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Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist 

Category Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)  

Easterseals UCP is a nonprofit service provider with over 20 different service lines. We manage residential group home program, summer camps for children with IDD and autism, find employment for people with mental and psychical disabilities, afterschool programs, adoption and foster services, crisis services, among many others. As an organization, we have been active for over 100 years and are ever-growing to continue to serve as many individuals in the community as we can.

One of our service lines is our Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT).

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a full spectrum, long-term, community-based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental health needs that have not been adequately treated by more traditional treatment services.

Team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing.

Assertive Community Treatment is an evidence-based, treatment approach that involves a high level of coordinated care and supports men and women to manage their mental health challenges and live independently.

We are looking to grow our teams with talented people and achieve great things together!

Position Summary:

This is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. A service recipient is referred to the Assertive Community Treatment Team service when it has been determined that his/her needs are so pervasive and/or unpredictable that they cannot be met effectively at a less restrictive level of care. The ACT team shall be staffed with a co-occurring disorder specialist who shall meet Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104, and have a designation of CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CSAC.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Conducts comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health.
  2. Assesses, tracks and documents individual’s stages of change readiness and stages of treatment.
  3. Uses outreach and motivational interviewing techniques to work with individuals in earlier stages of change readiness.
  4. Facilitates access to 12-step groups and other community supports.
  5. Uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with beneficiaries in later stages of change readiness.
  6. Ensures that the team’s treatment approaches are consistent with individual’s stages of change readiness;
  7. Facilitates the Person Centered Planning process for individual’s as assigned.
  8. Serves as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT) and motivational interviewing.
  9. Provides structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the individual's level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
  10. Provides psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
  11. Meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
  12. Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time
  13. Participates in peer review
  14. Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time
  15. Prepares and presents documentation for utilization review
  16. Assists in training new employees
  17. Completes required training within prescribed timeframes
  18. Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training
  19. Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must hold a bachelor’s degree. A human services degree is preferred.
  2. Must be certified as a CCS, LCAS, CCAS or CSAC or able to obtain certification within two years.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
  5. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.
  6. Certification as a medical administrative technician or equivalent preferred.

Required experience in mental health environment must be met prior to hire

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist  
Division Assertive Community Treatment Team  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ACTT Raleigh  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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