Catholic Charities West Michigan

Therapist I (Outpatient Substance Use Disorders)

Job Locations US-MI-Muskegon
Behavioral Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for direct provision of therapy, counseling and educational services within the scope of their licensure or certification within the Behavioral Health program. This position provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families, and groups and represents the Agency in the field. (Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Disorders) (Serving Muskegon)


$5,000 signing bonus- split between your first full paycheck and after your 9-month work anniversary


Salary Range:$55,000-$65,000 annually

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides counseling, psycho-educational services, screenings and/or psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments per licensure capacity.
  • Coordinates client services.
  • Maintains client records.
  • Participates in mental health and substance use Disorders development activities.
  • Drives for Agency business.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to engage clients in treatment
  • Ability to refer to community resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to make appropriate assessments and recommendations.
  • Ability to address issues with a diverse client population.
  • Ability to abide by NASW code of Ethics.
  • Knowledge of direct counseling, therapeutic services and child welfare programs.
  • Ability to work irregular work hours.

Recommended Employment Qualifications


This position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited college or university.



A minimum of three years experience in therapy or related experience is strongly preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • This position requires State of Michigan certifications or licensure as specified per program.
  • Certification as a Sex Offender Treatment Specialist with the Forensic Training Institute is  preferred.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals and Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate of MCBAP CAADC Development Plan required if providing Substance Use Disorder Services.
  • Bi-lingual; Spanish-Speaking individual is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Our Mission

In the spirit of our Catholic tradition, we lead our diverse communities with hope and compassion by offering innovative, collaborative programs. Through our team of highly trained employees, dedicated volunteers and generous community, we deliver the highest quality social services.


Our Vision

Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are the leaders in empowering people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.


Our Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance
  • Service to All People
  • Sanctity of All Life

CCWM is an equal opportunity employer, subject to all federal and state laws as applicable to a religious Agency.


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