The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.
Through our robust services, as well as our advocacy programs and community events, MHA is able to meet the needs of thousands of men, women, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
Join our Team! We have an exciting new opportunity for a Team Leader in our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program in Tarrytown, NY.
The ACT Team provides non-traditional community based mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of 68 adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders to reduce use of ERs and inpatient hospital stays.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
The team leader is a full-time staff member, who directs and supervises staff activities, leads team organizational and service planning meetings, provides clinical direction to staff regarding individual cases, conducts side by side contacts with staff and regularly conducts individual supervision meetings. The team leader is responsible for direct patient services as a member of the clinical staff, clinical supervision for staff, and administration and leadership of the team, on an ongoing basis. Direct services include person-centered treatment, services that promote recovery, staff supervision as well as overall management of the program. Indirect responsibilities include representing the program at meetings in the community. The Team Leader will support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible he/she will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for overall program operations including; recruiting, hiring and evaluating of staff, monitoring of billing, revenues and expenditures, compliance with external accountability sources
1. Participation in meetings with community agencies and other service providers.
2. Monitoring intakes & discharges. Directing and coordinating clinical admissions.
3. Provision of community based clinical and recovery-focused services which may include, but are not limited to, assessment and collaborative treatment planning, individual, family and group psychotherapy, crisis counseling, care management, and community consultation and education.
4. Facilitation of daily morning team meetings.
5. Monitoring rotating on-call responsibilities and always provides back-up to on-call staff.
6. Modeling and teaching a person-centered approach, honoring choice, self- determination and shared decision-making.
7. Directing day to day clinical operations.
8. Coordinating the assessment and treatment planning process.
9. Assigning the individual treatment team.
10. Supervising the medical record and overall record keeping process.
11. Carrying out quality assurance activities.
12. Develop policies and procedures for the program.
13. Educating community resources regarding the ACT Team and maintaining positive working relationships with community organizations.
14. Use individual client data to inform clinical decision-making and identify areas for quality improvement; use data to track client progress over time.
15. Share client data with clients to help facilitate shared-decision making and keep client informed of his/her progress.
16. To assume any other responsibilities as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Experience understanding family systems based on diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2. Experience understanding various evidence-based models and theories pertaining to psycho-education, motivational interviewing, serious mental illness and recovery.
3. Extensive knowledge of Assertive Community Treatment, family community support services such as NAMI, and community resources.
4. Use of Motivational interviewing, recovery and trauma-informed approaches when delivering services.
5. Proficient in computers.
6. Highly organized and self-motivated.
7. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
8. Preferences will be given to persons with experience on a multi-disciplinary mobile team.
1. A master’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or a related field OR licensure/registration as a registered nurse (RNS are encouraged to be masters level or nurse practitioner), or physician.
1. The Team Leader shall be an experienced mental health professional as defined by OMH regulations - New York State licensed certified social worker, licensed mental health counselor, licensed psychologist.
2. The Team Leader must have at least 2 years’ experience in supervisory level positions.
3. The Team Leader must demonstrate positive leadership, a deep belief in recovery and self-determination, flexibility, patience, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
4. It is expected that the Team Leader is able to perform their duties with mini¬mal supervision and consistently use good judgment.
5. Computer skills in Microsoft office, spreadsheets and data base management are required.
6. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
7. The Team Leader must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
8. The Team Leader must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
9. The Team Leader must be cleared by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
10. The Team Leader must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
11. The Team Leader must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by the applicable law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ACT-TL” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.