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ACT Generalist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 
Open Date 8/8/2022  
Close Date 10/5/2022  
Position ACT Generalist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number CLI-22-00022  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Description

Valley Community Services Board is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Assertive Community Treatment Team. The ACT Generalist provides intensive case management, rehabilitation, and supportive services to individuals experiencing serious mental illness. The incumbent will be working with a population of adults who may be dually diagnosed with chronic mental illness and substance use issue. Services are provided in accordance with the ACT model of treatment. Services are provided in multiple settings, including in the home and in the community.

The ACT Generalist position is full-time and requires working a schedule rotation of evenings, weekends, and holidays. There are limited on-call responsibilities.

 

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Hybrid work environment.
  • Incentive pay available.
  • Health insurance as low as $21.16/month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $1,500, included in full with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.

 

Essential Functions

  • Supportive counseling, relationship skill-building, psychiatric rehabilitation counseling, symptom management, housing support, vocational readiness.
  • Routine community and home visits to assist consumers as defined by their individual treatment plan.
  • Crisis intervention, including during scheduled on-call times.
  • Meets requirements for documentation of client service delivery and maintains records in accordingly.
  • Uses person-centered treatment planning which reflects consumer strengths and preferences, as well as barriers to successful recovery and community living.
  • Assists individuals to maintaining independent living.
  • Provides individual, group and family rehabilitative and support counseling.
  • Assists in scheduling for and transportation to psychiatric, medical, medical disability determination, housing/landlord, and community support services appointments and meetings.
  • Provides emergency/crisis intervention and coordinates for hospital prescreening.
  • Assists and participates in all hospital diversion, hospital in-reach, and hospital discharge and reintegration services.
  • Assists in the provision of medical services, such as delivering and monitoring medications.  Delivers medications and oversees client self-administration of medications.
  • Provides clinical and program consultation to individuals, organizations, agencies, groups, etc. that are involved with VCSB consumers.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge of:

  • The ACT model of care
  • Biopsychosocial assessment
  • Human personality, growth, and development
  • MH & Co-Occurring Disabilities
  • Supportive counseling techniques, crisis intervention, psychosocial rehabilitation local and state community resources.
  • Skills pertaining to:
  • Evidence-based counseling techniques and theories of counseling
  • Completing diagnostic and assessment evaluations of current or potential ACT clients.
  • Mental status assessment, treatment planning, intervention implementation and evaluation of clients needs.
  • Providing emergency/crisis intervention services.

 

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with clients with SMI-Co-Occurring Disorders.
  • Effectively implement interagency coordination of services for the target client population
  • Exercise sound judgement
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Maintain confidentiality and maintain ethical standards as be practice dictates
  • To work independently as well as within a team.
 
Position Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in human services or related field.
  • 1 Year direct clinical experience with mentally ill population
  • Valid VA driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • MUST be QMHP or QMHP-T eligible.


Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
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