ACTT – Team Therapist

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services


Closing Date
Continuous Recruitment
Posted February 23, 2024

Agency Name
Children's Hope Alliance

Work County

Job Description

Our Parent Company Mission
Hope, Health and Healing for Generations.  
This position supports the new and innovative Child Focused Assertive Community Treatment Team. Child ACTT is a team-based multi-disciplinary approach to serving kids in their homes, kinship placements, foster homes, or may begin during a transition from a more restrictive residential setting or hospitalization. Child ACTT is primarily community based, however some flexible office based work will be required. This is an exciting new service in North Carolina, with the goal of helping children with severe emotional disturbances stay in their home environments successfully. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Clinical Duties
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy to clients using clinical models and modalities approved by the agency and the service definition for children and adults who are being referred to mental health and substance abuse services. 
  • Conduct Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, Person Centered Treatment Plan Meetings, Screening Tools, comprehensive crisis plans, and all clinical documentation duties as required.
  • Participate in daily/weekly client staffings, team meetings and trainings, and work cohesively with other members of the ACTT team to insure the most appropriate and highest quality care is given to the children and families served.
  • Provide support and training to clients and staff related to behavioral strategies and interventions through the use of evidenced-based models.  
  • Coordinate care for client / families as needed.
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call crisis response.
Core Competency: Analytical Skills
Therapist demonstrates an ability to review, interpret, and include client assessments in case conceptualization of treatment plan. Includes internal and external CCA’s, PCPs, Medical Evaluations, and Psychological Testing.
How will competency be measured? At hire review of staff member's first client admission for evidence that inclusion of collateral information is included in client assessment, progress notes, and treatment plan. Annual review of 5 client records for evidence that inclusion of collateral information is included in client assessment, progress notes, and treatment plan.
Administrative Duties
  • Complete documentation required including progress notes, treatment plans, service authorization requests, and clinical intakes, routine surveys/assessments, and other required clinical documentation when applicable. Submit clinical assessments, clinical addendums, internal transfer documentation, clinical conference notes, and client discharge paperwork within designated time frames set by the agency protocols.  
  • Utilize EHR to track client engagement; and to interactively document and communicate with the treatment team
  • Assist with care coordination needs for client and family; working with support staff and outside resources as needed.
Miscellaneous Duties
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Utilize telehealth, electronic health record, TEAMS, and other electronic resources as needed.
Supervision responsibilities:
Meet supervision requirements to maintain good standing with professional licensure board.
All employees have the following expectations:
  • Mission: Contribute to and enhance company mission
  • Organization: Prioritize and plan work responsibilities appropriately
  • Professional Development: Attend and/or successfully complete all required trainings and meetings
  • Timeliness and Accuracy: Perform quality work within given deadlines and expectations with or without direct supervision
  • Professionalism: Comply with all applicable policies, practices, and procedures; report all out-of-compliance and unsafe activities to supervisor; interact professionally with other employees, volunteers, families, children, and the community
  • Teamwork: Serve effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Communication: Utilize effective communication skills both verbally and in writing; provide effective feedback and is receptive to feedback
  • Leadership: Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other appropriate individuals
  • Cultural Competence: Is sensitive to the cultural, ethnic and religious views of the children and families served, and in community and public contact.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • The position requires a Master Degree in a Human Service or related field plus one year of experience with a similar population. The position also requires a valid NC licensure LCSW, LMFT or LCMHC and LCAS. Associate level licensed professionals may be considered for this position.
  • Requires knowledge and the ability to practically implement mental health regulations and clinical services.
  • Requires effective communication, decision making, analytical, interpersonal, leadership and professionalism skills and abilities.
  • Must have basic computer and math skills.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina’s Driver’s License.
  • Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal, HCPR and driving checks.
  • Must submit insurance and registration documentation if utilizing personal car for work related transports.
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