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** Hennepin ACT Mental Health Practitioner - Vocational Specialist

Location: Minneapolis
Salary: $41,000
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Date Posted: 3/18/2015
To provide professional, quality program services to the clients served by the ACT team. Coordinates and monitors the assessment, treatment planning process and follow up for each client.   Serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of clients' rights and benefits.

• Bachelors or Masters Degree in behavioral sciences or related field.
• 2,000 hours supervised experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.
• 2,000 hours of experience and training in vocational rehabilitation and supported employment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist clients in seeking competitive employment in the community.
• Coach clients with job interview skills and assist with paperwork.
• Work with the team to provide intensive case management for clients on the ACT team.
• Assist in the development of comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment plans, substance abuse treatment, and other tools necessary to assist clients in the community, particularly regarding vocational activities.
• Perform shift management duties in coordination with other ACT team members.
• Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours on a rotating schedule with other team members.
• Available for weekend and holiday duties on a rotating schedule.
• Assist clients with all aspects of psychiatric rehabilitation and all aspects of obtaining and maintaining housing.  Will assist and /or teach clients independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, cleaning, personal hygiene, transportation, and budgeting.
• Assist clients with making and keeping appointments and any other tasks that are required through the client’s recovery process.
• File reports with Vulnerable Adult, the Ombudsman’s Office, Child Protection, and other monitoring agencies as required.
• Train other team members about supported employment services using the Individual Placement and Support Model.
• Work with the team to provide intensive case management for clients on the ACT team.   Assume primary responsibility for developing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the treatment team.
• Attend and participate in all scheduled team meetings.
• Must be able to transport clients in the community.
• Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting contemporaneously and in an organized manner.
• Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development, maintain appropriate professional behavior, and participate in appropriate supervision.
• Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of symptoms and the course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other therapies.
• Be knowledgeable about and utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing. 
• Have knowledge of evidence-based clinical practices.
• Have demonstrable working knowledge of vulnerable adult’s laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of supportive counseling techniques, independent living skills/teaching and crisis intervention techniques.
• Knowledge of current principles, practices and techniques of case management.
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Utilizes crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
• Assess and manage crisis situations.
• Develop appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients.
• Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and be part of an ACT team.
• Able to use a computer for word-processing and data base management.
• Be able to speak, clearly understand, and write the English language.
• Must have a car, a current MN driver’s license, and be able to drive day or evening hours.
• Must be able to accommodate flexible work hours.

Essential Physical Functions:
• Type frequently.
• Drive frequently.
• Sit often.
• Stand occasionally.
• Walk frequently.
• Climb flights of stairs.  
• Lift 40 pounds or more.

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