Assists the Manager with the clinical supervision and direction of the overall team, and takes the lead in providing specialized dual diagnosis assessment and treatment consistent with the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model. Provides and helps oversee clinical care, including the provision of comprehensive mental health assessment, direct treatment, rehabilitation, clinical and community case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, and support services to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Conducts thorough alcohol and other drug use assessments of each new PACT client using assessment tools, interviews, and direct in-vivo observation. Responsible for ensuring that tightly coordinated rehabilitation treatment plans are in place for all PACT clients by collaborating with other team members and assuming primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall alcohol and other drug treatment goals and interventions. The PACT is a 14-member interdisciplinary team that offers comprehensive treatment: outreach, life skills training, home-based support, treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders, coach-supported recovery and vocational services to individuals in the community where they live and work. PACT is based in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County at the Gartlan Center.
Graduation from an accredited college with at least a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling or nursing plus four years of clinical experience; or a master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling or nursing plus three years of clinical experience; or a doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling or nursing plus one year of clinical experience. Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicums, and field experience.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. Valid driver's license.
Knowledge of the PACT and Recovery models. Three to five years of experience providing engagement and treatment to persons with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. One to two years of successful experience as a clinical supervisor. Familiarity with motivational interviewing, supported employment, illness management and recovery, or integrated dual diagnosis treatment models. Bilingual (Spanish and English).
For further information on the Assertive Community Treatment model see www.nami.org .
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