Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
Grand Rapids, Michigan


About Us
Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.

The Admissions Clinician is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: This role is responsible for assisting with the implementation and oversight of clinical services offered in the specialized residential programs. The Admissions Clinician performs assessments and provides direction regarding treatment needs with the goal of promoting exceptional resident care and an optimal working environment for our support team members throughout the specialized residential programs.


This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

  1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
  2. Assess future needs, prepare for and develop staff and services to meet future expectations related to client needs and market/funding changes.
  3. Make regular contacts with referral sources, physicians, funding sources, and case management agencies in order to ensure the best care is delivered to each respective individual.
  4. Model and promote good communication and positive representation of the program to consumers, customers, other program areas, and the public.
  5. Perform comprehensive assessments of risk, needs, and strengths, for individuals residing in various settings. Must have strong written communication skills.
  6. Coordinate the services delivered to consumers ensuring clinical quality, staff competence and skill development, coordination/ integration of clinical services with vocational and residential services, and achievement of consumer outcomes. 
  7. Provide mentoring and guidance to clinical teams with the goal of providing best social work practices to the persons served, and ongoing development of clinical team members.
  8. Maintain active communications with leaders at all locations offering similar services to ensure similar clinical systems, procedures, and philosophical treatment approach is maintained.  Serve as a consultant as needed.   
  9. Coordinate agency response to challenging resident issues that exceed standard operational protocols.
  10. Perform assessments and provide individual and/or group therapy as needed with the purpose of modeling excellent client care in conjunction with providing developmental opportunities for other team members.
  11. Hire and supervise designated staff including orientation, education, training, and timely performance evaluation.

Educational / Talent Requirements:

  1. Minimum Education required: Masters in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling (MSW, LLP, LPC) degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning in a clinically related field.
  2. Professional Licensure required: Active licensure as an LMSW, LLP, LPC in the State of Michigan is required for this position.
  3. Specialized skills/knowledge required: Experience with mental health needs, knowledge of risk assessment principles and trauma-informed care are all necessary requirements of this positions. Experience in state hospitals or inpatient care is desirable.

Work Experience Requirements:

  1. A minimum of three years experience as a licensed clinician, and five years of experience in the field of human services is required. Experience working with individuals who have mental illness, criminal behaviors, and/or developmental disabilities is needed for this position.
  2. Experience in medical and/or community rehabilitation or a closely related field.
  3. Understanding of the necessity of a trauma-informed approach to working with individuals.
  4. Experience with electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
  5. Valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable according to Hope Network policy.


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Posting Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2017-11-12 (All day)