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ACT Therapist - Child, Adolescent & Family Services

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.

This position is eligible for a $1,000 hiring bonus!

Job Summary:
Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time ACT Therapist to join our Child, Adolescent & Family Services Team! The ACT Therapist provides comprehensive treatment and outreach services to individuals and complex family systems that may include multisystem involvement, several family members with mental illness, co-morbid diagnoses, active addiction process, a cycle of relapsing mental illness, frequent hospitalizations, episodic or continuous substance abuse, homelessness or out of home placements, difficulties within the legal system, and school failure. Through thorough assessment of family system and contributing factors, using a person-centered approach, the ACT Team tailors service provisions to meet the identified problems and goals.  Services include individual, family, and group psychotherapy; psychoeducation and skill building; treatment tools such as Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Medication Supports, Family Supports, case management, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Reviews all cases assigned to the Children's ACT Team to familiarize self with client needs and history, to assess the need for further evaluations, as well as reviews the interim treatment plan.
• Provides clinical assessments of clients when indicated, to a caseload limited to a maximum of ten consumers per full time staff.
• Coordinates referral for, and reviews results of additional assessments, as appropriate.
• Provides clinical input and formulation of child and adolescent treatment plans, which identify specific problems to be addressed, target goals related to problems, and clear and measurable objectives with clear time frames attached to specific services to be provided, based on consumer history of illness, assessment and past and current function, results of evaluations, and multi-disciplinary Children's ACT Team review.
• Reviews and updates treatment plans to ensure compliance with GNMH guidelines and represents current and evidence-based treatments, by the due date listed in the EMR.
• Provides treatment to consumers and families according to the established treatment plan utilizing evidence-based practices and approved modalities of the Agency to clients for at least 22 hours per week.
• Formulates a crisis prevention plan, assesses any crises that may arise, and provides crisis intervention in coordination with the Children's ACT Team.
• Provides necessary contact and treatment after hours and on weekends, as needed or determined by the treatment plan.
• Provides after hours emergency consultation coverage on a rotating basis.
• Coordinates the consumer's Individual Service Plan within the Agency and with external agencies

• Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field.
• 2-3 years of clinical experience working with children, youth and/or families.
• Ability to form rapid rapport and interact with a broad range of clients, including severe and chronic populations.
• Ability to work with complex family systems using an empowering, strengths-based approach.
• Strong collaborating skills and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.

Our agency is a team of talented and dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping the community and each other! We provide staff supervision, a stimulating work environment and opportunities for supervision towards clinical licensure. We are an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, NH State Loan Repayment Program and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Apply today!

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Date Added: September 9, 2021

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