Mental Health Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment

Mental Health Specialist - Assertive Community Treatment

Job Overview

The Mental Health Specialist, as part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) multidisciplinary team, will provide treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy and case management services to program clients with serious persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Cover letter is strongly encouraged. Salary range is $37,000 to $40,000 per year.


  • Conduct comprehensive, ongoing assessments of program clients’ mental illness, physical health, housing status and other relevant needs
  • Manage primary case load by completing treatment plans, DLA-20s, and coordinating care through monthly client schedules
  • Provide person centered direct clinical services to clients on individual and group basis in office and in community settings, making appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure clients’ ability to cope with internal and external stressors
  • Facilitate clients’ treatment planning with an emphasis on fostering personal growth and development towards recovery and wellness
  • Refer clients to appropriate community agencies, assisting clients when needed
  • Act as advocate and liaison, consulting with community agencies and program clients to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Collaborate with other members of the ACT team during daily and weekly staff meetings
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention in coordination with other ACT team members, covering nighttime hours, holidays and weekends
  • Maintain St. Patrick Center (SPC) client tracking system and client files (including treatment plans), documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity within the time frame required by DMH and BJC/administrative agent (24 hours)
  • Document all interventions within 24 hours into MyAvatar
  • Responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards
  • Ensure the care model by interacting with all other SPC programs

  • Requires Class E Driver License (MO residents only)
  • Requires reliable transportation
  • Requires valid and current auto insurance
  • Work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week




  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or a related field from an accredited university
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional Required
  • Understanding of mental illness and substance use
  • Experience in counseling and case management/wrap-around services
  • Experience in conducting home visits
  • Knowledge and understanding of community agencies
  • Knowledge of federal, state and agency HIPAA policies


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Counseling and crisis intervention expertise
  • Self-motivation due to the autonomous nature of the position
  • Respect for clients and staff
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Moderate computer skills


  • Report to and work with Manager of Assertive Community Treatment Team
  • Attend and participate in all appropriate SPC meetings


  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Off-site trainings
  • Partner agencies (networking opportunities)


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 403b with company match
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid time off (self-care days, birthday and personal day)
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave
  • Paid sick days
  • Wellness perks
  • Employee appreciation days
  • Learning and development resources
  • Flexible Workplace Policy
  • And much more!

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