Therapist (ACT Team)
AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. - Mobile, AL

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Master’s degree in a mental health discipline.

Primary Job Functions:
Clinical Responsibilities
a. Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
b. Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV diagnosis
c. Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer
d. Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
e. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
f. Provides treatment and services both in the office and in the community
g. Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
h. Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning; completes thorough discharge planning to ensure consumers have the needed resources to maintain in the community
i. Works with the Court system, as needed, to include filling out forms, providing notification and testimony as required
j. Provides clinical leadership to case managers on treatment team
k. Leads bi-weekly treatment team staffing
l. Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
m. Adheres to professional code of ethics

Knowledge in adult specialty, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment.
• Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population
• Basic knowledge of the nature of addiction for referral purposes
• Basic knowledge of Senior Adult issues for referral purposes
• Knowledge of community resources
• Knowledge of cultural diversity
• Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practice
• Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with psychiatric disorders
• Knowledge of the Involuntary Commitment process in Mobile County

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AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. oversees a community-based, regional system of mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability...