Director of Assertive Community Treatment Programs

St. Louis, MO 63101

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Position Description

The Director of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Programs will supervise the ACT team leaders and teams. As part of the ACT multidisciplinary teams, to provide ongoing support, advocacy and assist with daily operations of our ACT teams. The Director must be able to provide a wide array of substance use and mental health service to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses and substance use issues. The Director will oversee daily operations and continue to drive ACT policies and procedures by utilizing best practices.

• Direct day-to-day operations of ACT team including overseeing daily tasks of team leaders, ensuring adherence to fidelity of ACT model, helping, coaching as needed
• Participate in staff recruitment, interviewing, hiring and work assignments, including development and implementation of staff orientation and training and periodic staff development plans
• Participate in referral and screening meetings with community partners
• Coordinate and participate with other ACT teams in the community on resource sharing, best practices and ongoing collaboration
• Work with the St. Patrick Center (SPC) leadership team on maintaining a culture of respect, empowerment, self-care, commitment to cultural competency, diversity and equity
• Conduct comprehensive, ongoing assessments of program clients’ mental illness, physical health, housing status and other relevant needs
• Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual and group basis in office and in community settings, making appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure client’s ability to cope with internal and external stresses
• Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and program clients to maintain coordination in treatment process
• Collaborate with other members of ACT team
• Maintain SPC client tracking system Case Worthy and client files, documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity
• All notes must documented within 24 hours
• Respect and be responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards
• Maintain billing standards for BJCBH
• Maintain good standing relationship with BJCBH
• Work with all employees on maintaining contracted 24 hour documentation into internal Case Worthy HMIS system and BJCBH My Avatar
• Ensure the care model by interacting with all other SPC programs

• ACT team leaders

• Master degree in Counseling/Social work fields or related area required
• Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
• Preferred LMSW, LCSW, PLPC or LPC
• Understanding of mental illness and chemical dependency
• Housing First
• Trauma Informed Care
• Experience in counseling and case management
• Experience in supervising staff
• Ability to lead and motivate staff

• Good communication skills
• Counseling and crisis intervention expertise
• Self-motivation
• Work in a high paced, fast changing environment
• Respect for clients and staff
• Sensitive to cultural diversity
• Ability to work in a team atmosphere
• Proficient computer skills
• Flexibility
• Administrative skills

• Report to and work with Senior Director of Programs, Long-Term Transformation
• Collaborate with BJC Behavioral Health and all Community Mental Health Centers
• Attend and participate in all appropriate St. Patrick Center meetings

• Ongoing training
• Travel Expenses

• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Paid life insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Flexible spending account
• 403b with company match
• Holiday pay
• Paid time off (self-care days, birthday and personal day)
• Paid paternity and maternity leave
• Paid sick days
• Wellness perks
• Employee appreciation days
• Learning and development resources
• And much more!

Type: Full-time