Mental Health ACT Team Lead - LPC, LCSW, Psychologist.
ACT Team Lead - Lifenet Community Behavioral Healthcare - Dallas, TX

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Please only apply if you meet the required qualifications.


A Masters Degree (M.S./M.A.) in behavioral health field (counseling, social work, etc.) from a four-year college or university; and have three or more years of related experience and a current license as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychiatric Associate or Psychologist. Intern status for these licenses may be accepted with collateral experience in the field. Must have the ability to interpret and implement standards and policies. Must have at least two years Management experience in a community based treatment program for the severely mentally ill and possibly treatment resistant populations.

This is a salaried position, exempt from the Federal Wage and Hour guidelines relating to overtime compensation.

Routine duty hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and/or weekends and holidays are required.

Job Overview

The ACT Team Leader provides leadership and direct activities of a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide treatment rehabilitation and support to our highest needs clients that are disabled by severe mental illness.

Job Duties

  • Demonstrates ability to grow and expand ACT program, increasing the census.
  • Ensures Assesments are submitted in a timely manner and responds promptly to denials to ensure billing is captured.
  • Leads mandatory daily team meetings.
  • Facilitates service activities of the ACT Team staff.
  • Conducts monthly individual/group supervision meetings with team members and documents according to policy.
  • Attends weekly meetings with superior.
  • Monitors individual services and assigns case loads.
  • Ensures that services are delivered according to treatment plans and service package guidelines for persons being served on the team.
  • Effectiively communicates with staff and community partners to ensure continuity of service for clients.
  • Provides direction to staff regarding individual cases including being on-call for clinical crises.
  • Ensures program compliance with organizational, program, and State regulations.
  • Conducts side-by-side contacts with staff
  • Conducts monthly individual/group supervision meetings with team members.
  • Available by cell phone for emergency consultation/crisis intervention.
  • 50% of their time to direct participant services as a member of the clinical staff.
  • 50% of their time to administrative and supervisory duties.
  • Ensures cross training for team members to ensure team approach to treating clients.
  • Ensures that staff share responsibility for clients.
  • Provides clinical training and feedback to staff on an ongoing basis.
  • Directly reports to Clinical Director and staffs cases together when needed.
  • Accepts and implements directions given by Clinical Director.
  • Proactively targets areas needing improvement within ACT team and communicates and follows through with plans to address these.
  • Models strengths-based and recovery oriented approach to working with clients, to be included in documentation.
  • Takes clinical responsibility for delivery and direction of all client services on ACT team.
  • Responsible for oversight and direction to team members with regard to documentation and delivery of service
  • Responsible for ensuring revisions to treatment plan as the client’s needs change.
  • Advocates for and assures rights and preferences of the client at all times.
  • Networks with hospitals and other agencies regarding continuity of client care.

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