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ACT Outreach Specialist Job Information
Job Type Full-Time
Category Clinical
Sub Category Adult
Posted 03/02/2017
Requirements
Minimum Education College
Degree Title Bachelor's; Minimum, Associates Degree
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Description

Summary Statement:

Working within a community-based behavioral health setting, the ACT Outreach Counselor works to provide effective and quality services, coordinates and monitors other services provided, promotes independent functioning and develop self-sufficiency skills for CLM clients and their families. ACT is a treatment model that covers for 24/7, 365 days of the year. The team structure currently allows for a four day work week.

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties:

  • Provides individual care plan development, crisis management planning, crisis interventions, assessments, referrals and monitors service delivery;
  • Provides outreach, advocacy, resource identification, referral, mobilization, linkage, monitoring and coordination of services activities;
  • Coordinates medical services and emergency services as needed;
  • Participates as a member of the community support services multi-disciplinary treatment team and serves on appropriate committees, both internal and external, as determined by the supervisor;
  • On call after hours coverage on a rotating basis.
  • Holiday and weekend coverage will be shared by team members.
  • Executes all required services and documentation in accordance with agency policies and federal and state standards;
  • Represents CLM in a professional and appropriate manner in the community;
  • Performs any additional duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • On call coverage periodically.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a similar discipline is preferred, however an Associate degree along with a minimum of two years of direct service mental health experience may qualify.

Preferred Skills

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior experience and thorough knowledge of recovery oriented service delivery and case management functions;
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and motivated with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with all Microsoft office applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with clients and their families;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collegially with other professionals across disciplines, inside and outside of the agency;
  • Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent clinical situations.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

A majority of the work will be visiting clients in the community and also in their homes.  Proof of car insurance, a reliable vehicle and a clean driving record all are required. An ability to freely enter/exit client’s homes is necessary.

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