ACT Clinical Team Lead

Sweetser
Full time Full day
Brunswick, ME

Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization's roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.


Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:



  • Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community


Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services



  • Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention

  • Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric


Services, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy



  • Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network

  • Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools


As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!


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ACT Clinical Team Lead


Job Code:10322 Location:Brunswick 04011 Department:ACT Team FT/PT Status:Full Time Summary:


This position has the responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the highest quality of services to clients, for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the program, supervising program staff and for supporting the coordination and integration of available services and resources on behalf of clients in on the ACT team. Some direct service may be provided but the essential job duties are supervisory.


The position includes after hours on-call responsibilities.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities



  • Support and articulate the program and organization mission to staff, clients, providers and others.

  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day work of program staff to ensure responsiveness to client need.

  • Coordinate recruitment and hiring of direct service staff with the program manager and human resources department.

  • Provide orientation to new staff in accordance with orientation plan.

  • Provide regularly scheduled and on the spot supervision to program staff and communicates supervision activities to program manager.

  • Identify and implement or arrange for needed staff development programs.

  • Evaluate staff performance through direct observation of clinical practice and feedback from staff, clients and community providers and works with the staff to enhance overall performance.

  • Develop and maintain staff scheduling to ensure appropriate staffing levels.

  • Ensure completion of all required clinical service documentation by clinical/direct care staff, including authorization requirements for insurance payments. Reviews clinical documentation with focus on accuracy, completeness, relevancy and overall quality.

  • Collaborate flexibly and responsively with the area service network on behalf of clients to support smooth access to the program, coordinated service responses and client linkage with needed community resources.

  • Ensure that the program meets all organization and licensing standards, regulations and policies, including the posting and notification of client rights and grievance procedures information, the consistent adherence to client confidentiality standards and maintenance of safe program practices, including the consistent practice of universal precautions

  • Ensure that the program meets the ACT fidelity standards

  • Ensure that the program site is kept in good repair with functioning physical safety precautions, as required by statute and/or civil regulation.

  • Monitor the program budget to ensure budget targets are met; implements productivity expectations; develops annual program goals and objectives; and assists in maintaining up-to-date manual of program policies and procedure


  • Through clinical leadership, behavioral example and policy, establishe a program culture of mutual support and program service



  • Clinical Licensure Required - LCPC or LCSW, conditional considered.

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