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Therapist - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 

Description

Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Therapist to provide individual therapy, clinical, substance use disorder and support services to consumers and/or their support systems utilizing the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Model. The SUD/ACT Therapist will serve those individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and presenting with the highest level of clinical intensity and at risk for arrest and/or higher levels of care.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides mental health, dual diagnosis and/or substance use disorder therapy, in both an individual and group setting, to consumers and families as appropriate
  • Participates in treatment plan development, identifying strengths, discharge plans, follow-up care and referrals with consumers
  • Is an active member of the ACT team and collaborates with other team members and other professionals regularly
  • Demonstrates flexibility in their work with the consumer
  • Provides appropriate interventions in a manner that promotes a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Will maintain caseload of clients/consumers from the ACT team and other teams as needed
  • Works with other staff and providers as needed to provide quality mental health services.
  • Maintains confidentiality of consumer records
  • Facilitates and contributes to the accomplishment of tasks by consumers and/or families; empowers consumers to reach optimum level of achievement, sets positive example and provides role modeling in addition to technical expertise to accomplish goals
  • Partners with community partners including but not limited to law enforcement, courts, jails, hospitals and crisis centers
  • Represents self and the organization in a professional manner
  • Will complete all paperwork in compliance with agency standards and policies.
 
Position Requirements
  • Master's Degree and current licensure in Kansas as a Qualified Mental Health Professional and Master’s Level Addictions Counselor (LMAC), with preference given to clinical licensure. If not currently licensed as a LMAC, must be able to obtain licensure within 90 days of employment
  • Knowledge of trends and issues, laws and regulations related to the development and delivery of therapeutic services helpful.
  • Ability to establish relationships with clients and treatment teams.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills. The ability to manage multiple priorities under changing circumstances and timeframes.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner with colleagues and representatives of other agencies.
  • Familiar with mental health theory and practice, specifically familiar with the ACT model.
  • Familiar with treatment approaches to treatment substance use disorders with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders
  • Organizational skills to assist in managing a caseload, keeping up with progress notes and treatment plans.
  • Screening Solutions and Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursable inquires.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  
Division Wyandot Center  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.
 

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