Scope of Service

Provider will create capacity for ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) services by hiring staff as negotiated with the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Deliverables

Provider will hire staff to ensure ACT services are available to clients transitioning from Institutions for Mental Disease/Nursing Facilities (IMD/NFs) into the community.

Each provider will be required to submit to the DHS/DMH Contract Manager for approval a plan to create ACT staff positions which includes:

  1. Number of positions to create
  2. Number of ACT consumer slots created
  3. Location of staff
  4. Recruitment
  5. Hiring
  6. Training
  7. Certification of team

Reporting Requirements:

  1. Financial Report in accordance with Exhibit C.
  2. Performance Report in accordance with Exhibit E.

Payment

Lump Sum Payment: Payment will be issued in one lump sum at the beginning of the contract period and reconciled on the basis of reported allowable expenses per the Grant Funds Recovery Act [30 ILCS 705/7 and 8].

The Provider shall report quarterly allowable grant expenses on the appropriate DMH reporting template to the DMH program contact no later than November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1, and reported expenses should be consistent with the submitted annual grant budget. If any budget variances are noted, the DMH program contact may request that the provider submit a revised grant budget before subsequent monthly payments will be made. DMH program contacts and reporting templates can be found in the Provider section of the DHS website.

Performance Measures

The Provider shall report monthly performance on the appropriate DMH reporting template to the DMH program contact no later than the 15th day of the month following the reporting period. DMH program contacts and reporting templates can be found in the Provider section of the DHS website.

The following are included in the reporting template:

  1. Ensure that the number of positions to be created is sufficient to meet the transition and service needs of clients.
  2. Ensure that the number of ACT slots created can address the service needs of clients authorized for this service.
  3. Ensure that the location of staff offices are within travel proximity to provide the array of ACT services needed, both off site and on site.
  4. Ensure that the agency is actively recruiting qualified mental health professionals, QMHP and licensed clinicians, as well as peer support specialist, substance abuse specialist.
  5. Ensure that qualified clinicians, clinically competent and culturally competent employees are hired within a reasonable time frame to start service delivery.
  6. Ensure that all staff hired are thoroughly oriented and trained according to agency policies and ACT service implementation.
  7. Each performing ACT team will be certified according to DHS/DMH certification policies.

Performance Standards

  1. 100% of positions created will be posted for hire within 20 business days of the contract award.
  2. 100% of ACT consumer slots, ranging from 35-60, depending on staff/consumer ratio will be filled within four months of operation.
  3. 100% of staff will have office locations within the reasonable geographical proximity to assigned consumers' residences.
  4. 100% of staff will have offers to hire within 40 days post execution of the contract.
  5. 100% of staff will receive agency orientation and training on ACT expectations and service delivery within 1 month of the hire date.
  6. 100% of ACT teams will be certified to meet fidelity.