Goddard Riverside Community Center

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Intro/Program Description: The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team is a unique and nontraditional licensed outpatient psychiatric clinic for individuals who have demonstrated a high service need with multiple hospitalizations, emergency room visits and difficulty maintaining stability in the community. ACT is a nationally recognized model and an evidence-based practice. The ACT Team serves the Upper West Side, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.


Purpose of Position: The Team Leader provides administrative and clinical support for the ACT team.


Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

1)     Provide case management services

  • Perform client assessments and formulate treatment goals
  • Facilitate client participation in entitlement programs, psychiatric services, medication management, rehabilitation and other activities
  • Refer clients to community health, substance abuse psychiatric and other services
  • Accompany clients to appointments as needed
  • Communicate regularly with clients’ families about their needs and progress
  • Serve as liaison to other service providers
  • Maintain up-to-date client case records according to program guidelines
  • Visit clients in residential facilities, on the street and in other locations
  •   Rotate on-call service outside of work hours

Management and Supervision

·        Provide clinical supervision to staff and interns; evaluate their work and discuss progress of their clients

·        Assist in recruitment of ACT staff members

·        Assist with program administration, including staff schedules and financial reporting

·        Perform Program Director’s duties in his/her absence

Wellness services

·        Attend OMH and other training programs on client wellness initiatives; serve as consultant to ACT staff on wellness

Participate as an ACT team member

  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, and training programs to upgrade skills and knowledge
  • Attend supervision meetings to review client progress and case management strategies
  • Work collaboratively with ACT team staff in a team case management model

           5) Other duties as required

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

·        Licensed Master Social worker (LMSW) required

·        Experience working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill population

·        ACT Team experience preferred


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

·        Strong communication skills, verbal and written

·        Excellent computer skills


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be

·        Able to work in the Microsoft Office Suite, should especially be proficient in Word and Outlook

·        Able to use or learn to use AWARDS database

·        Able to use or learn other electronic databases, programs, and funder-related software as needed


Physical Requirements

·        Walking and climbing stairs


Work Environment

·        Field and Office work

Salary Information

Days: Monday to Friday
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

To Apply

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Derrick Manigo, Program Director, at dmanigo@goddard.org and copy employment@goddard.org. Please include "Team Leader- ACT Team" in the subject line.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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