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ACT Clinician - Grand Rapids

Job Type: 
Full-Time
Department: 
ACT - Grand Rapids
Description: 
  • Provide effective, recovery-oriented direct services to ACT/IDDT participants.
  • Provide specialty clinical services to individuals and families (appropriate to training).  
  • Provide case management services as part of the ACT/IDDT team.
Responsibilities: 
  • Assess mental health, substance use, and other status of persons served during daily contacts and make stage specific treatment recommendations to assist in meeting their goals.
  • Utilize outreach and engagement strategies to elicit individuals’ commitment to actively participate in treatment.
  • Monitor use of medications and effects on target symptoms.
  • Provide face-to-face services to persons served that maintains a rolling average at 100% of established expectations for the position.
  • Ensure the safety of persons served and personal safety through compliance with the agency's safety and training plans.
  • Provide education and support to family members, significant others, and community representatives to create a recovery network for persons served.
  • Provide targeted therapy to individuals consistent with their treatment plans including stage specific co-occurring counseling.
  • Provide family therapy to individuals and their families.
  • Provide group therapy as needed including participation in co-occurring substance abuse and other clinical group sessions.
  • Complete necessary paperwork to help individuals obtain and maintain income, housing, food, clothing and other benefits/services, including requirements of collateral agencies such as MDHHS, SSA, other community mental health providers, and Probate Court.
  • Assure individuals’ basic needs are met including budgeting, grocery shopping, laundry, and transportation to medical or other needed appointments.
  • Assist individuals with maintaining housing in the least restrictive environment.
  • Link people served to relevant helping agencies and needed health care services.

 

 

Requirements: 

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a human service field and minimum one year direct‑service experience working with people with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse needs.  Specialized co-occurring training preferred. Good communication, motivation, and negotiation skills. Valid Michigan driver's license and a vehicle to transport.  Ability to perform work in community settings which may not be barrier-free.  Knowledgeable about and supportive of culturally-competent, recovery and trauma informed practices.  Lived experiences with behavioral health issues are welcomed.

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