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Starfish Family Services, Inc. Infant Mental Health Therapist in Detroit, Michigan

Infant Mental Health Therapist

Job Details



Job Location

Detroit Metropolitan Area - Detroit, MI

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Graduate Degree

Job Shift


Job Category

Health Care


* $2250.00 SIGNING BONUS *


Job Purpose

To work as a member of a team with program staff and community sources to provide a continuum of services to young children and families in an effort to strengthen and preserve families, assist in identifying individual needs, and provide and assist in coordinating services to meet each individual's needs. 


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or other related human service field required.

  • Registration/licensure as a social worker, counselor, or psychologist in the State of Michigan required.

  • At least one year direct clinical experience in providing therapy services to young children and their families required (includes graduate internship experiences).

  • Current valid driver's license required.

  • Infant Mental Health certification and/or endorsement preferred. Waiver to provided clinical services to birth to three population provided by employer to work towards endorsement.

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of children with developmental delays/disabilities preferred.


  • Provide parent-child relationship focused therapy and case management services within the home and community settings for pregnant women, fathers and young children birth to age six.

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and treatment planning with measurable objectives.

  • Provide support and crisis intervention with families and children involved with the program.

  • Assist in coordination and referrals of support services for the family.

  • Provide parent education and guidance. Support overall child development.

  • Work cooperatively as a member of a team with program staff and community partners.

  • Participate in monthly marketing and outreach activities, develop referral relationships with other agencies and maintain those referral relationships.

  • Submit timely and accurate documentation of services, billing data and required paperwork.


What do you get? 

  • Full medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage for full-time employees 

  • Long-term disability and short-term disability coverage 

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts 

  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program  

  • Paid Parental Leave 

  • Retirement Plan with Employer Matching 

  • ​Emphasis on Professional Development  

  • Creativity and Innovation supported and encouraged 

  • On-the-job training and clinical supervision 

  • Agency sponsored Reflective Supervision 

  • Self-Care and Employee Wellness Inspired Workplace 

  • Agency sponsored Head Space account  

  • Trauma-Informed Workplace 

  • 15 PTO days per year, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays and mental health days 

  • Focus on partnering with families to help them thrive 

  • Active Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 

  • Fulfillment and the knowledge of having made an impact on someone's life