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Therapist - Assertive Community Treatment

Company: Family & Children's Services
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionPOPULATION SERVED: ACT Teams provide intensive, community-based services to individuals with severe mental illness. Individuals served by ACT Teams often have complex mental health needs, including acute psychosis, histories of complex trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorders. As such, these individuals experience very high behavioral health and physical health risks, which have not been successfully addressed by traditional forms of outpatient treatment. The primary function of ACT Teams is to help reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations, by providing individuals the resources essential to thrive and maintain independence in their natural environment.

  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the core ACT principles and ensure clinical practices reflect a high standard of model fidelity.
  • Attend and participate in daily organizational meetings and weekly treatment team meetings with multi-disciplinary team, utilizing a team approach in working with ACT clients.
  • Provide routine medication delivery and support to clients in the community.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, including general wellness education and information specific to chronic medical conditions.
  • Have good working knowledge of community resources for basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. Refer and link ACT clients as needed.
  • Provide clients with psychosocial rehabilitation services to help support successful functioning in the community, including the areas of ADL's, recreation, education, employment, and family functioning.
  • Assist interdisciplinary team with the completion of ACT initial comprehensive assessments and ongoing clinical assessments as indicated.
  • Provide assessment for high-risk clients and when appropriate follow agency-established protocols for ensuring client safety.
  • Be available to respond to crises in the community, utilizing agency protocols for crisis intervention. May include completion of LMHP evaluations and coordination with law enforcement to ensure client safety.
  • Be available to work non-traditional hours, which may include evenings, weekends, Holidays, and on-call overnight (varies by team).
  • Utilize agency issued cell phone during work hours for ACT work. Staff are expected to be responsive to cell calls and agency approved electronic communication, when scheduled to work. This may include overnight for on-call shifts (varies by team).
  • Have reliable transportation and be willing to utilize personal vehicle for community-based work, which may include transporting clients when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate comfort and flexibility while working with clients in difficult life circumstances, which may include individuals, who are homeless or living in substandard conditions.
  • Coordinate with community partners to ensure continuity of care and advocate for client needs. Example of community partners include: housing providers, inpatient hospital staff, shelter staff, and law enforcement.
  • Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness. Skills to establish supportive, trusting relationships and respect for client preferences in treatment are essential.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Therapists in ACT programs must have a Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work or its equivalent from an accredited university. Applicants will have knowledge and experience with individual and group therapy, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan development. Must be fully licensed with ODMHSAS as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT; applicants under supervision or licensure eligible candidates will also be considered. Candidates for licensure will be required to obtain licensure supervision within 60 days of employment. Applicants with a previous background working in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric facilities, criminal justice, home health, or similar settings are preferred. Strong candidates with a passion for helping individuals with severe mental illness will also be considered. Must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record; use of personal automobile will be required for travel to locations outside of primary office.
    DRUG FREE WORK PLACE: This job is classified as a "safety-sensitive" position as defined by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act. Possession of a medical marijuana license does not exclude applicants; however all employees are subject to the Family & Children's Services Drug Free Workplace Policy.Qualifications
    BehaviorsTeam Player - Works well as a member of a groupEnthusiastic - Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
    MotivationsFlexibility - Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goalsSelf-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside help
    EducationMasters of Social Work (required)Masters of Psychology (required)
    Experience1 - 2 years: Applicants will have previous background working in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric facilities, criminal justice, home health, or similar settings. Strong candidates with a passion for helping individuals with severe mental illness will also be considered. (preferred)
    Licenses & CertificationsLPC (required)LCSW (required)LMFT (required)Drivers License (required)

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Family & Children's Services, Tulsa , Therapist - Assertive Community Treatment, Healthcare , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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