This position provides services in the home and community to youth in care and foster parents. This includes support & education to foster parents to stabilize children's placement. Job includes collaboration with DCFS & private agency providers working with youth in care and foster parents to ensure stabilization can occur. Position requires after hours on call duties and evening hours as needed.
Must possess strong clinical, written, and verbal communication skills. Candidates prior experience in home based services is desired. Able to complete assessments and care plans. Position covers up to 7 counties & candidate must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Position possible will provide services with other crisis programs in office as programs require such as SASS.
This team provides community based trauma education, counseling, support, and stabilization services to children and youth in the foster care system ages 0 -21. This position provides services in the home and community to youth in care and foster parents.This includes support and education to foster parents to stabilize children's placement. Job includes collaboration with DCFS and private agency providers working with youth in care and foster parents to ensure stabilization can occur. Position requires after hours on call duties and evening hours as needed. Must possess strong clinical, written, and verbal communication skills. Candidates prior experience in home based services is desired. Able to complete assessments and care plans. Position covers up to 7 counties and candidate must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Position possible will provide services with other crisis programs in office as programs require such as SASS.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Selects and administers various psychological tests, personality inventories, and intelligence quotient tests, to identify behavioral or personality traits and intelligence levels and review results to evaluate client needs
Maintains highest ethical standards in keeping with professional affiliations and demonstrates ability to perform strength-oriented practice
Provides comprehensive and initial diagnostic assessment of all referred clients utilizing interviews and well-recognized criteria
Develops treatment plans using a variety of generally accepted intervention techniques to address areas of assessed need
Plans and administers therapeutic treatment
Regularly discusses progress toward goals with client and encourages client feedback and client ownership of outcomes
Ensures there is a medical rule out of symptoms and coordinates the approach with medical and other providers serving the client
Adapts clinical methodology to the needs of the client using an evaluative tool and client feedback approach to ensure client service is meeting needs, and as needs change, adapts method and degree of therapy
Integrates all services provided by serving as a central point of communications for all mental health related services, supportive services treatment and counseling
Maintains comprehensive client file with progress/process notes, completing assessments and quarterly reports, closing summaries, preparing reports for court as needed, testifying in court as needed, and participating in multidisciplinary staffing as needed
Develops collaborative relationships with staff and other programs both within and outside of the agency and assume initiative in developing therapeutic groups
Represents agency at court hearings and and attends required staffing meetings
Monitors client progress and periodically reassess client's level of functioning as necessary, utilizing standard clinical instruments as well as diagnostic and statistical manual as required
Takes a protective role in overall service by ensuring integration of clients other providers by including them in the treatment planning
Adhere to Evidence Based/Informed program
QMHP to oversee completion and approval of MHP documentation, when required
Performs other related duties as needed
Education: Bachelors Degree of Higher. Prefer Masters but no required
Experience: 1 year of related experience preferred
Licensure: LCP, LCPC, LSW, MSW, MS, MA, BS, BA
Other: Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance
Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment and adaptive skills to expand software application skills as necessary
Ability to handle stress well and effectively de-escalate crises
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to handle decisions
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Ability to maintain mental and physical alertness and an appropriate level of energy
Demonstrated ability to utilize analytical thinking and handle decisions
Required to use computer and keyboard
Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality
We Invest In You
Competitive pay and benefits, plus tuition reimbursement
Generous vacation and PTO plans
Health, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, Agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management Teams
Relocation assistance is available
Discounted child care tuition
A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?
800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida
Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895
Energetic leadership and a rich community of support
One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
About One Hope United
One Hope United is a private, human service organization that has been investing in children and families for over 120 years, offering a diverse array of early childhood education, prevention, intervention and community-based programs. Since its inception, One Hope United’s purpose has been to care for children and to ensure they grow up in safe, loving environments. Today OHU’s team of over 800 talented professionals serves thousands of children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.