Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a form of community-based mental health care for individuals experiencing serious mental illness that interferes with their ability to live in the community, attend appointments with professionals in clinics and hospitals, and manage mental health symptoms. It is an evidence-based practice and is characterized by an intensive, integrated approach to community mental health service delivery. What this means is that mental health services are provided in a community setting as the mission of ACT is to help people become independent and integrate into the community as they experience recovery. ACT teams help reduce reliance on hospitals by providing round-the-clock services to the people who need it most with other results including the reduction of preventable outcomes of mental illness, such as homelessness and substance abuse.
The people we serve are often characterized by:
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a social, behavioral, human service or health-related field including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, and criminal justice.
A Master's degree is preferable
• Experience in mental health/intellectual and developmental disabilities services preferred
• Experience in supported employment and/or supported housing services preferred
• Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be an insurable driver.