Company: Summit Pointe
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: November 21, 2022
Job Title: Specialist - ACT Classification: Union and
Reports To: Director of Community Based Services Pay Level: Level
Summit Pointe is the community mental health service program
("CMHSP") for the county of Calhoun (Michigan). As a CMHSP, Summit
Pointe provides supports and services to its customers addressing a
wide-variety of behavioral, developmental, and mental health
challenges, including, for example, psychological and clinical
counseling, substance-use-disorder treatment and counseling, crisis
intervention, case management, autism services, and many others.
Assertive community treatment (ACT) is an evidenced based model.
ACT specialists will maintain the EBP indicators, and ensure
customers are living the most person-centered, self-determined
Duties and Responsibilities
The ACT Evidenced Model is a set of intensive, clinical, medical
and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary
treatment team. The ACT Specialist works within this team, to
ensure that the model is being adhered to. The team provides basic
services and support essential to maintaining a customer's ability
to function in community settings, including assistance with
accessing basic needs through available community resources, such
as food, housing, and medical care and supports to allow customers
to function in social, educational, and vocational settings. ACT
services are based on the principles of recovery and
person-centered practice and are individually tailored to meet the
needs of the customer. Services are provided in the customer's
residence or other community locations by all members of the team.
Facilitates customer independence by teaching independent living
skills to prevent psychiatric re-hospitalization from a
community-based approach which focuses on intensive monitoring of
services. Oral medication administration, education and monitoring
as prescribed by agency physician. Provides education about mental
illness to families of customers and the community. Prepares
person-centered plans for customers according to customer needs.
Organizes and facilitates person-centered planning meetings.
Collects data and monitors treatment plans and reviews clinical
status. Monitors service providers to ensure that customer service
plans are being met. Screens referrals, open cases, secures
financials, and obtains permission to provide services to
customers. Provides training and education in support of strategic,
business and team goals. Performs on-call crisis support. Prepares
written documentation in accordance with funding source regulations
and MDHSS, CARF, CMS, HICFA and other applicable standards.
Coordinates services with primary care physicians. Demonstrates
good organizational, verbal/written communication, computer,
analytical and problem-solving skills. Shall be self-directed and
resourceful. Participates in corporate quality improvement and
problem solving activities. Maintains confidentiality and privacy
within MDHHS, state and federal guidelines. Utilizes knowledge of
CARF, CMS, MDHHS and Managed Care standards. Performs other duties
Maintains productivity standards
Maintains timeliness of documentation standards
Actively works to engage customers in services
Adheres to the ACT evidenced base model
Understands the ACT model outcome measures
Attends and actively participates in daily report meetings
Active team member with a solution focused mindset
Qualifications and Skills
Educational / Licensing Requirements
Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field with
Licensure in the State of Michigan as a Social Worker (LMSW/LLMSW);
Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP/TLLP); Professional Counselor
(LPC/LLPC) preferred. Bachelor's Degree with Licensure in the State
of Michigan as a Social Worker (LBSW) mandatory.
Ability to participate in ACT on-call rotation and provide direct
crisis intervention services.
Must obtain training on the Basics ACT Programs and Principles,
through ACT specific training resources within ninety (90) days of
hire; and shall participate in annual training specific to the ACT
Not excluded from participating in Medicaid, Medicare, or any other
federal or Michigan health care programs.
No criminal history that would preclude employment under federal
and state laws and regulations in a federal or state health
Must support a trauma informed culture of safety to aid customers
in their recovery process.
Two (2) years of experience in psychology, social work or related
field working with individuals experiencing chronic and persistent
mental illness preferred.
Specialized training, skills and abilities: Lived experiences with
behavioral issues are desired.
One year of computer experience - Word, Excel and electronic
medical record software preferred.
Professional office environment that generates noise from computer
Sometimes lifts, carries, or moves objects up to 25 lbs.
May be required to work variable hours/shifts.
Qualify for and retain a Summit Pointe driving permit - with the
potential for exposure to automobile accidents causing possible
Possible exposure to health risks (including violence from
customers and infectious diseases).
Trauma-Informed Statement of Care
A trauma-informed approach to service delivery emphasizes physical
and emotional safety, choice, empowerment, and trustworthiness for
customers. The impact of trauma is broad and touches many life
domains. Participation is mandatory for activities required for
Summit Pointe to become a "Trauma Informed System of Care."
This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of
the duties and responsibilities of the position. Accordingly, the
duties and responsibilities of the position may change, without
notice, by Summit Pointe management.
Keywords: Summit Pointe, Battle Creek , ACT Specialist, Other , Battle Creek, Michigan
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