AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Therapist, Assertive Community Treatment

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2018 5:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-7402
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    Adult Outpatient Services - Mobile/Gordon Smith
    Category
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Overview

    The Assertive Community Treatment Team serves individuals that find it difficult to come to an AltaPointe facility for desperately needed treatment. These patients usually have been hospitalized multiple times, have a limited or no support system, inadequate basic living skills and persistent difficulty in illness and medication management. Other complicating factors may involve substance abuse problems and legal issues or other stresses that significantly impair their ability to maintain mental stability. These patients need intensive support from our ACT Team. The ACT team is a mobile, multi-disciplinary group of professionals who deliver the treatment and services needed in the manner and location that is most comfortable for the patient. The ACT Team’s mission is to improve the patient’s situation so that they can transition to a less intensive type of treatment. Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
    • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV diagnosis
    • Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer
    • Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Provides treatment and services both in the office and in the community
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
    • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning; completes thorough discharge planning to ensure consumers have the needed resources to maintain in the community
    • Works with the Court system, as needed, to include filling out forms, providing notification and testimony as required
    • Provides clinical leadership to case managers on treatment team
    • Leads bi-weekly treatment team staffing
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics 
    • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance clinical skills 
    • Documents in a timely fashion per AHS policy
    • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments
    • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan
    • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used
    • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals
    • Documents legibly
    • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
    • Meets AHS productivity standards 
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumers privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists visitors and consumers as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumers needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families

    Qualifications

    Master’s degree in a mental health discipline with completed relevant internship and practicum. 

    Maintain a valid Alabama driver license and must have proof of current liability insurance.

    Must be 23 years of age or older.

    This position requires candidate to use personal vehicle to travel to consumer's homes. 

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