The purpose of Program of Assertive Community Treatment Therapist is to provide rehabilitative and support services in the community as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in order to reduce hospitalizations, assist with the transition from the hospital to the community, and/or improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in accordance with the PACT Model.
Duties shall include but not be limited to the following:
- Provides evidence-based individual, family, and group clinical mental health therapy services and crisis response services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Provides community support and rehabilitative services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness including but not limited to assistance with: personal hygiene, meeting nutritional needs, finding and maintaining safe/affordable housing, accessing reliable transportation, maintaining medication regimen, and accessing community services.
- Participates as a member of a daily organization staffing for the purpose of clinical consultation, utilization review, documentation verification and an exchange of information regarding consumers.
- Performs shift management and provides on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime and weekend hours, along with other staff members.
- Maintains all clinical records timely and appropriately, as required by agency and program policies, funding sources and accreditation authorities.
- Completes all required forms and maintains in a manner consistent with PACT requirements.
- Meets or exceeds the direct service productivity standard as established and reviewed by the PACT Supervisor.
- Performs other duties as required and/or assigned by the PACT Supervisor in accordance with DMH and LIFECORE standards.
- Master’s degree in psychology/counselor education (must be eligible for licensure/DMH certification)
- Valid MS driver’s license and clean driving record required
- Proof of valid automobile insurance
- One year work experience with SMI population preferred
- Obtain DMH certification within 90 days of hire
Mobility and ability to bend and reach during a workday; ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; visual and auditory acuity sufficient to evaluate client needs and maintain accurate records; fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, scheduling, daily correspondence, and presentation, either manually or orally. Position requires ability to sit for duration of several hours at a time and ability and mobility to access clients through home and community visits.
- PTO for personal needs and sick leave
- Military leave
- Health Savings Account
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- PERS Retirement
- Ten Paid Holidays
- Voluntary Supplemental Policies
Pat Cummings, LCSW