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Therapist – Juvenile Justice Center

Full Time

Macomb County


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Job Details

Job Code: 114045329

Industry: Health Care

$58,618.31 - $75,817.88 Annually

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Mar 14, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics


Job Description


DEPARTMENT: Juvenile Justice Center


FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. The current starting time for this position will vary.  Some evening hours and weekend hours may be needed based on the needs of the facility.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under direction, provides direct and indirect services to residents, their families and designated others; implements program components, participates in research and program evaluations, monitors record keeping and collects and develops statistics; provides regular and periodic review of the clinical record for the purpose of monitoring/reviewing the activities of assigned staff; performs assessment and service planning, direct service and dispute resolution; maintain clinical and administrative record keeping; monitors and initiates action to ensure that maximum standards of efficiency and productivity are promoted and upheld.


Provides direct and indirect services to residents, their families and designated others.

Performs leadership roles as assigned by the Treatment Manager.

Implements program components including individual and group modalities.

Teaches clinical methods and assists with program functioning.

Conducts thorough, accurate, and clinically sound triage/screening with residents/guardian/family members in a timely manner.

Ensures administrative paperwork is accurate and up to date, including staff activity logs, statistical reports and case lists.

Maintains clinical documentation accurate and up to date, including assessments, progress notes, treatment plans and other required documentation.

Participates in agency and system staff meetings.


Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a directly related mental health field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a professional staff providing mental health services

 Preferred Education and Experience

  • Previous experience working with adolescents
  • Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, co-occurring disorders and/or individuals with trauma history
  • Previous experience in the supervision and/or management of professional staff

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Limited Licensed Master of Social Work (LLMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC)
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license, operable automobile and insurance



Knowledge of:

  • Problems and behavior pattern of delinquent and neglected youth
  • Principles of management, including program planning and staffing
  • Current information of appropriate resources with the mental health community
  • The Michigan Mental Health Code
  • Mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and developmental disabilities
  • Applicable computer applications
  • Techniques to de-escalate/interact in potentially dangerous situations

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with elected officials, administrators, Department Heads, staff, union officials and the public
  • Public Speaking and training

Ability to:

  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Speak and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Maintain the confidentiality
  • Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy
  • Work in an environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment Seldom or Never Sometimes or Occasionally Frequently or Often
Office or similar indoor environment X
Outdoor environment X
Street environment (near moving traffic) X
Construction site X
Confined space X
In the community (homes, businesses, etc) X
Correctional facility, detention center or jail X
Clinical healthcare environment X
Warehouse environment X
Exposures Seldom or Never Sometimes or Occasionally Frequently or Often
Individuals who are hostile or irate X
Individuals with known violent backgrounds X
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) X
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) X
Communicable diseases X
Moving mechanical parts X
Fumes or airborne particles X
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X
Loud noises (85+ decibels)  X


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing X   On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending X   Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights X   Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling X   Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging X   Tasks involve manual digging
Driving X   Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping X   Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling X   Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity X   Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry X   Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds X  
11-24 pounds X  
25-34 pounds X  
35-50 pounds X  
51-74 pounds X  
75-99 pounds X  
Over 100 pounds X  
Push / Pull X   Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching X   Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting X   Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing X   Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking X   Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running X   Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces


Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.