Support people in developing skills to manage mental illness, socialize with others, and decrease reliance on professional supports in order to maintain independence in the community.
Essential Functions Responsibilities
1. Directly deliver services in accordance with applicable Rule 132 program requirements.
2. Schedule and document all billing activities to meet departmental deadlines, time frames, and productivity standards.
3. Maintain proficiency using the most current information and technology systems available to function efficiently within the department.
4. Independently transport consumers in compliance with agency policy and procedure.
1. Facilitate off site psycho-educational s ervices that focus on developing coping skills needed for symptom management and increasing skills needed for personal growth.
2. Independently provide services with consumers in a natural environment.
3. Spend 60% of their time providing services off site.
4. Respond to crisis calls in the evenings, weekends, or holidays as assigned.
Master's Degree in Human Services related field.
* 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.
Current license in Counseling or Social Work preferred.
English as a first or second language.
* Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with a good driving record and car available.
* Eligible for and completion of certification process to driv e Pace vehicles.
* Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary and be on call to respond to emergencies.
1. Integrate consumers into the community to generalize skills developed over time.
2. Provide person centered individual therapy services utilizing best practice approaches to treatment.
3. Assist consumers in gaining access to resources needed during the recovery process.
4. Manage multiple demands with flexibility in adapting to new challenges while maintaining priorities.
5. Provide support in addressing immediate and basic needs of individuals served.
1. Respect rights and responsibilities of persons served and function as an advocate.
2. Exhibit professional conduct and appearance throughout all work environments in compliance with department standards.
3. Maintain open and effective communica tion with agency and provider staff, family, and others in response to consumer needs.
1. Schedule and status billing activities on a daily basis in the Electronic Clinical Record.
2. Complete all billing notes by the end of the business day every Wednesday for the week prior.
3. Adhere to Rule 132 guidelines for completion and standards of clinical documentation.
4. Report and document consumer incidents in the Electronic Clinical Record.
5. Submit registrations and authorizations to ensure approvals and payment of service delivery.
1. Respond to and manage crisis situations.
2. Report persons that present as a danger to self or others to be entered on the FOID Registry by a qualified examiner.
3. Report critical consumer and staff incidents to supervisor immediately.
4. Transport consumers safely in the community in compliance with agency policy.
5. Maintain a safe workplace by following agency safety procedures.
1. Attend all assigned training sessions offered and required by the organization.
2. Seek continuing education units to maintain licensure (as applicable) and best practice standards in community mental health services.
3. Participate in at least one training within one year of hire on trauma-informed principles and/or practices.