CLQ Behavioral Health Lead Therapist provides peer support through an
integrative approach to members of the mental health team, including coaching
on performance and clinical aspects of their work; and provides counseling and
family support services for a caseload of individuals, groups, and/or families
to promote optimum mental health and well-being by achieving more effective
personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment
(primarily same gender loving women and girls/sexual minority women). The
therapist provides psychoeducation, guidance and support for caregivers and
individual or group counseling services through assessment and evaluation of
individual barriers to functioning through the use of case history, screening
assessment tools, and observation with a trauma informed and harm reduction
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
- Working knowledge of DSM and diagnostic work to
write treatment plans to provide mental health services to clients
primarily women, girls, and their families 13-30 years old.
- Demonstrate an integrated health approach that
includes substance use prevention and treatment, including participation
in an integrated health/multidisciplinary treatment team.
- Maintains confidentiality of records relating to
clients' treatment according to HIPAA standards.
- Conducts comprehensive assessment utilizing
- Assesses clients’ risk of suicidal and self-harming
behaviors, and provides crisis intervention as needed.
- Conducts, examines, and interprets a variety of
assessments for individuals, groups, and families, including clients
involved in the Juvenile Justice system.
treatment plans and prioritizes the individual needs of those receiving
services including referrals and recommendations for appropriate community
- Provides counseling, skill building, and
psychoeducation to carry out treatment plans to reduce risk, increase
well-being, attain person centered goals, and if applicable strengthen
- Evaluates the progress of individuals on an on-going
- Engages in care coordination
with other systems involved with the client (collateral contacts with
schools, other health providers etc.)
- Completes and maintains all paperwork in accordance
with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) guidelines, as well
as Ruth Ellis Center’s policies and procedures.
- Responsible for duties
assigned related to grant funded projects.
- Acts as MSW Field Instructor
and supervision of counseling services for interns.
- Shares Community Mental Health Program information
widely (schools, meetings, stakeholders) with intent to recruit
clientele into appropriate services, including attendance at county
level meetings on behalf of BH Director.
- Pursues certification in
evidence-based practice (if applicable) (TFCBT, addictions treatment,
DBT etc.) with supervisory and financial support from Ruth Ellis Center.
position has up to three (3)
direct reports, and zero (0) indirect
reports. The positions that report to this person are:
Health Interns (3)
job operates in a
variety of professional and community environments including but not limited
to normal clinical office settings with some exposure to communicable disease,
community and partner agencies, and youth spaces. This role routinely
standard office equipment such as computers, phone, photocopiers, filing
cabinets, and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment
and job sites may be loud.
physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Talk and/or hear
- Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Squat while holding the weight
- Push and/or pull up to 50 lbs
- Lift and or move objects up to: 50 lbs
POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED
HOURS OF WORK:
full time, permanent position. The position
has some flexibility in scheduling for meetings and other requirments. Some
evening and weekend hours may be required to meet the duties of this position.The
schedule is generally as follows:
Monday, Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This position requires
local travel to complete errands and duties as assigned. In-state and
national travel may be required up to 5% of the time. The employee must have a valid driver license approved
for airline travel.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social
Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field and have an active license to
practice from the State of Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry
Five (5) years’ experience with general mental health diagnosis
in supervision of interns.
working with individuals and families involved with Department of Health and
Human Services, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and experience with homelessness.
knowledge of adolescent development and positive LGBTQ development.
with Microsoft Office, and Google Suite Software.
Ten (10) years’ experience with general
mental health diagnosis and treatment.
Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory
Experience using the following evidence
based practices, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Motivational Interviewing, CAFAS, LOCUS, and ASAM criteria.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
and Questioning) cultural and diversity competency.
Familiarity with the Ruth Ellis Center’s
principals of work (trauma informed care, harm reduction, restorative justice,
and positive youth development).
- CAFAS Certified
- Wellplace, or equivalent
certification body, Qualified Mental Health Professional and Child Mental
Health Professional certification.
- Michigan Certification Board
of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
(CADC), or Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certification
or development plan within the first thirty (30) days.
WORK AUTHORIZATION /
- Must be able to pass a
criminal background check as outlined by agency policy.
- Have no record on the Central
Registry for child abuse or neglect in the employee’s state of residency
- Be able to produce a
non-reactive tuberculosis test from within the previous twelve (12)
The Ruth Ellis Center is an equal opportunity employer and makes
employment decisions on the basis of merit. The agency does not discriminate
based race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, veteran
status, age, disability as protected by federal, state, and local laws, genetic
information, or any other characteristic that is protected by law.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that
are required of the employee for this this job. Duties, responsibilities, and
activities, may change at any time with or without notice.
RUTH ELLIS CENTER INC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled