Employment Opportunities

Current Job Postings

VBCMH offers an excellent benefit package including an affordable, top-notch health/dental/vision plan, deferred compensation retirement plan with employer matching, employer-provided life & disability insurance, 10 paid holidays each year, and generous paid time off to promote work/life balance.

Click on the links below to view more about current open career opportunities:

ACT Team Program Supervisor – Full time in Paw Paw
Opportunity for program supervisor now available in our Paw Paw office.  This supervisor will lead an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team consisting of a nurse, secretary/case aid, and 2 case managers.  A Master’s degree in a behavioral health field with state licensure, clinical experience and ability to work with individuals with chronic mental illness & psychoactive substance use disorders, and ability to implement community-based treatment required.  Will supervise program after-hours on-call services and provide coverage on a rotating basis for additional compensation.

After-Hours On-Call/Emergency Services Clinician – Full-time Remote Contractual Position
Master’s level clinician needed to provide after-hours on-call services to residents of Van Buren County and people experiencing a mental health crisis who are located in Van Buren County. Clinician must be ready and available to provide crisis intervention, screening, and assessment intermittently on an emergency basis during non-business hours, including 5pm-8:30am on weekdays, and 24-hours on most Saturdays, Sundays & holidays.  Activity levels and intensity during shifts may vary based on community needs. Weekly schedule may vary as negotiated and will average five shifts per week.  Shifts expected to include sleeping hours when service needs are low. Requires Master’s degree with state licensure; 2 years’ experience in crisis assessment, management and referral; and working knowledge of the Michigan Mental Health Code.

Employment Services Specialist – Full Time Direct Care Worker in Bangor
Direct care worker needed to provide employment-related supports to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness or traumatic brain injuries. These supports include job development and coaching, and providing direct services in the community to connect the individual with occupational activities. Requires strong communication skills, valid driver’s license (to transport individuals in an agency vehicle), interest & ability to work with persons with disabilities, and physical ability to do manual labor, push/lift/carry in order to assist customers with mobility needs, including loading wheelchairs into vehicles, lifting/transferring, ensuring customer safety, and providing similar supports.

Clinical Supports Coordinator/Youth – Full-Time in Hartford
This Master’s level case management position will work with children with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder from our Hartford office. The Clinical Supports Coordinator will assess & coordinate needs/wishes of customers and their families. Duties include: developing/implementing/monitoring treatment plans and family stability; completing eligibility assessments for the Autism Benefit; and providing individual/family/group therapy, crisis intervention, medication monitoring & other clinical services. Requires Master’s degree in mental health field with state licensure and at least one year of professional experience working with the developmentally disabled population.

Home-Based Clinician/Youth & Families – Full time in Hartford
Master’s level clinician needed to provide home and community-based intervention and support to families with infants, young children, and youth with mental health issues. Outreach services help to promote positive parenting attitudes and skills, improve family relationships, encourages use of positive approaches to child behavior/discipline, and interventions the caregivers may utilize to support healthy social and emotional development of the child, and to remediate problem behaviors. Provides Home-Based services including assessments, clinical intervention, identifying/intervening in mental health needs, alleviating crisis, and ensuring stabilization in the community for assigned youth and their families. Requires Master’s degree in a mental health related field with appropriate state licensure; at least 1 year of experience working with families with young children; and demonstrated knowledge/training of social work practice as it relates to working with families of young children, including the ability to understand age-appropriate functioning, developmental stages, and the impact of the parent/child relationship, in order to provide assessment, diagnosis, appropriate intervention, and referral.

Case Manager/Youth – Full time in Hartford
Bachelor level case management position working with at-risk youth and their families. The CM will provide case management assessments, identify/intervene in mental health needs, and alleviate crisis.  Outreach services help mobilize family capabilities and resources, in efforts to enable parents to provide a growth producing family environment. Requires Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate mental health related field; at least 3 years of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families; and demonstrated knowledge and training of social work practice as it relates to working with families and children with mental illness and/or Serious Emotional Disturbance.

Contracted Registered Nurse – Part time in Bangor
Nursing opportunity with part-time, flexible hours working in our Bangor office and in community settings.  Provides provide health care services to adult customers with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Completes nursing assessments and health care plans, monitors & administers medications, assists psychiatrist with med clinic appointments, and monitors health/safety aspects of customer’s support plan. Requires RN licensure and demonstrated knowledge of nursing practice as it relates to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Outpatient Therapist- Full time in Paw Paw
Master’s level clinician needed to provide outpatient therapy services, which may include in-person and telehealth sessions. Will develop person-centered plans; provide intake and crisis services; and complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments.

School & Community Liaison- Full-Time Remote and/or in Paw Paw
Provides leadership, coordination, professional development, and technical assistance in mental health education to teachers, school administrators and community-based organizations, in alignment with Project AWARE goals and objectives. Assures access to appropriate services for families and facilitates resolution of barriers to customers accessing services.  Promotes awareness and understanding of mental health issues. Master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology with state licensure required. Must have at least two years’ experience in mental health assessment and treatment of youth and their families.

Elder Services Clinician – LMSW – Full-Time in Paw Paw
Master’s level clinician needed to conduct assessments of home-bound elders and other customers who are unable to access clinic-based services. Develops & implements treatment plans and clinical services including, but not limited to, individual, family, and group treatment. Reviews and assesses customers’ cases with primary physicians, care providers, CMH staff, and adjusts care plans as needed. Coordinates OBRA Level II assessment process and provides liaison services. Requires LMSW licensure and sensitivity to & desire to work with older adults. Experience and understanding of OBRA Rules and Relations preferred.

Emergency Services Clinician (after-hours on-call) – Part-time Contract
Provides appropriate and effective emergency after-business-hours mental health assessment and crisis stabilization services to residents of Van Buren County and accurately documents services on a timely basis.

Join Our Team!
The Van Buren Community Mental Health Services Board and Staff are dedicated to the practice of compassionate, professional and excellent care. We strive to work together as a team, and to communicate honestly and directly to create a broader, responsive community based on trust, respect, and equality. We pledge accountability to one another and to the persons we serve, respecting their diversity, responding to their needs, and advocating for their enrichment. In all we do, we endeavor to consistently create a positive and healing organization.

If you share our philosophy and wish to join our team, we encourage you to apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to:

Christine Johnson, Personnel Specialist: cjohnson@vbcmh.com

You may also mail your cover letter with resume and/or an application (links below) to:

Van Buren Community Mental Health
P.O. Box 249
Paw Paw, MI 49079
ATTN: Christine Johnson

Employment Application

Click on the link below to complete an employment application packet:

(The criminal history and driver’s license release forms are not optional. They must accompany the application form.)

Application For Employment

(“See Resume” cannot be accepted in any section.)

Volunteer Application

Click on the link below to complete a volunteer application packet:

(The criminal history and driver’s license release forms are not optional. They must accompany the application form.)

Volunteer Application

Equal Opportunity Employer

Van Buren Community Mental Health is committed to the concept of equal opportunity for employment. This agency strives to be fair and equitable in all its relations with its employees and applicants for employment. In accordance with state and federal law, this agency prohibits discrimination in recruitment, selection, or orientation based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, political affiliation, disability, or any other classification as required by law. Qualified applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided with reasonable accommodations which do not impose undue hardships.

Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination Poster




E-Verify Poster