Mental Health (Assertive Community Treatment) Clinician
$2,000 Sign On Bonus after 30 days of employment!
NeMCMHA is a certified HRSA Loan Repayment site – you may qualify for up to $50,000 in loan forgiveness with a 2-year commitment.
Salary: $56,846 to $78,540/year
What is ACT?
ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) is a multidisciplinary team that works together to provide an array of intensive services to people living with mental illness in our communities. ACT is comprised of nurses, social workers, a psychiatrist, peer and employment specialists along with an administrative assistant. This program encompasses all services to include medication reviews, therapy as indicated, and case management as frequent as clinically indicated. ACT can provide medication management, observation and set up. The team is also able to provide skill building training dependent on the needs of the people in the program, including support in learning housekeeping skills, medication/ medical appointment needs, and accessing additional resources in the community.
Do I need a license in order to apply? Yes. A Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology with the necessary state licensure is required.
This posting takes place on-site. Due to the nature of the work, remote employment is currently unavailable for this position.
- Master’s degree from a recognized or accredited institution, with course work in mental health related areas.
- Possess State Registration as an LMSW, LPC or LLP (or be able to acquire within a reasonable period of time: i.e. LLMSW will be getting full LMSW).
- LLMSW will be considered and offered free supervision for full licensure with a 3-year commitment.
- One or more years of relevant mental health experience.
- Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.
- Good communication skills (both verbal and written) are required.
- Functional computer literacy is required.
- Assist individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who have been determined to meet criteria for ACT services in accessing needed medical, social, educational and other services in order that they can continue to remain as independent as possible as identified through person centered planning.
- Work collaboratively with consumers, family members, significant others, and various agencies and community providers to address the individual’s bio-pyschosocial needs while promoting recovery.
- Provide clinical assessments and treatment to individuals in the least restrictive environment (agency, church, consumer home, etc.).
- Be responsible for the initial assessment of persons requesting services from Northeast MI Community Mental Health Authority and appropriate referral to internal or external providers or community resources.
- Actively participate as a member of the ACT Team, providing emergent assessment of consumers in crisis.
- Attend meetings as required or requested by the ACT Clinical Supervisor or his/her designee.
- Be required to maintain highest degree of licensure or state registration specific to their position.
- Be expected to participate in trainings , be knowledgeable, and effectively implement best practices in the provision of services for consumers with co-occuring disorders. (IDDT Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Fidelity).
- Demonstrate effective utilization of the electronic medical record system, as well as attention to detail for maintenance of statistical reports such as ACT Outcome reports, Caseload reports, and legal documentation.
- Demonstrate functional computer literacy in all agency documentation.
- Core elements of case management are assessment, service plan development, linking/coordination of services, reassessment/follow-up, and monitoring of services.
- Health Insurance
- 10 paid holidays
- Generous leave time package
- Employee Assistance Program
- Long-term & short-term disability
- Life Insurance
- Social Security Opt-Out
- Qualify for loan forgiveness
- And more!
WHO ARE WE?
Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority is a CARF accredited behavioral health organization located in Alpena, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We service Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties with the purpose to provide comprehensive services and supports that enable people to live and work independently.
Our goal is to offer employees the best of both worlds: a positive and exciting work environment with a healthy and balanced home life. Our region offers a peaceful up north living with year round recreational opportunities.
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