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We welcome career posting for positions related to assertive community treatment (ACT). We also welcome postings related to Individual Placement and Support (IPS) teams, which is an evidence-based practice (EBP) of supported employment. 

Positions may include team leadership and staffing, as well as other critical stakeholder positions for these EBPs. These include, but are not limited to: training, consulting, research, and fidelity evaluations. State and local mental health authorities charged with overseeing ACT and IPS teams are encouraged to share their postings here, as well. 

The Career Listings are open to stakeholders in the United States, and abroad. 

Please fill out this career form to have your posting added to the list below.  We will post for two months, or until you notify us to remove from our website. Send questions to: bestpractices@med.unc.edu  Send questions to: bestpractices@med.unc.edu

*These posts are from multiple organizations and may not be associated with UNC or the CECMH, unless otherwise specified.


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PositionDateLocationContactDescription
Consultant/TrainerSeptember 21, 2022Carrboro, NCInstitute for Best PracticesThis position will serve as a Consultant/Trainer within the Institute for Best Practices. Job duties will include providing remote and onsite coaching and support to teams in the field to enhance practice; assisting with both remote and onsite program fidelity evaluations; developing written reports that entail quality improvement feedback to providers; and assisting other trainers in developing training curriculum and delivering training both in-person and virtually (e.g., webinars).

The Institute for Best Practices office is located in Carrboro, NC; however remote candidates are encouraged to apply as there is the option to operate remotely. Candidates located in central and eastern North Carolina are encouraged to apply.
ACT Co-Occurring Disorders SpecialistSeptember 21, 2022Wake CountyUNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental HealthThe Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, fixed-term position at the Clinical Instructor level to join the UNC Wake Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team located in Raleigh and providing services in Wake County.

This position serves as the co-occurring disorders specialist on the team and should have knowledge and familiarity with best-practice therapeutic approaches for adults with primary psychotic disorders with co-occurring substance use disorders. This position is responsible for the coordination of ACT services for an assigned group of individuals served by the ACT Team, including clinical assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as integrated dual disorders treatment and will require knowledge of appropriate interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing among others.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must hold a master’s degree in the human services field (Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, etc.). Applicants must hold or be pursuing licensure (full or provisional) or certification through the North Carolina Addiction Specialists Professional Practice board.
Integrated Multidisciplinary Program of Assertive Community Treatment – Staff NurseSeptember 16, 2002Iowa City, IowaUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsThe University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Staff Nurse to work collaboratively with MD’s, RN’s, the multidisciplinary Integrated Multidisciplinary Program of Assertive Community Treatment (IMPACT) team, community agencies and other members of the UIHC in providing community-based care for patients in the IMPACT program. This position will provide clinical and program development expertise to the IMPACT program in the area of physical and psychosocial assessment and medication and symptom management for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish and maintain strong therapeutic alliances with persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
Practice within a multidisciplinary team using a shared case management model.
Conduct comprehensive assessment of health history of IMPACT patients.
Provide comprehensive intervention including medication monitoring, symptom monitoring, social and independent living skill building, integrated dual diagnosis treatment, occupational and educational supports, problem-solving assistance, supportive counseling for patients and families, and crisis intervention.
Coordinate services provided by the multidisciplinary IMPACT team and multiple community-based human service agencies for assigned patients.
Participate on the multidisciplinary IMPACT team, contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans structured to meet each individual patient’s needs. Contribute significantly to the planning, delivery and evaluation of rehabilitation services.
Perform data collection/analysis as required to complete IMPACT QA/QI projects.
Establish and maintain a positive presence in the Johnson County Community, demonstrating and operationalizing the mission of the IMPACT program and the UIHC/Department of Psychiatry in performing work-related functions.
Responsible for the cost-effective management of supplies and equipment used in the IMPACT program.
Establish and maintain inventory management systems, staff/patient appointment scheduling systems designed to efficiently meet the needs of IMPACT patients and community service agencies.
Serve as a role model and provide educational opportunities for students in a variety of health science fields by exposing students to the IMPACT program.
Monitor patient/public safety during IMPACT group activities that occur in public settings within the local community.
Assist with management and development of the IMPACT patient database to facilitate program planning and evaluation needs.
Document patient care activities in the patient’s medical record according to established standards.
Initiate and maintain correspondence between IMPACT providers and local community agencies as needed.

