LifeWays Community Mental Health
  • 17-Nov-2021 to 16-Jan-2022 (EST)
  • Outpatient - Therapy
  • Hillsdale, MI, USA
  • Professional
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Pension! Fantastic benefits, effective 1st of the month following hire. Competitive pay. PTO after 45 days. 12 paid Holidays, and more!


General Summary:

The Clinician position is responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service and clinical care to any consumer within the Hillsdale County Jail system requiring intervention services. This position is responsible for providing timely and clinically appropriate crisis interventions, screenings, brief crisis therapy and referrals that adhere to the standards of LifeWays, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Access Standards, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This position requires the ability to foster positive engagement with potential consumers that will assist them in beginning their path to recovery.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides screenings to determine:
  • The need for observation of an inmate in the medical unit of the jail.
  • The need for an inmate to be seen by a psychiatrist.
  • The need for an inmate to receive ongoing individual or group counseling (either for mental health or substance use disorders)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Coordination of care for those inmates preparing for release
  • Develop a treatment plan for inmates that require:
  • Intervention by a psychiatrist
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Provides trauma-sensitive and recovery-focused services that result in a positive experience for the Jail inmate.
  • Responsible for working closely with provider network staff, hospital County Jail staff, and natural supports to develop clinically sound diversion and safety planning when appropriate.
  • The clinician will determine if the person is in an acute mental health crisis and in need of crisis interventions or stabilization in the jail setting.
  • Those that are acutely in a mental health crisis will be fully assessed with appropriate interventions implemented by the clinician while on site (i.e., de-escalation, crisis counseling, and safety planning with jail staff).
  • Responsible for accurate and clinically competent documentation of all information regarding consumer treatment in electronic medical record within timeliness standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring coordination both internally and externally by routing appropriate documents for all consumers referred in a timely manner.
  • Work a non-traditional schedule which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Assist with LifeWays Outpatient Services, providing Therapy Services, as needed.
  • Responsible for adherence to all Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) standards.

Required Education/Certification/Licensure:

  • Master's degree in Human Services field with appropriate licensure with the State of Michigan
  • Ability to be credentialed as a Mental Health Professional according to Michigan PIHP/CMHSP Provider Qualifications
  • Must have reliable transportation

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