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Assistant Program Director - ACT Program

The Bridge


The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders is seeking an Assistant Program Director for its Bronx ACT Team.

Completing comprehensive assessment updated six month assessments using results from administration of standardized screening instruments for substance use, suicidality, and trauma; completing crisis intervention and relapse prevention plans; identifying the treatment services consumers should receive based on severity of substance use diagnosis, stage of change, immediate needs and recommending treatment objectives for the consumer’s treatment plan; assessing and providing services to consumers to address housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care needs; completing comprehensive recovery-oriented initial treatment plans and 6-month treatment plan reviews and modifying the plan in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others; involving social supports in the consumer’s treatment with the FACT/ACT team; completing progress notes within 24-hours of service delivery and ensure progress notes are available to be read in the morning organizational meeting; providing treatment services including engagement, problem-solving, wellness self-management, medication support, family support and treatment, individual mental health, relapse prevention, harm reduction and substance use counseling based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral responses to mental illness and substance use; working effectively with community providers to ensure ACT/FACT members are receiving all services for which they are entitled; completing expected minimum monthly treatment contacts each month; providing weekly reports to AOT staff for consumers with AOT orders; assist Program Director in managing case load, provide supervision of staff; serving as the administrative and clinical leader of the team in the absence of the Director; other duties as assigned.



Master’s Degree or higher with licensure in one of the following areas – Social Work Psychology, Mental Health Counseling and at least three years prior experience working in Mental Health or Substance Abuse, preferably with an ACT Team. SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Candidates without a license will not be considered. Spanish speaking is highly desirable.


Excellent compensation package.


Please forward resume AND cover letter to:

Sheryl Silver, Senior V.P. of Community Support Programs


Posted on 09/12/17; CVMHA ID #11388