Posting: Clinician Masters Level, Home-Based - Oakland Family Services

January 17, 2023


$5,000 New Hire Signing Incentive

Who We Are

Oakland Family Services offers a warm and engaging work environment that is led by our cultural values. Oakland Family Services is a private, non-profit human service organization serving the area and building brighter futures for 100 years. We offer a continuum of prevention, education and treatment services that span the human life cycle, enrich the lives of children, strengthen families, rebuild lives and builds brighter futures for those we serve and those we employ. We are a proud recipient of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces Award for the 8th consecutive year!

What’s In It For YOU?

Our Culture 

  • Cultural values that are clear and lived each day
  • Peer-based staff recognition programs
  • Annual staff celebration (awards and luncheon)
  • Warm, supportive work environment 
  • Work/life balance and wellness initiatives
  • Flexible work schedule/hybrid schedule where appropriate
  • Clinical supervision
  • Professional development to include paid trainings and leadership and succession opportunities
  • Team oriented approach to work processes
  • RISE – Employee Sponsored Task Force Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Commitment to open, honest and transparent communication
  • Quarterly all staff lunch and/or meetings with the CEO
  • Employee engagement initiatives (road rallies, employee appreciation events, staff recognition programs, food truck lunch-truck event, ice cream day, spirit weeks, logo wear webstore, bring your child to work day, chili cook off/bake off contests, and more)

Our Employee Benefits 

  • Three medical insurance plans to choose from (2 HMO’s and 1 PPO with Health Saving Account)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA options*
  • 403B Retirement Plan with a company match (immediate eligibility)
  • Employer-paid Vision and Dental Insurance*
  • Employer-paid Long-Term Disability*
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability Option*
  • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits* to include vacation (10 prorated days of vacation time for new employees with increases starting after 2 years of employment) Sick (10 prorated days of paid sick leave), Personal Days (1 paid personal day off in addition to sick leave and vacation time), 11 paid bank holidays (in addition to sick leave, vacation time, and your personal day)
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Verizon Cellular Plan Discount and other available discounts

*Applicable to regular, full time employees

About the Opportunity/Work

Position Responsibilities

The Home-Based Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department assumes the responsibilities common to all direct service and administrative positions as described in the Agency Manual.

The Home-Based Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department will develop and use the various modalities of service offered by the agency. T

he Home-Based Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department reports to the assigned Home-Based Supervisor, Specialized Services for Youth (SSY) department.

The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Specific Duties/Job Expectations

Professional Practice 

  • The Home Based Clinician provides both clinical and case management services to children with Severe Emotional Disturbance who meet State Medicaid guidelines for service.
  • The Home Based Clinician provides individual, family and group therapy services as indicated in the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS).
  • The Home Based Clinician can expect to work at minimum 3 evenings a week to accommodate school and work schedules.
  • The Clinician provides appropriate home-based services to a caseload in accordance with agency needs and the skill level of the worker. Typical caseload size will be between 10-15 children and families depending on severity and may be subject to change based on program and consumer needs.
  • The Clinician is responsible to: obtain, analyze and evaluate case data; develop an understanding of the client's situation and to develop goals and planned responses; carry out the plan and/or alter the plan as new understandings demand; analyze and evaluate the course and results of the treatment process, utilize evidenced based practices as indicated. The clinician is responsible to work with the whole family; to have a good understanding of the family situation and dynamics and how this may impact the identified youth.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with Agency, licensing, accreditation, Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) standards and requirements. Maintain all records in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) within timeframes required by OCHN.
  • Actively coordinate cases with treatment team, peer specialists, school staff, probation, courts, protective services, OCHN and any other appropriate staff.
  • Train providers of adjunct services such as peer supports, community living supports and respite services on the IPOS and document in the record.
  • Participate in professional development activities in accordance with state licensure requirements and any requirements of the funder, specifically in accordance with the Medicaid provider manual and OCHN requirements.
  • Complete mandated trainings annually and as required to maintain eligibility to provide services under MDHHS Medicaid requirements.
  • Participate in Evidenced Based Cohort Training as offered.
  • Additional duties may include: client intake; supervision of interns, assignment to specific agency work sites; assignment to a special project or contract; provision of leadership to educational, counseling or volunteer groups; to work with community problems as interest and skill indicates; and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the SSY crisis on-call coverage for clients by signing up for a minimum of 3-4 weeks each year.
  • Provide direct face to face client contact minimum of one and one half hour per week and provide minimum of one half hour of collateral contacts every two weeks. Monthly average of contacts must be 6 hours as face to face and 2 hours a month of collateral.
  • Attend weekly department meetings and trainings as scheduled. Attend specialized supervision groups for TF-CBT, SUD and high risk as assigned by supervisor.


  • Perform the administrative tasks related to assigned caseload and other work assignments as required by the agency.
  • Perform selected and additional administrative assignments as required, including student supervision.
  • Provide assistance, support and leadership to other staff members through consulting, teaching and other means as appropriate, and to coordinate program activities when assigned to do so.

Does This Describe YOU? 

  • Successful completion of the requirements of a master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or equivalent in related field such as psychology, social work, or guidance and counseling as appropriate to the needs of the particular position.
  • State certification or licensure at the minimum level possible, commensurate with accrued experience and degree obtained.
  • CAFAS/PECFAS certification at the time of hire, or within three months.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families.
  • Other special abilities, skills and credentials such as experience working in the Community Mental Health System, substance abuse qualifications, experience with youth with serious emotional disturbances, family systems work, trauma-informed care, delivery of home-based models and use of evidenced based models.
  • Special abilities and skills necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exist as long as they do not preclude all state Medicaid requirements to provide Home Based services.

Oakland Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

Job Contact

Sarah Jessome

Talent Acquisition Assistant Oakland Family Services

Phone: 248-858-7766 ext. 1354

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