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This is an hourly position with competitive on call stipends, a $3000 sign-on bonus ($1,500 after 90 days, $1,500 after 6 months of employment) and approximately 30 days of total PAID time off (Vacation, Sick, and Holiday time combined).
Lehigh Valley ACT's Recovery-focused, multidisciplinary, assertive community treatment programs provide intensive, individual support for people in Lehigh and Northampton counties who are working to overcome the barriers to recovery from mental illness. Assertive Community Treatment Teams provide: Psychiatric assessment, medication education and monitoring, treatment for co-occurring disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychosocial services and education (including Wellness Management and Recovery, SAMSHA evidence-based IMR) and intervention help strengthen the individual’s networks.
The responsibilities of the team clinician include; assessment of individuals referred for therapy and the provision of clinical direction for services planning and treatment goals, conducting individual therapy, utilizing member in vivo experiences to maximize learning and use of skills and developed insights, participation in team and individual case management activities, facilitation of treatment team meetings, discharge planning, participation in Performance Improvement and Clinical Issues activities, and the collection of outcomes measurement data.
Essential Functions of the Position:
• Support and promote the mission statement and values of Resources for Human Development and the Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment Team.
• Collaborate with LVACT members; formulate a strengths based assessment of physical, emotional, spiritual and social status.
• To participate in clinical supervision and assume an active role in identifying areas where additional training and/or support is needed.
• Participate in providing training, direction for services/recovery planning and activities designed to expand member competencies. When designated as the primary team member on the member’s ITT, the clinician will conduct reviews of service/treatment plan, assuming the role of convener for individualized treatment team meetings.
• Use advanced clinical skills, competence and best practice knowledge in collaborating with team leaders and team members in interventions designed to engage LVACT members in a trusting and supportive relationship, providing emotional support within professional boundaries.
• Assist the Director, LVACT, in planning and/or conducting conferences and specialized trainings for members of the team and other, appropriate agency personnel. These activities will promote quality and continuity of service delivery.
• Assist, as requested, in obtaining and interpreting all requested information to achieve accurate and timely submission of data.
• Provide on-call coverage, this may include phone work and possibly in-person contact.
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or counseling. Two years experience working, preferably in a community based setting, with adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. Valid Driver's License, & ability to travel in Community