River Edge
  • 03-Jan-2019 to 31-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • ACT-Assertive Community Treatment
  • Milledgeville, GA, USA
  • Full Time

ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) is a highly intensive, outreached based, out of clinic, service provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Population targeted is individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness and most have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance abuse. These are individuals who do not typically come into the clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT Team takes the treatment services to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc. ACT is available 24 hours/7 days a week to individuals who are receiving ACT services through an on-call rotation among the team members.

Duties & Responsibilities:  Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning, performs crisis intervention, and wellness assessments/crisis safety plans. Assists client's to learn prosocial skills to enhance their wellbeing/recovery. May teach/model social/coping skills to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services provider(s). Prepares lesson plans for therapeutic outings, completes clinical documentation in accordance with organization's policy and procedure.  Performs case management duties and refers clients to needed services and resources.

Minimum Training & Experience:   Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills. You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training).  Must meet the Qualifications for Peer Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicant will have attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist training and passed the Certified Peer Specialist certification process.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance.

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