Full-Time Therapist – CST Team Lead
Description of Duties: The individual in this role will serve as Team Lead of the Community Support Team. The focus of this program is to provide community rehabilitative services that provide direct treatment and restorative interventions as well as case management in a community and home setting. The goal of the CST Team Lead is to lead the team in providing high quality care to the most severe and persistent mentally ill individuals in the community. The lead will provide direct service at a minimum direct contact hours of 14 hours week and provide direct supervision for community support team to include case manager, certified peer specialist, and RN. The lead must effectively manage team to assist the client served in reducing the presenting psychiatric or substance abuse symptoms and promoting symptom stability, restoring the recipient’s community living and interpersonal skills, providing first responder intervention to deescalate the current crisis and ensure linkage to community services and resources. Responsibilities of the CST Lead include: Provides individual therapy and family interventions for clients served by the team. Provides evidenced based interventions including Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Designates the appropriate team staff so that specialized clinical expertise is applied as clinically indicated for each client. Provides and coordinates the assessment and reassessment of the client’s clinical needs. Provides clinical expertise and guidance to the CST team members in applying interventions with the client. Provides the clinical supervision of all members of the team for the provision of the service. Determines team caseload by the level of acuity and the needs of the individual served. Facilitates weekly team meetings of the CST Team. Facilities monthly staff meetings to address changes in caseload, policy updates, high risk individuals and needs in providing person centered ongoing clinical care etc. Monitors each individual’s physical health, clinical status and response to treatment. On call 24/7 and will keep the on call cell phone on at all times. Able to perform 1013/2013. Attend weekly Interdisciplinary team meetings to collaborate on going clinical care of the individual served. Manage program budget and contract obligations and oversee program needs in communication with the executive leadership team. Ensure referral management and follow up when indicated.
Minimum Qualifications: Licensed by Georgia State Composite Board to practice independently as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with at least 3 years experiencing working with Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill population. At least 6 months of experience working with individuals in community and home setting. Strong communication skills to work with community stakeholders. Must be willing to work a 24/7 day a week program. Must have a valid, unrestricted GA Driver’s License. Must be computer proficient.
Preferred Qualifications: In depth comprehension of health care policy, administration and systemic implications. Knowledge of DBHDD role and functions in statewide healthcare delivery system. Adept public speaking capabilities with experiences in community education and system coordination. 2 years post licensure experience documented experience working with adults with SPMI and preferably certified/credentialed addiction counselor (CAC). Approved Clinical Supervisor/Certified Clinical Supervisor Credential. Two years of supervising experience and management in a healthcare setting and 1 year experience working with individuals in home and community setting.
Mail or Email Completed Middle Flint Application or Resume to:
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare
P.O. Box 7977
Warner Robins, GA 31095
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare services the following 11 counties: Webster, Marion, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Houston, Peach and Crawford.
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare is a Drug Free Workplace. Current Middle Flint applications should be filled out carefully and completely. Describe background in full and make certain application is signed. Incomplete applications or applications with insufficient information can result in an applicant not being considered for the vacancy. Please KEEP a copy of your application. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by the above specified deadline. Finger- printing and/or Drug Screening may be required, if appointed. Any male applicant between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of having registered with the Selective Service as required by federal and state law, or of being exempt from such registration.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodations should contact this office.
* ENTRY SALARY may be adjusted depending upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and agency budget considerations.