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2019-SUD-001: Mental Health Clinician (Mild to Moderate/Substance Use Disorder)
Req Code:2019-SUD-001
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Job Summary:
The Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Clinician is a professional position responsible for an array of clinical services, which include comprehensive assessments and intensive solution-focused therapy for individuals with Substance Use Disorders and/or Mild to Moderate Mental Health Disorders. Services are generally provided in the clinic sites; however, may include natural community settings, as necessary. Clinicians are also responsible to provide consultation, linking, monitoring, and coordination activities as clinically necessary for individuals served. The incumbent must be self-directed and function as a team member, and is responsible for providing a number of highly skilled clinical and administrative functions.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Program Assessment and Evaluation Services
The process of completing a comprehensive assessment that determines service delivery eligibility, medical necessity, and therapeutic appropriateness and need for consumers seeking services at WMCMH. Assessments include diagnosis and functional impairments, service urgency and intensity, health and safety risks, specialized needs, desired service outcomes, the consumer’s strengths and assets, the support services most likely to be effective, and the availability of natural supports. This includes caseload-specific emergency screening, triage and crisis containment services during normal business hours.

2. Updating the Consumer’s Person Centered Pan and/or Facilitating Planning Using Person-Centered Principles
The clinician is responsible for developing and updating the Person Centered Plan of service, as is clinically necessary.

3. Linking to, Coordinating with, Follow-up of, Advocacy with, and /or Monitoring Specialty Services and Supports and other Community Services / Supports
Connecting the consumer with all the appropriate resources, both internal and external, and coordinating care, services or benefits provided to the consumer. Coordinating services with the consumer’s personal care physician and the qualified health care providers. This also includes assisting the consumer in the development and maintenance of natural supports.

4. Monitoring Services
Tracking of the consumer’s response to their Person Centered Plan and monitoring compliance and progress with all supports and services agreed to in the person centered service plan. It is preferred that monitoring occurs when the consumer is present and engaged in the service process being monitored.

5. Support Services
Acting as a consistent link into the system for the consumer and/or his family including educational support around the specific disability, substance abuse problem, or mental health condition. Educating and/or counseling for families who are caring for, or who regularly interact with, a family member who has a serious mental illness. Education includes information about the disability, treatment options and regimens, use of medication, management and crisis situations, etc.

6. Maintenance of the Key Elements of the Individual Consumer Record
The clinical record is the responsibility of the clinician. The clinician is responsible to ensure their notes are in accordance with the Person Centered Plan. The clinician is to ensure they are providing care with up to date consents, releases and valid authorizations and plans. They are to assure that the consumer’s confidentiality of information is maintained and the clinician is to have knowledge of what is in the clinical record.

7. Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Intervention Services
Defined as the application of mental health crisis screening, crisis intervention and triage services during business hours as a provision of daily on call service for assigned consumers or consumers being served. This is provided as assigned.

8. Individual Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Counseling Services
Defined as the general application of one or more therapy approaches for the purpose of facilitating recovery, modifying maladaptive behavior and/or the reduction of dysfunctional symptoms.

9. Family Therapy
Defined as the application of family psychotherapy for the purpose of improving daily functioning/acquisition of the family unit.

10. Group Mental Health Substance Use Disorder and Psychotherapy Services
Defined as the application of one or more group psychotherapies for the purpose of modifying maladaptive behavior or the reduction of dysfunctional symptoms.

11. Behavior Modification.
Includes assessment and an array of approved behavioral modifications procedures requiring advanced training, as assigned.

12. Diagnostic Testing
As assigned, includes the administration and interpretation of psychological tests as it pertains to the diagnostic assessment. This includes projective, personality, IQ/intellectual functioning testing for differential diagnostic purposes. This does not include neuro-psychological testing which is a specialty area outside of the Medicaid/GF service boundaries.

Job Qualifications:
1. State of Michigan licensure as a licensed master’s social worker (LMSW or LLMSW). If not currently licensed the individual must be eligible and willing to apply for and obtain such licensure immediately per the guidelines for the profession. In addition, the individual must have certification as one of the following: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional – Diplomat through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) or be under a developmental plan to obtain certification following the requirements of MCBAP.

2. Must be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or must be eligible to obtain the designations.

3. The incumbent must have graduate level training in individual and group therapy. Post-graduate training in brief solution focused, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is preferred.

4. Must be credentialed and privileged to practice at WMCMH by the Executive Committee of the Clinical Oversight Committee of WMCMH.

5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to and from meetings and activities at varying work locations including all agency locations in Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties.

6. Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.