s insurance carrier to be eligible for coverage if required as part of positions duties.

Department:  Adult Services MI/DD

Approved by:  Department Head

Reports to:  Program Supervisor

Salary Classification:  9

Contact Information:

Sarah Maniaci,HR Specialist

1001 S. Raisinville Road

Monroe, MI 48161

Phone: 734-384-0391


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