Provide all aspects of domestic violence education and outpatient addiction treatment services to survivors that abuse and/or are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol dependency in order to help them overcome their problems with drugs and/or alcohol and rebuild their lives. Service modalities may include early intervention, OP, IOP and aftercare level treatment in both group and individual settings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Engage clients through active listening skills and respect for client's strengths as well as weaknesses.
Perform telephone and/or in-person screenings gathering data about presenting problems and the role of alcohol/drugs in the presenting problem of domestic violence.
Through in-person interview with client and significant others as appropriate, perform thorough drug/alcohol evaluations and assessments and diagnose clients using DSM and ASAM criteria.
With the client and utilizing a strengths-based perspective, formulate treatment plans based on assessed need, review treatment plans according to policy and review plans with the supervisor as needed and required.
Deliver services as determined by assessment, as reflected in treatment plan and as needed by individuals served, including exploring the role of clients’ substance use in their domestic violence issues; individual and group treatment, case management, early intervention, community intervention, crisis intervention, etc.
Provide services for clients utilizing state-of-the-art treatment tools, developing, modifying and updating group curricula as needed, etc.
Manage caseload of assigned clients, including completing all necessary and required documentation, including but not limited to intake paperwork, progress notes, discharge summary, status reports, insurance forms, required insurance authorizations, etc.
Maintain weekly schedule of appointments and activities and inform supervisor in advance when schedule changes.
Apprise clients of available services within the agency and community; develop contacts with and make referrals to other agencies, professional groups and community entities as needed and only with client consent.
Responsible for keeping informed of and adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations which may apply to the position.
Adheres to and delivers services in compliance with all agency and CMH funder requirements, policies and procedures.
Represents program at community meetings or functions when assigned. May present services to community entities and may deliver treatment services at community locations, such as local schools.
May provide direct clinical supervision to student intern(s) as available and assigned and as required by learning institution, including oversight of required hours, completion of required reports, etc.
Attends and participates in required department and agency meetings.
Participates in required training if applicable.
Performs 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: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related field preferred.
Licensure/Certification: CADC required.
Work Experience/Skills: 1-2 years experience in the addictions field. Experience working with trauma survivors required. Experience with different types of addictions treatment preferred (i.e. OP, IOP, Aftercare). Organizational skills and ability to function and communicate as part of a treatment team is essential. 40 hour Domestic Violence Training Certificate required or willingness to complete training upon starting position.
Ability to speak and write the English language clearly and accurately. Ability to read, analyze and interpret written materials and conversations with other professionals is essential. Ability to present information articulately and interact with managers, line staff, clients and general public.
Ability to help clients resolve problems that are both practical and emotional in nature. Capacity for prioritizing demands of the job, where concern for client safety and confidentiality are top priorities. Ability to interpret and document events that are written and spoken and/or appear in diagram or schedule form.
The primary work environment is CMH, the domestic violence facility which includes the shelter.. Dress is business casual.. The program is open is open 24/7. Minimum of two evenings of work per week. Kitchen facilities are available to all staff members to cook and eat on site. Duties may be performed at other locations as needed.
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.