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Program Director / Team Leader

The Guidance Center of Westchester


PROGRAM: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

HOURS: Full-time, 35 hours/week

The Guidance Center of Westchester will soon launch a new Assertive Community Treatment Team providing mobile mental health, rehabilitation and support services throughout Westchester County to 68 seriously mentally ill adults who have not been able to benefit from traditional mental health services.

We seek a highly capable Director/Team Leader to launch and oversee our multidisciplinary ACT Team. Besides the director, the Team will include a psychiatrist, nurse, support staff and specialists in areas of employment, housing, substance abuse, family relations, and wellness.

The Guidance Center of Westchester ACT Team Director will assist in the hiring process for the other members of the Team, establish intake procedures for SPOA-referred recipients, lead organizational and service planning meetings, assign cases, provide clinical direction and supervision to staff, provide quality control and assure adherence to program regulations and guidelines, promote staff development in evidence-based practices, and spend 50% of his or her time in the field providing direct services to program recipients in their homes or at other community locations.

The program will be based in Mount Vernon, New York, convenient to public transportation and major highways.

Please include cover letter with resume.


• LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC, NP or RN. Must hold a master’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling.
• Must have at least 3 years of experience as a fulltime member of an ACT Team, or 2 years supervisory experience in a recovery-oriented program such as PROS providing mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation services.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills and knowledge of behavioral health evidence-based practices are essential.
• Clean driver’s license; An OMH background check will be performed prior to employment.


Competitive salary and benefits


Please include cover letter with resume.
Email: rliegner@TheGuidanceCenter.Org
Fax: 914-664-8189

Posted on 10/18/17; CVMHA ID #11487