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:

Clubhouse Generalist (Direct Care) – Full-Time in Hartford
This direct care paraprofessional will work closely with HOPE clubhouse members as colleagues. Assists members with obtaining/sustaining housing, employment and education. Works alongside members in all clubhouse and community activities and may provide transportation in an agency vehicle. Encourages members to take an active role in their own lives and decision-making to achieve their goals. Requires HS Diploma or GED and 1 year of experience working with adults with mental illness.

Utilization Manager – Full-Time Remote Work
Provides utilization management for all levels of care following guidelines from internal procedures, PIHP and insurers, as applicable. Assists Clinical Services Coordinator in acting as liaison to psychiatric hospitals to ensure appropriate discharge planning; coordinating COFR, Forensic and MPRI services; and providing liaison services to community agencies (such as Probate Court, prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, etc). Provides necessary clinical training and consultation to VBCMH staff related to level of care. Master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology with state licensure required. Must have at least 5 years of clinical experience and demonstrated understanding of providing authorizations and utilization management for behavioral health services.

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.

Supports Coordinator – Full-Time in Bangor
Bachelor’s level case management position working with adults with developmental disabilities from our Bangor office and in community settings throughout Van Buren County. Will assist to identify the customer’s wishes within a person-centered process and develop a treatment plan with the customer and their support system to achieve their goals. Will link and advocate with resources in the community, support customers and assist in crisis resolution, and assist with implementing self-determination arrangements. Requires at least one year of relevant experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate human services field.

Clinical Supports Coordinator – Full-Time in Bangor
Master’s level clinician needed to work with adults with developmental disabilities from our Bangor office. Provides clinical testing and supports coordination services; assists them under a person-centered model to identify and articulate desires and goals; and empowers them and their personal communities to work together to achieve desired outcomes and function as participative members of their communities. Master’s degree in social work with appropriate state licensure and at least 1 year of relevant professional experience working with persons with developmental disabilities required.

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.

Clerical Support Specialist – Full time in Paw Paw
Administrative support staff needed to work in our Paw Paw office supporting mental health and substance use disorder services staff.  Provides switchboard/reception coverage; greets customers and assists with intake forms; performs word processing, data entry and various general clerical functions.  Requires one year of secretarial experience and ability to type 50wpm.  Typing speed testing will be conducted.

Supports Coordinator – Full time in Hartford
Bachelor’s level professional needed to work with youth with developmental disabilities and their families from our Hartford office and in community settings. Develops treatment plans and monitors progress toward goals. Provides case management and medication monitoring services.  Supports families and intervenes in crisis situations. Requires Bachelor’s degree in appropriate human services field with at least one year of experience working with the developmentally disabled population.

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.

Clinical Supports Coordinator – Full time in Hartford
Master’s level licensed clinician needed to work with youth with developmental disabilities and their families from our Hartford office and in community settings. Will assess and coordinate services through a person/family-centered process. Develops treatment plans and monitors progress toward goals. Coordinates and completes eligibility and annual assessments for the Autism Benefit.  Provides case management, therapy, crisis intervention, medication monitoring and clinical services.  Requires 1 year of professional experience working with the developmentally disabled population.

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.

Children’s Clinical Case Manager – Full Time in Hartford
Children’s Clinical Case Manager – Full Time in Hartford
Two Master’s level clinicians needed to provide case management assessments & clinical intervention.  Will identify/intervene in mental health needs, alleviate crisis, and ensure stabilization in the community or in the least restrictive environment of (a) children or young adults who are at risk of out-of-home placement, and (b) children or young adults who are returning to the community following an out-of-home placement.  Outreach services help mobilize customer’s/family capabilities and resources, in efforts to enable parents to provide a growth producing family environment and increase independent living skills. 

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

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Volunteer Application

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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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