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, 12 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:

Substance Use Disorder Recovery Coach – Part-Time in Paw Paw
Part-time at 30 hours/week. Peer position will work closely with customers and SUD services staff to assist individuals in achieving their stated recovery goals, manage their emotional and behavioral symptoms, and supports development of independent living skills, based on treatment plan. Provides services to promote recovery through teaching and role modeling with customers. Services may be provided in the community or at agency work sites. Requires certification as Certified Peer Recovery Mentor or have ability to attain; minimum of a high school diploma or GED; valid Michigan driver’s license; and SUD lived experience, with two years sobriety.

Mobile Crisis Peer Support Specialist – Full time in Paw Paw
This Peer worker will provide support and hope through direct assistance to customers and their natural supports during a mental health crisis. Provides encouragement and valuable information to connect customers and their families to community resources. Assists in overcoming barriers to treatment and recovery. Services may be provided within the community or at agency work sitesServices may be provided in the community or at agency work sites. Requires certification as Certified Peer Support Specialist or ability to complete training to obtain; minimum of a high school diploma or GED; valid Michigan driver’s license; and past or present customer of mental health services and be willing to share personal recovery story.

Behavior Specialist – Full time in Paw Paw
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. Will write, in-service and monitor Positive Behavior Programs. Provides 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. Requires Master’s degree in Psychology with LLP licensure with at least 1 year of experience working with persons with I/DD developing behavior treatment plants and positive support strategies. Experience providing assessment/testing services and/or developing effective behavior treatment plans preferred. 

Mobile Crisis Clinician – Full time in Paw Paw office                                                                                   This Clinician serves on the mobile crisis team, providing immediate support to individuals experiencing mental health crises & emotional distress during business hours (8:30-5, M-F). Will conduct assessments, de-escalate crisis situations, & provide appropriate interventions to ensure the individual’s safety & well-being.  Provides crisis services to individuals wherever they are; including home, work or anywhere else in Van Buren County where the individual is experiencing a crisis.  Requires frequent travel in personal vehicle to deliver services in a variety of settings that may not be barrier-free.  Requires a Master’s degree with licensure (LMSW preferred); at least 2 years of clinical experience in community-based mental health services, including crisis intervention & response and demonstrated ability to provide effective crisis stabilization services to youth and adults.

Customer Relations Specialist – Full time in Hartford office                                                          Management support position will work closely with the Recipient Rights Director and Customer Services office to coordinate responses to customer concerns. Gathers and tracks data, prepares customer notices, and conducts reviews related to Rights and Customer Service functions. Assists with coordinating documentation required to establish services via County of Financial Responsibility (COFR) agreements, under the direction of the Clinical Services Coordinator. Requires frequent travel throughout county to perform provider site reviews. Exercises discretion and uses appropriate, independent judgment on matters pertaining to essential functions. Requires High School Diploma or GED; expertise in using a variety of computer programs to do data and word processing, track data, and produce necessary reports; strong communication skills; and advanced organizational skills. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations and policies as they affect customer services and recipient rights, desired. Familiarity with AFC Home licensing requirements and operations, preferred.

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.

 School-Based Clinician – Full-Time in Bangor
Master’s level clinician needed to work in the Bangor Schools to provide clinical therapy and/or case management services to students; identify/intervene in mental health needs, alleviate crisis and ensure stabilization of youth/families in the community, school and/or agency sites. Will provide assessment, develop service/treatment plans, and review effectiveness of goals/services. Must have Master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling with State licensure. At least two years’ experience in mental health assessment and treatment of youth and their families with demonstrated diagnostic and case reporting 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 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

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

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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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