ACT Community Mental Health Worker

Ohioguidestone Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 3 months ago

Impact Lives. Inspire Change. Be the Solution.

Since 1864, we've been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we've grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!

The Community Counseling department is seeking a passionate and excited individual to provide Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to clients in Cuyahoga County. Community Mental Health Workers provide case management and qualified mental health services to clients needing assistance with housing, benefits, and/or adult probation and those with serious and persistent mental illness needing behavioral interventions and stabilization.

Candidates will have a genuine interest in providing individual and family support, skills, advocacy, and crisis management in a home-based setting. Supervised OhioGuidestone workers have excellent communication and collaborate with the treatment team and community providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with adults with serious mental illness

  • Consult with an ODMH Mental Health Assessment, develops a service/treatment plan

  • Provides Ohio Department of Mental Health Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

  • Provides clients with information on behavior management, household management and communication and relationship enhancement when needed; teaches social skills

  • Provides crisis intervention and mediation

  • Full-time employees maintain a productivity of 52%

  • Coordinates, makes referrals, or arranges for appropriate community resources when needed, acts as an advocate

  • Teaches client how to utilize the systems

  • Ensures that children are in the proper educational setting

  • Transports to psychiatric appointments and promotes medication compliance

  • Maintains ongoing contacts (phone, meetings, conferences) with other professionals involved, including collateral contacts with community resources/services

  • Attends all court hearings

  • Organization and maintenance of documentation of written client information and case notes

  • Record keeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency and any outside agencies based on departmental requirements

  • Participates in staff training, supervisory staff meetings & program consultation

  • Coordinate and provide service and support to their assigned clients and families in the home and community environment

  • Provide natural supports psychoeducation on behavior management, household management, communication and relationship enhancement

  • Collaborate with other mental health team members and participate in team meetings daily

  • Provide evidence based practice and high fidelity services

  • Maintaining confidentiality

  • Educate client and family on various mental health conditions/diagnoses

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the homes of clients and several community agencies. This involves extensive driving

  • English reading and writing skills required

  • Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families

  • Attention to detail and confidentiality required

  • Works flexible hour and takes part in the on call rotation

  • Requires typing and computer competency, including Windows applications for moderate levels of typing case notes and other paperwork


  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field with a valid Ohio LSW is preferred

  • Must have a valid Ohio Drivers License, proof of valid Auto Insurance, and a safe driving record

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND10

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ACT Community Mental Health Worker