RELATED DUTIES
Maintain required skills in CPR, violence management training, and safety and infection control.
Participate in staff meetings and other appropriate committees as requested.
Operate UI Fleet vehicles in a safe and lawful manner.
Perform other functions as requested.

Department: Psychiatry
Percent of Time: 50 – 100%

EDUCATION REQUIRED
A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (or higher) is required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Iowa RN license required at time of hire
Iowa driver’s license and ability to operate University of Iowa Fleet services vehicles
5 years’ of clinical experience in Psychiatric/Mental Health Care of persons who have schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness
Experience and/or significant understanding of the PACT model
Experience and/or significant understanding of the integrated treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and serious mental illness
Experience in the management of psychiatric emergencies and crises situations
Demonstrated effective communication with patients, families, and members of a multidisciplinary treatment team

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated completion of learning or certification related to evidenced-based therapies for the integrated treatment of substance use disorders and serious mental illness
Demonstrated experience with evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and Twelve Step facilitation

APPLICATION PROCESS
For more information and to apply, visit Jobs@uiowa.edu and search for requisition # 22003063.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
Registered Nurse (RN)September 13, 2022Roanoke, VABlue Ridge Behavioral HealthcareBRBH’s large, quick-paced ACT team is looking for a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse (RN) who has a passion for clients who are at risk. At BRBH, we believe that the people we serve are our first priority and our employees are our most valuable resource. Come join our ACT team!

RN’s on our ACT Team take a lead role in management and delivery of medications for clients with severe and persistent mental illness that are at high risk for repeated hospitalization, incarceration, or homelessness and have been unsuccessful in traditional mental health services. Up to 20% travel required, as many client services are performed in various environments, including client homes, parking lots, shelters, and other community locations.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. ACT is based around the idea that people receive better care when their mental health care providers work together. ACT team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing. Successful candidates will have the ability and preference for a work setting that requires multi-tasking and changing priorities.

Studies have shown that ACT is more effective than traditional treatment for people experiencing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and can reduce hospitalizations by 20%.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, works well within a team setting, and is open to learning. To be successful in this role you must have good communication and time management skills and be detailed oriented.

This position is full time. The regular schedule is Mon – Fri; days, with rotating evenings (no later than 8:30) and weekends (1 Weekend day every 5-6 weeks).

Pay Range: $21.71-$36.18/hour

Minimum Requirements:

RN License: Registered Nurse (active, unrestricted license in the Commonwealth of Virginia)
Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A) or QMHP Trainee
Experience: One year of psychiatric nursing experience
Safe Driving Record: Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a safe driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).
Background Check: Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a background check and drug screen.

Why work at BRBH?

Sign-on Bonus: New Hires & Rehires are eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus – $250 is paid at start, $250 paid at three months of employment, $250 paid at six months of employment, and $250 paid at nine months of employment. Current employees are not eligible for the Sign On Bonus.
Great co-workers: Our staff LOVE working with our clients and support each other in a team atmosphere.
Free supervision for QMHP -Trainee!
Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy – 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information: http://www.brbh.org/brbh_benefits.pdf
Want to know more? Check out our Employment page on Glassdoor to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 45 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.

Search Categories: Human Services / Behavioral Health / Registered Nurse / Nursing / Psychiatric / Social Work / Psychology / Counseling / Medication Management / Assessments / Case Management

BRBH follows CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) guidelines, which require, if hired, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or an approved medical or religious exemption.
Community Based TherapistSeptember 13, 2022Roanoke, VABlue Ridge Behavioral HealthcareDo you have a Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work? Do you enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary team? ACT Team Therapists work directly with adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are at high risk for repeated hospitalization, incarceration, and/or homelessness.

ACT Team Therapists provide Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. ACT is based around the idea that people receive better care when their mental health care providers work together. ACT team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing. Successful candidates will have the ability and preference for a work setting that requires multi-tasking and changing priorities.

Studies have shown that ACT is more effective than traditional treatment for people experiencing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and can reduce hospitalizations by 20%.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, works well within a team setting, and is open to learning. To be successful in this role you must have good communication and time management skills and be detailed oriented.

This position is full time. The regular schedule is Mon – Fri; days, with rotating evenings (no later than 8:30) and weekends (1 Weekend day every 5-6 weeks).

