Manager of Assertive Community Treatment Programs

St. Louis, MO 63101
10/11/2021

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Position Description

The Manager of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Programs will supervise the ACT team members. As part of the ACT #2 multidisciplinary team, to provide treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy and case management services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses and substance use issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Direct the day-to-day clinical operations of the ACT #2 team including scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage; lead the daily and weekly organizational staff meetings, continuously evaluating the status of program clients
• 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 grant partners
• 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 the office and in community settings, making appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure the client’s ability to cope with internal and external stresses
• 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
• Refer clients to appropriate community agencies, assisting clients when needed
• Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and program clients to maintain coordination in the treatment process
• Collaborate with other members of the ACT #2 team during daily and weekly staff meetings
• Facilitate clients’ treatment planning with an emphasis on facilitating personal growth and development towards recovery and wellness
• Provide on-call crisis intervention in coordination with other ACT #2 team members, covering nighttime hours and weekends
• Maintain SPC client tracking system and client files, documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity
• Respect and be responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards
• 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

DIRECT REPORTS
• ACT #2 team members

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• Master degree in Counseling/Social work fields or related area
• 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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• 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

RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRED
• 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

RESOURCES
• Assertive Community Treatment Budget
• Travel Expenses

BENEFITS
• 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