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Social Worker - ACT Programs

The Bridge


Looking for candidates with experience working with adults with substance use disorders and a focus on vocational services and family work.


Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice model designed to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals who are diagnosed with a severe mental illness and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional mental health services. The FACT team provides services directly to individuals that are tailored to meet his or her specific needs and in their natural living settings rather than hospitals.

FACT Team Clinicians provide expertise in the areas of family support, criminal justice issues, substance use, housing, employment, and wellness self-management.


Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services consistent with the ACT model; participate in daily team meetings to review and plan client services; provide the expected number of services to clients each month, 80% of which are in the community; complete required documentation in a timely and high quality manner; work collaboratively with clients, their families, and community partners to assist clients in achieving their treatment and recovery goals; coordinate client care through close involvement with hospitals, substance use treatment facilities, etc.; provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis; complete immediate needs assessments, comprehensive psychosocial assessments, individualized service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans; conduct specialized clinical assessments of violence risk, suicide risk, substance use, trauma, and criminogenic needs; conduct other required assessments with clients, such as Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) reports, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reports, and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) eligibility assessments; use evidence based treatments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse to address client needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care); provide services to assist clients with needs such as family support, housing, entitlements, employment, education, vocational interests, community integration, and connection to physical health care; provide services to assist clients with needs such as legal advocacy, navigating the criminal justice system, coordination with legal agencies


LMSW, LCSW, LMHC with current New York State license or credential. At least two years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness. Must have or be eligible to have NY State ID (non-drivers or driver’s license). Knowledge and experience of electronic health records (specifically AWARDS by Footholds) preferred. Spanish speaking a plus. Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, or criminal justice are encouraged to apply.




In one document, attach your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format, and send to Sheryl Silver, Sr. Vice President of Community Support Programs at No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Posted on 11/09/17; CVMHA ID #11553