****This position will split time between the Western Springs and LaGrange offices****
Provides 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, as well as to medical patients of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides individual, family, or group counseling/therapy to a caseload of clients as determined by program needs.
Completes mental health assessment in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment interventions to serve the identified client and family.
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 Community Nurse Health Center, DCFS, schools, hospitals, and other providers in the community as required.
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.
Acquire and/or maintain state licensure.
Will also provide services to clients of our integrated care program, including
Works in an integrated care setting to provide behavioral health services to children, families, and adults served by Community Nurse Health Center.
Integrated care responsibilities include: consultation with medical providers, participating in staffings with medical providers and psychiatrist, notifying medical providers of clients’ progression in treatment, assessing risk and treatment needs of medical patients on site at the medical clinic, , tracking symptom presentation and outcomes of treatment, , and participating in behavioral health team meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree required. Related experience should include integrated care experience with a primary care population and a demonstrated flexibility in the use of treatment modalities including individual, family, and group treatment for short and long term lengths of stay. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License and vehicle. Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from community and home 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.