Director of Counseling Services

Cristo Rey Counseling & Prevention Services  |  

Lansing, MI

On behalf of our client, Cristo Rey, we are conducting a search for a Director of Counseling Services who will be responsible for overseeing and developing the Cristo Rey Counseling & Prevention Services programs including managing personnel and program development, implementation, and evaluation for continuation and growth. The right person for the role must have the ability to think globally, communicate effectively, solve problems, and have good critical thinking decision-making skills.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Develops program policies and procedures and confidentiality standards and supports staff in implementation of these standards
  • Supports staff in credentialing process of MCBAP development plans and credentialing
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the agency and PIHP medical record systems and support staff in use of medical record systems 
  • Supports the recruitment, hiring, professional development, and training of qualified persons to fill open positions 
  • Demonstrates and maintains up-to-date knowledge on CARF standards, licensure rules, contractual agreements, and regulations relevant to the field and agency, and implements that knowledge to service delivery standards
  • Project, develop, and monitor revenues and expenses for the Counseling Services Department; work closely with the Finance Department to maintain the department’s budget
  • Promote a positive public relations image of Cristo Rey Community Center
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field and how those developments impact the organization and service provision
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications + Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field
  • Licensed Master of Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Michigan
  • Completion of supervisory training per licensing requirements and a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role with experience in clinical documentation, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Holds and maintains the following credentials through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP)
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC desired) with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in the treatment field (desired)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), or be eligible for and apply to be on a development plan working towards that credential
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), or be eligible for and apply to be on a development plan working towards that credential
  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence-based practices
  • Competencies in working with Pre-Paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) and accrediting/regulatory bodies
  • Ability to work flexible hours


Skills and Abilities

  • Models good clinical skills, professionalism, and clinical competencies
  • Skilled in recovery, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and the value of peers (recovery specialist)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with persons from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural groups
  • Program development and evaluation with solid organizational and public speaking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially using Outlook, Word, Excel, and customized databases
  • Ability to work in and adapt to a multi-cultural, community based organization
  • Understanding of Cristo Rey Community Center’s mission and culture and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff and clients in all circumstances
  • Ability to coach, develop, and manage a diverse staff with a variety of experience levels


Cristo Rey Community Center has retained, recruiting partner, Palladian West to perform the search and manage the interview process. For questions or to apply for the position, please send a resume to Angela Burke at

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