Summary: Support people with dual diagnoses in developing skills to manage mental illness, socialize with others, and decrease reliance on professional supports.
Essential Functions Community Mental Health and Counseling (CMHC) * Directly deliver services in accordance with applicable Rule 132 program requirements. * Schedule and document all billing activities to meet departmental deadlines, time frames, and productivity standards. * Maintain proficiency using the most current information and technology systems available to function efficiently within the department. * Independently transport consumers in compliance with agency policy and procedure.
Psycho-Social Rehab (PSR) * Facilitate on-site educational individual and group services that focus on developing coping skills needed for symptom management and increasing skills needed for personal growth. * Provide 60% of community support individual or group services off site.
Qualifications: Education * Master's Degree in Human Services related field.
Experience * 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.
License/Certification * Current license in Counseling or Social Work preferred.
Additional Qualifications * Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with good driving record and car available. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary and be on call to respond to emergencies. * Sertoma Centre provides service to "at risk populations" funded primarily by the State of Illinois. As such, the agency is subject to compliance with the Healthcare Worker Background Check Act, hereafter referred to as the Act. Consequently, all employees are subject to employment eligibility conditions set forth in the Act, both now and in the future.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): Communication * Effective communication skills, both written and oral. * Promote awareness of mental health, both internally and externally. * Actively and productively participate in team meetings. * Check work e-mail, voicemail, interoffice mail daily. Respond to all e-mails, voicemails, memos, and other requests for information within 48 hours. * Limit all agency cell phone usage to business only purposes.
Job Specific Skills * Effective organizational skills. * Motivational interviewing * Advanced counseling skills. * Separation of personal beliefs within clinical work.
Knowledge of Rules and Regulations * Administrative Code, Part 132 Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Program.