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 (SUD) Prevention Specialist – Full-Time in Paw Paw
The Prevention Specialist will assist in planning, organizing, and implementing a county-wide substance use disorders prevention program, including disseminating information on SUD to residents and assisting schools and other agencies to develop and implement SUD/health curriculums. Will facilitate trainings/group presentations to increase awareness and develop skills in SUD prevention/education. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in communication, human services or other relevant field and demonstrated understanding of physical, social, and psychological impact of SUD on the individual, family & community.  Trainings in various SUD prevention curricula provided. Includes some evening and weekend hours to attend community events.

Lifespan (I/DD) Clinician – Full-Time in Bangor
This Clinician will provide assessments, clinical testing, case management, counseling, and psychotherapy to individuals with I/DD. Develops and reviews Individual Plans of Service and progress related to goals. Trains others to implement IPOS and positive behavior supports. Requires Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling with appropriate state licensure or certification. At least one year of professional experience (which may include a supervised internship in therapy or counseling) working with the developmentally disabled population preferred. Experience in providing autism assessment/testing services and/or experience developing effective behavior treatment plans desired.

Behavior Specialist – Full-Time in Bangor

This Clinician will 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 Behavior Treatment Plans (BTP) and provide training to the community and/or inter/intra-agency entities. Requires a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Applied Behavior Analysis, or related field with appropriate Michigan licensure or certification. One year of experience (including a supervised internship in therapy or counseling) working with persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness and developing behavior treatment plans and positive support strategies preferred. Experience in providing assessment/testing services and/or developing effective behavior treatment plans desired.

Case Manager Advocate (ACT Team) – Full time in Paw Paw office

Bachelor’s level Case Manager Advocate needed to work with adults with mental illness and substance use disorders. The Case Manager coordinates daily activities for customers in the areas of community living, relationships with significant others, financial management, and vocational/educational involvements; collects background information on customers’ mental health status and treatment; and participates in planning, implementation, and evaluation of customers’ activities. Frequent travel throughout the county in order to provide services, advocate for the customer and to attend meetings. The Case Manager will also provide after-hours on-call on a rotating basis with additional compensation. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate human services field and experience working with individuals who have a serious and persistent mental illness and substance use disorder. Knowledge of and ability to implement community-based treatment needed.

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.

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

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