Mental Health Professional – ACT Team – Pottstown
As part of the Assertive Community Treatment Team, the Mental Health Professional assesses, plans, develops, coordinates, and provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program consumers with severe and persistent mental illness in natural community settings.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Provide service coordination for an assigned group of consumers including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT); assume responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals in collaboration with the consumer and team; provide individual and supportive therapy and symptom management.
- Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, diagnosis, physical and dental health, use of drugs or alcohol, education and employment, social development and functioning, activities of daily living, and family structure and relationships.
- Provide direct clinical services including supportive psychotherapy to consumers on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptom not reduced with medications.
- Provide ongoing assessment of consumers’ symptoms and response to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which put consumer or others at risk for harm.
- Provide symptom educations to enable consumers to identify their mental illness or relapse symptoms.
- Provide ongoing assessment, problem-solving, side-by-side skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist consumers with activities of daily living, securing housing, and having adequate financial support.
- Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure-time activities in evenings, on weekends and holidays to improve social skills of the consumers.
- Provide on-call crisis interventions and serve as back-up after hours on a rotating schedule.
- Master’s Degree in the human services field required. Licensure in Social Work, Psychology or Professional Counseling preferred, but not required.
- A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.
The job location for this position is at Penn Foundation’s Pottstown, PA office
Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer