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ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT) DIRECTOR

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Personal stability, flexibility, energy, and commitment to working with the chronically mentally ill.

2. Current CPR and First Aid; driver's license and safe driving record.

3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4. Formal training equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a similar field.  Clinical supervisory experience desired.  Qualifies as a licensed Mental Health Professional.

5. Three years' direct supervisory experience, including teamwork and program development.

6. Understanding and practical application of mental health treatment concepts including diagnoses, medication; crisis intervention; systems, group, and individual therapies, behavior management.

7. Familiarity with and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with community treatment resources including Mental Health clinics, emergency room, hospital, private psychiatrists.

8. Meet credentialing and privileging requirements as set out in Policy and Procedures.

DUTIES:​

1. Recruit, hire, train, and maintain a team of mental health staff including psychiatrist, nurse(s), outreach advocates, peer counselor, and office manager motivated to provide assertive community treatment to people recovering from severe mental illness who have not responded favorably to prior, more traditional services.  This includes, but is not limited to:

          a. being familiar with ACT evidence based practice (EBP) standards and meeting them;

          b. training and supervising an effective employee team to provide ACT services;

          c. developing an internal ACT on-call system to provide 24/7 coverage;

          d. being on-call back up by telephone at all times; organizing substitute coverage when needed;

          e. assuring client assessment, intake, and plans of care, medication reviews, notes, and all other documents are completed                 as required by DACTS.

          f. coordinating treatment and stabilization with Go-Getters teams and with community service providers​

2. Ensure that employees have a safe environment in which to work.

3. Facilitate a daily team meeting to review all members on caseload and develop workable strategies for their treatment; in particular, to provide housing, clinical stability, and employment.

4. Develop outreach and assessment ability to reach all parts of catchment area (five counties).

5. Co-ordinate best use of psychiatrist time to provide team development, mental status assessment, intervention, and medication reviews as well as regular sessions with caseload.

6. Provide reports to CEO and Board as requested.

7. Other duties as assigned by CEO.

AUTHORITY:

Position reports to CEO and supervises ACT team. Position is the liaison for all intra-agency departments and other community providers

CLASSIFICATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: 

Regular, full-time position; exempt from overtime; see published scale for salary; team leader track.

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