SUMMARY Provides crisis intervention services and outpatient mental health assessment and treatment services to a caseload of clients in the office or in the community depending on the needs of the clients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides crisis intervention services in person or by telephone to police, school and hospital personnel, and community residents dealing with crisis situations. This includes referrals as well as diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention therapy.
Participates in a 24-hour /7 day a week rotation schedule with all other crisis workers assigned to the team.
Conducts emergency on-site assessments of clients to determine the need for inpatient hospitalization for children, adolescents, and adults.
Provides on-site assessments for the mandated CCBYS population within 1 hour. Non-mandated CCBYS population will be assessed within 7 days at a mutually-agreed upon site.
Provides on-site assessment for SASS within 90 minutes.
Provides crisis stabilization treatment using brief therapy model as needed until situation has been resolved or client can be assigned to appropriate agency program.
Other Clinical Responsibilities:
Provide traditional outpatient individual, family, or group therapy to a caseload of clients as determined by program needs.
Completes mental health assessments in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment interventions to serve the identified client and family.
Determines frequency, duration and intensity of treatment, and develops treatment plans.
Assesses and stabilizes high risk individuals and/or families.
Works in collaboration with other agency programs and staff.
Coordinates with other community agencies and organizations such as DCFS, schools, hospitals, other providers in the community.
Provides case management services as defined in the service plan that coordinate, support, and advocate for clients who need multiple services and require assistance in gaining access to and in using mental health , social, vocational, educational, child welfare, and other community services and resources.
Responds to clients and/or family needs outside of regularly scheduled session times.
Monitors and support services provided by psychiatrist.
Maintains records in accordance with agency policies and complete required outcomes protocols.
Participates in agency meetings and in-services.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree required. Related experience should include work with adults, children and adolescents, crisis intervention, assessment, case management, brief treatment, and home and community based interventions. Training in and experience with a variety of evidence based treatment models. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential. On-call duties are required.
Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License. Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from home and community based interventions. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.
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.