Must enjoy working with a team! This position requires frequent local travel, as 75% of services are provided in the community.

Minimum Requirements:

1. Education: Master’s degree in a human services field that fulfills the criteria for registration as a Resident in Counseling or Supervisee in Social Work in the Commonwealth of Virginia. LPC or LCSW preferred.

2. Licenses/Certifications: Required to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia.

3. Safe Driving Record: Safe driving record required (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).

4. Background Check: Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a background check and drug screen.

Why work at BRBH?

Sign-on Bonus: New Hires & Rehires are eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus – $250 is paid at start, $250 paid at three months of employment, $250 paid at six months of employment, and $250 paid at nine months of employment. Current employees are not eligible for the Sign On Bonus.
Free licensure supervision towards LPC and LCSW!
Working with clients: In this job each day you work one-on-one with clients and make a difference in someone’s life and in our community.
Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy – 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information: http://www.brbh.org/benefits/

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.

BRBH follows CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) guidelines, which require, if hired, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or an approved medical or religious exemption.
RN or LPN Behavioral HealthSeptember 9, 2022Durham, NCEasterseals UCP NC & VA, Inc.$2,000 Sign-on Bonus

Calling all nurses to join our team of superheroes!

Easterseals UCP (ESUCP) is seeking compassionate, caring and dedicated nurses to join our team. In this position, you will work directly with adults living with mental illness in collaboration with our multidisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). Nurses on our team also enjoy flexible work schedules. We are unique in that we meet individuals where they are: in the community, in their homes and sometimes on the street. ACT Nurses help individuals with skills development and access to healthcare resources to improve their overall health and well-being. The work we do at ESUCP has never been more important and we are looking for talented candidates to join us! We’re growing our locations, our capabilities and our teams. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

*Person will receive $1,000 after 90 day probationary period and another $1,000 after 6 months*

Essential Job Functions:

Nursing assessments
Medication administration, education and monitoring
Interventions to promote integrated, whole-person care
Documentation as required including medication administration record (MAR)

Minimum Qualifications:

A heart for serving others
Active, unrestricted nursing license to practice in North Carolina (RN, APRN or LPN when applicable)
Willingness to provide care in various community settings
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and a good driving record
1-year mental health experience preferred
Bilingual is a plus!
Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life.

We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability and age
RN Behavioral HealthSeptember 9, 2022Durham, NCEasterseals UCP NC & VA, Inc.$2,000 Sign-on Bonus

Calling all nurses to join our team of superheroes!

Easterseals UCP (ESUCP) is seeking compassionate, caring and dedicated nurses to join our team. In this position, you will work directly with adults living with mental illness in collaboration with our multidisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). Nurses on our team also enjoy flexible work schedules. We are unique in that we meet individuals where they are: in the community, in their homes and sometimes on the street. ACT Nurses help individuals with skills development and access to healthcare resources to improve their overall health and well-being. The work we do at ESUCP has never been more important and we are looking for talented candidates to join us! We’re growing our locations, our capabilities and our teams. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

*Person will receive $1,000 after 90 day probationary period and another $1,000 after 6 months*

Essential Job Functions:

Nursing assessments
Medication administration, education and monitoring
Interventions to promote integrated, whole-person care
Documentation as required including medication administration record (MAR)

Minimum Qualifications:

A heart for serving others
Active, unrestricted nursing license to practice in North Carolina (RN, APRN or LPN when applicable)
Willingness to provide care in various community settings
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and a good driving record
1-year mental health experience preferred
Bilingual is a plus!
Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life.

We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability and age
PsychotherapistSeptember 9, 2022Raleigh, NCEasterseals UCP NC & VA, Inc.ACT Teams provide psychotherapy to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Psychotherapist Therapist on team provides a range of service from case coordination, psychosocial rehabilitative service, psycho-education and psychotherapy. The position is filled by a graduate degreed individual licensed to provide psychotherapy services and assessment.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide psychotherapy, biopsychosocial evaluation, mental status exams, crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, cross train staff to implement effective psychotherapeutic strategies and operate within community standards of practice, professional practice guidelines and preferably with an established evidence based practices.
Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team.
Assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Individualized Treatment Team (ITT);
Provides individual supportive therapy and system management.
Ensures immediate changes are made in treatment plans as client’s needs change.
Educates and supports client’s families; and advocates for clients’ rights and preferences.
Participates in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
Consults with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
Provides on-call intervention covering nighttime hours and serves as a backup to evening and weekend staff.
Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
Participates in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
Participates in providing substance use and treatment services.

