Sparrow Health System
Lansing, Michigan 48901

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:  

Under general direction, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates psychiatric patient care in conjunction with an interdisciplinary patient care team or as an individual outpatient therapist.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Establishes rapport with patient to obtain intake information.  Forms diagnostic impressions for mental, emotional, and substance abuse disorders according to DSM-IV criteria.
  • In conjunction with patient, generates treatment plan designed to meet assessed therapeutic needs.
  • Conducts individual, family, or group therapy using therapeutic interventions appropriate to levels of functioning, diagnosis, treatment plan and motivation.
  • Refers patient to appropriate hospital or community resources as necessary.
  • Maintains records as required by department standards.
  • Provides consultative and/or educational services as requested to other hospital departments or outside agencies as appropriate.

Job Requirements

General Requirements Current LMSW licensure by State of Michigan or Licensed Professional Counselor - Independent Practice Level.
Work Experience Knowledge of Michigan's Mental Health Code.
Education Minimum of a Master's Degree in social work
Specialized Knowledge and Skills Demonstrated skill in diagnosing psychopathology. Demonstrated skill in providing individual, group, and family therapy.


Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 11/09/2020