Licensed Mental Health Professional (ACT Team)
Provides counseling and supportive services to Assertive Community Treatment clients in their homes and their communities. Assists Program Director with completing assessments, reassessments, and authorizations for clients to receive services.
Master or Doctorate Degree in social service field
Advanced clinical license for independent practice (LCSW or LPC) in good standing
No restrictions or adverse actions that would disqualify for Medicaid or other billing
Be over 18 years of age
Possess a valid driver’s license or Louisiana State ID
Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.
Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants.
Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.
Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately, and provides consultation to peers regarding high-risk situations and appropriate interventions.
Effectively teaches social skills and household management skills.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, diagnoses, interventions, and impact. Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.
Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.
Job Duties/Skills Required
Participate on an evidence-based multi-disciplinary team
Develop the understanding of Assertive Community Treatment service provisions
Completes comprehensive psycho-social assessments that comply with accreditation standards and meet requirements and format for reimbursement / billing.
Provides appropriate, evidence-based therapeutic services based upon comprehensive assessments of clients’ strengths, abilities, needs, and preferences.
Provides supportive services for clients and arranges for the provision of services from community resources based on the service plan.
Coordinates and ensures proper authorizations for services as necessary.
Coordinates ongoing service plan development and revision with clients to develop service plans that meet accreditation requirements.
Completes accurate clinical documentation according to policy and as needed to ensure reimbursement for services.
Performs regular evidence based practice activities to assist clients with basic needs, referrals, service coordination, and skills training as necessary.
Collects and analyzes data determine service efficacy, client needs, and program /staffing needs and provides reports to program director or administration as directed.
Attends supervision, program, and agency-wide meetings as indicated.
May assist with clinical consultation, clinical review, or auditing of clinical records.
Conduct self with a manner of professionalism that is conducive to recovery from mental illness and overall wellbeing.
Ascertains resources outside of the agency when necessary to meet clients’ specific needs.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, 14 Paid Holidays per year for regular full time staff, Disability insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching
About Start Corporation
Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.