Join us in changing people’s lives! Thresholds is a community mental health agency, which serves individuals with serious mental health needs within the community. We assist our members with independent living skills, coping skills, crisis intervention, medical, housing and benefits.
Thresholds, a national leader in mental health services, is a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplaces" for three consecutive years and a 10-time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For". Through our more than 75 Chicagoland locations and 30 innovative programs, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing and hope for over 15,000 adults and youth.
The Team Leader is a part of the management structure of the program. The Team Leader is responsible for the direct supervision of all the members of the team in order to insure quality service delivery to members and functions as the senior clinician or “player coach” of your team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assumes the leadership role within the program’s assigned team and in the daily monitoring of implementation of evidence based practices. Models evidence-based practices and recovery to ensure team adherence and understanding to fidelity scales. Ensures that 60% of services are provided in the member’s natural setting.
Under the direct supervision of a QMHP or LPHA, gathers member information and assesses the need for service, makes recommendations for treatment, identifies and investigates existing natural resources and supports, explains options available to the member and assists in the application process.
Actively leads and oversees the activities of team staff members providing outreach, case management, social, vocational, education, physical well-being, and residential services and programming and other services and supports provided by the treatment team.
Meets required productivity targets and completes all documentation within assigned time frames.Monitors and coaches staff on meeting productivity measures.
Monitors member attendance and/or occupancy on the team so that case assignments, transitions and closures are handled effectively and efficiently.
Reviews all required documentation. Maintains the quality, validity and confidentiality of individual case records according to CARF, Medicare, Medicaid standards and agency traditions.Assures that all assigned documentation is completed accurately, on time and is organized in a systematic manner.
Assists with special tasks as assigned, including but not limited to: representing the agency at meetings, conferences, supervising students/interns, orienting and training new staff.
Conducts annual evaluations in a timely manner for all team staff.Develops specific goals and objectives, and provide the method and opportunity for each team staff to succeed in their professional development. May supervise subordinate clinical/administrative levels 6-10 of the assigned team, program, and/or department.
Participates in the hiring sequence of the agency, and make recommendations on the hiring or termination of team staff.
Assists Program Director with the development and monitoring of Performance Improvement Plans for staff not consistently meeting agency standards.
Other duties as assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Participates in the implementation of Thresholds emergency plans related to extreme weather or other emergency condition.
Works flexible schedule including work on weekends or evenings as required.May be required to be on-call.
Must, at a minimum, meet Office of Mental Health Rule 132 credential requirements for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) including a Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field.
One (1) – two (2) years clinical experience
Leadership experience preferred
Computer proficiency, including the ability to use email, navigate and enter notes into electronic medical records and working knowledge of pertinent software.
Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of group dynamics required
Current and valid Driver’s License required.
Team Leaders within the Young Adult Program are required to obtain and maintain a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification and also a background check clearance with DCFS.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading, etc.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, make fine discriminations in sound.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Internal Number: 18-0135
Thresholds, named as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, provides more than 15,000 adults and youth with the skills and encouragement needed to live productive and fulfilling lives.
Consider being part of an organization that fosters collaboration between its staff and those we serve, our members, and where employees are recognized as invaluable assets who truly make a difference.
More than 75% of Thresholds’ services are delivered out in the community and include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care and substance abuse treatment, as well as pioneering research at the Thresholds Research Institute.
Thresholds provides competitive wages and benefits, and excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.
Individuals with lived or shared experiences with mental illness are encouraged to apply.
Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran