Posting: Therapist Crisis Adult Behavioral Health - The Guidance Center, Southgate MI

February 13, 2023

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As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives since 1958. With 25 programs we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 15,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being  

We have an exciting opportunity for a Crisis Therapist to join our team of talented professionals.

As a Crisis Therapist in the Adult Behavioral Health Program, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide screening, assessment and crisis intervention services via telehealth to adult members of the community who are referred by local police. 
  • Determine the appropriate level of care and services needed, and the least restrictive setting in which those services can be provided. 
  • Provide transitional support, advocacy and care coordination services in-person and/or via telehealth until these adults initiate or resume ongoing mental health and/or substance use treatment services with The Guidance Center or another mental health provider. 
  • Required to be available via pre-programmed tablets for calls that are referred for screening and intervention by local police departments that have established business agreements with The Guidance Center. 
  • Crisis screening services will be available 24 hours each day, including holidays and weekends. 
  • Must be available to respond immediately to crisis calls during scheduled on-call hours. They will share on-call responsibilities during business hours with other ABH team members and will assist with after-hours on-call coverage on a voluntary basis as their individual schedules allow. 
  • Responsible to provide crisis intervention and ongoing mental health treatment services to ABH clients who are receiving intensive case management services, including those who are on active Assisted Outpatient Treatment orders and those deemed Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. Services are delivered in-person in the office or community and/or via telehealth.  
  • Regular working hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 7 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. Flexible scheduling is available. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required based on program needs. 


To qualify for this position, you will need the following:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling and possess the corresponding State of Michigan licensure. Candidates without a state license can be considered but must obtain state licensure (LLMSW, LLPC, TLLP, LMSW, LPC or LLP) within a 60-day training period beginning on the date of hire. This period may be extended by up to an additional 60 days of training at the sole discretion of the employer. Failure to obtain licensure within the training period will result in the employee being unqualified to perform work functions. Beyond the training period, all state licensure must continually remain active, in effect, and free from disciplinary action.
  • Must obtain the Qualified Mental Health Professional and Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist (SATS) credentials within 120 days of hire.
  • Must possess a CAADC credential, or be on an active, approved registered MCBAP certification Development Plan within six weeks of hire. Upon hire, the application must be submitted for the Development Plan to MCBAP, with or without the required trainings, within 30 days of hire, or they will not be permitted to provide services. Documentation of required trainings must be submitted with the Development Plan Application or within 90 days of hire.
  • Must have the ability to engage adults diagnosed with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders, their families and supporters. 
  • Must have expertise in helping clients identify their service needs and preferences, helping them build on their individual strengths, resources and supports, and navigate the network of services available at The Guidance Center and in the community. 
  • Candidates must have the ability to provide trauma-informed care and appropriately handle crisis situations. 
  • Must be able to use technology competently, demonstrate effective organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and work independently. 
  • Additional requirements include a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, their families and providers. 

The Guidance Center believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more! 

If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line at

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity


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