Psychiatric treatment services:

Provides ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Makes appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which put clients at risk (e.g., suicidality).
Provides symptom education to enable clients to identify their mental illness symptoms. psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination
Provides direct clinical services to client son 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 by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting clients to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
Provides multiple-stage individual and group treatment in the office and in community settings to develop a trusting relationship with clients so that they may more freely discuss substance use and its effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. May participate in setting treatment goals and plans with clients to reduce or abstain from substance use and to learn replacement behaviors.
Coordinates with outside inpatient services to detoxify clients and establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous), outpatient services, and residential facilities.
Participates in the provision of rehabilitation services

Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed to provide psychotherapy services in the State of North Carolina (LCSW, LCMHC, or LMFT).
Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residence; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license for the State of North Carolina.

Minimum Education Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in a related human service field.
Certified Peer Support SpecialistSeptember 9, 2022Durham, NCEasterseals UCP NC & VA, Inc.This position is a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist. This professional’s life experience with mental illness or substance abuse and behavioral health services provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The certified peer support specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.

Essential Job Functions:

Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction.
Promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery).
Assists beneficiaries in developing psychiatric advance directives.
Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience.
Provides consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Peer Support Specialists, promoting a culture in which beneficiaries’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment.
Serves as an active member of the ACT team, equivalent to other team members, which includes facilitating the Person Centered Planning process for beneficiaries assigned to him or her if a QP.
Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community.
Psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
Make every effort to meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time.
Participates in peer review.
Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time.
Prepares and presents documentation for utilization review.
Assists in training new employees.
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency (required)
Must be a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (required)
Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities
Co-occurring Disorder SpecialistSeptember 9, 2022Raleigh, NCEasterseals UCP NC & VA, Inc.$2,000 Sign-on Bonus

This is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. A service recipient is referred to the Assertive Community Treatment Team service when it has been determined that his/her needs are so pervasive and/or unpredictable that they cannot be met effectively at a less restrictive level of care. The ACT team shall be staffed with a co-occurring disorder specialist who shall meet Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104, and have a designation of CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CADC.

Essential Job Functions:

Conducts comprehensive substance abuse assessments considering the relationship between substance use and mental health.
Assesses, tracks and documents individual’s stages of change readiness and stages of treatment.
Uses outreach and motivational interviewing techniques to work with individuals in earlier stages of change readiness.
Facilitates access to 12-step groups and other community supports.
Uses cognitive behavioral approaches and relapse prevention to work with beneficiaries in later stages of change readiness.
Ensures that the team’s treatment approaches are consistent with individual’s stages of change readiness;
Facilitates the Person Centered Planning process for individual’s as assigned.
Serves as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT) and motivational interviewing.
Provides structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, personal care, domestic, psychosocial, problem solving, etc. in preventing, overcoming, or managing the individual’s level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.
Provides psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination.
Meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time
Participates in peer review

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree. A human services degree is preferred.
Must be certified as a CCS, LCAS, CCAS or CADC (required)
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.
Certification as a medical administrative technician or equivalent preferred.
Required experience in mental health environment must be met prior to hire.
ACTT Team LeadSeptember 8, 2022Montgomery CountyDaymark Recovery ServicesThe ACT Team Leader is a full-time leader/supervisor that is responsible for both clinical and administrative supervision of the team. This position requires experience in working with persons who have severe and persistent mental illness, understanding of the importance of delivering service as a team and in accordance to the National Program Standards for ACT services, the ability to be an excellent communicator, demonstrate excellent clinical judgment, adhere to a recovery philosophy of care, have excellent leadership skills and management abilities.

Education and/or Experience: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, from an accredited college or university. Three to five years of clinical practice experience. Prefer 2 or more years of supervisory and management experience.

