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Team Leader - Licensed

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services Livingston ,NJ
  • Posted: 25 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

Licensed Team Leader

Essex County Pact Team

Salary: $65-$70K

Schedule: Mon-Friday

**Position requires LCSW or LPC**

**24 on-call coverage at all times, with the ability to respond immediately to individuals by phone or in person​

 

Position Overview:

The team leader assumes necessary supervisory, clinical and administrative responsibilities inherent in the role and acts as coach for the PACT Team, including clinical leadership, team building, appropriate utilization of resources, administrative oversight, quality assurance, and ensuring the involvement of all team members in all aspects of the team’s work. Per NJ PACT regulations, clinical supervision may be provided by a master's level mental health professional. Often, supervision is provided to the team by the PACT team leader (licensed or unlicensed) and wellness clinician (licensed or unlicensed) in conjunction with the. Psychiatrist and Director. As part of a multi-disciplinary, core services team, the team leader also provides assessment and direct service to people with seriously and persistent mental illness who are enrolled in the PACT Program. Team Leader, Licensed may provide individual therapy for persons receiving PACT services.

Essential Job Functions

Participates

As team clinical and administrative supervisor in the frequent monitoring and assessment of the mental health status of people served as well as related variables, including significant others, the home and the community in which the person served lives.

In the development of comprehensive assessment, coordination of all other assessments, and an individualized service plan

Provides

Clinical supervision and direction to the PACT team, emphasizing a peer clinical supervision approach and using individual supervision as needed

Monthly individual, side-by-side sessions accompanying an individual staff member to meet with persons served, family/significant others, and/or other service providers in regularly scheduled or crisis meetings

Monthly structured meetings with staff as a group to address issues that cannot be addressed during the daily, clinical, or treatment planning meetings or during the side-by-side sessions, to develop performance and training goals, and teach of specific interventions/skills

Promotion of cross-training and education among various disciplines on the team

Education and direction to the team to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations

Assessment of service recipients stated concerns, mental illness symptoms, and behavior in response to medication and monitors for medication side-effects during the provision of observed self-administration and during ongoing face-to-face contacts

Medication education

Coordination of services with other community mental health and non-mental health providers, as well as other medical professionals

Ensuring that cases requiring more in-depth analysis and discussion among PACT team members are reviewed at clinical case review meetings, to be held at least once per month

Individual 1:1 therapy to a designated number of individuals receiving PACT services

Rapid and flexible response to crisis, including but not limited to: accompanying person to local screening center or psychiatric emergency service and remaining with the person during the assessment process

24 on-call coverage at all times, with the ability to respond immediately to individuals by phone or in person

Assessment of individuals’ daily living skills, and teach individuals needed skills in the areas of budgeting, cooking, laundry, cleaning, shopping, personal hygiene, community transportation, self-advocacy and maintenance of housing

Support to assist individuals to find and maintain employment and/or educational training

Oversight of utilization of agency equipment and resources

Support to the service recipient’s family and other members of his/her social network to help them manage the symptoms and related consequences of the service recipient’s illness, reduce the level of family and social stress associated with the illness, and achieve wellness. Will provide education to assist the service recipient and family to relate in a positive and supportive manner

Responsible For

Maintaining constant communication with PACT Director around team functioning and service delivery

Empowering the team by modeling strong leadership and conveying the philosophy and principles of PACT

Coordination of data collection and review of completion of all documentation, including clinical assessments

Creation of a high-performance team and climate that supports dynamic interaction and participatory process of the team and encourages establishment of team identity and clear role expectations

Ensuring equal distribution of team responsibilities and focus to complete daily meeting efficiently/effectively

Facilitate a productive decision-making process around individuals’ needs and the recovery planning process

For managing parts of the operating budget, including transportation, communications and the financial/medication assistance fund for persons served

Oversight of billing and Units of Service goals/other DMHAS contractual and agency requirements

Assignment of chart documentation responsibility to team and maintenance of charts if necessary

Timely documentation and the inclusion of family and/or significant others as permitted by person served

Staff development activities with help from the team including orientation of new staff, in-service training, individual supervision and staff performance appraisals. Supports staff training by coaching, modeling and reinforcing skills learned in training programs. Creates with staff input learning/professional development goals and matches activities to those goals.

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises sound judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the team

Maintaining a high-performance team that has clear role expectations and explicit norms of how team members treat each other and are respectful of others clinical assessment and skills

Facilitation of monthly team issues meetings to discuss how the team is working collaboratively to better serve individuals on PACT caseload (ex. Conflict resolution, team cohesiveness, dynamic interaction).

Requirements

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related area required

LCSW, LPC required

2 years’ post-Bachelor’s experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness

DRIVER’S LICENSE, VEHICLE

Valid driver’s license required

No more than one moving violation within the past 12 months

Vehicle required

Other Skills/Abilities:

Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring excellent verbal and written communication skills

Speak, read and write English (also Spanish speaking preferred)

Must be willing to learn and competently utilize all current and future computer applications and technology as related to the position to include: operation of agency computers, smart phones, phone systems, email platforms, electronic calendars, electronic training modules, electronic health records and electronic data systems used by the agency.

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services

Address

West Orange
Livingston, NJ
USA

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