OBRA Clinician

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Part-Time | Pay: $27.33 to $37.76 per hour

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Short-term disability

10 paid holidays

Generous leave time package

Employee Assistance Program



and more!

What is OBRA?

"The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, has dramatically improved the quality of care in the nursing home over the last twenty years by setting forth federal standards of how care should be provided to residents.

This Act is interpreted with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 483). Such improvements include less use of antipsychotic drugs, a reduction in chemical and physical restraint use, and a reduction in inappropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters."

As an OBRA Clinician, you'll work with Northeast Michigan's OBRA/PASARR eligible population, in tandem with the OBRA Assessment Nurse and the OBRA Supervisor, to ensure the best care is provided.


What shifts are available? Part-time and Casual employment are available for this position. Casual work means that you can pick up or deny shifts at your leisure. This position is a great opportunity for a retired social worker or nurse who still wants to be involved, or a student or parent who has a limited schedule.

Do I need a license in order to apply? Yes. A Master’s degree in Social Work or and the necessary state registration are required.


This posting takes place on-site. Due to the nature of the work, remote employment is currently unavailable for this position.



  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution, or be a Registered Nurse.
  • Possess State Registration as an, LMSW, or RN (or be able to acquire within a reasonable period of time: i.e. LLMSW will be getting full LMSW).
  • LLMSW will be considered and offered free supervision for full licensure.


  • One or more years of relevant mental health experience.
  • Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.


  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written) are required.
  • Functional computer literacy is required.
  • Will provide those services, which will assist consumers who have a serious mental illness (adults), serious emotional disturbance (children) or developmental disability (adults/children) in accessing needed medical, social, educational and other services.
  • Core elements of case management are assessment, service plan development, linking/coordination of services, reassessment/follow-up, and monitoring of services.
  • Responsible for the initial assessment of persons requesting services from Northeast MI Community Mental Health Authority and appropriate referral to internal or external providers or community resource.
  • May provide individual or group therapy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions, standards of practice including but not limited to confidentiality and recipient rights, and emergency protocol.
  • Demonstrates accurate assessment and diagnosis for persons requesting Mental Health Services in accordance to the DSMIV (or current edition). Will be required to provide intake assessments on individuals accessing CMH services.
  • Demonstrates effective case recording in accordance with Person Centered Planning, and the Affiliation's Documentation policy and procedures "Case Recording Guidelines."
  • Have positive work relationships and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Provide clinical assessments in the least restrictive environment.
  • Provide crisis intervention to consumers as needed. Will participate in the agency's emergency services on-call rotation.
  • Collaborate with other staff in assessing consumer needs and developing person centered and family focused treatment plans.
  • Consults with various agencies, educational settings, individuals, and organizations as needed. Will work with county jails when our consumers are incarcerated providing jail services as appropriate.
  • Staff will be expected to participate in trainings aimed at the provision of services for consumers with co-occurring disorders.

Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority is a CARF accredited behavioral health organization located in Alpena, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We service Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties with the purpose to provide comprehensive services and supports that enable people to live and work independently.

Our goal is to offer employees the best of both worlds: a positive and exciting work environment with a healthy and balanced home life. Our region offers a peaceful up north living with year round recreational opportunities.

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