Career Opportunities

Behavioral Health Manager (Full Time)

Job Summary
Manages core clinical staff members who provide mental health services to individuals and their families in order to maximize functioning and improve their quality of life. The Clinical Manager also completes administrative tasks as assigned and provides clinical counseling services for clients including case assignment and intake scheduling.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Staff Support – Maintains high quality of staff performance by coaching, counseling, training, disciplining, monitoring and appraising job results for assigned clinical staff.
  • Workflow Management – Performs initial clinical intake to best assign clients to staff, oversees service planning and delivery, and follows up on client outcomes and client areas of concern.
  • Case Load – Maintains a clinical caseload, providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and completing all required documentation.
  • Personnel – Assists Human Resources and applicable management staff in recruiting, orienting, evaluating and training staff members.
  • Compliance – Ensures that client records comply with standards and requirements of all accrediting, licensing and contractual bodies by monitoring timeliness and quality of staff documentation, and by participating in the agency Utilization Review process.
  • Coordination – Work with other management staff to ensure smooth operations and provides supervision and oversight for any crisis situation or clinical issue that may arise in Oak Park and West Bloomfield offices.
  • Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Minimum five years clinical social work experience. One year formal or informal managerial experience preferred.
Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in a field that permits state licensing/registration to provide outpatient counseling/therapy.
Certifications or Licenses Required: Advanced licensure in field (LMSW, LLP, LP, LMFT, or LPC) required, CAADC preferred.

Minimum Competencies
Skills

  • Technology – Must be able to use agency Electronic Health Records to maintain client records and employee schedule, and to document client satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Documentation – Ability to succinctly and accurately document medical necessity for treatment, as well as an individual’s progress or lack of progress in treatment in order to meet insurance, licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Communication: Assures comprehension and compliance with agency policies and procedures through the use of appropriate written, oral and technological communications.

Knowledge

  • Clinical Practice – Familiar with current Evidenced Based and Promising practices within the therapeutic process, including Person Center Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Staff Performance – Awareness of industry practices related to clinical supervision and staff motivation, inspiration and performance.
  • Co-occurring Practice – Familiar with best practices related to providing clinical therapy to individual exhibiting co-occurring mental health and addictions.
  • Public Health – Familiar with recent local, state and federal policies that affect clinical practice and the delivery of mental health and addiction treatment services.

Behaviors

  • Rapport – The manager will interact in a manner to instill trust and a level of comfort for clients, client representatives and therapists in order to build rapport so they may engage in the treatment process or so the manager may resolve any areas of concern.
  • Team – Willingness to work as an interdisciplinary team with other professionals working with the individual/family within the agency or at other agencies as appropriate.
  • Performance Management – The manager will engage in discussions, coaching and corrective action, if necessary, with therapists in order to ensure high quality services are provided.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Therapist (1 Part Time (scheduled as needed), 1 Full Time)

Job Summary

The Therapist is responsible for assessing, diagnosis and treating children, individuals and families seeking counseling services, for life stressors, mental health conditions and/or addiction.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assessments – Completes a thorough psych-social assessment through collecting and evaluating information in order to provide a clinical diagnosis. All assessments are completed and entered within 5 business days of the intake and/or evaluation dates.
  • Clinical Practice – Treats clients effectively by using Person Centered Planning by engaging clients in the establishment of goals and objectives, progressing clients in treatment and discharging clients upon successful completion of their treatment plan.
  • Paperwork – Maintains client documentation standards by preparing and completing, in a timely manner, all required progress notes, records and reports for all assigned clients.
  • Production – Maintains a caseload in order to conduct and document 60% direct client contact time (on average, 23 billable sessions per week).
  • Compliance – Complies with standards and requirements of all external accrediting/licensing bodies, including attending staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned. Maintain client documentation and recording by preparing and completing all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes (within 1 days of client contact), records, Discharge Summaries (30 days) and reports for all assigned clients in accordance with agency standards.
  • Ethics – Maintains standard of the profession by following the principles of professional ethics and all applicable codes of ethics.
  • Training – Increases professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Record Keeping – Demonstrates awareness of the importance of statistical accountability and fiscal integrity by inputting all time/appointments into Evolv and assuring collection of fees.
  • Networking/Promotion – Promotes the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for clients, publicizing activities and accomplishments and outreach with community members as appropriate.
  • Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience: Minimum two years post-graduate experience in a human service capacity.
  • Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in a field that permits state licensing/registration to provide outpatient counseling/therapy.
  • Certifications or Licenses Required: Advanced licensure in field (LMSW, LLP, LP, LMFT, or LPC) required, CAADC preferred.

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – Use agency Electronic Health Records to maintain client records and employee schedule, and to document client satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Documentation – Succinctly and accurately document medical necessity for treatment, as well as an individual’s progress or lack of progress in treatment in order to meet insurance, licensing and accreditation standards.

Knowledge

  • Clinical Practice – Be familiar with current Evidenced Based and Promising practices within the therapeutic process, including Person Center Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Co-occurring Practice – Be familiar with best practices related to providing clinical therapy to individual exhibiting co-occurring mental health and addictions.
  • Public Health – Be familiar with recent local, state and federal policies that affect clinical practice and the delivery of mental health and addiction treatment services.

Behaviors

  • Rapport – Interact in a manner to instill trust and a level of comfort for individual and families in order to build therapeutic rapport so they may engage in the treatment process.
  • Team – Work as an interdisciplinary team with other professionals working with the individual/family within the agency or at other agencies as appropriate.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer