Employment Opportunities – Careers

Sanford Behavioral Health is an innovative and trusted leader in mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Michigan (and beyond) with a mission to raise the standard of care across our state and to fill service gaps.  Sanford is committed to improving access to services, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting progress and innovation related to mental health treatment.

 

Clinical and Medical

Program Nurse

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively monitor and identify complications in clients who are in need of medically managed detox services. Able to identify and document current withdrawal status, substance use disorder, mental health disorders and any other medical concerns that may arise through benevolent and empathetic nursing care.
  • Measure and document vital signs and CIWA/COWS and other standardized assessments for clients as ordered by the provider.
  • Implement medical treatment plans and communicate effectiveness and client status to providers. Advocate for clients.
  • Complete new client medical pre-screens to assess for appropriateness of admission, nursing intakes and obtain appropriate orders from the providers as needed.
  • Administer, monitor and account for client’s medication (send in e-scriptions/refills as needed, complete prior authorizations, monitor drug levels as needed, assess effectiveness).
  • Work closely with a collaborative treatment team to provide holistic care to clients.
  • Educate clients and staff on safe medication administration and management.
  • Effectively manage and monitor acute and chronic disease processes of clients in a residential care setting including first aid and BLS.
  • Ability to ambulate stairs and utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) for all documentation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Nurse (LPN) with current licensure in Michigan
  • CPR, BLS

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, mental health illnesses and associated treatments.
  • Experience in residential, medically managed detox units/programs.
  • Communication skills, self-motivation, organizational skills, critical thinking and good decision-making abilities.

Sanford House is a 24-hour residential setting. Flexible schedules and benefits are available.

Please visit the website at https://sanfordhousegr.com to learn more about us and see our facilities!

Job Type: Part-time/Full-Time depending on availability

For further information, inquiries, or to submit your resume please e-mail Bethany Fisk bfisk@sanfordhouse.com.

Posted 7/19/2021

 

Detox Specialist

We are looking for a passionate professional interested in joining our team as we open a Subacute Inpatient Detox program for individuals suffering from a substance-use disorder. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a talented multi-disciplinary team and support individuals as they begin their recovery journey.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree 
  • LPC, LMFT, LMSW, CADC or equivalent current or able to be obtained in the state of Michigan.

The Role:

This is a full-time position which includes a competitive compensation package and benefits. Key responsibilities  include:

  • Providing assessment, stabilization and motivational activities that will support clients through the detoxification process and encourage continuation with a recovery program.
  • Providing person-centered and trauma-informed care through the following activities.  Psycho-education groups, skills groups, support groups, individual and family therapy/education, treatment planning, and case-management.
  • Support for adherence to rules, local, state and accreditation regulations and standards.
  • Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to provide individualized treatment for each client that engages in the program.

This program will treat adults 18 years of age and older.  For further information, inquiries, or to submit your resume please e-mail Jenny Selent at jselent@sanfordhouse.com.

Posted 7/13/2021

 

Recovery Technician

  • Assisting Nurse on the unit with client’s medical needs
  • Administering client medications as ordered by provider and overseen by the nurse
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens including phlebotomy
  • Providing compassionate support, care and supervision to the clients on the unit
  • Documenting medical notes, vitals and other pertinent information in the EMR and communicating any abnormalities or medical concerns to the nurses.
  • Performing routine bed checks
  • Communicating with the pharmacy regarding orders, delivery and prior authorizations for medications.
  • Facilitating delivery and storage of specialty pharmacy medications ordered by the provider
  • Answering phones on the unit and greeting new clients who arrive after intake
  • Taking vitals as ordered by the provider and reporting any abnormal vital signs to the nurse
  • Educate clients and staff on safe medication administration and management.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) for all documentation.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Basic understanding of clinical tasks (vitals, EMR charting, etc)
  • Preferred, minimum 2 years of behavioral health and/or substance use disorder experience
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, mental health illnesses and associated treatments.
  • Communication skills, self-motivation, organizational skills, critical thinking and good decision-making abilities.

Full and part time available

For further information, inquiries, or to submit your resume please e-mail Katie Vokes at kvokes@sanfordhouse.com.

Posted 7/19/2021

 

Security Officer

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and analyzing CCTV
  • Conducting interior and exterior checks of property
  • Monitor and respond to various alarms
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • De-escalation of incidents
  • Documentation of incidents
  • Personal interaction with clients and staff
  • Assist with facilities maintenance, able to lift 75 lbs
  • Client escort and transportation

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid drivers license
  • CPR/1st Aid/AED certification
  • Excellent communication skills, self motivated, organizational skills, critical thinking and good decision making abilities
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder, mental health illnesses and the recovery modality is preferred
  • Law Enforcement/first responder experience preferred
  • Criminal background check required

Sanford House is a 24-hour residential setting. Flexible schedules and benefits are available.

Please visit the website at https://sanfordhousegr.com to learn more about us and see our facilities!

Job Type: Part-time/Full-Time depending on availability

For further information, inquiries, or to submit your resume please e-mail Matt VanLiere mvanliere@sanfordhouse.com

Posted 7/19/2021

 

Clinical Director – Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders Program

Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED), Grand Rapids, MI

We are an innovative and trusted leader in behavioral health in Michigan with a mission to raise the standard of care across Michigan and fill service gaps.  Sanford is committed to improving access to services, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting progress and innovation related to mental health treatment throughout our state.

We are looking for a passionate professional interested in joining our team as we open the first Residential Eating Disorder Program in the state.

This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of significant progress in the treatment of Eating Disorders in the state of Michigan.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, and/or Clinical Psychology
  • LCSW, LPC, LMHC, LMFT, LP, PsyD or similar licensure in the state of Michigan or eligible for licensure in the state of Michigan.
  • CEDS certification, or interest in pursuing same.
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct patient care experience working in an eating disorder treatment setting, preferably with 2+ years of prior supervisorial responsibilities.
  • Experience working in a residential treatment setting.

The Role:

This is a full-time position that includes a competitive compensation package and benefits.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Leadership in the development and implementation of PHP and Residential clinical programs.
  • Support in the recruiting, training and on-going clinical supervision of primary therapists.
  • Support for carrying out overall clinical program and adherence to rules, local, state and accreditation regulations and standards.
  • Collaboration with the executive leadership team around expansion and development efforts.
  • Participation in community education efforts.

This residential treatment program will focus on adults over 18 years of age and older.  For further information, inquiries or to submit your resume please e-mail Jenny Selent at jselent@sanfordhouse.com or Gail Hall at ghall@sanfordhouse.com

Director of Nutritional Therapy – Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders Program

Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED), Grand Rapids, MI

We are an innovative and trusted leader in behavioral health in Michigan with a mission to raise the standard of care across Michigan and fill service gaps.  Sanford is committed to improving access to services, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting progress and innovation related to mental health treatment throughout our state.

We are looking for a passionate professional interested in joining our team as we open the first Residential Eating Disorder Program in the state.

This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of significant progress in the treatment of Eating Disorders in the state of Michigan.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition-Master’s preferred
  • Registered Dietitian license/certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience providing nutritional therapy for clients with Eating Disorders in a Residential Treatment setting

The Role:

This a full-time position that includes a competitive compensation package and benefits.  Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Leadership in the development and implementation of PHP and Residential clinical programs.
  • Support in the recruiting, training and on-going supervision of nutritional therapists.
  • Support for carrying out overall nutritional therapy program and adherence to rules, local, state and accreditation regulations and standards.
  • Collaboration with the executive leadership team around program development efforts.

This residential treatment program will focus on adults over 18 years of age and older.  For further information, inquiries or to submit your resume please e-mail Jenny Selent at jselent@sanfordhouse.com or Gail Hall at ghall@sanfordhouse.com

 

Outpatient Clinical Therapist – Eating Disorder Treatment

Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED), Grand Rapids, MI

We are an innovative and trusted leader in behavioral health in Michigan with a mission to raise the standard of care and fill service gaps across Michigan. Sanford is committed to improving access to services, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting progress and innovation related to mental health treatment throughout our state.

As the needs for eating disorder treatment continue to grow in our community we are pursuing a talented therapist with a passion for treating Eating Disorders to fill this need.   

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, and/or Clinical Psychology
  • LCSW, LPC, LMHC, LMFT or similar licensure in the state of Michigan or eligible for licensure in the state of Michigan.
  • CEDS certification, or interest in pursuing same.

The Role:

Our goal is to find the right person to join our team and we are therefore willing and able to provide flexibility regarding the terms of employment.  We will consider part-time, full-time or contracted options for the right candidate. The candidate for this position will provide individual, family and group therapy for clients struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating.

