Mental Health Advocate - Kalamazoo

Job Type: 
ACT - Kalamazoo

Provide effective, recovery-oriented direct services to ACT/IDDT individuals.

  • 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 individual and group psychosocial counseling including stage specific co-occurring treatment to assist with individuals’ success living in the community.
  • Provide education and support to family members, significant others, and community representatives to create a recovery network for persons served.
  • Participate in team meetings to identify stage of change and treatment for persons served.
  • Ensure the safety of persons served and personal safety through compliance with the agency's safety and training plans.
  • Communicate in a manner that demonstrates respect for persons served and others and assures their right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Provide Case Management services as part of the ACT/IDDT team.


Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor'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. QMHP/license to practice/certification for third‑party reimbursement. 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. 

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.