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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Clinician I *SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE*

Company: RBHA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


RBH is now offering sign-on bonus opportunities for qualifying professionals!
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for adults with severe mental illness (SMI) who are most at-risk of psychiatric crisis, hospitalization and involvement with the criminal justice system. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness.
ACT uses a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach in the community. The team is comprised of a Supervisor, Team Lead, SUD Clinician, Vocational Clinician, Case Managers, Nurses, Peer Support Specialist and Administrative Assistant. The consistent, caring, person-centered relationships have a positive effect on outcomes and quality of life for the individuals that we serve. Research shows that ACT reduces hospitalization, increases housing stability, and improves quality of life for people with the most severe symptoms of mental illness.
RBHA is currently looking for a qualified individual to join our multidisciplinary team. This individual will need to have a passion for community based services, commitment to help adults with SMI make progress on their goals, enjoy a fast paced environment, be a strong team player and be eager to learn and grow from this multifaceted and enriching service delivery model.
Richmond Behavioral Health has an exciting new opportunity for a Clinician I to support our Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). The selected individual will perform professional work assessing client needs, developing individual service
plans, monitoring service delivery, care coordination and maintaining records. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the assigned supervisor.
Essential Functions:
Provide community based services to include assessment, therapy, case management, independent living skills, care coordination and crisis response.
Implement evidenced based treatment interventions to include CBT, CBTp and Motivational Interviewing to promote recovery.
Responsible for the development and implementation of Individual, Family, and Group treatment interventions.
Link individuals to community resources to help meet basic needs.
Provide a minimum of 75% of services in the community.
Attend daily team meetings and provide updates on any interventions or individual needs within the last 24 hours.
Effectively collaborate with colleagues to assure client care is occurring as specified by the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model and the individual service plan.
Conduct diagnostic assessments and service authorization requests.
Complete individual service plans, progress notes, quarterly reports, annual documents and discharge plans.
Evaluate the quality of service provision and changes in individuals' condition.
Evaluate individuals' environment for safety, security and negative factors.
Maintain certification as a prescreener with DBHDS. Complete prescreens for involuntary hospitalization as needed to ensure safety for the individual and others.
Assist with crisis coordination and related clinical support, to include coverage of on call phone line.
Maintain certification for medication administration. Deliver medication to individuals and monitor medication adherence.
Assist the team with covering late nights, weekends and holidays, see below for details:
One assigned late night shift per week that starts at 11 am and ends at 7 pm.
Work every 5th weekend and the following week you get to choose any two days off that you would like.
Cover on call from 5 pm-7 am every 10 weeks (No face to face community work is required during overnight on call shifts.)
Cover 3 holidays per fiscal year.
Assist with shadowing and training new employees as assigned.
Maintain compliance with all regulatory boards, RBHA Policies and Procedures, Employee Handbook and ACT model.
Report clinical concerns, as outlined in policy, in a timely manner to your Supervisor/ Manager/ Director and assist in disseminating information to and from the clinical team.
Represent RBHA in positive and professional manner.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of:
Community and agency resources and programs of regional and state sources for the community service population.
Interviewing and supportive counseling techniques.
Therapeutic interventions.
Human development and behavior.
Theories, principles and techniques of individual, family and group therapy.
Ability to:
Solve problems within scope of responsibility.
Analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
Communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, medical professionals community partners, agencies, associates and the general public.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master's Degree in SocialWork, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field required.

License-Eligible Required

Experience in a behavioral healthcare setting, children's mental health and/or emergency services preferred;

Basic knowledge of ES, MH, ID/DD, and SUD treatment services, as well as the CSB/BHA system and structure.
Qualifying staff will be eligible for a 4K sign-on bonus as defined by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus policy.
Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
QMHP status upon hire.
Preferred Credentials:
Certified Precreener.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements: VA license LCSW, LPC, LCP or LMHP-E with an advanced degree in social work, psychology, or counseling and at least two years experience in service delivery, preferably in a community services board setting.



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About the Organization

Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.

Starting Salary Range

$54,196.78 rate includes differential

EOE Statement

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative support, clergy, database administrator, executive assistant, executive support, human resources, management support, operational assistant, receptionist

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