The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team Mental Health Counselor is a licensed mental health clinician delivering community-based therapy services to participants of the ACT program. The interventions of the community team are designed to respond to the strengths and needs of individuals participating in the ACT program diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. The responsibilities of the team clinician include; assessment of individuals referred for therapy and the provision of clinical direction for services planning and treatment goals, conducting individual therapy, utilizing member in vivo experiences to maximize learning and use of skills and developed insights, participation in team and individual case management activities, facilitation of treatment team meetings, discharge planning.
The ACT Mental Health Clinician is a mobile staff position dedicated to at least 85% of the work time to direct community-based work with clients in their home or community-based settings.
The CROSS MHDS ACT program will have an office in Knoxville Iowa, and a satellite location in Leon Iowa. The ACT program will support participants residing through the seven counties of the CROSS MHDS Region and Appanoose County. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule
Provide services at times and locations convenient to the clients.
provide on-call, after-hour support to clients as scheduled
Provide face-to-face services in the client's home, in public places, wherever nessessary.
Utilize Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and stages of change techiniques to engage and provide treatment to clients.
Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence, incorporating recovery-based, client-centered treatement approaches and harm reduction stratagies
Utilize evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques to address consumer's mental health sysmptoms and coping skills.
Develop treament plans, early intervention plans, and recovery action plans with client's.
Provide direct assistance with family of clients in the areas such as in-home family education and relationship building.
Actively participate in the engagement of new clients into the ACT program many of whom are transitioning from a resiential, or inpatient acute level of care.
engage in collateral consultation and service coordination planning meetings.
3 years of prior experience working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness and co-occuring substance use disorder
Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Occuplational Therapy
Valid licensure in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMSW, LMHC, OT)
The Abliity to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
The Abliity to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals.
Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, best-practice model of service provided through an interdisciplinary team to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care. ACT is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions in the participants chosen community. The ACT team consists of the following members: master’s level mental health clinicians, registered nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, psychiatrist/ARNP, peer support specialist, and a program assistant. Team members work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and help maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.