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.

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Outpatient Therapist – Contracted – Paw Paw or Remote
Master’s level clinician needed to provide outpatient therapy services on a part-time, short-term contract basis, which may include in-person or telehealth sessions. Services may be performed during the evening. Will develop person-centered plans; provide intake and crisis services; and complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments.

Access Technician– Full time in Paw Paw office
Administrative support position will assist in providing efficient and effective intake, access, and clerical services.  Assists in ensuring services are documented according to all applicable standards, including data input into computer. Requires at least 1 year of relevant experience; computer literacy in software and web-based management systems and the ability to learn new systems; and demonstrated ability to accurately type 50 wpm, utilize electronic medical record system, do data and word processing, and correctly format, edit and proofread documents. Demonstrated working knowledge of insurances as it relates to performing principal tasks, preferred.

Community Support Specialist – Full time Direct Care Worker in Bangor
Direct care worker needed to provide community supports and instruction for adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness or traumatic brain injuries. These supports include direct services in the home and community, connecting the individual with meaningful social and occupational activities and locating agencies & individuals who can assist in this endeavor. 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 push/lift/carry up to 25 pounds in order to assist customers with mobility, including loading wheelchairs into vehicles, lifting/transferring for toileting, and providing similar supports.

Access Clinician – Full time in Paw Paw
Master’s level clinician needed to provide intake, psychosocial assessment and crisis response to individuals seeking services, which may be provided in-person and via telehealth. Will develop initial service plans and present treatment recommendations to team. Requires Master’s degree with appropriate Michigan licensure.

Outpatient Therapist – Full time in Paw Paw
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.

Lifespan Clinician – Regular Full Time in Bangor or Hartford
Lifespan Clinician – Regular Full Time in Bangor or Hartford
Master’s level clinician needed to provide assessment, clinical testing, case management, counseling and therapy to assigned adults and children with developmental disabilities. This clinician will coordinate services for customers/families thru a person/family-centered, customer-driving process. Works to develop, implement, monitor and implement the Individual Plan of Service and progress related to goals. Trains others on implementation of IPOS and positive behavior supports. Coordinates and completes eligibility and assessment for Autism Benefit. Acts as an advocate and resource to ensure that customer/family receives appropriate services.

Lifespan Case Manager – Regular Full Time in Bangor or Hartford
Lifespan Case Manager – Regular Full Time in Bangor or Hartford
Bachelor’s level case manager needed to provide case management, crisis intervention and medication monitoring to assigned adults and children with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. This case manager will coordinate services for customers/families thru a person/family-centered, customer-driving process. Works to develop, implement, monitor and implement the Individual Plan of Service and progress related to goals. Acts as an advocate and resource to ensure that customer/family receives appropriate services.

Behavior Specialist – Regular Part-Time in Bangor
Behavior Specialist – Contracted Part-Time in Bangor
Master’s level clinician needed to provide assessments, testing, behavior analysis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic services to assigned adults and children with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. This clinician will write, in-service, and monitor Positive Behavior Programs and provide training to the community and/or inter/intra-agency entities. Serves as a resource to staff and the community on Positive Behavior Supports/Interventions and issues regarding developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Behavior Specialist – Full time in Bangor
Behavior Specialist – Full time in Bangor
Master’s level clinician needed to provide assessments, testing, behavior analysis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic services to assigned adults and children with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. This clinician will write, in-service, and monitor Positive Behavior Programs and provide training to the community and/or inter/intra-agency entities. Serves as a resource to staff and the community on Positive Behavior Supports/Interventions and issues regarding developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Adult Case Manager – Full-Time in Paw Paw
Adult Case Manager – Full-Time in Paw Paw
Adult Case Manager – Full-Time in Paw Paw
Seeking three Bachelor-level case managers to work with adults with mental illness from our Paw Paw office. The Case Manager will assist customers to make successful and stable adjustments to life in the community. Duties include monitoring the customer’s stability, behavior & progress toward goals; developing individual plans of service; advocating for and linking the customer to other needed services; and completing documentation using an electronic medical record. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or an appropriate human services field with demonstrated knowledge of social work practice as it relates to working with people with mental illness.

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.

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.

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 Schlabaugh, Personnel Specialist: cschlabaugh@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 Schlabaugh

Employment Application

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

Application For Employment

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Volunteer Application

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(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.

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