To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to Gail Hall at ghall@sanfordhouse.com

 

Hospitality and Program Support Services

Weekends and On-Call Resident Supervisor at Women’s Facility

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description

Looking for an inspiring organization in which to thrive and feel appreciated?

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, located in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is seeking a part-time Resident Supervisor for our women’s facility with a background in working with individuals with substance use disorders and/or experience in the mental health field.

What sets us apart?

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers is a family owned and operated business unapologetically located in the Midwest, and our midwestern values are the key to our many successes. We offer a program unlike any other in the state. We are different in that our beautiful, historically renovated mansions offer a homelike setting where people can begin the hard work of seeking recovery. Won’t you help us in this mission?

Our employees are the heart of our business. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to further your career, as well as competitive benefits. We have assembled a group of talented and credentialed professionals to create an unmatched team for which to join. We are inspired by them every day and trust that you will be too.

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manage a community setting of clients.
  • Encourage residents’ participation in varied recreational, cultural and spiritual activities.
  • Administer medication as prescribed by physician in accordance with medical procedures.
  • Provide transportation for residents’ needs, as necessary, including 12 step meetings, recreational activities, and other care during residential shift hours.
  • Assist with conflict resolution among clients and be prepared to intervene as required.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, as directed by House Manager.
  • Conduct hourly safety checks on clients during sleeping hours.
  • Facilitate groups with clients and enter individualized notes on the EMR.
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain safety drills and documentation.
  • Prepare critical incident reports as needed.
  • At all times, observe and respect client’s individual rights and confidentiality
  • Maintain competency in policy rules and regulations, health and safety requirements, and adhere to Sanford house’s personnel code of ethics.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or higher education
  • Capable of monitoring the facility and grounds, including the ability to ambulate up and down stairs and to lift up to ten pounds.
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in the field of chemical dependency and mental health
  • Attention to detail and efficient time-management skill
  • Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid

Sanford House is a 24-hour residential setting and flexible schedules are available.

Please visit the website at sanfordhousegr.com to learn more about us!

Job Type: Part-time, including weekend and on-call hours

Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour (Hourly rate dependent upon experience)

For further information, inquiries or to submit your resume please e-mail Brooke Baker at bbaker@sanfordhouse.com

 

Weekends and On-Call Resident Supervisor at Men’s
Facility

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description

Looking for an inspiring organization in which to thrive and feel appreciated?
Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, located in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids,
Michigan, is seeking a part-time Resident Supervisor for our men’s facility with a background in
working with individuals with substance use disorders and/or experience in the mental health field.

What sets us apart?

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers is a family owned and operated business unapologetically
located in the Midwest, and our midwestern values are the key to our many successes. We offer a
program unlike any other in the state. We are different in that our beautiful, historically renovated
mansions offer a homelike setting in which people can begin the hard work of seeking recovery. Won’t you help us in this mission?

Our employees are the heart of our business. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in
which to further your career, as well as competitive benefits. We have assembled a group of talented and credentialed professionals to create an unmatched team. We are inspired by
them every day and trust that you will be too.

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manage clients in a community setting.
  • Encourage residents’ participation in varied recreational, cultural, and spiritual activities.
  • Administer medication as prescribed by physician in accordance with medical
    procedures.
  • Provide transportation for residents as necessary, including 12 step meetings, recreational activities, and other care during residential shift hours.
  • Assist with conflict resolution among clients and be prepared to intervene as required.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, as directed by House Manager.
  • Conduct hourly safety checks on clients during sleeping hours.
  • Facilitate groups with clients and enter individualized notes on the EMR.
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain safety drills and documentation.
  • Prepare critical incident reports as needed.
  • At all times, observe and respect client’s individual rights and confidentiality.
  • Maintain competency in policy rules and regulations, health and safety requirements, and adhere to Sanford Personnel Code of Ethics.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or higher education
  • Capable of monitoring the facility and grounds, including the ability to ambulate up and down stairs and to lift up to ten pounds.
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in the field of chemical dependency and mental health.
  • Attention to detail and efficient time-management skill.
  • Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid.

Sanford House is a 24-hour residential setting and flexible schedules are available.

Please visit the website at sanfordhousegr.com to learn more about us!

Job Type: Part-time, including weekend and on-call hours’

Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour (hourly rate dependent upon experience)

For further information, inquiries or to submit your resume please e-mail Rod Townes at rtownes@sanfordhouse.com