Mental Health Professional – ACT Team
The Mental Health Professional assesses, plans, develops, coordinates, and provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illness in natural community settings.
Hours: Full-time (Pottstown location) or Full-time (Chester County location in Exton, PA)
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Provide service coordination for an assigned group of clients 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 client and team; provide individual and supportive therapy and symptom management.
- Conduct a 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 clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced with medications.
- Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ 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 client or others at risk for harm.
- Provide symptom education to enable clients 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 clients with activities of daily living, securing housing, and having adequate financial support.
- Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure-time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays to improve social skills of clients.
- Provide on-call crisis interventions and serve as back up after hours on rotating schedule.
- A Master’s degree in a human services field and two years direct service experience with mental health consumers.
- Licensure in Social Work, Psychology or Professional Counseling preferred but not required.
- Understanding of principles of mental illness, ability to learn and implement them, and crisis management planning.
- Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with good driving record.
- A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.
Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer