Posting: Therapist - Monroe Community Mental Health Authority
April 19, 2023
Department: Adult Services
Reports To: ACT Program Supervisor
The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) is professionals assigned to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, typically with a history of lengthy or frequent hospitalizations and/or a need for intensive community supports provided on an outreach basis. All members of the team will be responsible for all ACT consumers. The level of intensity of service provided to each individual will be a function of the Person Centered Planning process and PCP treatment plan. Services relating to the case management support plan will be provided in a direct outreach mode with the aim being to maintain the individual in the community and reduce hospital recidivism. ACT is a 24-hour service; team members are required to provide scheduled day and night time services as identified by individual need. Considered the treatment team chair and coordinator of case management activities. Responsible to the Program Supervisor.
Duties and Competencies:
- Develop a Person Centered Treatment Plan using a person centered planning process for individuals assigned to the ACT program on your given caseload.
- Complete bio-psychosocial assessments on individuals according to approved procedures and formats required by the Authority and funding sources, including specified outcome and support plan recommendations.
- Develop case management support plans and PCP outcome plans appropriate for individual needs promoting independence in the community.
- Provide monitoring and follow‑up for direct outreach services related to the consumer’s PCP.
- Coordinate services delivered with internal and external resources. This includes CCBRMC, Behavior Management Committee (BMC) reviews as coordinated through and integrated with the PCP process.
- Hold status reviews as indicated when a significant revision of the PCP is warranted to continue service delivery or discharge.
- Coordinate services between all involved Authority personnel as defined by the PCP treatment plan. To facilitate coordination of all the above case management activities.
- Provide direct and indirect therapeutic services at quality levels that meet or exceed indicator thresholds established through the CQI program services and as defined in the PCP treatment plan.
- Work as a member of the ACT team, attending ACT team meetings and sharing information regarding individuals assigned to the program.
- Assist consumers in procurement and maintaining of residential, daily living and supportive services; including financial and medical benefits, legal and habilitation services as needed.
- Provide daytime crisis intervention. Provide night time crisis intervention on a scheduled rotational basis.
- Provide individual group and/or family therapy and education as needed.
- Assist family member with problems relating to individual conditions and needs; to encourage their support in the treatment area.
- Provide consultative services to CMH staff persons or other Authority personnel in order to enhance consumer functioning.
- Coordinate referrals and services with other community agencies.
- Provide transportation as clinically necessary within service area when natural supports are not available.
- Assist individuals in accessing inpatient hospital care if required, provide direct service to inpatient units handling ACT members with the objective of reducing the length of hospital stay.
- Maintain complete and detailed case records and service activity documentation consistent with DCH standards, Authority policy and procedure and requirements of third party payor sources assuring revenue generation at levels which meet or exceed revenue targets established for the program.
Other related duties as assigned:
- Maintain current skills and developing new skills to maintain current competence essential for implementing job duties and responsibilities.
- Follows oral and written direction completing tasks as assigned by due dates.
- Maintains working knowledge of software applications used in performance of daily duties.
Corporate Compliance Responsibilities:
- Complies with and maintains competence with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, and rules governed under Medicare, Medicaid, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS), Joint Commission, and any applicable funding sources.
- Understands, adheres and maintains competence with all MCMHA and CMHPSM standards, policies, procedures as they appear in MCMHA’s, Management of Information, Finance-Contract Management, Recipient Rights, Performance Improvement, Administration, Human Resources, Treatment Foster Care, Environment and Provision of Care Policies.
- Complies with and maintains competence with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations as they pertain to privacy and confidentiality.
- Interacts appropriately with Managers and peers. Performs required duties with an awareness of impact upon the Authority structure as a whole.
- Works as a Team Player within the entire Authority Structure.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the occupant of the position. The statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Training and Licensing Credentials:
Master's degree in Social Work Psychology or Counseling with Michigan LMSW, LLP or LPC. Two years experience with mentally ill adults preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate care for the specific clinical needs and ages of the individuals served. Demonstrated knowledge of the clinical needs, symptoms, and behaviors of individuals served, as well as understand the principles of growth and development over the life span; have the ability to assess data reflecting each individual’s status; interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each individual’s requirements in relation to his or her age-specific/population specific needs; and to provide the care needed by the appropriate age group - (adult and geriatric).
Other Competencies and Abilities:
Ability to work in a complex, detail-oriented, deadline structured, busy organization. The following physical and mental abilities are required: frequent lifting or carrying up to 15 pounds, must be able to hear, frequent standing/walking going up and down stairs due to community outreach basis, ability to communicate effectively in person and/or phone, the ability to read, analyze and interpret information, ability to write reports, correspondence and procedures, ability to maintain consumer charts/records, ability to define and solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, ability to influence others, and the ability to conduct patient assessments and treatment. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and such other applications if/when required. Ability to be trained and successfully complete other computer training as required. Valid driver’s license, proof of current automobile insurance and driving record determined by the Authority’s insurance carrier to be eligible for coverage if required as part of positions duties.
1001 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI 48161