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:

Parent Support Partner – Part-Time
This Peer utilizes personal experience, strong connection to the community and knowledge of resources, services, and supports in the CMH system to: function as a parent advocate; assist families to obtain necessary supports and services in an active, involved manner; coach, support, and encourage family members to use their own voice to express their views clearly; and educate the family about diagnoses, services, and resources to assist them in making informed choices. Requires personal experience raising a child with SED or I/DD and navigating the CMH system. Generally less than 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

Lifespan Clinician – Regular Full Time in Bangor
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.

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.

Adult Case Manager – Full-Time in Paw Paw
Bachelor-level case manager needed 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.

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 required.

Family Advocate – Full time Direct Care Worker in Hartford
Direct care worker needed to provide supports to at-risk youth and their families as part of our Wraparound program. These supports include direct services in the home and community.  Will lead and encourage socialization and cooperative behavior among youth and their families, peers and communities. Provides supervision to ensure the youth’s safety. Carries out assigned tasks as indicated in the treatment plan. Requires strong communication skills, valid driver’s license (to transport individuals in an agency vehicle), and one year of experience, training or education with youth with serious emotional disturbances.

Youth Peer Support – Part-Time
This Peer will act as a support and resource for youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED). Works with youth one-on-one or in group, supporting them in achieving goals through shared activities and interventions. Supports youth empowerment by assisting youth in developing skills to improve their overall functioning and quality of life and working collaboratively with others involved in delivering the youth’s care. Generally less than 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

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.

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