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C A R E E R F A I R
Friday, June 9 | 10am-6pm | Pontiac, MI
1 1 4 O r c h a r d L a k e R o a d , P o n t i a c , M I 4 8 3 4 1
Therapists $5,000 New Hire Incentive
- Hybrid & Flexible Schedule
- Competitive Compensation
- Paid Professional Development
- Loan Forgiveness Program
- Welcoming & Supportive Culture
- Commitment to Diversity Equity, & Inclusion
Hello! Thank you for your interest in joining the Wellspring team as a Substance Use Disorder Therapist. As a statewide nonprofit serving families and children in need of support, we take a whole-person approach to our organization and delivery of our services — because we believe we must find the strengths in people and build on these for lasting change to occur.
As a Substance Use Disorder Therapist with Wellspring, you’ll be part of a team of clinicians committed to helping families throughout Traverse City and surrounding areas. In this position, you'll be directly supporting your community to help families get the resources they need. You will bring a minimum of two years of experience working with children and families and achievement of OR working toward the qualifying clinical experience working with Substance Abuse Disorder clients to achieve required certifications. You will also have a master’s degree OR almost be completed with a master's degree program with a major in a health services or social work field. Within three months of hire you will have started the process of a Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) approved development plan toward the achievement of one of the following certifications: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), and must maintain the MCBAP certification. Licensed social workers will be available to supervise hours, limited licenses and MCBAP development plans.
Here is some of what you will be responsible for:
- Provide outreach-counseling services to substance affected families that are at potential or actual risk of having their children removed from their home due to child abuse and/or neglect. Provide skill-based interventions and support for families when a parent is alcohol or drug affected, or has been found to have a co-occurring disorder and assist to reduce risk factors and bring stability to the family
- Assess current living conditions such as housing, income/employment, developmental history, substance use/abuse, family structure, support system, physical health, emotional and mental health status and the client’s view of the presenting concern and factor into the therapeutic process
- Assist families to obtain concrete services i.e. housing, food, clothing, medical care, utilities, home maintenance/repair, transportation, etc. as these impact progress on primary substance risk reduction
- Work with substance affected adult on increasing awareness of the impact that alcohol and/or substance abuse has in their parenting relationship with their children; and the role alcohol and/or substance abuse has in the abuse and or neglect of their children
- Provide education such as: interrelationship of brain chemistry; the disease concept of dependence; the nature of substance use disorders; high-risk factors for substance use disorders like the role of genetics and environment; the effects using drugs and/or alcohol have on cognitive functioning such as memory and problem solving ability; etc.
- Engage substance using adult in knowledge of relapse; relapse prevention strategies; and developing a specific relapse prevention plan. Highlight Stages of Change to educate and help clients understand the process/journey of recovery
- Encourage/motivate toward the use of community recovery groups
- Develop prevention activities and education for family members to understand the dynamics of substance use disorders and provide appropriate referrals, resources, and education to the families
- Establish community contacts to refer families/make collateral contacts to services including but not limited to: Early On, domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse counseling, longer-term counseling; financial management; concrete services. Teach families how to advocate for themselves with these resources
- Maintain face-to-face contact with families according to the contract defined frequency/duration and the individual needs of the family
- Prepare reports (treatment plans, services plans, court reports, closure summaries) within the appropriate time frames. Maintain safety planning and documentation thereof throughout services according to the needs of the family
- Ensure that the children in the household are in a safe and healthy environment by addressing the safety of all family members living in the home. Observe and respond to warning signs of abuse and neglect and make appropriate reports
- Maintain case files and documentation of client contact/activities to support accurate and timely billing procedures
- Assure clients have contact availability to reach program staff in an emergency
- Transport clients in your own vehicle; occasionally required
Why Choose Wellspring?
You may be wondering why Wellspring would be a good option for you. Here are some of the benefits to being part of the behavioral health team with Wellspring:
- You won't be alone. You'll be part of a dedicated team of providers and connect through bi-weekly meetings
- You'll receive clinical supervision weekly or as needed
- You'll have back office support from our marketing team for generating referrals and our accounting department for processing claims for payment.
- You'll be have daily mileage reimbursement
- You'll be working home-based and travel to clients for weekly visits
- You'll manage and plan your own schedule
- You'll be able to become certified through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (CAADC, CADC or CCDP)
- You'll earn supervision hours for your limited license and continuing education (if applicable)
- Your starting salary starts around $46-50,000, based on experience/education.
- You'll have access to enroll in all of the Wellspring benefits such as Health, Vision & Dental Insurance, PTO, 403b Retirement Plans, Paid Holidays, DailyPay, SupportLinc (mental health/counseling services) etc..
Your reporting office is:
Wellspring Lutheran Services
1401 Douglas Dr. Suite 113
Traverse City, MI 49696
Full Job Description Available at the Interview.
- We are a participating nonprofit organization in student loan forgiveness
- Our agency encourages persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment.
Responsible to perform professional level work in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention work. Responsibilities include assessing clients and providing group therapy as well as individual therapy within contractual and program guidelines. Will additionally present educational programming as needed, assist in the preparation of reports, and will maintain all related paperwork. This work is confidential and requires a high degree of individual judgment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Conduct diagnostic assessments, formulate recommendations, and provide ongoing psychotherapy for adolescent and adult clients using individual, family, conjoint and group modalities.
