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Assertive Community Treatment Team Lead
Adult ACT - Brainerd, MN

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is seeking an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Lead to join our Adult ACT team. This Full-time position will primarily work in our ACT office located in Brainerd, MN and will report to our ACT Director. The ACT Team Lead will provide clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team in conjunction with appropriate psychiatric support to ensure service excellence and courteous, helpful, and respectful services to program clients; and functions as a practicing clinician on the team. Duties of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the daily organizational staff meetings and treatment planning meetings; continuously evaluate the status of clients and do appropriate planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure immediate attention to their changing needs.
  • Review and approve staff documentation; Provide clinical supervision to the ACT Team.
  • Direct and coordinate the client admission process and treatment, rehabilitation, and support services of the program in coordination with the psychiatrist.  Schedule the admission interview; develop and coordinate the initial assessment and initial treatment plan; coordinate with the ACT Director in assigning the most appropriate staff to the individual treatment team (ITT); and provide clinical supervision of the development of the comprehensive assessment and the integrated treatment plan for each client.
  • Direct and coordinate, for each client, the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., on set, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Conduct clinical assessments and provide direct clinical treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to clients in community settings.
  • Perform on-call duty for crisis intervention and for staff supervision and consultation.

Qualified candidates will meet the State of Minnesota’s qualifications for a licensed Mental Health Professional. At least a Master’s Degree in the behavioral sciences field (i.e. Psychology, Marriage/ Family, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing) along with independent licensure is required. Qualified candidates will also have strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The person in this position must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and be knowledgeable about the ACT model. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, electronic records compliance, and a valid Driver’s License is required.

If interested in applying, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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