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Mental Health Specialist job in Flint MI | NEWS-Line for Healthcare Professionals

Mental Health Specialist

Flint, MI

Mott Children's Health Center


POSITION: Mental Health Specialist
MOTT CHILDREN’S HEALTH CENTER MISSION: To improve health outcomes for at-risk children in Genesee County.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER FLINT MISSION: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Mott Children’s Health Center (MCHC) is hiring a full-time Mental Health Specialist to work primarily at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint Club. The Mental Health Specialist will coordinate with leadership at the Club to develop and implement programming, activities, and services to support the emotional wellbeing of youth served. Provide diagnoses, treatment, and preventive mental health services to children and families. Collaborate with MCHC associates, schools, and community groups regarding mental health issues, programs, and services. Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient-Centered Specialty Practice by working in an integrated manner with patients, families, providers, and staff to promote timely access to needed care, providing daily continuity of care coordination, and educating patients, families, and caregivers to understand the patient’s care plan and self-care management responsibilities.

• Establish programs, activities, and services that prepare youth for success and create an outcome-driven Club experience to facilitates achievement of youth development outcomes in coordination with Club leadership.
• Ensure a healthy, safe environment, with well-maintained facilities, equipment, and supplies.
• Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate Flint Youth Mental Health Collaborative overall programs, services, and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests.
• Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance, and participation – coordinate reporting with Director of Grants & Public Relations.
• Manage the program supply budget for Flint Youth Mental Health Collaborative at the Club and coordinate purchase requests with Director of Programs & Operations, Administrative Assistant, and other staff as needed.
• Ensure administrative and operational systems are in place to maintain the operation of the Flint Youth Mental Health Collaborative properties and equipment.
• Ensure compliance with organization policies.
• Provide trainings for youth development professionals of the Club related to trauma-informed care and utilizing the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training resources through Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
• Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders, and organizations.
• Develop and maintain public relations to increase the visibility of programs, services, and activities within the Club and community
• Maintain close, daily contact with Club and MCHC professional staff to interpret and explain mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information.
• Keep in regular contact with members and parents as needed to discipline, advice, and counsel.
• Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents, and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.
• Provide assessments, diagnoses, and psychological treatment/services for children/adolescents, including therapy to parents who have or may be at risk of abusing and/or neglecting their children. Treatment/services may be provided at the MCHC campus or various offsite locations including schools, community agencies, etc.
• Provide educational programs, including child management techniques to parents and other assigned caregivers to improve parenting skills, address problematic behaviors, foster self-esteem, and competencies in children/adolescents.
• Establish, coordinate, or provide support for various groups/programs either on campus or off site.
• Provide in-service training to professional groups and participate on community/school committees related to mental health issues.
• Collaborate interdepartmentally and serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supporting other programs and services.
• Make appropriate referrals for clients to obtain needed services.

• Work with staff on special events to carry out programs in all departments.
• Participate in staff meetings at the Club as needed.
• Exercise authority in problems relating to members, utilizing guidance and discipline plan.
• May provide clinical supervision to Mental Health Specialists or a university student enrolled in a curriculum leading to a graduate degree in counseling, psychology, or social work.
• Participate in Department Staff meetings, case discussions, and on other committees or work groups, as assigned.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of personality and developmental theories, psychological assessment procedures and therapeutic techniques acquired through the completion of a master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work from an accredited College/University.
• Knowledge of clinical mental health assessment utilizing DSM-V criteria for mental health disorders.
• Current Michigan licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychologist or Licensed Master’s Social Worker. *Limited license cannot be accepted.
• Prefer two years post master’s work experience in a clinical setting to gain exposure to a wide variety of children’s disorders and experience working with clients who may be living in an at-risk environment.
• Must have a high degree of communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with children, adolescents, parents, neighborhood groups, school staff, community agency personnel, administration, associates, clients, and visitors.
• Ability to train and motivate staff.
• Ability to deal effectively with members, including discipline problems.
• Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents, and community leaders.
• Basic computer skills required in Microsoft Outlook, Access, and Adobe Acrobat.
• Intermediate computer skills required in Microsoft Word (min 35 wpm), Excel, PowerPoint, and EHR/EMR/EPM


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