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ACT Clinician - Brunswick
Job Code:11550
Location:Brunswick 04011
Department:ACT Team
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Join our ACT Team at Sweetser! We are looking for a great clinician that will join our existing ACT team and make a difference in our clients lives.  Clinician will utilize Trauma Informed Therapy practices and other best-practice modalities, in a clinic and community settings. Coordinate effectively with other providers to ensure quality care is delivered. In addition, provide a range of community integration and support services to adults with serious mental illness in order to promote their integration into the community of their choice and to assist them in achieving their life goals by upholding the program values of Adult Community Based Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Offer trauma informed other best-practice clinical techniques and therapies.
• Provide customer service within established deadlines, consistent with organizational values, standards, and policies.
• Demonstrate leadership in case-coordination.
• Complete timely, professionally written, intake assessments.
• Manage insurance authorizations in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Use quality Collaborative Documentation to maintain insurance required documentation.
• Schedule clinical appointments to meet the clinical needs of the client.
• Use organization’s established tools and procedures to formulate assessment. This includes level of care and risk assessments as needed. Involve family members and significant others as needed to establish a diagnosis.
• Develop an individualized service plan with the individual and natural supports.
• Identify concrete service needs and provide integrated treatment with the client’s natural supports and providers to demonstrate best-practice.
• Provide a clinical experience for student interns and conditionally licensed therapists as appropriate. Uphold the program values of Adult Community Based Services, which are:
• Adult Community Based Services supports recovery and community integration for people diagnosed with a mental illness. We envision the journey toward recovery to be a collaborative process between staff members, consumers, and those who form the support network for the consumer. We acknowledge that both providers and consumers may be on this journey, and seek to be partners in recovery. We believe the recovery process is grounded in mutual respect, and holistic in scope. The following values guide our approach to our work:
         o There are many causes of mental illness and many courses of recovery.
         o The needs of the consumer guide all treatment and supports provided by ACBS.
         o We collaborate with consumers in reclaiming their ability to make decisions about their lives.
         o We collaborate with and support family members in their efforts to promote recovery.
• Hold the following elements as central in planning and providing supports and treatment to those we serve:
         o Healing from the effects of trauma is key to recovery.
         o Nurturing, supportive relationships support recovery.
         o Work and/or contributions to the community assist people in reclaiming their lives from the effects of mental illness.
         o Spirituality is an essential element for many people in healing and recovery.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

• Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling with a concentration in clinical practice from an accredited graduate school.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

• Appropriate licensing certificate (LCSW, LCPC) preferred, will consider conditional licensure. 
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE:

• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• Demonstrated competence in discipline.

  
    

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