Certificates, License, Registration: Must be Licensed or Certified in Area of Practice: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Registered Nurse and/or licensed or certified in a related human services field.
Office Administrative AssistantSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthThe purpose of the Administrative Assistant is to support the agency. This support member is responsible for organizing, coordinating and monitoring all nonclinical operations of the agency under the direction of the Clinical Director; providing receptionist activities including triaging calls, coordinating communication between the team and clients, their families and agencies to get answers to questions; and operating and coordinating the management information system.

May have education and experience in the filed of human service (e.g., associate or bachelor’s degree in human services or experiences as a inpatient unit clerk or in a medical clinic), or office management or both. The person must have people and problem-solving skills. In addition, the position requires solid organizational skill and ability to make contacts and establish relationships to get information necessary for the program to function within the larger system. Knowledge of computers and software; medical records management; and personnel policies and procedures is required. Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina.

Bachelor Degree Preferred
High School Diploma or GED Required
ACTT Team LeadSeptember 8, 2022Forsyth CountyDaymark Recovery ServicesThe ACT Team Leader is a full-time leader/supervisor that is responsible for both clinical and administrative supervision of the team. This position requires experience in working with persons who have severe and persistent mental illness, understanding of the importance of delivering service as a team and in accordance to the National Program Standards for ACT services, the ability to be an excellent communicator, demonstrate excellent clinical judgment, adhere to a recovery philosophy of care, have excellent leadership skills and management abilities.

Education and/or Experience: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, from an accredited college or university. Three to five years of clinical practice experience. Prefer 2 or more years of supervisory and management experience.

Certificates, License, Registration: Must be Licensed or Certified in Area of Practice: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Registered Nurse and/or licensed or certified in a related human services field.
CST ParaprofessionalSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthProvides psychoeducation as indicated in the PCP
Assists with crisis interventions
Assists the Team Lead with behavioral and substance use disorder interventions
Assists with the development of relapse prevention and disease management strategies
Participates in the initial development, implementation, and ongoing revision of the PCP
Communicates the beneficiary’s progress and the effectiveness of the strategies and interventions to the Team Lead as outlined in the PCP

The paraprofessional mental health work may have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree, and has work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs. May have related training (e.g., certified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (e.g., teaching) and life experience. Skill and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent metal illness and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina.
ACTT Team LeaderSeptember 8, 2022Watauga CountyDaymark Recovery ServicesThe ACT Team Leader is a full-time leader/supervisor that is responsible for both clinical and administrative supervision of the team. This position requires experience in working with persons who have severe and persistent mental illness, understanding of the importance of delivering service as a team and in accordance to the National Program Standards for ACT services, the ability to be an excellent communicator, demonstrate excellent clinical judgment, adhere to a recovery philosophy of care, have excellent leadership skills and management abilities.

Education and/or Experience: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, from an accredited college or university. Three to five years of clinical practice experience. Prefer 2 or more years of supervisory and management experience.

Certificates, License, Registration: Must be Licensed or Certified in Area of Practice: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Registered Nurse and/or licensed or certified in a related human services field.
CST Substance Abuse SpecialistSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthConduct Substance Abuse Assessments
Coordinate treatment plan with team members
Implement individual-level counseling
Coordinate group counseling
Assist in developing PCP for individuals served
Assist with crisis interventions
Any other applicable duties requested by supervisor and Agency
Assist with beneficiary housing search including engaging landlords to rent to beneficiaries and writing reasonable accommodation letters
Assist in developing daily living skills to stabilize and maintain housing

Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Certified Chemical Addiction Specialist. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and respect for client right and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina.
Transportation StaffSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthThe purpose of the transportation staff is to safely transport the clients of NC Brookhaven Behavioral Health to various places in the community, including but not limited to doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, hospital and any other places laid out by the agency; in a timely manner.

Requirements:
Valid Driver’s License
Valid Car Insurance
High School Diploma or equivalent
ACTT Registered NurseSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthThe purpose of the Registered Nurse is to assess physical health needs; make appropriate referrals to community physicians; provide management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing of a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shirt-management responsibility with other staff.

