Position title
PACT Therapist
Description

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. 

Responsibilities

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. 
Qualifications
  • 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  

 

Physical Requirements

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. 

Job Benefits
  • PTO for personal needs and sick leave
  • Military leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PERS Retirement
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Voluntary Supplemental Policies
  • ETC.
Contacts

Pat Cummings, LCSW

PACT Supervisor
1927 Briar Ridge Road
Tupelo, Ms 38801

(662) 594-2025 

Employment Type
Full-time
Duration of employment
Permanent
Industry
Health Care
Job Location
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