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Team Leader - LCSW/LMHC/LMSW – Nathaniel ACT Team



Reports to: Director, Mobile Behavioral Health Services

Overview: The Nathaniel ACT Team, based in Brooklyn, provides non-traditional community based mental health treatment to promote the recovery and community integration of individuals with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders who are participating in alternative to incarceration (ATI) services. Our consumers are convicted of felony crimes and the ACT team facilitates their successful community reintegration and 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 the timely flow of activities to meet ACT core operating principles and goals;
• Ensure effective community supervision is integrated into ACT treatment and rehabilitation services;
• Oversee coordination of Alternative to Incarceration 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 (including community based intakes);
• Ensures the team meets its performance outcomes as defined by NYS Office of Mental Health licensing standards, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) contracting standards and pass through federal Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) funding, and criminal justice performance measures.
• Oversee the completion of assessments, progress notes, and collection of 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;
• Provide training and clinical supervision to ACT staff;
• Conduct utilization review and quality assurance reviews to ensure that the ACT team operates in compliance with New York State Office of Mental Health guidelines and regulations and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene operating standards;
• 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;
• Promote integration of risk assessment and effective responses to reduce risk factors for recidivism and effective responses to reduce risk factors for harmful outcomes including arrest and incarceration, substance abuse, public disturbance, self-harming behaviors, ER visits, and medical and psychiatric hospitalization;
• 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;
• Oversight of ACT ATI intakes and discharges;
• Supervise Court Liaison and review court reporting procedures and ensure ATI services are integrated into ACT program operations;
• Completion of monthly reporting and quarterly reporting of ATI performance measures and activities as required by State and City ATI contracts;
• Oversee PATH activities and reporting requirements;
• 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 Adult Behavioral Health.


• LCSW/LMSW; LMHC, PsyD, PhD with clinical license.
• At least three years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness;
• Experience working in community mental health settings that provides services to recipients in-vivo in the community;
• At least three years of experience working on a multidisciplinary team;
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system, court processes and alternative to incarceration services; and
• Spanish speaking a plus.

Salary: commensurate with experience. 35-hour week with excellent benefits

Benefits: Here at CASES we offer benefits that will assist you in making the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness insurance which is offered through Aetna. A retirement 403(b) plan is held with Principal, education, and training. Additionally, our portable ancillary benefits are offered through Aflac, Legal Shield, and ADP Flexible spending account; which is then deducted through payroll along with commuter benefits, additional short-term disability, cancer, additional income protection, hospitalization coverage, and identity theft protection.


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Posted on 11/15/17; CVMHA ID #11580