Mental health social worker Job at State of Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI

  • State of Michigan
  • Kalamazoo, MI

Job Description


$23.94 - $33.03 Hourly


Kalamazoo, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time

Job Number



Health and Human Services - Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

Opening Date


Closing Date


Bargaining Unit


Job Description

This position involves the coordination of clinical information for the purposes of individualized treatment planning and level of care decision making by treatment teams at each of the psychiatric hospitals under SHA. It involves gathering and organizing data from multiple sources and communicating findings to the patient’s treatment team. Sources of data include clinical interview with patients, hospital file and record review, and completion of structured assessments tools for informing and determining the appropriate level of care and treatment for patients including patients with a secondary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The position is responsible for preparing written reports and other correspondences on the data gathered. It is also involves maintaining records and compiling, organizing, and disseminating statistical data.

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV;
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.

If you previously held status in this classification and departed within the last three (3) years, please contact Human Resources regarding your interest in a potential reinstatement. Reinstatement is not guaranteed or required.

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in social work or possession of a bachelor's degree in social services, social psychology, or sociology with a concentration in social work.


Mental Health Social Worker 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Mental Health Social Worker 10

One year of professional experience providing case coordination services equivalent to a Mental Health Social Worker 9.

Mental Health Social Worker P11

Two years of professional experience providing case coordination services equivalent to a Mental Health Social Worker, including one year equivalent to a Mental Health Social

Worker 10.

Additional Requirements and Information

Additional Requirements and Information

Mental Health Social Worker 9

Eligibility for license by the Michigan Board of Examiners of Social Workers as a

social work technician, or as a social worker is required at the time of appointment.

Mental Health Social Worker 10-12

License by the Michigan Board of Examiners of Social Workers as a social work

technician, or as a social worker is required at the time of appointment.


The use of artificial intelligence (AI) software of any kind is prohibited in all areas of the selection process; including, but not limited to, responses to application questions, and responses to interview questions or exercises.

Registration as a social worker by the Michigan Board of Examiners of Social Workers.

Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

This position is located at 1312 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

Why Kalamazoo?

  • Kalamazoo is unique, in that it combines a big city energy and small-town feel. The community combines energy and innovation with friendliness and an easy-going attitude. A vibrant Art Deco downtown sets the stage for quality dining, unique shops and galleries, and live entertainment, including wineries and microbreweries. In Kalamazoo, you're never far from lakes, outdoor recreation, festivals and world-class attractions.
  • Kalamazoo is home of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College which offer a variety of under-graduate and graduate programs.
  • Kalamazoo is also home to the nationally recognized CTAC (Child Trauma Assessment Center) providing innovative, state of the art child assessments
  • Kalamazoo offers ample and affordable housing
  • Kalamazoo is also home of the Kalamazoo Promise, a 4-year scholarship to college (bachelor's degree or 130 credits, whichever occurs first), covering tuition and mandatory fees for eligible Kalamazoo Public School students.
  • Located midway between Chicago and Detroit
As a Condition of Employment: this position requires successful completion of a background investigation, criminal records check, physical and drug test.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email . Please reference the job posting number in subject line.

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State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. The State of Michigan has been recognized as a leading U.S. employer by new graduates from 2021-2023 and a best large U.S. and state employer. Recognized on the international stage for fostering positive employee engagement, the State of Michigan is a past recipient of a North America Government Agency Employees Engagement Award.
More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

Rewarding Work: State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.

Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at

Retirement Programs: The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at

Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

Tax-Advantaged Programs: In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans. Information to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Reduction: Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development: To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules: Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

Great Lakes and Great Times: Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.

Updated: 2/28/24

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