ACT Team Lead Job at Resources for Human Development, Bethlehem, PA

  • Resources for Human Development
  • Bethlehem, PA

Job Description

Job Type



Job title

ACT Team Lead

Reports to

ACT Program Director

***$5,000 sign on bonus ($2,500 at 90 days, $2,500 at 6 months).***

Are you looking for a new opportunity? RHD is seeking a Team Leader for its Lehigh Valley ACT Team. This is a salaried position paying $70,000, with on-call stipends of $290 per on-call week!

Advantages of Working with RHD

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus

Full Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Generous Paid Time Off Plan

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Cell Phone Discounts & More

Referral Bonus Program

Position Summary

The ACT Team Lead establishes and maintains oversight and direction for the clinical and operational leadership of the multi-functional team to which they are assigned. They are responsible for maintaining and documenting regulatory compliance efforts of the team, providing supervisory guidance and support to all employees of the team including but not limited to coaching, counseling, corrective actions and hiring and firing of staff. They are also responsible for the fiscal security of the program which they lead, including maintaining proper census levels to ensure fiscal viability of the program, monitoring, and controlling expenses of the team, and ensuring the proper use and control of program funds. A commitment to the RHD values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.

Essential Duties and Functions

Direct Patient Care
  • Develops initial assessment and treatment plans to all clients and consumers admitted to the program and assigns Direct Care staff to them.
  • Evaluates consumers on an on-going basis for planning and coordinating treatment activities to respond to changing needs.
  • Maintains a caseload of consumers as their primary Clinician.
Staff Supervision
  • Directly supervises assigned personnel as follows:
  • Assists in the selection of new personnel as needed.
  • Trains and supports the staff in the completion and review of assessments and the development of effective care and/or support plans as appropriate.
  • Reviews employee performance on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Organizes, schedules and distributes work among assigned personnel.
  • Keeps personnel informed of pertinent policies and procedures affecting the program and/or their jobs.
  • Administers policies and procedures as established by Resources for Human Development
  • Assures that on call crisis intervention is available to program participants 24-7.
  • Assists and guides staff in the following essential activities:
  • Linking with and gaining access to outside services
  • Monitoring and assessment of service delivery
  • Problem resolution
  • Informal support network building
  • Rehabilitation skills training
  • Peer Support Services
  • Supervises caseloads with individual team members as well as with the team in general on a regular basis.
  • Supervises medical record maintenance to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Develops and maintains an efficient scheduling system for program personnel, ensuring the needs of the program are met.
  • Works with assigned Financial Manager to maintain the fiscal viability of the program through cost control and the development of revenue.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • A Graduate degree in Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Education,? or
  • Any Graduate degree in the field of human services? plus ?a minimum of three (3) years of experience in direct care with adults in Mental Health, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice, Health Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, or similar program, including two (2) years of community-based treatment.
  • Clinical licensure as an LPC, LCSW, LISW, RN, or MD required.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
Required Experience

A minimum of three (3) years' experience directly serving adults in Mental Health, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice, Health Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, or similar program, including two (2) years of community-based treatment and one year of supervisory experience.

Required Education

A Graduate Degree in Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Education or any Graduate Degree in the field of human services. License is preferred.

Program Summary

Lehigh Valley ACT's Recovery-focused, multidisciplinary, assertive community treatment programs provide intensive, individual support for people in Lehigh and Northampton counties who are working to overcome the barriers to recovery from mental illness. Assertive Community Treatment Teams provide: Psychiatric assessment, medication education and monitoring, treatment for co-occurring disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychosocial services and education (including Wellness Management and Recovery, SAMSHA evidence-based IMR) and intervention help strengthen the individual's networks. Blended Case Management Services affords the collaborative coordination of services and resources supportive of recovery and growth. Individuals work with case managers to increase personal and financial independence, overcome barriers compromising access to treatment, build and expand capabilities in roles and relationships within the community and, acquire skills to support self-determination and self-management of the symptoms or challenges related to their illness. HUD funding allows LVACT to respond to the residential needs of participants who have been diagnosed with a serious, persistent mental illnesses and have histories of homelessness.


Physical requirements

Lifting Requirements
  • Medium: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.


Salary Description

$70,000 annually

Job Tags

Full time, Relocation bonus,

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