HELP WANTED: Recipient Rights Specialist



Starting Salary: $51,163

Rights Specialists act as regulatory officers enforcing the Michigan Mental Health Code (MHC), Administrative Rules, OCHN policies and procedures, and Public Acts as mandated under state law.  Rights Specialists act as advocates to inform recipients of their rights and assists them in problem solving within the Rights & Advocacy unit.  This may entail working cooperatively with but not limited to, Customer Services, Due Process or other units within OCHN.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Have had at least one (1) year work experience in an administrative, rights advisor, caseworker capacity or related position.
  • Experience with behavioral health services preferred.
  • Understanding of the Oakland County/OCHN public behavioral health system preferred.
  • Investigative experience preferred and highly beneficial.


  • Must be able to successfully pass MDHHS Office of Recipient Rights Basic Skills I and II during OCHN initial six months of service.
  • Must make sound judgments and conclusions.
  • Must be able to interface professionally with individuals receiving services (recipients), secondary consumers, contracted/sub-contracted employees, and the public.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Must be able to work with multiple timelines to achieve statutory compliance.
  • Must possess excellent report writing and verbal skills.
  • Must be able to travel county-wide, and statewide as needed.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must submit an application online by visiting OCHN’s careers website: Contact OCHN / Careers.

Oakland Community Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.