As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, will provide intensive case management services and problem-solving interventions directly and indirectly to and for client members of this specialized services program, coordinating and maintaining community based treatment within a team process, and actively participating in the ongoing services of the team and the larger agency.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):
- Initiate the on-going assessment, treatment/intervention planning and schedule for members of the team.
- Assess members’ emotional well-being, clinical symptomology, behavioral changes and medication effects. Provide counsel and education to members regarding mental illness symptoms, substance use symptoms and medication information (usage, side effects, importance of compliance, etc).
- Actively participate in the development of an interdisciplinary plan of service as a part of the clinical treatment team.
- Actively participate in team meetings related to both members and to the program.
- Participate in staff meetings, general staff development and supervisory sessions.
- Represent the program in the community relative to the needs of the chronically mentally ill and their families.
- Educate and support the community regarding the needs of persons with mental illness.
- Assist in developing effective inter agency relationships.
- Provide direct clinical care to members and their families through individual and family counseling, co-occurring services, problem solving interventions, psychoeducation, modeling and/or support for and individualized range of activities of daily living, community activities and involvement, and skill required to maintain independent status within the community.
- Advocate, counsel and coordinate regarding daily activities for members in the area of independent community living.
- Provide crisis intervention by participating in 24 hour on call coverage on a rotating basis.
- Engage in professional development activities to enhance individual and team knowledge of mental illness, co-occurring diagnoses and treatment, needs of specific populations and intervention strategies to assist consumers to problem solve and reach their individual greatest degree of independence in the community.
- Secure and maintain appropriate licensure/certification according to the registration/licensing regulations of the State of Michigan and in accordance with Medicaid requirements.
- Participate in assisting the consumer in arranging, or will provide appropriate transportation for service needs.
- Provide periodic psychosocial assessment of consumers according to program and agency guidelines, individualizing the intervention and treatment plan according to specific, identified consumer needs with timed and measurable goals and objectives.
MINIMUM & EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university, or a Degree in Nursing.
LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:
Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a Licensed Bachelors Social Worker. Limited Licensed Bachelors Social Worker or licensed RN considered. Must maintain licensure.