Infant Mental Health (Union)

Reports to the Children’s Services Supervisor.  Provides infant mental health services aimed at optimizing the social, emotional and cognitive development of infants who are at risk of experiencing disorders in attachment and separation with their primary care givers.

Sanilac, MI

Sanilac County Community Mental Health

<p><strong>Sanilac County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMH) is a CARF accredited public provider of managed mental health and developmental disability services. With St Clair, Genesee and Lapeer counties, SCCMH is a member of Region 10, a 4 county public mental health alliance which provide mental health services to persons eligible for Medicaid benefits under a capitated funding agreement. Sanilac County CMH embraces an employment environment that promotes recovery and discovery, a person-centered approach to treatment/services, and cultural competence. An employee in this or any position is expected to support the employment environment. This includes having lived experience with behavioral health issues.</strong></p>

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$39,897.00 - $58,207.50 if annualized

Overview: Provides services primarily in the home and the community.&nbsp; Provides psychotherapeutic intervention, developmental guidance, case management and crisis intervention with the infant&rsquo;s family.&nbsp; Provides consultation, education, and referrals with/to other community resources.&nbsp; Assists in program development.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Conducts a comprehensive assessment in accordance with Community Mental Health Standards and Infant Mental Health Standards.</li> <li>Develops a plan of service and treatment plan based on the comprehensive assessment which enhances positive attachment, separation and individuation and which reduces the risk of abuse, neglect or development of future psychosocial disorders for the infant.</li> <li>Provides psychotherapeutic counseling and crisis intervention aimed at reducing the parents level of psychological stress and enhancing their ability to meet the social, emotional, physical and developmental needs of their infant.</li> <li>Facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and practices by the parent(s) which foster psychosocial and physical growth in the infant.</li> <li>Provides case management services, particularly those aimed at:</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Improving the use of health care services,</li> <li>Increasing the use of community services,</li> <li>Increasing social support and reducing social isolation and</li> <li>Removing or reducing environmental stressors.</li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Reviews the progress of the treatment plan through the completion of progress notes, status review and annual assessments.</li> <li>Maintains collateral contacts necessary to carry out the services and treatment plan.</li> <li>Provides consultation relative to the practice of infant mental health to other human service professionals who work with infants and their families.</li> <li>Serves as a consultant and resources person to other programs within community mental health, other agencies in the community, legislators and the community at large relative to the Infant Growth and Development Program and concerns regarding infant mental health.</li> <li>Assists in program development and training.&nbsp; Participates in staff development.</li> <li>Participates in supervisory sessions and Home Based Team meetings.</li> <li>Attends staff meetings as scheduled.</li> <li>Facilitates linkage to community resources still needed at discharge from program.</li> <li>Performs other duties consistent with the provision of mental health services as assigned by supervisory and administrative superiors.</li> <li>Comply with mandatory reporting requirements in situations of suspected child abuse and neglect.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide crisis coverage on scheduled basis.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><u>After hours on call.</u></li> <li>Perform other duties as assigned</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>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.</p> <p><strong>EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Candidates/Employees are required to have a Masters Degree in Human Services Field from an accredited school with licensure as a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LP, LLPC OR LPC.&nbsp;</li> <li>Candidates/Employee must also qualify as QMHP, QMRP or CMHP where appropriate for population being served. &nbsp;</li> <li>Staffs are required to hold a SUD licensure/development plan before July 31, 2017.&nbsp; Staff may comply with this requirement by applying for a MCBAP Plan, scheduling their test for SUD licensure or becoming fully licensed as an SUD provider.&nbsp; Note that staff must show proof of how they are meeting these requirements on or before August 1<sup>st</sup>, 2017.&nbsp; For any staff hired after August 1<sup>st</sup>, 2017 they must apply for SUD licensure within 60 days of hire.</li> <li>Staff must be endorsed through the state of Michigan with a level II Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-II). Staff Hired after June 1<sup>st</sup>, 2018 must be endorsed or actively working towards a level III Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-III)</li> </ul> <p>through the State of Michigan.</p> <ul> <li>Minimum one year experience of relevant work with multi-problem families with demonstrated knowledge of normal and aberrant infant development, childcare and family dynamics and professional experience with high-risk infants/toddlers and families.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>For anyone working with children, they must receive 24 hours of Children&rsquo;s training per calendar year and become a CAFAS and PECFAS rater. A Minimum of one year of experience with examination, evaluation and treatment of SED Children and families is required.</li> </ul> <p><strong>LANGUAGE SKILLS:</strong></p> <p>Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.&nbsp; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.&nbsp; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.</p> <p><strong>MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:</strong></p> <p>Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.</p> <p><strong>REASONING ABILITY:</strong></p> <p>Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.</p> <p><strong>COMPUTER SKILLS </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software. Recommended typing speed of 45 wpm.</p> <p><strong>CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:</strong></p> <p>Valid Michigan Driver' License. Chauffeurs license; if transporting individuals that receive services.</p> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:</strong></p> <p><strong>PHYSICAL DEMANDS:</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; travel between offices and throughout building, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.</p> <p>The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.</p> <p><strong>WORK ENVIRONMENT:</strong></p> <p>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.<br /><br />The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee may be required to travel to outside meetings or homes as determined by caseload.&nbsp; While performing some of the duties of this job, the employee is will be exposed to outside weather conditions.</p>