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HRSA NEPQR: BHI Grant Outpatient Therapist/Social Worker (Nursing Family Health Center, Hybrid Work Option)

Apply now Job no: 494324
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Summary:The NEPQR outpatient therapist will be a generalist clinician, with established clinical and outreach experience serving diverse and underserved populations. The individual will be an integral part of a grant-funded interdisciplinary team based out of the GVSU Family Health Center (FHC) and bringing behavioral health services to low-income housing residents of Dwelling Place (DP) properties in the Grand Rapids area as well as members of the GVSU community.

This position has the opportunity for a hybrid work arrangement.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW).
  • Licensed to provide counseling in the State of Michigan
  • Master’s degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Previous experience providing care management services to individuals with persistent and serious mental illnesses.
  • Experience working in a care setting using an interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Experience working with individuals with substance abuse challenges.
  • A minimum of two years of experience providing psychotherapy services to vulnerable populations.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The outpatient therapist will be a valuable member of an interdisciplinary team which will be based at the GVSU Family Health Center (FHC). They may deploy regularly to three DP housing sites: Herkimer Apartments, Commerce Courtyard Apartments, and Verne Barry Place. They will be responsible for the implementation of grant expectations which include but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration with the mental health team to provide mental health and care management services to DP residents and patients of the FHC.
  • Bringing unique perspectives, along with the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), for evidence-based interventions and plans of care for each patient.
  • Collaboration with Dwelling Place staff who work with the residents on a daily basis to develop trusting relationships with residents.
  • Coordinating care management and behavioral health interventions using clinical judgement and expertise.
  • Participation in the following meetings: NEPQR-BHI Advisory Board, focus groups, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) initiative, NEPQR Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Team Meetings, site visits with Project Manager and/or Project Director, and team huddles.
  • Enhancement of the existing team of primary care providers in an effort to increase the FHC’s capacity to support patients with behavioral health challenges.
  • Working with the grant team to provide valuable feedback to the design and implementation of the program.

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Independent judgement and functioning with accountability for own actions, accuracy of work, and supervision of actions and accuracy of work of others.
  • Effective communication and coordination between the Principle Investigator, Project Manager, GVSU FHC staff, community members, students, and other faculty/staff.

Salary:  As outlined in HRSA NEPQR-BHI Grant. This is a full-time, 0.8 FTE position (32 hours per week)

Department/Division:  Kirkhof College of Nursing

Campus: GVSU Family Health Center, GVSU Center for Health Sciences

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: August 19, 2022. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed early at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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