ACT Team Member – Vocational Specialist
The ACT Team Member works within the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program. This program is a mobile, interdisciplinary, clinical team working in an integrated manner rather than as individual practitioners. The team works collaboratively, and in a coordinated manner to deliver the majority of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services needed by the consumer. Performs the majority of client services in a community, rather than office based setting.
- Participation in a comprehensive assessment process, including evaluation of a consumer’s past history and current condition, and identification of strengths, needs and goals.
- Utilize motivational conversation strategies and techniques throughout assessment, individualized planning and treatment, and rehabilitation process.
- Develop, implement, evaluate and revise a comprehensive and individualized treatment, rehabilitation and recovery plan for each consumer.
- Assess, identify, and assist consumers in managing symptoms of mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, including clinical and psychological interventions and supports within scope of licensure and expertise as outlined in the individualized, recovery-focused plan of the person served.
- Teach personal, social, daily living, leisure, vocational, educational, and other related community skills.
- Assist in identifying and managing symptoms of mental illness, including medication administration, management and monitoring.
- Participate on an assigned and rotational basis, in after-hours on-call service; respond promptly and effectively to consumer needs and emergency situations within the timeframes and in accordance with program policies and procedures.
- A Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in social work, psychology, education, or other related human service field (or equivalent experience), plus one (1) year experience with vocational placement and support.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a multi-disciplinary, inter-professional team.
- Demonstrated knowledge and practice in the delivery of community-based direct services and recovery principles and service delivery.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, family members, behavioral health professionals, government representatives, and the public at large.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize substantial independent, professional judgment, manage multiple priorities and deadlines, and exercise discretion in the delivery of services.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule to include: one evening a week until 8 p.m., one weekend every 6 weeks, and also be on-call. When and while on-call, must be able to respond in person to client need within thirty minutes or less.
- A current, valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and good driving record.
Job Type: Full-time