Education:
May have a master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree in nursing, must be a licensed registered nurse. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and respect for client right and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina.
ACTT Substance Abuse SpecialistSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCNC Brookhaven Behavioral HealthConduct Substance Abuse Assessments
Coordinate treatment plan with team members
Implement individual-level counseling
Coordinate group counseling
Assist in developing POC for individuals served
Assist with crisis interventions
Any other applicable duties requested by supervisor and Agency

Education:
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Certified Chemical Addiction Specialist. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and respect for client right and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid driver’s license for North Carolina.
ACT QP Substance Use SpecialistSeptember 8, 2022Hendersonville, NCFamily Preservation ServicesThe ACT Team Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct and indirect services to adult consumers with severe and persistent mental illness with co-morbid substance abuse issues, and resulting significant functional impairment. This position provides consult regarding the treatment of all ACTT consumers with an identified SA issue. The ACTT SA Counselor supports consumers challenged with SA issues in changing destructive behaviors and learning new coping skills. This position provides recovery-oriented interventions designed to sustain active community living on as independent a level as possible for each consumer. This position participates in intake, orientation, and treatment planning; screening and assessment; case management; service coordination, consultation, and referral; supportive counseling, education, and skills development; crisis management; and documentation. The ACT Team SA Counselor must be a CCS, LCAS, LCAS-A, or CSAC and meet the status of a Qualified Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104. The ACT Team must operate within the following staff-to-consumer ratios (excluding the Psychiatrist and Program Assistant): 1. Small Team, up to 50 consumers, 1-8 clinical staff to client ratio; 2. Mid-Size or Large Team, 51-120 consumers, 1-9 staff to client ratio.
ACT QPSeptember 8, 2022Hendersonville, NCFamily Preservation Services$2,500 Hiring Bonus!

FPS of NC is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as an ACT Team QP providing direct and indirect services to adult consumers with severe and persistent mental illness and resulting significant functional impairment. This position provides recovery-oriented interventions designed to sustain active community living on an independent level. This position participates in assessments, treatment planning, case management, service coordination and referrals, supportive counseling and skills development. The ACT Team QP must have a Bachelor’s degree and meet the status of a Qualified Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104.

*Position requires the ability for a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the client*
ACT LeadSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCFamily Preservation Services$2,500 Hiring Bonus!

The ACT Team is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Lead who provides person-centered services addressing the breadth of an individual’s needs and helping them achieve their personal goals. Thus, a fundamental charge of ACT is to be the first-line (and generally sole provider) of all the services that an individual receiving ACT needs. Being the single point of responsibility necessitates a higher frequency and intensity of community-based contacts and a very low individual-to-staff ratio. Services are flexible; teams offer varying levels of care for all individuals receiving ACT and appropriately adjust service levels given an individual’s changing needs over time.

The Assertive Community Treatment Team Lead is a full-time leader/supervisor that is the clinical and administrative supervisor of team members who also functions as a practicing clinician on the ACT Team. The team leader at a minimum must have a Master’s degree and meet the status of a Qualified Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104. The ACT Team Lead shares responsibility with the ACT Team Psychiatrist for clinical supervision of all team members as well as for clinical treatment of all consumers.
ACT SU SpecialistSeptember 8, 2022Asheville, NCFamily Preservation Services$2,000 Hiring Bonus!

The ACT Team Substance Use Counselor provides direct and indirect services to adult consumers with severe and persistent mental illness with co-morbid substance abuse issues, and resulting significant functional impairment. This position provides consult regarding the treatment of all ACTT consumers with an identified SA issue. The ACTT SU Counselor supports consumers challenged with SA issues in changing destructive behaviors and learning new coping skills. This position provides recovery-oriented interventions designed to sustain active community living on as independent a level as possible for each consumer. This position participates in intake, orientation, and treatment planning; screening and assessment; case management; service coordination, consultation, and referral; supportive counseling, education, and skills development; crisis management; and documentation. The ACT Team must operate within the following staff-to-consumer ratios (excluding the Psychiatrist and Program Assistant): 1. Small Team, up to 50 consumers, 1-8 clinical staff to client ratio; 2. Mid-Size or Large Team, 51-120 consumers, 1-9 staff to client ratio.
Employment Support Professional (QP)
September 2, 2022High Point, NCRHA Health ServicesWe are hiring for:
IPS Employment Support Professional / Qualified Professional QP
Location:
High Point, NC
Type:
Regular
If you are a positive and personable individual looking for a satisfying and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and people facing mental health, and substance use challenges, join our team at RHA Health Services!
Job Summary:
This position requires an energetic and organized person with proven knowledge, skills, and abilities in achieving quantitative placement goals, knowledge and experience preparing clients for employment, developing unsubsidized jobs with private and public employers, placing clients into jobs, and providing follow-up support services to assure job retention. Must demonstrate and apply knowledge about disabilities, including disability and privacy laws. Ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff, exhibit effective customer service skills, promote client self-advocacy skills and counseling skills. This position provides and coordinates a wide range of supportive employment services. The program’s practice model is based on the Individual Supportive Employment with Long-Term Vocational Supports as defined by the Department of Justice. Assist adults with a wide range of mental health issues and conditions in obtaining employment.
We are Looking for an IPS Employment Support Professional / Qualified Professional to Join our Team!!!!
Payrate: $16.00 an hour
Do others look to you for advice and counseling when they’re considering job choices? Are you patient, and known as a life coach among your friends?

