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School Based Mental Health Clinician

Stanton, Michigan
Job Type
Full Time
11 Oct 2021

Montcalm Care Network in partnership with the Montcalm Area ISD is seeking Master level clinician to work in the local Montcalm County school districts.

Positions are 10 month-long starting in August through mid-June. Clinicians work in collaboration with the assigned local district to establish universal mental health practices for students, assist in the implementation of social-emotional learning curriculums, provide group interventions for at risk students, and act as liaison for community mental health services. Mid Range Salary is 47,000 to 54,000.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Gym Membership to our own Wellness Works!

Job Requirements:

Under the supervision of the Outreach Services Manager for the targeted population, responsible for
acting as a liaison to the community to promote awareness of mental health services, improve the
health and wellness of individuals with a mental illness or developmental disability, and decrease
the stigma of accessing necessary care. A Prevention Outreach Specialist works on site with a
community partner agency to provide mental health screening, crisis intervention, psychoeducation,
assessment, coordination, and brief interventions. Services are provided in a community setting.
Promotes mental health recovery, wellness, and full participation within the community for consumers
in a manner where practice is trauma informed, co-occurring capable, person/family centered and
integrated with other health care providers.

Essential Functions

1. Employed 10 months per year for the delivery of school-based Prevention-Outreach Specialist

2. Develops relationships with community partner agencies to identify individuals with potential
severe persistent mental illnesses, serious emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities
and co-occurring disorders.

3. Administers screening tools and determines initial eligibility for Community Mental Health
Services by completing brief screenings.

4. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of community resources to link individuals to supportive
services in the area of housing, legal, clothing, medical/psychological care, social security,
utilities, education, transportation, employment, safety, and recreation.

5. Performs psychosocial assessments and evaluations that include obtaining personal, family,
social, psychiatric and medical information. Determines appropriate level of care. Discusses
diagnostic conclusions and treatment recommendations with consumers and consumer family
members or other natural supports encourages their support in the service delivery and care

6. Diagnoses mental illness, psychological disturbances and developmental disabilities using
approved diagnostic nomenclature.

7. Provides crisis intervention, crisis screening, information and referral and other services
to persons experiencing crisis, emergent or urgent difficulties.

8. Establishes crisis plans and responds to client requests for mental health coaching or
emergency counseling by phone or face to face as necessary.

9. Develops person-centered plans or brief care plans utilizing person centered models of care
with participation of consumer, other service providers, and support system. Maintains record
of contacts, collaborative contacts, and progress toward goals. Completes necessary discharges
and transition plans.

10. Works cooperatively with after-hours emergency service staff, collects all emergency service
information and ensures the transmission of emergency service consumer information to other
emergency service staff at staff meetings and as otherwise appropriate, primary mental health
clinicians, psychiatrists and with the consumer's authorization, their primary health care

11. Teaches and enhances the skills sets of consumers in the management of mental illness
symptomology, behavioral dysregulation, parenting skills, and chronic disease process to
promote wellness and recovery. Utilizes health coaching and motivational strategies.

12. Teaches and enhances the supportive skills set and knowledge base of family, support
systems, and community in order to maximize the wellness, recovery, and development of

13. Provides therapeutic, counseling interventions utilizing various treatment modalities
including brief counseling and group intervention to address behaviors, barriers, or to
enhance motivation relative to recovery and achievement of health, wellness, and person
centered goals.

14. Engages in system transformation efforts with designated community partners to ensure
collaborative partnerships capable of responding to the mental health needs of persons in the

15. Maintains complete and detailed case records consistent with Michigan Department of Health &
Human Services (MDHHS) standards, agency procedures, and requirements of third party funding

16. Enhances community understanding and acceptance of the mentally ill and promotes mental
wellness by community presentations to civic and community agencies, and other interested

17. Collaborates and consults with professional peers as appropriate and within the Mental
Health Code guidelines, to meet the needs of the population served. Contacts community systems
such as the Department of Health & Human Services, the Mid-Michigan District Health
Department, project Find, local schools, physicians or members of the legal system to
coordinate client services, advocate regarding client's rights, population health, and to make

18. Maintains current understanding of the array of mental health services available to persons
in the community.

19. Ensures that clinical documentation regarding clients is kept secure and confidential and
maintained consistent with MDHHS, MCN policies and procedures, or those of funding source.

20. Collects clinical and other data related to services delivered as need to comply with MDHHS,
MCN, or funding source.

21. Complies with recipient rights reporting requirements established by the Michigan Mental
Health Code and procedures of MCN.

22. Serves as part of an after hours emergency services team providing 24-hour crisis
intervention to Montcalm County residents.

23. Must participate in between 16 to 24 hours of annual training related to the treatment of
the population served.

24. This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support: 1) culturally competent
recovery based practices; 2) person centered planning as a shared decision making process with
the individual, who defines his/her life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path
toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumers in the
recovery process.

This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed. Duties and
responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Employment Qualifications

Education: Possession of a Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related

Experience: One year of experience in a mental health agency. Experience and training in one or
more of the identified Specialty population children with SED, persons with DD, adults with SMI,
the elderly, persons with co-occurring substance use disorders or complex medical conditions.

Other Requirements: Licensure or limited licensure as a Social Worker, Counselor, Limited License
Psychologist by the State of Michigan. Must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional and
Qualified Children's Mental Health Professional or supervised by an individual with this

Possession of a valid State of Michigan driver's license and chauffer's license.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience
levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job
description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or
promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other
job-related selection or promotional criteria.

Physical Requirements: [This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions
contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one
or more of these requirements]:

. Ability to operate an automobile.
. Bends and stoops to access files to place and retrieve documents.
. Ability to enter and retrieve data in a computer.

Working Conditions: Stressful conditions are regularly encountered. These include interactions
with mental health consumers, and with community representatives and staff who are experiencing
or dealing with crisis situations. It also may include rapidly altering work assignments as
directed or required, etc. Work hours and schedules may vary and may include overtime, and
evening, weekend and holiday hours on-call or other hours that are outside of regular work hours.

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  • Job Reference: 395354957-2
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2021
  • Employer: montcalm care network
  • Location: Stanton, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time