Ingham County
Lansing, Michigan



**Applications are accepted until there are sufficient numbers of qualified applications or qualified candidate has been identified.  The position could possibly close at any time.***

Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Psychologist and as part of a team of other Juvenile Court personnel, provides treatment and therapy to individual youth and their families.  Focus of this position is to provide treatment to adolescents who have committed sexual offenses.  Provides group therapy services to the adolescents and their families, which may include the victim of the offense.   Will be a mandatory reporter as provided by the Child Protection Act.  Testifies in court as appropriate to report on a client’s treatment, progress, assessment and maintains detailed documentation.  Makes recommendations for placement and treatment needs.  Facilitates or Co-facilitates group counseling programs for youth and other offenders as well as Parent Support groups.  Provides standardized assessments using approved tools to determine appropriate courses of action.   Will be on call to serve clients in crisis.  Participates in case staffing reviews.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions

1.    Provides treatment to individual adolescents under the supervision of the Family Court for offenses of sexual misconduct, assault and other sexually related behaviors.
2.    Provides group/individual therapy to offenders and their families.    
3.    Serves as a member of the sex offender treatment team working with other disciplines in diagnosing problems, formulating treatment plans and evaluating progress.
4.    Prepares written treatment plans, goals and reports for the Court as directed.
5.    Facilitates and/or co-facilitates support groups for parents, juveniles, other family members.
6.    Provides assessments of youth and parents brought to the attention of the Court, as directed by a Judge/Referee.
7.    May provide field supervision and instruction of graduate level students.
8.    Testifies in court as directed by a Judge and the court process.
9.    Provides emergency interventions with clients.
10.    Conducts staff training in best practice clinical techniques.  
11.    Participates in general staff meetings, case supervision and treatment team meetings.  

Other Functions:  None

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks.  (These examples do not include all of the tasks, which the employees may be expected to perform.)


Employment Qualifications

Education:  Must have completed Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related Social Science discipline.  Must be fully licensed or on tract to obtain a license in related mental health field.

Experience:  Must have 2 years or more related work experience in providing treatment with at-risk youth.  Knowledge of best practice treatment for adolescent sex offenders, and experience in implementing such programming preferred.  Must have a good driving record and a valid Michigan’s Driver’s License.  

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.  The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.


Requirements and Working Conditions

Physical Requirements: [This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description.  These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements]:

  • Ability to travel throughout the County.
  • Ability to climb stairs to access clients in their homes.
  • Ability to access office files.
  • Lifts and transports materials and equipment.

Working Conditions:
Works in office conditions and travels throughout the County to attend meetings.

To apply please contact Betsy Myers:

February 2021
OPEIU 1414-06

Posting Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2021-05-30 (All day)