Then you may be a great fit with RHA Health Services:

RHA has been helping people with disabilities and special needs, and their families, make choices to live more independently for more than 35 years. Integrity, high standards for quality, hard work are at the core of every RHA disability assistance program.

RHA is looking for passionate, driven, and resourceful candidates for our Employment Support Professional position.

Job Summary
This position requires an energetic and organized person with proven knowledge, skills and abilities in achieving quantitative placement goals, knowledge and experience preparing clients for employment, developing unsubsidized jobs with private and public employers, placing clients into jobs, and providing follow-up support services to assure job retention. Must demonstrate and apply knowledge about disabilities, including disability and privacy laws. Ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff, exhibit effective customer service skills, promote client self-advocacy skills and counseling skills. This position provides and coordinates a wide range of supportive employment services. The program’s practice model is based on the Individual Supportive Employment with Long-Term Vocational Supports as defined by the Department of Justice. Assist adults with a wide range of mental health issues and conditions in obtaining employment.
Education/Experience/Certifications/Licenses/Physical Demands
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and at least 2 years of experience working with adults with mental health, and/or substance abuse. Prefers 2 years experience in recruitment / job placement
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in a non-human services field from an accredited college or university with at least 4 years experience working with adults with mental health, and/or substance abuse.
Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug-screening exam, and possess a valid Driver’s License.

Our ideal candidate can excel at the following job-related responsibilities
Clinical team integration (with Employment Support Professionals as members of a clinical team); participate in ongoing collaboration with client’s treatment team for clinical consultation, employment plan or for the development of behavioral health support services.
Assist clients in making the decision as to whether they will disclose their disability to an employer, ensuring that individuals have all necessary information available on the potential ramifications of their choices, and promoting their preferences and self-determination.
Provide support for individuals in a variety of ways such as vocational assessment, job development, training, technical assistance, monitoring safety conditions, transportation and follow – along support.
Receive, review, process, file and/or submit a variety of documents and reports and electronic files on client’s including time studies, performance ratings, time sheets, data sheets, production sheets, professional contact sheets, accident reports, client satisfaction surveys, etc.
Establish a job matrix (accounts) to support employment interest expressed by clients served. Engage clients and assist them in identifying areas of employment interest.
Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to clients.
Match job seeking clients and employers using a variety of professional job placement and job development skills.
Provide follow along supports and retention services including on site job coaching to ensure client success and employer satisfaction.
Provide ongoing client vocational assessment, developing client employment goals and job support plans.
Maintain accurate, clinically sound, and up-to-date documentation as required associated with billing, assessment, treatment, person’s progress, clinical team and other activities.
Completes observations of service users in all of their settings, (i.e. school, home, community, etc.) to ensure that all policies, procedures, and program data are in place and being implemented correctly.
Works closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and provide feedback, standard procedures, expedite employment plan implementation.
Assist clients in obtaining information about benefits and how they are impacted by the client’s employment.
Provide education/support to employers as agreed upon with clients.
Participate as a member of a supported employment team consisting of a clinical director, peer support staff and mental health professionals. Engage clients and assist them in identifying areas of employment interest.
Document results of observations, consultations, and meetings to address client-related issues.
Completes NCTOPPS and Utilization Reviews.
Stays updated on RHA policies and procedures, service manuals, IPRS guidelines and other regulations.
Draft responses to and implement changes brought about by Quality Assurance audits and/or other regulatory agencies. Maintains all services in compliance with IPRS regulations without condition level deficiencies.
Monitors and ensures the protection of service users’ rights on an on-going basis.
Follow MHDDSAS regulations and guidelines for supported employment.
Assist in conducting screening and assessment procedures with individuals.
Train, oversee and direct the activities of individuals while performing job duties.
Work as liaison between the employer and employee to ensure needs are met.
Provide support for individuals in a variety of ways such as assessment, job development, training, technical assistance, monitoring safety conditions, providing transportation and follow – along support.
Establish and maintain good relationships with various individuals and agencies including area supervisors, referring agencies, VR counselors, parents/guardians, case workers, employers, etc.
Receive, review, process, file and/or submit a variety of documents and reports and electronic files on individuals including time studies, performance ratings, time sheets, data sheets, production sheets, professional contact sheets, accident reports, client satisfaction surveys, etc.
Core Individual Contributor Competencies

