Careers at Ann Arbor Consultation Services
AACS is one of the longest-standing, most successful privately run mental health clinics in Southeast Michigan. We provide the flexibility and independence of a private practice with the administrative, referral, and collegial benefits of a clinic atmosphere. We enjoy an excellent reputation in the community, and our clinicians and administrative staff note that AACS is a great place to work.
AACS is highly selective and currently looking for candidates who will be a good fit for our practice. We are committed to being the best at what we do. We are looking for clinicians who are passionate about their work, have compatible practice beliefs and experience, and are looking for a mutually beneficial work relationship.
Prospective clinicians are invited to send their resume via mail or fax to the address below. Please include the following information in your cover letter: (1) Your availability to see clients between the hours of 8 am to 9 pm weekdays and/or 9 am to 4 pm Saturdays and (2) A concise list of your areas of expertise. Resumes are kept on file for 6 months.
Send resumes to:
5331 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor MI 48105
Fax: (734) 996-1950
Please note that faxing of resumes is preferred over mailing.
We currently do not have support staff openings.
Why Work at AACS?
Since 1981, we have been building our reputation as an innovative and clinician-friendly practice. We have been leaders in outpatient substance-abuse treatment, professional development and training, and adopting managed care compatible practice and outcome measurement. In our twenty-seven years, we have learned best practices for clinical work as well as business practices for surviving in an ever-changing and highly competitive environment.
Learn more about the benefits of working at AACS below.
WOrking Collaboratively to meet client needs
The idea is simple, but the implementation requires ongoing work. In our service delivery environment, success is highly dependent upon our staff, including management, clinicians, and administrative staff. Our goal is to hire the most qualified staff and contractors who are also compatible with our practice philosophy. One of our overriding goals is to create opportunities for shared success. A supportive environment, passion for our work, and a commitment to continuous improvement/professional development are the foundation for long-term success.
Although many organizations have lofty goals and mission statements, most do not fulfill them. We believe that we continue to walk the talk: Our continued growth over twenty-seven years (while similar organizations close down) is a concrete validation of our effort to practice what we preach.
Collaborative, Clinician-Friendly Management
Terry Dunivin, a clinical social worker, established AACS in 1981. We have grown and been successful by hiring and supporting specialists who shared our vision and commitment to being the best at what we do.
We are not aware of any comparable organization that collects on 96% of authorized sessions from insurance companies. We have a number of clinicians who collect 99-100% of what they bill. Our billing staff treat your money as if it were their money: They will do everything they can to make sure you get paid for your services.
We have developed a peer-mentoring program to facilitate a successful transition to adapting and mastering our policies, procedures, and paperwork based on the best practices of our most successful clinicians. Our peer mentoring program is so unique and successful that it was cited as an exemplary practice during our last CARF clinic audit.
Partnerships with Payors and Referral Sources
We continually work to build and strengthen relationships with key partners in the community. We ask about their needs and do our best to design and deliver services to meet those needs.
Calling for mental health services can be anxiety-provoking and frustrating for many people. In 2008, we redesigned our intake process and have become industry leaders in best practices for intake processes. Currently, 75% of callers schedule an appointment during their first phone call to our office; 86% are seen in less than a week.
Ongoing Professional Skill Development
has been identified as one of the attributes of the most successful mental health clinicians. We have sponsored hundreds of continuing education programs. We require and are committed to the ongoing professional development of our staff.
We do our best to only add work that is required or adds meaningful value. We continue to strive to improve customer service, reimbursement rates (up 10% in 2008), collections, as well as manage cost. We continue to refine data collection to know what we need to focus upon and to measure progress.
We work to anticipate where the field is moving and to lead rather than be pushed. Currently, we are strengthening internal credentialing criteria, expanding evidence-based practices, and implementing validated, normed outcome measurement