ACTT Master's Level Qualified Professional

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Job Code: VRA-114
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: NC - Asheville
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Bachelors Degree

Job Description:

Family Preservation Services of North Carolina is part of the Pathways by Molina family and is a trauma informed mental health agency offering the full continuum of outpatient behavioral health services. Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Pathways by Molina offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include:

Paid vacation and sick leave
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
401K
Nine paid holidays
Flexible schedule
Mileage reimbursement
Training and development opportunities

SUMMARY

The ACT Team QP provides 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 as independent a level as possible for each consumer. This position participates in assessment, treatment planning, case management, service coordination and referral, supportive counseling and skills development. The ACT Team QP must have a master’s degree and meet the status of a Qualified Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Plan, coordinate and oversee initial and ongoing assessment activities
• Conduct or participate in comprehensive clinical assessments to include 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
• Develop client’s PCP using Person-Centered Thinking. Revise and update client’s PCP as necessary per result of ongoing assessment activities
• Organize and facilitate regularly scheduled treatment team meetings to facilitate person-centered planning, revisions and updates. Include formal and informal supports as appropriate
• Develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with members of the client system
• Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
• Serve as an FPS Ambassador by positively representing FPS in working with individuals, families and community partners
• Ensure interventions are based on recommendations from assessment activities, are supported by documented medical necessity, and are implemented as documented in the PCP
• Provide individual supportive therapy (e.g. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support), social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase client social and interpersonal activities in community settings
• Participate in treatment, rehabilitation (e.g. skill building, socialization, ADL’s, housing), and support services
• Provide ongoing measurement of client outcomes and evaluation of intervention effectiveness
• Make referrals to recommended services as appropriate and ensure continuity of care as client moves across levels of care
• Develop and implement crisis stabilization plans for clients
• Perform “first responder” duties of crisis response as assigned
• Provide case management functions such as: linking, referring, arranging and coordinating services
• Identify and intervene to address barriers that impede the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community
• Provide information for court reports and other client related reports as required, and attend court as requested and/or needed
• Coordinate discharge planning for clients in hospital, residential services, or other levels of care
• Coordinate and assist clients with community re-entry following hospitalization, residential services, and other levels of care
• Learn and operationalize the program requirements, entrance criteria, continued stay criteria and discharge criteria for utilization of Assertive Community Treatment Team Services as outlined in Division (MH/DD/SAS) Clinical Coverage Policy
• Secure authorization of services according to established timelines and regulatory requirements as dictated by the Division (MH/DD/SAS), the LME, Value Options and/or other authorizing sources as required
• Maintain client confidentiality in adherence to HIPPA regulations
• Complete in a timely manner, accurate clinical documentation of all services, interventions and client related activities. Maintain this documentation in accordance with standards of FPS’ file management systems
• Cooperatively and actively participate in all assigned staff and supervisory meetings as well as in service trainings and staff development activities
• Work with supervisor to self-identify training and supervision needs, and ensure services to clients are provided only within the scope of current expertise and abilities
• Consistently maintain established productivity requirements for delivering direct, billable services to assigned clients
• Perform shift management coordination with other ACT team members according to established policies and procedures
• Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serve as a backup to evening and weekend staff
• Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings as required
• Produce reports and submit reports as requested, and by the established due date
• Cooperatively perform other duties as assigned to support the mission and Core Values of FPS

QUALIFICATIONS

• MUST MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR A QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL IN NORTH CAROLINA:
• Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related human services field. Has 2 years of MH/DD/SA experience providing direct service to the population served. All individuals must be credentialed as a QP by meeting the requirements specified for Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27.G.0104
OR
• Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related human services field. Has 1 year of MH/DD/SA experience providing direct service to the population served OR has contracted with a professional licensure board. All individuals must be credentialed as a QP by meeting the requirements specified for Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27.G.0104
OR
 Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree or a Master’s Degree in a field unrelated to human services. Has required number of years of MH/DD/SA experience providing direct service to the population served. All individuals must be credentialed as a QP by meeting the requirements specified for Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27.G.0104
• Must have documented experience providing treatment to adults with severe and persistent mental illness
• Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
• Must be able and willing to work flexible schedules to include working early mornings, evenings, and weekends per consumer need

Pathways by Molina is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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