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ACT Mental Health Therapist  

Category Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)  

This member of the multidisciplinary team has responsibility to carry out rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; substance abuse services; education, support, and consultation to families; and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees.

  1. Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team.

  2. Assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Individualized Treatment Team (ITT);

  3. Provides individual supportive therapy and system management.

  4. Ensures immediate changes are made in treatment plans as client’s needs change.

  5. Educates and supports client’s families; and advocates for clients’ rights and preferences.

  6. Participates in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.

  7. Consults with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.

  8. Provides on-call intervention covering nighttime hours and serves as a backup to evening and weekend staff.

  9. Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

  10. Participates in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.

  11. Participates in providing substance use and treatment services.

Position Requirements
  1. A master’s degree in a human service field with at least one-year post-graduate experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population; OR a Bechelor’s Degree with 2 to 4 years experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population.
  2. Must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Licensed professional preferred (LCSW, LCMHC, LMFT).
  3. Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license for the State of North Carolina.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Mental Health Therapist/ QP (ACTT)  
Division Assertive Community Treatment Team  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ACTT Burlington  
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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