The schedule for this position is: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM on M, T, Th, & F. 1-9 pm on Wednesday.
SUMMARY Provides brief mental health screening and crisis intervention services at The Living Room in LaGrange. The Living Room is a nationally recognized model that supports a person with mental illness who is experiencing an increase in their mental illness symptoms. 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 and the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Crisis and Clinical Responsibilities:
Provides crisis intervention services at The Living Room in person on a schedule Monday-Friday. This includes referrals as well as diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention brief therapy.
Conducts emergency on-site assessments of clients to determine the need for inpatient hospitalization for participants at The Living Room.
May provide crisis stabilization treatment using brief therapy model as needed until situation has been resolved or client can be assigned to appropriate agency program.
May provide consultation and support to Community Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS) on site.
Work with NAMI team members within The Living Room
Provide group therapy as determined by program needs and may provide individual or family therapy as needed.
Completes mental health assessments in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate 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, police, schools, hospitals, other providers in the community.
Provides case management services as needed 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.
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 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, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree required. Previous 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. Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter. Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent communication, decision making, organizational and planning skills.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
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.
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Community Nurse Health Center and Pillars on January 1, 2018.
Pillars Community Health 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.
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