Clinician Act-ACT Adult SPRG

  • MaineHealth
  • Springvale, Sanford, ME 04083, USA
  • Jul 07, 2021

Job Description

Summary

Maine Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a talented and dedicated Clinician (LCSW, LMSW, LCPC) to work within our Assertive Community intensive community based (outpatient) treatment program.

Maine Behavioral Healthcare provides an array of services at our outpatient practices for adults, adolescents and children challenged with mental health, developmental disorders, co-occurring and/or substance abuse issues. Specifically, our Springvale location provides these; Adult Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Residential and Supported Housing, Case Management and Behavioral Health Homes, Counseling, Psychiatry, and Substance Use Treatment.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive community based (outpatient) treatment program with a multi-disciplinary team of providers that supports eligible adults and children who may have a major mental illness diagnosis and often co-occurring disorders. The goal of the ACT Program is to improve the client’s functioning in the least restrictive setting, while strengthening family, work, school and community ties.

These clinical duties shall be directed toward the achievement of excellence in client care and will include:

  • Conducting and documenting individual and family psychosocial assessments;
  • Documenting Individual Crisis Plans;
  • Creating Individual Treatment Plans consistent with ACT treatment;
  • Documenting the findings of evaluations and progress in clients’ medical records;
  • Conducting and documenting family and/or couples treatment of clients and their families;
  • Maintaining contact with community resources for after care and providing comprehensive discharge planning services.
  • All services will be provided in a manner and language appropriate to the age and comprehensive level of the clients and their families.
  • All ACT Clinicians are expected to function as active members of their ACT teams.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: Master’s degree in Social Work or Clinical Counseling from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  2. License/Certifications: Maine State licensure to practice as a LCSW, LMSW or LCPC is required. Maine State licensure to practice as a LADC and CADC recommended. Valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
  3. Experience: 2+ years of related work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred; depending on client population to be serviced, desired work experience may vary. Prior experience working with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. Prior experience working with clinical methods and techniques used in individual, family and group therapy as related to mental health and/or substance abuse issues is required.
  4. Knowledge of social work/ counseling theories, therapies and techniques, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare are required