Assistant Team Leader
Position Summary: The Assistant Team Leader (ATL) is a member of the non-fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team who provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and may abuse substances. The Assistant Team Leader, in collaboration with the team, coordinates and provides services for all clients on the team in a compassionate and responsible manner. The ATL is required to assume leadership and fulfill all functions and responsibilities of the Team Leader in his/her absence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide 24/7 on call backup for Team Leader.
- Assume regulatory and fiscal reporting requirements in Team Leaders absence.
- Perform responsibilities to support ACT team members as assigned by Team Leader.
- Collaborate with client in the formulation of a Comprehensive Service Plan that is reviewed and modified, in collaboration with the client on a regular basis.
- Provide individually tailored outreach, case management, counseling, advocacy, and other needed services to clients in any environment including: the streets, shelters, prisons, hospitals, apartments, office, etc.
- Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports and complete other program documentation (e.g., progress notes, incident reports, on-call logs, letters, psychosocial assessments).
- Organize and participate in social activities with clients in the community.
- Coordinate and monitor referrals to community services and advocate client participation.
- Lead groups, workshops, and in-services on relevant topics; e.g. substance abuse, safe sex, domestic violence.
- Participate in on-call rotation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
- Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.
- Bachelor’s required or Master’s in Social Work preferred or Master’s in another clinical mental health discipline, such as: psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, or marriage and family therapy accepted. LCSW or actively working towards LCSW preferred.
- Five (5) years’ experience working in a related field.
- Responsible, organized and efficient.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, as well as computer literacy.
- Supervisory experience preferred with Master’s degree or 2 years supervisory experience required with Bachelor’s degree.
- Ability to work with diverse populations including clients and staff in critical and emergency situations.
- Sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences.
- Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Team employees as assigned.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Community environment. Constant interaction with agency clientele. Considerable walking and standing.
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