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Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Serv Therapist in Dearborn, Michigan


Department: Community Health & Research Center

Location: Dearborn, MI


Job Title: Therapist

Job Status: Full-Time

Job Summary: Under general supervision, the Therapist uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to perform responsible and difficult professional casework. Provides intensive therapy involving complex social problems and treatment plans. May provide a wide array of social work functions such as assessment interviews, counseling or case evaluation. Determines appropriate methods of treatment and/or provides other social services to individuals, groups or families. May also provide referrals to appropriate community services or financial assistance. Provides accurate and understandable interpretations of program guidelines via a client orientation program as well as maintains proper records according to organization, state and federal guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen, assess, diagnose, create treatment plans and conduct therapeutic intervention with clients which may include observation of clients and/or conducting psychological testing

  • Provide interpretation of assessment and diagnosis and ensure understanding of treatment plan which may include interpretation of medical records, as needed

  • Formulate measurable goals and objectives in accordance with client-s needs

  • Participate in treatment team conferences which may include other professionals, family members and referral sources

  • Research and locate available help outlets based on identified needs of the client which may include both in-house and external referrals

  • Provides coordination of services and may participate in services as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Follow up on the various services the client was referred to ensure participation and program compliance which may involve reviews conducted in clients- home or other location

  • Review, discuss and determine progress towards goals and formulate measure goals

  • Document all services in compliance with the agency-s quality assurance plan

  • Report on program progress at required intervals per funding guidelines

  • Maintain agency confidentiality and client-s privacy in accordance to the agency-s policies and procedures

  • Maintain currency in areas of psychosocial rehabilitation and therapeutic intervention techniques

  • Follow the funding sources requirements and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards applicable to the services provided

  • Conduct group therapy sessions, as needed

  • May sign off on patient charts, if fully licensed

  • May supervise interns, if fully licensed

  • May conduct psychological testing and substance abuse counseling as appropriate based on qualifications and assigned functional area

  • May translate and interpret information for non-English speaking clients, as needed

  • May lead the work of others including coaching and mentoring paraprofessionals, clerical staff and interns

  • Operate standard office equipment and use required software applications

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Biological, psychological and sociological concepts and trends

  • Intermediate to advanced concepts, practices and procedures of crisis intervention techniques

  • Community resources including social services agencies and crisis intervention providers

  • Processes, rules and regulations of various services and funding agencies surrounding the eligibility and maintenance of the services being received

Skill in:

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications for program area and other applications, including Microsoft Office

Ability to:

  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives

  • Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and problems are addressed

  • Objectively gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments

  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Speak and write in English

  • Interpret, speak and write in Arabic, Spanish or other native language of the predominant service population is preferred

  • Maintain confidentiality of agency and client information

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:

  • Master-s degree

  • Required Disciplines:

  • Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field


  • At least 2 years of experience working in a mental health setting as a Full Licensed Master Social Worker, Full Licensed Professional Counselor, Full Licensed Psychologist, or any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources


  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

  • Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC)

  • Limited License Master Social Worker (LLMSW)

  • Limited License Psychologist (LLP)

  • CAFAS certified if position is responsible for child therapy.

  • MCBAP Certified Addiction Counselor or Certified Advance Addiction and Drug Counselor may be required based on assigned functional area or ability to obtain within 6 months

Working Conditions:

Hours: Normal business hours, some additional hours may be required

Travel Required: Local travel, up to 10%

Working Environment: Climate controlled office