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ACT Clinician - Kalamazoo

Job Type: 
Full-Time
Department: 
ACT - Kalamazoo
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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