Summary: Support people in developing skills to manage mental illness, socialize with others, and decrease reliance on professional supports.
Community Mental Health and Counseling (CMHC) * Directly deliver services in accordance with applicable Rule 132 program requirements. * Schedule and document all billing activities to meet departmental deadlines, time frames, and productivity standards. * Maintain proficiency using the most current information and technology systems available to function efficiently within the department. * Independently transport consumers in compliance with agency policy and procedure.
Psycho-Social Rehab (PSR) * Facilitate on-site educational individual and group services that focus on developing coping skills needed for symptom management and increasing skills needed for personal growth. * Provide 60% of community support individual or group services off site.
Education * Master's Degree in Human Services related field.
Experience * Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with mental illness and working knowledge of the recovery-model preferred. * Experience with Medicaid Rule 132 documentation and billing requirements preferred.
License/Certification * Current license in counseling or social work preferred.
Language * English as a first or second language.
Additional Qualifications * Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with good driving record and car available. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary and be on call to respond to emergencies. * Sertoma Centre provides service to "at risk populations" funded primarily by the State of Illinois. As such, the agency is subject to compliance with the Healthcare Worker Background Check Act, hereafter referred to as the Act. Consequently, all employees are subject to employment eligibility conditions set forth in the Act, both now and in the future.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Communication * Effective communication skills, both written and oral. * Promote awareness of mental health, both internally and externally. * Actively and productively participate in team meetings. * Check work e-mail, voicemail, interoffice mail daily. Respond to all e-mails, voicemails, memos, and other requests for informaton within 48 hours or less. * Limit all agency cell phone usage to business only purposes.
Job Specific Skills * Effective organizational skills. * Motivational interviewing. * Advanced counseling skills. * Separation of personal beliefs within clinical work.
Industry Knowledge * Signs and symptoms of mental illness. * Best practice treatment approaches for addressing mental illness in the community mental health environment. * Impact of trauma on mental health status and trauma-informed principles in practice. * Person Centered Planning. * New developments and practices in the mental health field. * Knowledge of public benefits, community resources, and mental health services throughout the south suburbs.
Knowledge of Rules and Regulations * Administrative Code, Part 132 Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Program.
Proficiency in the use of computers and working knowledge of the following: * Available Software * Smartphones * Outlook/Gmail * Billing Systems * VPN and Wi-Fi
Additional Job Responsibilities
Position Specific * Integrate consumers into the community to generalize skills developed over time. * Provide person-centered individual therapy services utilizing best practice approaches to treatment. * Assist consumers in gaining access to resources needed during the recovery process. * Manage multiple demands with flexibility in adapting to new challenges while maintaining priorities. * Provide support in addressing immediate and basic needs of individuals served.
Customer Service * Respect rights and responsibilities of persons served and function as an advocate. * Exhibit professional conduct and appearance throughout all work environments in compliance with department standards. * Maintain open and effective communication with agency and provider staff, family, and others in response to consumer needs.
Recordkeeping * Schedule and status billing activities on a daily basis in the Electronic Clinical Record. * Complete all billing notes by the end of the business day every Wednesday for the week prior. * Adhere to Rule 132 guidelines for completion and standards of clinical documentation. * Report and document consumer incidents in the Electronic Clinical Record. * Submit registrations and authorizations to ensure approvals and payment of service delivery.
Safety * Respond to and manages crisis situations. * Report persons that present as a danger to self or others to be entered on the FOID Registry by a Qualified Examiner. * Report critical consumer and staff incidents to supervisor immediately. * Transport consumers safely in the community in compliance with agency policy. * Maintain a safe workplace by following agency safety procedures.
Training * Seek continuing education units to maintain licensure (as applicable) and best practice standards in community mental health services. * Participate in at least one training within one-year of hire on trauma-informed principles and/or practices. * Attend all assigned training sessions, notifying supervisor of needed schedule changes to accommodate training date/times. * Maintain current status on all certifications. Monitor training history and schedule retraining for completion prior to certification expiration dates.