The Group Facilitator facilitates both PSR and Community Support Groups, documenting services provided according to Rule 132, and utilizing evidence-based curriculum. The Group Facilitator ensures a mutually supportive atmosphere among consumers and the MHS Team that promotes the provision of quality, consumer-driven group services.
Other responsibilities include communication with the MHS Team regarding consumer progress as well as maintaining current knowledge of Rule 132 and public payer regulations.
As with all Mental Health Services staff, this position is also responsible for promoting a recovery-oriented environment that reflects the needs of the individuals served, the staff providing services, and the mission of the organization. In addition, this position fulfills needed functions on the team.
* Master's Degree in a human services related field with 1,000 hours of supervised experience in mental health. * Knowledge and experience with the documentation and billing process for Medicaid community mental health services (Rule 132) preferred. * Valid Illinois driver’s license and documentation of current auto insurance, with good driving record and car available. * Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for serious and persistent mental illness with one year of effective group facilitation practice preferred. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Ability to effectively engage consumers in a therapeutic relationship. * Able to work independently, with minimal direction and oversight. Must be a self-starter and a problem solver with the ability to take initiative. * Proficiency in the use of computers and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook applications, with good typing skills. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekends, if necessary.