GRAND PRAIRIE SERVICES
Job Title: ACS Therapist –
Department: Recovery Support
Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grand Prairie Services is a community based healthcare provider with over 66 years of experience providing mental health services for the children, adolescents, and adult and seniors living in Bloom, Bremen, Rich and Thornton township. We are currently seeking candidates for the ACS Services QMHP position.
Provides community support services to clients in a manner to ensure linkage and access to necessary resources and services, assists clients in meeting specific needs as outlined in their treatment plan, and mobilizes the involvement of the individual’s support network by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Promote the individual’s active participation in decision making and self-advocacy in all aspects of services and recovery.
Provide community support services – care management and linkage.
Provide targeted case management and maintain PAS/MH cases.
Provide PAS/MH screenings.
Provide training to utilize recovery and resilience activities to help the individual develop and identify strengths and barriers to recovery/resiliency.
Assist in developing strategies and supportive interventions for achieving placement in the least restrictive setting.
Assist in building and maximizing family/significant other support skills.
Encourage the identification of existing natural supports and all aspects of life. Assisting the individual to build a natural support team for treatment and recovery.
In conjunction with the individual, identify risk factors related to relapse in mental health and/or co-occurring disorders, and development of strategies and plans to prevent relapse.
Educate, train, and assist in the development of the individual’s strengths, resources, preferences, and choices including such examples as the development of crisis contingency and Wellness Recovery and Action Plans (WRAP) plans.
Assist in the development of interpersonal, family and community coping, and functional skills (including adaptation to home, school, family, and work environments) when the acquisition and individual’s proficiency of those skills is impacted negatively by the individual’s mental illness.
Assist the individual in symptom self-monitoring, reduction, and management to improve quality of life and to identify and minimize the negative effects of the mental illness and co-occurring disorders, which interfere with the individual’s ability to succeed within community, home, school, and work settings.
Support and consultation to the individual’s family and their support system. Interventions must be directed primarily to the well-being and benefit of the individual.
Provide Psycho-education and skill building for individual’s families and their support systems, when those interventions are directed primarily to the well-being and benefit of the individual, with or without the individual being present. In all cases, the family or support system psycho-education or skill building must relate to a need identified in the assessment of the individual and be reflected on the ITP.
Community support services shall be provided face-to-face, by telephone, or videoconference. It is provided individually to the person or his/her family members (or significant natural support persons).
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree (M.A.) from four-year College or university in psychology, counseling, or social work. Meets eligibility requirements as a Mental Health Professional as defined in Medicaid Rule 132. Must have proficient typing and computer skills.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to operate an automobile.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions and be required to provide direct services in the consumer’s natural setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.