Provides behavioral healthcare services to medical patients of an outpatient family practice Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Behavioral health services include provision of individual, couple, family and group counseling services, as well as ongoing collaboration with medical staff and other behavioral health team members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Works in an integrated care setting to provide behavioral health services to children, families, and adults served by Community Nurse Health Center.
Integrated care responsibilities include: providing curbside consultation with medical providers, participating in staffings with medical providers and psychiatrist, notifying medical providers of clients’ progression in treatment, assessing risk and treatment needs of medical patients on site at the medical clinic, assisting in outreach and community engagement to inform communities of medical and behavioral health services, tracking symptom presentation and outcomes of treatment, assisting in the development of psycho educational material for a medical population, and participating in behavioral health team meetings.
Provides individual, family, or group counseling/therapy to a caseload of clients as determined by program needs.
Completes assessment in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment interventions to serve the identified client and family.
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 Community Nurse Health Center, DCFS, schools, hospitals, and other providers in the community as required.
Provides services to facilitate an effective transition in living arrangement, consistent with the client’s welfare and development (e.g., a client being discharged from inpatient psychiatric care, transitioning to adult services, or a DCFS client moving from one placement to another or to his/her parent’s home).
Provides intensive outreach in an attempt to engage clients who do not follow through with post discharge/deflection appointments.
Provides case management services 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.
Monitors and support services provided by psychiatrist.
Maintains records in accordance with agency policies and complete required outcomes protocols.
Participates in agency meetings and in-services.
Acquire and/or maintain state licensure.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree required. Related experience should include integrated care experience with a primary care population and a demonstrated flexibility in the use of treatment modalities including individual, family, and group treatment for short and long term lengths of stay. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
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.
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.