- Monitor progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting services provided.
- Routinely and accurately assess risk, provide the appropriate de-escalation and follow the agency policy and procedure for safety and managing crisis.
- Complete and maintain accurate and up-to-date (Real Time or Near Real Time) client files and reports, including, but not limited to: assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, quarterly and/or monthly reports, discharge summaries, reports, billing and insurance forms and any other written material required by the agency and/or entities contracting with the agency.
- Document in a clear, accurate, concise and professional manner.
- Provide appropriate referrals and serve as client advocate as needed. Participate in the coordination of treatment with other agencies as needed.
- Maintain positive and direct communication with the SUD Program Manager especially regarding case consultation, program development and policy change.
- Provide units of service as required by Full Time Equivalent (FTE) per the Employee Handbook.
- Participate in ongoing professional development through attending outside training, agency in-services and training, as well as by preparing and presenting on topics of mental/behavioral health to agency staff, other professionals and the community at large. Hours of training required are outlined in individual licensure requirements by the state or by program/contract.
- Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in regular individual and group supervision as well as monthly staff meetings. Attend agency All Staff Meetings.
- Present a professional image and maintain professional behavior and boundaries at all times both, in the office, and when interacting as a representative of the agency within the community.
- Maintain and demonstrate an attitude of respect towards clients, coworkers, supervisors and other agencies and professionals at all times.
- Uphold all ethical and legal standards regarding client confidentiality.
- Adhere to the Diocese of Lansing’s Code of Ethics and also code of ethics as directed by licensure.
- Comply with all agency policies and procedures.
- Commit to the philosophy of continuous improvement.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
- Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
- Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
- Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field with 2 years of experience in the area of substance use disorder. Must possess a CADC or in the process of obtaining.
Preferred: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field with 2 years of experience in the area of substance use disorder.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Word and skills in using the internet along with the ability to learn new programs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed in the State of Michigan.
If a recovering person, a minimum of 4 years continuous sobriety is required.
Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as required. Must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License and provide a private vehicle to utilize on Agency business. Must successfully pass a criminal background check including a LEIN clearance.
Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Our agency encourages persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment.
- SIGN ON BONUS
- We are a participating nonprofit organization in student loan forgiveness
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
JOB DESCRIPTION – Primary Therapist Position at PNLH
Personalized Nursing LIGHT House is a premier behavioral health care provider with 32 years of specialized addiction treatment service serving the adult population. We offer a full continuum of treatment options across our various locations (Plymouth, Canton, Dearborn Heights, & Madison Heights). Our mission is to be an innovative and effective behavioral healthcare corporation (utilizing the LIGHT model of care), that strives for excellence clinically as well as administratively. Specifically, our intent is to increase client well-being, decrease addiction severity, improve the quality of clients' mental and physical heath and contribute positively to society. All services will integrate substance use disorder, mental health and primary health care treatment in cohesive and client-centered programs.
We are seeking candidates to work at our Madison Heights and Plymouth locations. We are looking for individuals to assess, and develop service delivery treatment plans for persons recovering from Substance Use Disorder. Participate in team conferences with other professionals about clinical needs of the persons served. Assist in ensuring that appropriate services, including health care, psychological, financial, and legal, are provided to clients at the most affordable costs. Planning and coordinating of the client’s discharge plans. One key responsibility is to obtain authorization for services provided. Candidates will have counseling experience in Substance Use Disorder with co-occurring disorders. Excellent and efficient reporting skills a must.
These are full time positions working both days (8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday).
1. Develop with client goal-oriented, time-limited, and measurable treatment plan goals based on identified needs.
2. Utilize the LIGHT Model in the assessment, teaching, and counseling of clients (one-on-one or in groups). Use the LIGHT Model in all counseling interactions.
3. Monitor and coordinate through contact with client/family and service providers to ensure optimal utilization of offered services and adequate provision of needed services.
4. Reassess goals with client to evaluate the effectiveness of plan in meeting pre-determined goals. Revise goals and/ or plans accordingly.
5. Establish and maintain up-to-date client records, including demographics, assessment, service plan implementation, and evaluation of care.
6. Coordinate continued care plans and complete discharge summaries.
7. Maintain client confidentiality.
8. Participate in multi-disciplinary case conference meetings.
A Master's degree in a human services field (social work, psychology, etc.), with licensure (LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC, LPC) preferred. Also, preference for candidate with MCBAP certification (CADC) or approved development plan. PNLH will assist applicants in obtaining MCBAP certification. At least two (2) years substance abuse counseling experience is also required.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $22.00 - $27.00 per hour (depending on experience, credentials and licensure).
• 403 B Retirement Plan
• 403 B Retirement Plan matching percentage
• BCN Primary Health Plans
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending accounts
• Life insurance
• Long-term and Short-Term disability Insurance
• Generous vacation and holiday pay
• Professional development assistance
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance
• Eligible for Tuition Forgiveness
• 8-hour shifts
• Monday to Friday
• Weekend availability
SUPPLEMENTAL PAY TYPES:
• Signing bonus
• Master's (Required)
• SUD counseling: 2 years
Work Location: In person