Website Easterseals UCP NC & VA Inc.

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus

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 CADC.

Essential Job Functions:

Conducts comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health.
Assesses, tracks and documents individual’s stages of change readiness and stages of treatment.
Uses outreach and motivational interviewing techniques to work with individuals in earlier stages of change readiness.
Facilitates access to 12-step groups and other community supports.
Uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with beneficiaries in later stages of change readiness.
Ensures that the team’s treatment approaches are consistent with individual’s stages of change readiness;
Facilitates the Person Centered Planning process for individual’s as assigned.
Serves as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT) and motivational interviewing.
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.
Provides psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
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.
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time
Participates in peer review

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree. A human services degree is preferred.
Must be certified as a CCS, LCAS, CCAS or CADC (required)
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.
Certification as a medical administrative technician or equivalent preferred.
Required experience in mental health environment must be met prior to hire.

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