ACTT Program Director
Company: Lutheran Services Carolinas
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: February 25, 2021
LSC ACTT Program- Child and Family Services - Chapel Hill, NC
Position Type Full Time Graduate Degree Salary Range $44.00 -
$53.00 Salary/year Travel Percentage Undisclosed Job Shift First
Shift Job Category Nonprofit - Social Services ACTT Program
Director Position Purpose/Summary (A brief descriptive statement
that summarizes the overall purpose and objectives of the position,
the results the worker is expected to accomplish and the degree of
freedom to act.): The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is
designed to serve as a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment
team providing for the periodic service needs of consumers with
severe and persistent mental illnesses. The majority of services
are provided in the consumer's home/community. The Program Director
is responsible for development and administrative oversight of the
service, as well as ongoing evaluation and modification of the
program (as needed) in order to ensure fidelity to the model. A
major area of responsibility is to establish, administer, and
direct the day-to-day clinical operations of the ACT Team. He or
she supervises and evaluates ACTT staff members in conjunction with
appropriate psychiatric support to ensure the provision of high
quality, clinically sound services. In addition, the Program
Director functions as a practicing clinician on the Team. The
Program Director performs all duties with a high degree of
independence, but always within the boundaries established by state
regulations and the ACTT model itself. Essential Functions (List
the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position that are
most important to get the job done. The responsibilities should be
listed in the order of importance, with the highest priority
functions first. To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Manage staff recruitment procedures, train new employees, and
complete evaluations of staff performance.
- Direct day-to-day clinical operations of the ACT Team including
scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage for
weekday, weekend, and after-hours on-call services.
- Lead/Facilitate daily organizational staff meetings and
treatment planning meetings to review daily work with staff and
offer feedback/supervision as needed; and to arrange for follow-up
as needed on a daily basis.
- Develop and maintain ACTT program policies and procedures, and
revise as necessary.
- Develop and administer program budget and oversee the billing
process in order to maximize revenues.
- Supervise medical records management assuring compliance with
agency policies, state rules, and Medicaid requirements.
- Conduct regular, ongoing quantitative and qualitative
- Oversee admissions process and development of person-centered
treatment plans for each ACTT client.
- Conduct a comprehensive, initial assessment of each consumer's
history with a particular focus on residential history and
assessment of independent living skills.
- Provide ongoing assessment of consumers' symptoms and response
to treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services.
- Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services to
clients which may include individual and group psychotherapy; case
support activities (e.g., assisting consumers with meeting their
needs in the areas of housing, financial supports, physical health,
and recreation and socialization); support with activities of daily
living (such as skill training and/or assistance in the areas of
money management, performance of household activities, meal
preparation, and grooming/personal hygiene); medication
administration; and crisis intervention.
- Document the consumer's progress and maintain a permanent
record of each intervention/activity performed on behalf of the
consumer according to established and approved policies and
- Serve as primary back up for the on-call staff member,
providing consultation as supervision as needed.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with members of
community organizations - and to work collaboratively with
professionals, consumers, and family members.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Supervisory
Responsibilities, if any (The scope of the person's authority,
including the positions that report to the incumbent.): The
incumbent supervises administrative and clinical operations of the
team which includes but is not limited to: -- Case Manager,
Clinician, Nurse, Psychiatrist, Substance Abuse Counselor
Vocational Specialist, Peer Support Specialist, Office Manager.
ACTT Program Director Qualifications (Minimum Job Requirements):
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required for the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions Education: Must hold a master's
degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or a
related human-services field. Experience: A minimum of four years'
experience providing clinical and rehabilitative services for
persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses is required; at
least one year of experience should involve working in an ACTT
program. Supervisory and program management experience is highly
desired. Specific skills/abilities: This position requires
flexibility; acuity in psychosocial assessment; a demonstrated
ability to share information with members of a team in a timely and
accurate manner; strong organizational skills; and skills in the
area of time management. Appreciation of and respect for diversity;
sensitivity; and the ability to form lasting relationships with
persons who may have difficulty trusting. Specialized knowledge,
licenses, etc: Must be a licensed mental health professional
holding any of the following license: licensed psychologist,
licensed psychological associate, licensed clinical social worker,
licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family
therapist, licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse
specialist certified as an advanced practice psychiatric clinical
nurse specialist. Suitable applicants must possess a thorough
knowledge of the ACTT model. They should be familiar with the
characteristic symptoms of severe and persistent mental illnesses
(such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) and have a solid,
basic knowledge of psychotropic medications. In addition, the
employee must have a valid driver's license and must maintain a
safe driving record, acceptable to the insurance carrier for
Lutheran Services Carolinas. Working Conditions/Physical
Requirements: (Please list work conditions for physical or other
important issues which relate to the job; the conditions listed
should be representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions).
- Exposure to extreme behaviors.
- Navigating in areas that may have history of street
- Ambulatory in all locations, ability to navigate steps.
- Ability to bend, stoop, and reach overhead.
- Must be available for on call hours.
- Minimum lift and carry requirement of 25 pounds.
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