Youth Access Specialist
Muskegon County, MI - Muskegon County, MI

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The Youth Access Specialist, under the general direction of the Utilization and Admissions Manager, is responsible for completion of behavioral health screenings, assessments, testing (within appropriate credentials) to determine appropriate behavioral health services. This employee also provides crisis intervention services, as needed, for youth walk-in clients in crisis. The Youth Access Specialist facilitates referrals to both internal and external community services and completes documentation in the electronic record. This employee also performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

At the time of application, an applicant must:

Possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology or other related Human Service field; AND

Have a minimum of one (1) year experience, volunteer or internship in behavior screenings or assessments.

Physical Conditions / Work Location:


An employee in this class performs generally sedentary work activities requiring occasional lifting of objects weighing thirty-five (35) pounds or less.


The Youth Access Specialist performs work activities in the offices of Community Mental Health although occasional travel throughout the County may be required.

Additional Information:


The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical) and drug screening test given by a County appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for County employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.


Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the County regarding the applicant’s employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the County Human Resources Department.


The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the County system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for three months unless exhausted or extended.