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Mental Health Professional (ACT Team)

Job Location

Thibodaux, LA, USA


Starting at $16.83 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

March 12, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

MHP works on a multidisciplinary team to enhance the lives of those living with severe mental health illness. MHP provides appropriate, evidence-based therapeutic services based upon comprehensive assessments of clients’ strengths, abilities, needs, and preferences. This is a community based service position.

Minimum Requirements

● Master or Doctorate Degree in social service field

● Provisional license for practice (LMSW or PLPC) 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

Core Competencies

● 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


● 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

● 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 to 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 well being.


Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 13 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 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 to empower them to live and function independently.

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