LifeWays Community Mental Health
  • 05-Sep-2019 (EST)
  • Outpatient - Therapy
  • Jackson, MI, USA
  • Professional Level
  • Salary
  • Full Time

12 Paid Holiday's, Free Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Pension, Medical Insurance

General Summary:

Therapist will be responsible to deliver person centered, self-determined, recovery oriented, trauma-informed, least restrictive, competent behavioral health services to consumers in an outpatient setting.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides clinical and supportive counseling services; individual, group and family therapy in a trauma informed, recovery oriented, short-term, person centered, solution focused manner.
  2. Facilitates psycho-educational classes and/or groups such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, substance abuse, etc.
  3. Provides primary case holder services, as assigned including assessment, treatment plan development, formal reviews, information gathering, referrals and linkages, where appropriate. Coordinate services with other professionals and para-professionals and liaison with outside social service agencies and other organizations.
  4. Delivers evidenced-based interventions as trained and appropriate to the consumer needs. (Examples: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
  5. Performs all duties as assigned to ensure the Outpatient Services department runs efficiently and effectively. Duties include but are not limited to: Assessment, Person-Centered Planning, diagnosis of clinical conditions, individual, family, and group therapy, crisis intervention, and care coordination.

Additional Functions:


  1. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary OBRA team and participates with OBRA team meeting for program planning and evaluation.
  2. Provides preadmission screenings and annual reviews for persons who are in or are being considered for nursing facility placement in accordance with the MDHHS PASAR guidelines.
  3. Reviews nursing facility medical charts to formulate recommendations as required by OBRA assessment.
  4. Conducts mental health evaluations; complete comprehensive OBRA Level II assessments and follow up as needed on Level I screens.

Mental Health Court:

  1. Reviews referrals from mental health court and conducts assessments that are provided to the mental health court team members.
  2. Attends Mental Health Court team meetings.

NOTE: The lists of essential and additional functions are not exhaustive. They may be supplemented as necessary from time to time.

Required Education/Certification/Licensure

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Family & Marriage Therapy or Psychology.
  • Therapist I: Master's degree. Limited License.
  • Therapist II: Master's degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Therapist III: Master's degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
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