Newaygo County Mental Health is currently seeking a Youth Mental Health Clinician. This individual will provide intensive clinical services to children and their families within the Youth Services Team. These services may be one or more of the following: screening and triage, assessment, referral, group, individual, and family counseling on a short term basis, utilizing eclectic modes of practice, including person and family centered therapy and brief solution focused therapy. Additional duties may include behavioral assessment, treatment planning, monitoring and advocacy, case coordination services, medical consultation, transportation arrangements when appropriate, crisis intervention and other duties which may be needed to provide support coordination services. These children will require extensive support, monitoring and follow up in order to remain in their own homes, achieve age appropriate developmental goals, and to become integrated into normal community activities. The position requires the ability to provide/teach basic problem solving and social skills, which would help consumers deal with difficult behavior in the home and to be more effective at finding and using natural, community supports. This includes assisting with some or all of the following: housing, financial problems, nutrition, accessing medical care, transportation, recreation, and work related issues. Additionally, this staff will coordinate services between various agencies, i.e., schools, DHS, Court, etc., to meet the needs of children and families. Experience should include working with children and families, working with community partners, providing coaching and training, case management and treatment services to children. This individual must be skilled, resourceful, energetic, and have proficient computer skills. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, as well as ability to prioritize and function independently is a must. Will consider MA, MSW, LLP or LPC, with appropriate state licensure and valid Michigan driver's license. Salary ranges $45,030-$63,300 depending on licensure and experience. EEO. To apply please visit our website at www.newaygocmh.org.
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About Newaygo County Mental Health
Newaygo County Mental Health was first established in 1972. This was a time of dramatic change with the idea that people living in state institutions would be released to the community if the local mental health center would provide counseling, foster care, medications, and regular monitoring. This agency was very successful in accomplishing the goal of not using state institutions. At Community Mental Health, all of us are responsible for treating every person, without exception, with respect and compassion. We see it everyday - those triumphant moments when someone takes a step toward independence. Perhaps the step is small, perhaps it is larger, but it is always magnificent. And every single time, the benefit achieved by the individual is also of benefit to the community as a whole. That's what we do at Community Mental Health. We cultivate hope. The hope that someone has when taking their first small step toward recovering from a mental illness. We nurture dreams. The dream of much larger steps, toward becoming gainfully employed or living independently. Simply put, what Community Mental Health does is grow human potential. The CMH system is accountable to citizens through Coun...ty Boards of Commissioners, which typically appoint a twelve-person CMH board. Our board establishes the policy direction for each program, consistent with state and federal law, standards and guidelines. Furthermore, at least 1/3 of each board’s membership is comprised of consumers. We are a member of Mid-State Health Network (MSHN), a multi-county alliance of community mental health agencies. Newaygo County Mental Health assures that no individual shall be denied service on the basis of ability to pay, race, color, age, sex, religion, national affiliations, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, disability, or any other legally protected status.