Common Ground
  • 01-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Crisis Assessment Team
  • Pontiac, MI, USA
  • 27-32 per hour Shift differential
  • Hourly
  • Full-time and Part-time

16% fringe to purchase cafeteria style benefits - medical, dental, Life, LTD, STD, 403(b) and generous paid time off.


SIGNING BONUS for part-time and full-time:$3000 to clinicians over 6 months: at hire, 90 days and at 6 months


The Crisis Clinician is a part of the Crisis Assessment Team, which is comprised of Welcoming Specialists, Crisis Traffic Coordinators, Oakland Crisis Intervention Recovery Team (OCIRT) Clinician and Recovery Coach, and the Shift Supervisor. The Crisis Clinician role provides 24-hour on-site and mobile assessment that focus on meeting the needs of all populations in crisis, emphasizing alternatives to hospitalization and continued support. The Crisis Clinician is an at-will position that reports to the Shift Supervisor of the Crisis Assessment Team. Clinicians in this role work with individuals and families/caregivers who are experiencing behavioral health/ substance use crises in the hospitals, or on site as walk-ins or via police and/or ambulance using the emergency entrance.


  • Provide triages and assessments in hospitals and at the Resource & Crisis Center that include collateral contacts with Core Provider Agency and other people who know the individual well and who are involve in his/her life; crisis interventions and assessments are trauma informed and recovery-oriented
  • Assess crisis and person/family's needs to determine service needed
  • Document all required and collected information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using Collaborative Documentation with persons served
  • Develop the plan of care in collaboration with the individual/family and the Core Provider Agency based on strengths, needs, abilities, and consideration of preferences, and provide individuals served with due process/second opinion, etc.
  • Ensure that eligible individuals who are released or diverted from jail are successfully linked to the most appropriate level of care
  • Act as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person/family including service providers and community agents
  • Complete mobile emergency assessment and recommend level of care for private/public insurance contracted with Common Ground
  • Make referrals and provide authorization for services
  • Participate in daily team huddles
  • Work closely with other Common Ground programs, crisis safety-net providers, Oakland Community Health Network, core provider network, area emergency departments, and the access system
  • Comply with attendance and punctuality policies, as well as all other Common Ground policies and procedures


  • Ensure all paperwork is complete and provide person/family with necessary copies of signed documents
  • Utilize recovery principles while comforting people in crisis and provide hope, choice, empowerment in a recovery environment
  • Develop understanding and management of wellness and triggers
  • Educate and assist significant others and family members with the petitioning process
  • Encourage persons and families we serve to be actively involved with planning and treatment
  • Assist with linking adults/children with substance use issues to the appropriate substance abuse service
  • During slow times initiate assistance to other teams
  • Provide first aid and emergency procedures, as needed
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned




  • Michigan Mental Health Code
  • Community resources
  • Basic intervention skills
  • Current behavioral management and de-escalation techniques in a safe, calm, and caring manner


  • Perform job functions consistent with protocols, procedures, and job instructions
  • Type and use EHR and operate office equipment efficiently
  • Work independently and apply critical thinking/decision making skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate proficiency in relevant software and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


  • Relate to a diverse population which includes a variety of age, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain collaborative, inter-professional links with colleagues and other health care professionals
  • Apply trauma informed principles and values with knowledge, decisions, and treatment of all people served
  • Demonstrate expertise with all populations or engages supervisor and/or co-workers to utilize their expertise with a specific population


  • Master's Degree in Human Service field
  • Professional licensure in the State of Michigan
  • All Limited License Bachelor Social Workers (LLBSW), Limited License Master Social Workers (LLMSW), Limited License Professional Counselors (LLPC), and must receive their permanent license (LBSW, LMSW, LPC, LLP) within 5 years from the issue date of the original limited/temporary license as published in the State of Michigan LARA system in order to continue their employment
  • 1+ year experience in treating or working with disabilities
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Preferred Certification of one of the following:
    • CAADC Certified Advanced Addiction Drug Counselor
    • CAC-R Certified Addiction Counselor IC&RC Reciprocal
    • CCDP Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional
    • CCDP-D Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomat
  • Experience providing crisis intervention services
  • Experience with broad range of age groups and disabilities, including children
  • Experience with persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder
  • Standard met for Mental Health Professional and Child Mental Health Professional

The agency may in its sole discretion fill this position on a full-time, part-time or contingent basis with the individual best fit to perform the essential functions of the job. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the title. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Employees in this title are subject to a background check and a pre-employment physical.

Common Ground is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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