RHA’s Competencies are a reflection of our 7 Habits Culture of Caring and Leadership

Serving the People we Support / Customers – Supports our Culture of Caring
Has sufficient knowledge of the services and helps the people we support or our customers enthusiastically; communicates well with the people we support and customers and follows up as necessary is always professional and represents the organization positively.

Accepting Responsibility – Supported by Being Proactive
Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes; and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his or her actions and their consequences, both good and bad.

Supporting Organizational Goals – Supported by Beginning with the End in Mind
Actively supports organizational goals and values; aligns actions around organizational goals; gives priority to organizational needs and concerns when making decisions.

Managing Time – Supported by Putting First Things First
Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedule and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.

Supporting Co-Workers – Supported by Thinking Win-Win
Contributes to team performance by providing encouragement and support. Helps others overcome obstacles and successfully accomplish goals.

Attentive Listening – Supported by Seeking First to Understand, then to be Understood
Uses active listening techniques to avoid distractions and show interest in what the speaker has to say; is open to other viewpoints and clarifies points of contention; demonstrates patience while listening to others and does not interrupt.

Solving Complex Problems – Supported by ‘Synergize’
Effective at thinking through complex problems and information; uses traditional and innovative approaches to identify effective solutions. Seeks to accept and build off the ideas of others for solutions others may not have considered.

Pursuing Self Development – Supported by Sharpening the Saw
Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his or her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his or her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
The ideal candidate for the Employment Professional position must have a flexible schedule and reliable transportation. Previous experience preferred, but we are willing to train the right person.
We offer the following benefits to employees:
Payactiv: early access to the money you’ve earned from hours you’ve already worked, before payday!
Employee perks and discount program: to help you save money!
Paid Time Off (full-time employees only)
Health/Insurance (full-time employees only)
401(k) retirement savings program
Wellbeing Programs: Physical, Emotional and Financial
Chronic Disease management programs for hypertension and diabetes (for qualifying employees)
Training: Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
contract/contingent workers and interns do not qualify for any of the above benefits
If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.
EEO Statement RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.
Trainer/Consultant-Institute for Best PracticesSeptember 1, 2022Carrboro, NCInstitute for Best PracticesInstitute for Best Practices
Trainer/Consultant-Institute for Best PracticesSeptember 1, 2022Carrboro, NCInstitute for Best PracticesThe Institute for Best Practices is hiring!
We are seeking strong candidates for three open training and consultant positions. Our team has experience and expertise in individual placement and support (IPS-SE) model of supported employment, assertive community treatment (ACT), and broadly in providing housing supports to those with serious mental illness in the community.
The links below take you to two position postings, both of which have a minimum requirement of a master’s degree, and a third is soon forthcoming with a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree. Both listings are written in a similar manner, and you only need to apply to one.


Our priorities are to:

Increase our staff capacity to support IPS-SE teams in North Carolina, which includes assisting with fidelity evaluations, training, and coaching.
Enhance our staff capacity to provide direct support to community support teams (CSTs), Transition Management Services (TMS), and ACT — all service lines designed to providing a Housing First approach to supporting people with serious mental illness succeed in the community.
Continue to enhance our own compliment of diversity within our trainer and consultant team, which includes trainers and consultants with lived experience in the mental health system.
Continue to enhance the accessibility and quality of services for those with mental illness who are currently or wishing to live and work in more integrated community settings both in North Carolina and across the U.S.
https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/238677

Think you are qualified and interested? Please apply!