TERROS, Inc. ACT Counselor - Tempe Healthcare Clinic - $ Sign on Bonus! in Tempe, Arizona
We are a mission-driven, service-orientated industry leader looking for an ACT Counselor. You will serve as a licensed, substance abuse expert on an interdisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clinical team working with individuals diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness or General Mental Health diagnosis under Court Ordered Treatment. We are seeking a passionate individual to complete the team in our outpatient Healthcare Center in Tempe, AZ.
Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. We engage people in whole person health through an integrated care delivery system, thus establishing a medical home for our patients. In caring for the whole person, we focus on overall wellness through physical health, mental health and substance use care. Our mission is to provide extraordinary care by empowered people through exceptional outcomes.
Recently awarded among Arizona’s Most Admired Companies in 2020 by AZ Big Media
Seeking an ACT Counselor to join our interdisciplinary ACT clinical team working with individuals diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or General Mental Health diagnosis under Court Ordered Treatment at our Priest Drive Healthcare Clinic. If you're a licensed Clinician, but would rather be out in the community than behind a desk, this is the role for you!
Now offering a Sign on Bonus - $500 if eligible for license, $1000 if licensed
New Competitive Compensation!
Full-Time Employed: 40 hours/week
Location: Priest Drive & Broadway Road in Tempe, AZ
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus (Additional Language Differential Pay Available)
Full Benefits Package, including 401K
Must have very flexible schedule as this team provides treatment 7 days/week, including weekends and holidays
Generous PTO/Sick Time (4+ weeks in year 1)
$2/hour ACT Differential
$Sign on Bonus!
The ACT Counselor Develops program activities, facilitates teamwork for outpatient co-occurring disorders services, and conducts individual sessions and classroom-style group treatment services. Works as a team member of an ACT clinical team to assess member needs and goals, participates in the development of individual service plans, acts as a member advocate and liaisons with families and community agencies. Utilizes Motivational Interviewing techniques to effectively engage members into treatment services. Serves as the ACT team’s expert for substance use issues by providing other team staff with education and consultation in respect to substance use issues. Provides on-call crisis intervention services, as well as weekend and holiday coverage. Works under the direct supervision of the ACT Clinical Coordinator.
Works as a team member of an ACT clinical team to assess member needs and goals, participates in the development of individual service plans, acts as a member advocate and liaisons with families and community agencies.
Utilizes Motivational Interviewing techniques to effectively engage members into treatment services.
Provides time-unlimited (O7), community-based services (S1) to all ACT team clients served on the ACT team, including but not limited to: Assessment of client needs and level of functioning, developing individual treatment plans, providing direct care, coordinating services across providers, advocating for client, medication observation and education, independent living skills training, and identifying and procuring meaningful daily activities
Actively recruits new clients who could benefit from ACT services
Routinely assesses client need for ACT services, using explicit criteria to determine need to transfer to less intensive services. Gradually and individually transitions eligible clients and ensure continuity of care. Monitors client status during transition and reintroduces services as needed to ensure client stability in the community.
Facilitates substance use treatment, both individually and in groups, per clients’ individual service plan. Provides other therapeutic counseling services to ACT clients, based on clients’ individual needs and treatment recommendations.
Participates in the service plan development process for each client as it relates to their recovery and the interventions and services they will need.
Education and/or experience may run concurrent
MA in Behavioral health or related field
1 year experience in behavioral health required
Must meet the requirements of a Behavioral Health Professional in the State of Arizona as LMSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, electronic medical record, NextGen preferred
Must have a valid Level 1 Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or the ability to apply for one within 7 working days of assuming role
Must be 22 years of age or older, with a valid Arizona driver’s license, and a minimum of 3 years driving experience and meet requirements of Terros Health’s driving policy
Strong understanding of substance use, addiction and recovery clinical skills
Interpersonal skills which allow for professional and positive relationships with co-workers, members, families, and other community members
Good communication skills, evidenced by a non-judgmental approach, effective listening and positive interactions
Must be able to to pass a TB test
Physical demands of this position 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.
COVID 19 Precautions:
Terros Health remains open for all our patients’ health and wellness needs. We have put in place many protocols to protect our employees and patients and to create a safe work environment. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.terroshealth.org/covid-19/
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Job ID 2021-5529
of Openings 1
Category Behavioral Health/Social Work
Program ACT Team
Weekly Hours 40