Summary: Support people to maintain their independence in the community through the development, maintenance, or accommodation of functional daily living skills.
Essential Functions 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.
Community Services * Independently provide services with consumers in a natural environment. * Spend 60% of their time providing services off site. * Respond to crisis calls in the evenings, weekends, or holidays as assigned.
Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Experience * Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with mental illness and working knowledge of the recovery model preferred. * One year case management, linkage, outreach, and/or community support experience preferred. * Experience with Medicaid Rule 132 documentation and billing requirements preferred.
License/Certification – Current license in Occupational Therapy. Language – English as a first or second language.
Additional Qualifications * Valid Illinois driver’s license and documentation of current auto insurance, with a good driving record and car available. * Eligible for and completion of certification process to drive PACE vehicles. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary and be on call to respond to emergencies.
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, and 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. * Basic counseling skills. * Separation of personal beliefs within clinical work.
Industry Knowledge * Signs and symptoms of mental illness. * Professional and technical knowledge of the most current trends and practices in Occupational Therapy. * Best practice treatment approaches for addressing mental illness in the community mental health environment. * Impact of trauma on mental health status and trauma-informed principles in practice. * Person Centered Planning (PCP). * New developments and practices in the mental health field. * Knowledge of public benefits, community resources, and mental health services throughout the south suburbs.
Knowledge of Rules and Regulations Administrative Code, Part 132 Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Program.
Technical Capacity * Proficiency in the use of computers and working knowledge of the following: * Available Software * Smartphones * Outlook/Gmail * Billing Systems * VPN and Wi-Fi