- Shares case management, treatment and rehabilitation duties with the team.
- Insures that staff is educated in and follow through with outreach safety protocol.
- 24/7 program on-call for staff consultation and crisis intervention.
- Trains staff in ACT core competency skills as identified by the NYS Office of Mental Health.
- Insures accurate communication and reporting to the Erie County Single Point of Entry and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs.
- Responsible for insuring cross-training on a multidisciplinary team.
- Provides personnel management including: administration of personnel and clinical policies.
- Evaluates each team member annually.
- Organizes chairs and facilitates ACT Morning Meetings.
- Determines the appropriateness of each referral and interfaces with all referral sources, as needed.
- Oversees the completeness and formatting of all clinical records, treatment planning processes, charts, and documentation protocols.
- Addresses the training needs of the team and promotes access to relevant trainings.
- Promotes the program to all potential referral sources in an ongoing effort to provide community awareness regarding ACT eligibility criteria and services.
- Oversees the general operation of the ACT team.
- Assumes and designates on-call responsibility for 24-hour coverage.
- Conducts staff recruitment.
- Fiscal management and budget oversight.
- Ensures maintenance of the program's physical environment.
- Develops and maintains program policies, forms, and procedures and revises these as necessary.
- Insures compliance with the NYS Office of Mental Health ACT Licensing protocols.
- Insures agency corporate compliance standards are maintained.
· Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret AOT legislation as it pertains to service delivery.
- Skilled at team facilitation and in team dynamics.
- Collaboration skills with the ACT MDs.
- Coaching skills with team members.
- Skilled in evidence-based practices
- Good oral and writing skills
- Able to "think on one's feet."
- Able to make sound decisions independently.
- Able to lead effectively while fostering egalitarian principles within the team.
- Able to collaborate with family members, the community, other service providers, and the criminal justice and court systems.
- Highly independent requiring minimal supervision.
- Strong leadership qualities.
· Possesses a Master's degree in a relevant professional discipline.
· Professional (QHP) certification/licensure that meets the NYS Office of Mental Health definition for professional staff.
· Possesses three years' full time mental health experience, including one year in a senior clinician or supervisory role
- A valid NYS drivers' license.
- Automobile in good working order.
- Must have Accredited NYS Defensive driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire.
- Must maintain Active NYS Defensive Driving class every 3 years, upon expiration.
- If driving one's own vehicle, must maintain valid inspection and automobile insurance.
- Must provide proof of insurance upon hire and when requested.