Easterseals UCP is a nonprofit service provider with over 20 different service lines. We manage residential group home program, summer camps for children with IDD and autism, find employment for people with mental and psychical disabilities, afterschool programs, adoption and foster services, crisis services, among many others. As an organization, we have been active for over 100 years and are ever growing to continue to serve as many individuals in the community as we can.
One of our service lines is our Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT).
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a full spectrum, long-term, community-based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental health needs that have not been adequately treated by more traditional treatment services.
Team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing.
Assertive Community Treatment is an evidence-based, treatment approach that involves a high level of coordinated care and supports men and women to manage their mental health challenges and live independently.
We are looking to grow our teams with talented people and achieve great things together!
The ACT Team Leader provides supervision and direction for the program from administrative to clinical operations of the service.
Essential Job Functions:
- Acts as clinical and administrative supervisor of the team, overseeing the operations of the team, providing clinical oversight of services in conjunction with the Psychiatric Care Provider.
- Provide clinical supervision.
- Supervising team members to assure the delivery of best and ethical practices.
- Managing human resources.
- Directly providing services to ACT service individuals.
- Active role in screening referrals and assessing individuals at intake.
- Functions as a lead clinician, therefore working closely with a select group of service individuals
- Modeling behaviors through service provisions for the purpose of clinical supervision.
- Participating in person-centered planning meetings.
- Facilitate individual’s natural supports.
- Provides structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the recipient's level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
- Make every effort to meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
- Provides QA staff service notes and ensure timeliness
- Approves timesheets and billing, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
- Coordinates and conducts peer review
- Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time
- Manages utilization review
- Assists in preparing employee evaluations
- Assists in training new employees
- Completes required training within prescribed timeframes
- Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training
- Other duties as assigned
Supervises all ACTT direct service employees
Minimum Education Qualifications:
- The team leader shall be a licensed mental health professional holding any of the following licenses: licensed psychologist, licensed psychological associate (LPA), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist certified as an advanced practice psychiatric clinical nurse specialist.
- A graduate from a college/university with nationally recognized accreditation with a Master’s degree in a related human service field
- Has one year of full-time, post-graduate accumulated MH/DD/SA experience with the population served
- Two years of supervisory experience preferred
- Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residence; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
- Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for individual rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
- Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license