Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.
MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.
MHS’ Contra Costa ACTiOn Team provides Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) to individuals that qualify for AB1421/Laura’s Law. The program provides both voluntary and court-ordered services through an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model for eligible adults in Contra Costa County. All services meet the guidelines described in AB 1421 (Laura’s Law) while respecting the choice, autonomy and dignity of individuals struggling with symptoms of serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. This Adult Full Service Partnership is a collaborative program that connects the resources of Mental Health Systems, Inc. and Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services under the auspices of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
Incumbent will serve as Program Supervisor for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) services and subsequent Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for Laura’s Law/AB 1421 eligible adults with serious mental illness in Contra Costa County. The Program Supervisor is a mental health professional who serves in a supervisory role within the treatment team. In addition to administrative oversight, he or she provides assessments, creates and revises treatment plans, develops and coordinates care among the disciplines, and provides treatment and rehabilitation services to clients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of Assisted Outpatient Treatment and Assertive Community Treatment model as it relates to client care.
Knowledge of cultural and socio-economic factors that inform service provision to persons with psychiatric or dual diagnosis disorders. Cultural competency relevant to community/communities served.
Resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
Skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.
Utilizes logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with workers in dealing with client needs.
Ability to create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.
Ability to maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.
Set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.