Provide orientation (safety, human rights, facility/program/agency/community) to new individuals.
Assess each person’s mental health and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skill levels and monitor progress/regress in each area.
Complete Mental Health Assessments. Develop an Individual treatment Plan, based on assessments, which address the service needs and planned interventions for achieving these needs. Develop measurable, achievable, appropriate goals, incorporating client choice. Monitor and document progress/regress.
Develop individual and group training curricula with specified outcomes.
Ensure that clients are actively involved in their own daily programs.
Supervise, teach and assist clients in all ADL areas.The following list is indicative, but not inclusive.
Consumer Skills Personal Hygiene/Menstrual Hygiene
Community Access Hair Care/Nail Care
Dining Skills Safety and Security
Exercise Self-Administration of Medications
Family Relationships Self Care Skills
Food Purchase/Storage Social Skills/Personal Adjustment
Food Preparation/Nutrition Time Orientation/Scheduling
Household Care/Maintenance Travel/Urban Safety
Health Care/Mental Health Care Telephone Use
Participate in developing, scheduling, implementing skill training programs, evaluation tools, and community integration
Schedule and implement individual and/or group counseling and skill training and keep Rule 132 service/progress notes.
Assist individuals with obtaining health care, dental care, sustaining care, and/or other services as needed and in implementing recommendations. Provide transportation and attend health care appointments as needed.
Involve and inform the Medical Services Coordinator of all relevant and current information.Continue to provide services within the hospital setting, including personal visits and attending hospital staffings.
Administer medications and document all related activities in accordance with related Medication Policies and Procedures.
Document and communicate with Program Manager and staff issues regarding clients’ needs, such as but not limited to, health care, mental health, medication and safety.
Assist external Williams team in providing case management services for clients with public aid/social security/other entitlements.Arrange for and accompany clients to appointments as needed.
When appropriately licensed, provide transportation in agency vehicles for Residential Department individuals.
Assist and provide training to residents with public transportation.
Assist with nutritional planning, preparing and cooking meals, and grocery shopping..
Provide necessary guidance and support to clients in resolving problems.
Provide crisis intervention, including facilitating hospitalization, as necessary.
Provide emergency assistance/program coverage during scheduled hours, at other sites as required.
Attend scheduled program meetings and to participate in these as a member of the clinical team at a minimum of one time per month.
Serve as an active member of the program team, promoting effective teamwork.Be mindful of quality issues as they relate to the position and program and participate in activities to improve program quality.
Participate in the screening/evaluation/assessment of referrals.
Complete and/or review client and program records service/progress notes, attendance, incident reports, DHS reporting, client budgets, program log, assessment measures and other data/paperwork associated with the position.Maintain files in accordance with DHS/CILA/Rule 132 regulations.
To complete MRO ( ruel 132) billing forms in a timely manner and as justified by the appropriate service documentation.
Maintain client confidentiality and observe client rights.
Attend mandated and required in-service training within identified time frames.
To accept training and make progress in increasing one’s skill level and competency in utilizing computer technology.
Maintain all required certifications.
Adhere to safety policies and procedures and to report accidents, safety and health hazards and complete required documentation.
Keep current and adhere to agency/program policies and procedures.
Report all cases of suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation to management personnel immediately and complete required documentation.
Respect cultural, religious, ethnic practices both within and outside of the agency.To initiate information exchange between family/outside service providers and agency staff.
Provide a model of appropriate dress and social behavior for the clients.
Provide assistance in minor repair and up-keep of program equipment and in maintaining the facilities/apartments/work area in a clean and orderly manner.
Hours of Employment:
The hours of employment will be determined by the program manager. The typical work week is forty hours. The work schedule will be assigned no less than seven (7) days in advance except when adjustments are needed to accommodate the specialized needs of the program. MHP’s will be required to work evening and weekend hours. No staff may leave their shift until the staff on the next shift and/or relief/substitute shift reports to work at those sites where continuous coverage is part of the residential treatment plan.
Mental Health Professional or MHP - An individual who provides services under the supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional and who possesses: a bachelor's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field; a bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting; a practical nurse license under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65]; a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or GED plus 2 years experience in providing mental health services; a recovery support specialist certified from, and in good standing with, the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.; a family partnership professional certificate from and in good standing with the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.; an occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one year of experience in a mental health setting; or a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and 5 years supervised clinical experience in mental health or human services. A supervised internship in a mental health setting counts toward the experience in providing mental health services. Any individual meeting the minimum credentials for an LPHA or QMHP under this Part is deemed to also meet the credentialing requirements of an MHP. Any individual employed as an MHP prior to July 1, 2013 may continue to be so designated unless employment changes.
Valid driver’s license preferred and ability to meet Agency insurance requirements. When having a valid drivers license and meeting agency insurance requirements, must drive agency vans for purpose of client transport. Sign language proficiency or skills sufficient to provide services to the client population as determined by the program manager. Must pass the agency approved MHP Quiz.
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.