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Team Leader (LMSW, LCSW, RN, LMHC, PsyD/PhD) - Manhattan FACT Team



Reports to: Director of Mobile Behavioral Health Services

Location: Harlem

Overview: CASES Manhattan ACT team provides mobile community based mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of 68 adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders living mainly in Brooklyn. recovery from harmful behaviors. The Team Leader directs and supervises ACT staff activities, leads organizational, clinical and service planning meetings and coordinates administrative functions. In collaboration with the ACT psychiatrist provides clinical direction to staff. The leadership results in effective treatment and rehabilitation services to reduce episodes of harmful outcomes such as use of ERs, medical and psychiatric inpatient beds, arrests and incarceration for program consumers. The team leader guides the team to deliver positive behavioral health, social and individual consumer outcomes such as consumer participation in education, competitive employment, and family and social relationships. Specific responsibilities include:


Oversee the clinical and administrative operations of the ACT Team and reports on activities to the Directors of Adult Behavioral Services;
Ensure effective community supervision is integrated into ACT treatment and rehabilitation services;
Provides regular clinical supervision for team members;
Allocate time to deliver consumer services as a member of the clinical team, including direct work with staff in the community;
Ensure the timely flow of activities (including but not limited to review of quality and utilization) to meet ACT core operating principles and goals;
Ensures the team meets its performance outcomes as defined by NYS Office of Mental Health licensing standards and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
Complete assessments, progress notes, and collect significant data;
Oversee team incident reporting procedures and ensure team adheres to IRC policy and procedures and follows recommendations and guidance of the IRC;
Coordinate Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reporting and communication, and ensure 100% compliance;
Lead the daily organizational meetings and weekly service planning meetings;
Train, supervise, and evaluate ACT staff;
Supervise electronic charting in accordance with confidentiality regulations;
Provide in-service training and promote staff development to ensure that staff have ACT core competencies and ability to integrate effective community supervision responses;
Oversee, coordinate and provide on call 24-hour crisis consultation;
Coordinate CAIRS reporting and compliance with other reporting as required by OMH and DOHMH;
Coordinate collaboration and reporting with Health Homes;
Coordinate Medicaid billing using electronic medical record to select billable progress notes and ensure team achieves billing targets defined by program budget;
Ensure all eligible consumers have active Medicaid;
Coordinate, in collaboration with medical staff, oversight of medication management systems, billing, storage and ordering
Guide the team in effective use of service dollars to support consumer service plan goals and needs;
Ensure that team is meeting performance measures of ATI contracts;
Authorize: time sheets, ordering of supplies, vacation requests and related administrative needs to maintain the smooth operation of the team; and
Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies
Perform other duties as required by Directors of Behavioral Health and executive staff.


At least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role and overseeing licensed clinicians (also an understanding of overseeing and mentoring interns).
Three to five years of experience working in human services with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.
Experience understanding various evidence-based models and theories pertaining to trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, stage-wise approach to treatment of substance abuse and serious mental illness.
Extensive knowledge of either Assertive Community Treatment, community integrated treatment, support services, and resources.
Highly organized, self-motivated, attention to detail, ability to think strategically, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
Proficiency in understanding and utilizing aa Electronic Health Record.
Preferred knowledge of AWARDS database.
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus


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Posted on 08/01/18; CVMHA ID #12241