Mental Health Worker
Community Mental Health Authority - Lansing, MI

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Under the general supervision of the Adult Mental Health Services/Crisis Services Coordinator, provides a supportive atmosphere for consumer’s, responds to emergency situations and monitors program activity. Provides assistance to therapists and interacts with consumers in a short term crisis intervention program. Duties include a variety of supportive services and direct interventions with consumers in accordance with treatment plans developed by professional personnel. Responsible for carrying out all activities of the program/sub-unit in such a manner that fulfills CMH’s mission, policies and procedures. Responsible for obtaining and sharing information with therapists in the Community Mental Health Authority system. Responsible for maintaining a secure environment.

Possession of a High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency is required. A minimum of one year experience working with persons with emotional impairments is required. At least one year experience working with persons with emotional impairments including consumer populations that include seriously and persistently mentally ill adults is preferred. Must be able to problem solve crisis situations and intervene with consumers both individually and in group settings. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical diagnoses for this population. Experience with the substance abuse population preferred. Must be able to process information in order to recognize problems and solutions. Demonstrates knowledge and effectiveness in interpersonal skills including productivity and conflict resolution. Ability to communicate accurately and effectively both in writing and verbally is required.

Conditional Employment Requirements:
Employment offers for this position will be contingent upon the results of a Michigan State Police clearance check. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen.

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Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) is a local, independent governmental unit that provides for the publicly funded...