Responsibilities include provision of direct services to clients in the Community Support Team (“CST”) program through mental health rehabilitative services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides direct service to CST clients through mental health rehabilitation services and supports, including illness self-management, skill building, identification and use of adaptive and compensatory skills, identification and use of natural supports and use of community resources. 60% of services must be provided in the member’s natural setting.
Under the direct supervision of a QMHP or LPHA, gathers member information to complete an assessment of the person’s needs.
With the client and CST team members and utilizing a strengths-based perspective, assists in formulate treatment plans based on assessed need; reviews treatment plans according to policy.
Makes recommendations for treatment, identifies and investigates existing natural resources and supports, explains options available to CST clients and assists in the application process.
Completes all required paperwork (MHA’s, treatment plans, progress notes, etc.) within required timeframes and per Rule 132 and agency policy.
Participates in evaluation of referrals and facilitates placement into CST program with other team members, including ensuring potential clients meet eligibility requirements and all required screenings/assessments are completed; coordinates termination of services, ensures termination criteria are met, and ensures appropriate discharge plan.
Through supportive counseling, psycho-education and case management, assist people in the program to achieve their treatment goals, maximize independence and access needed community resources.
Coordinate with other community agencies and organizations such as DCFS, schools, hospitals, other providers in the community.
Provide services to facilitate an effective transition in living arrangement, consistent with the client’s welfare and development (e.g., a client being discharged from inpatient psychiatric care, loss of housing, etc.)
Provide intensive outreach in an attempt to engage clients in services and those who do not follow through with post discharge/deflection appointments.
Responds to emergencies 24 hours per day/7 days per week per established coverage plan.
Participates in specific program meetings, including the mandatory weekly staff meeting and required service line and agency trainings, meetings and consultations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field from an accredited college or university.
Substance abuse treatment experience preferred.
Case Management experience preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work environment may include client homes and a general office environment. Local travel, including transporting clients, is required.
Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License. Personal vehicle needed. CSS staff will transport clients and their belongings in his/her personal vehicle. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.
Monday – Friday with on-call responsibilities for nights and weekends. On-call responsibilities are rotated amongst all CST team members.
Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. We aspire to build healthier communities by making connections and changing lives. In other words, our goal is to connect people to the resources they need to help them stay healthy or get back on their feet.
Pillars’ main lines of service are Mental Health, Addi...ctions, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Child and Family Services, and Community Housing. We have more than 30 programs within those lines of service. Our eight office locations span the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, including La Grange Park, Berwyn, Hickory Hills, Summit, and Western Springs. Several of our services are also provided in community settings including homes, schools, police stations, courthouses, and emergency rooms. Many of our services are bilingual, and many of our clients are low-income and/or use Medicaid.
Learn more at www.pillarscommunity.org
Pillars is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.