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Community Tx Specialist

Posted: December 14, 2009

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Contact Information when applying:
140 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Cree, MI 49017. Phone: 269/966-1460. www.summitpointe.com

All applicants must submit an individual employment application and resume for this position to the Human Resources Office or via email by the posting deadline, December 28th. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered for this employment opportunity.

Job Summary: Acts as a member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). ACT is a set of intensive, clinical, medical, and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team. The team provides basic services and supports essential to maintaining a customer's ability to function in community settings, including assistance with accessing basic needs through available community resources. ACT services are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice and are individually tailored to meet the needs of the customer. Services are provided in the customer's residence or other community locations. Facilitates customer independence by teaching independent living skills to prevent psychiatric re-hospitalization from a community-based approach which focuses on intensive monitoring of services. Oral medication administration, education, and monitoring as prescribed by agency physician. Provides education about mental illness to families of customers and the community. Collects data and monitors treatment plans and reviews clinical status. Performs on-call crisis support during office hours and during after-hours.
Qualifications: 1) Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field with Certification in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW). Must obtain and maintain professional liability insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000/$3,000,000 aggregate. 2) Two years experience in psychology, social work or related field working with individuals experiencing chronic and persistent mental illness. 3) Knowledge of psychotherapy, counseling, research methods, crisis intervention techniques, assessment and itnerview methods and behavior modification necessary. 4) Must obtain training on the Basics of ACT Programs and Principles, through ACT specific training resources within 90 days of contract finalization..

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