• Mobile Outreach Clinician - Homeless Outreach Team (2021-45)

    Posted: 04/28/2021


    Mobile Outreach Clinician - Homeless Outreach Team (2021-45)

    Network180 employees make a difference in people’s lives every day, making our community a better place to live. We are the community organization responsible for the delivery of mental health, substance abuse treatment coordination, and developmental disabilities services for Kent County.
    We need individuals who are passionate about making a difference by helping others.
    The Mobile Outreach Clinician will help to engage individuals who are experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance use disorders using Motivational Interviewing while working alongside other professionals as part of the Grand Rapids Homeless Outreach Team (HOT). They will also provide crisis intervention and assessments to help link consumers to needed services and supports. Other tasks may include linking consumers to housing resources, employment opportunities, food, medical services, and other basic needs.
    The Mobile Outreach Clinician will be a part of the Grand Rapids Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), a team focused on the holistic needs of the city’s homeless population. The team responds together to assist with community needs focusing on engagement and jail diversion. The team consists of a police officers, firefighters, Recovery Coaches, and Clinical Specialists. The team works in the community in areas like the Heartside District, Michigan/Fuller, Burton/Division, and other locations where individuals experiencing homelessness live and congregate. HOT is a problem-solving team that helps to engage, educate, and link homeless individuals to community resources.
    The starting wage for this position is $25.57 per hour. This is a time limited position ending on August 31, 2022.

    • Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology, Counseling or Counseling Psychology
    • Limited or full licensure in the State of Michigan as a licensed master social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychologist, OR have successfully completed a master’s level internship with the Network180 Access Center, be eligible for a limited license as stated above, and obtain that licensure within 3 months of hire.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for job related use
    • Thorough working knowledge of the practices and principles of psychological, emotional, and sociological assessment and diagnosis
    • Thorough working knowledge of professional ethics and standards of practice
    • Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders valued
    • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email, database management, and data entry skills
    • Demonstrated experience communicating clearly and concisely in stressful situations
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and skills and capabilities of bridging language/cultural barriers to Network180 services within diverse communities
    • Full Licensure in the State of Michigan as a licensed master social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychologist
    • Specialized training and at least one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families
    • Spanish speaking
    • Credentialed through the Michigan Certificate Board for Addiction Professionals
    • Three years post graduate experience
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed on the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
    For a detailed job description and responsibilities please see pdf document attached to this posting. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Network180 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Network180 participates on E-Verify. 
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Assistance with the application process may be requested through the Human Resources Department at 616 336-3909 or jobs@network180.org
    We are committed to attracting a diverse and talented work force to meet the needs of our diverse community. Network180 offers an attractive benefit package including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability.
    Network180 will operate as an equal opportunity employer.  Network180 will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected class status.

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