Perform individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy for clients of the ACT Program.
Establish and maintain collateral relationships important for the well-being of clients (families, landlords, police, legal system, employers, other agencies and treatment providers and any other community supports).
Formulate and complete detailed client psychosocial assessments including mental status and diagnosis; provide complete and accurate client records, statistics, treatment plans, progress notes, insurance paperwork, and other pertinent written data in a timely manner.
Maintains and implements the Recovery philosophies with direct implications to staff, clients, family, and community development.
Participates in the intake and referral, continued service and discharge processes; including phone screens and assessments.
Provides direct services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, status evaluations) in a variety of modalities to ACT clients.
Maintains current knowledge of state treatment initiatives, program development trends and other relevant issues that may impact ACT clients and seeks out opportunities to advance personal knowledge of treatment trends that positively impact the services provided by the organization.
Provides clinical knowledge regarding severe and prolonged mental health and substance abuse disorders through training and education.
Carries an individual case load of no more than 10 clients. In some situations this is reduced.
Functions as part of a treatment team, participating in case conferencing, treatment team meetings, ACT clinical and other treatment related meetings.
Supports an effective program by implementing desired clinical services, best practice models of care and daily functions as required by contractual and regulatory bodies.
Carries out all phases of clinical services, including intake, engagement, assessment, treatment planning, continued services, transitioning and discharge processes. Facilitates step down to less intensive support services when necessary.
Provides individual and group supportive counseling in the areas of problem solving, coping skills and interpersonal interactions as needed.
Provides support and advocacy for individuals needs such as: entitlements, housing, food, clothing, pursuit of personal interests, vocational interests and finance management where applicable.
Supports the processes for all contractual agreements, certifications or licensing regulations including but not limited to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
Implements and provides feedback to improve policies and procedures for programming.
Supports and provides monitoring of positive outcome measures as defined by the state regulations and agency quality assurance processes. Insures program compliance through the timely and accurate reporting of data as needed.
Consults and monitors medical and mental health needs regarding risk management. Implements risk management plans as necessary.
Makes individual program percentage of required face to face or phone contacts per week.
Other duties as assigned.