Posting: Evaluation and Admissions Specialist I & II - Monroe Community 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.


The primary purpose of this position is responsible to provide triage, crisis service, initial assessments, pre-screen assessments, level of care authorizations for persons requesting service of the Monroe Community Mental Health Authority (MCMHA.)

Responds to initial requests for services on a walk-in, and phone-in, and scheduled basis. In these initial contacts emergency services are provided on an as‑needed basis.  Based on professional assessment:

1) initial psychosocial assessments will be completed by the assigned program staff;

 2) may refer cases to other community agencies consistent with interagency referral agreements;

3) provide face to face biopsychosocial assessments and make referrals to community resources.

4) may open cases  to the Access Department with an Emergency Services status as clinically appropriate

Responsible for authorization of initial/interim treatment plan and services;  assignment of case to Clinical Departments of the agency (consistent with program assignment criteria and clinical protocols for service intensity Continuous Stay and authorization for acute service, inpatient or outpatient services shall occur as requested.)  

May be assigned monitor­ing responsibilities at community care taker sites (such as the jail, group homes, and integrated healthcare settings or nursing home) and/or be assigned training or program consultation duties working in collaboration with diverse populations and community agencies. 

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are 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:

Position 1:  Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling with current licensure. 

Experience:  Two years previous experience with Mentally Ill or Co-Occurring (MI/Sub­stance Abuse) populations required.   One year experience with children with SED and adults/children with a developmental disability required.  Must be able to type at a rate of 35 wpm to complete all assigned paperwork daily.

Position 2:  Masters degree in Psychology with current licensure due to administering psychological testing. 

Experience:  Two years experience in diagnosis testing and two years previous experience with Mentally Ill/Co-Occurring (MI/Sub­stance Abuse) populations required.   One year experience with children with SED and adults/children with a developmental disability required.  Must be able to type at a rate of 35 wpm to complete all assigned paperwork daily.

Other Competencies and Abilities:

The following physical and mental abilities are required:  ability to work in a complex, detail oriented, deadline and structured environment;  frequent lifting or carrying up to 15 pounds, must be able to hear, frequent standing/walking, ability to communicate 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 define and  solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, ability to influence others. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft 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:  Access

Approved by:  Department Head

Reports to:  Program Supervisor

Salary Grade: 10

Contact Information:

Sarah Maniaci, HR Specialist

1001 S. Raisinville Road

Monroe, MI 48161

Phone: 734-384-0391



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