Clinician Masters Level-Outpatient

Pontiac and Walled Lake Locations

About Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services is a private, not-for-profit, human services organization that provides programs from four offices and within our community located throughout Oakland County. As a leader in child and family-focused services, Oakland Family Services reaches more than 35,000 individuals and 18,000 families each year. We offer a warm and engaging work environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professional colleagues. In addition to excellent benefits, we offer flexible work schedules, advancement opportunities, work-life balance initiatives and more. Join our team and make a difference. Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.?

Position Responsibilities

The Outpatient Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department assumes the responsibilities common to all direct service and administrative positions as described in the Agency Manual. The Outpatient Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department will develop and use the various modalities of service offered by the agency. The Outpatient Clinician in the Specialized Services for Youth department reports to the Outpatient Supervisor of Specialized Services for Youth department. The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Specific Duties/Job Expectations

Professional Practice

  • The Clinician provides appropriate service to a caseload in accordance with agency needs and the skill level of the worker. The number of client contacts that the worker will be expected to have will be established by administration.

  • The Clinician is responsible to: obtain, analyze and evaluate case data; develop an understanding of the client's situation and to develop goals and planned responses; carry out the plan and/or alter the plan as new understandings demand; analyze and evaluate the course and results of the treatment process, utilize evidenced based practices as indicated.

  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with Agency, licensing, accreditation, Community Mental Health, Michigan Department of Community Health standards and requirements.

  • Actively coordinate cases with treatment team, case managers, Community Mental Health and any other appropriate staff.

  • Participate in professional development activities in accordance with state licensure requirements and any requirements of the funder, specifically in accordance with the Medicaid provider manual and Oakland Community Mental Health Authority requirements.

  • Additional duties may include: client intake; volunteer recruitment and supervision, assignment to specific agency work sites; assignment to a special project or contract; provision of leadership to educational or counseling or volunteer groups; to work with community problems as interest and skill indicates; and other duties as assigned.


  • Perform the administrative tasks related to assigned caseload and other work assignments as required by the agency.

  • Perform selected and additional administrative assignments as required, including student supervision.

  • Provide assistance, support and leadership to other staff members through consulting, teaching and other means as appropriate, and to coordinate program activities when assigned to do so.


  • Successful completion of the requirements of a master?s degree from an accredited school of social work or equivalent in related field such as psychology or guidance and counseling as appropriate to the needs of the particular position.

  • State certification or full licensure to the maximum level possible, commensurate with accrued experience and degree obtained.

  • Minimum of one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families.

  • Other special abilities, skills and credentials such as experience working in the Community Mental Health System, substance abuse qualifications, experience with youth with serious emotional disturbances, family systems work and trauma-informed care and use of evidenced based models.

  • Special abilities and skills necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exist.

Oakland Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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