This position conducts intake and mental health assessments for new consumers. Under the direction of the CMHC Intake Supervisor, the position follows up on all referrals, schedules intakes, documents all contacts, maintains referral/intake database, and completes Service Access Reports. The position also provides referral for those not suitable for programming. Other duties include coordination with the Transportation Department, CMHC Teams, and consumers to provide case management to ensure consumers begin services. Marketing and speaking to potential consumers and families in off-site and on-site settings is another component. In addition, this position fulfills needed functions on the team and may help with group facilitation if necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: * Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with a Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field required. * Knowledge and experience with the documentation and billing process for Medicaid community mental health services preferred. * Effective communication skills, both written and oral. * Highly developed organizational skills. * Ability to organize assessment information and inputs from a variety of sources for report writing. * Experience with mental health services community resource networking. * Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with a good driving record and car available. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary. * Proficiency in the use of computers and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook applications, with good typing skills.