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 four 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 Crisis Worker – Young Adult Program is a member of the Behavior Management Team. The primary role is to assist in providing crisis intervention services to the youth of the Young Adult Program. The crisis worker manages the milieu, and provides de-escalating counseling to members in crisis, utilizing therapeutic crisis intervention in order to avert crisis in the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides on-call assistance to staff in order to de-escalate members who are disrupting programming and/or in crisis.
Provides direct individual supervision to members on an as-needed basis.
Processes behavioral/emotional problems with members in order to ensure their safety and well-being, and upon de-escalation return the member to programming.
Assists with group and classroom behavior management as needed.
Monitors members who need 1:1 assistance until they are able to return to programming.
Maintains TCI certification and assists with member restraints as needed.
Completes daily log of what occurred during day programming hours to send to the residences.
Assists with morning search procedures by organizing staff roles and using the wands to search members.
Monitors and assists with arrival and dismissal procedures each day.
Conducts perimeter searches around the building as needed.
Completes Thresholds and DCFS paperwork for all unusual incidents/restraints and forwards the completed documentation to the appropriate parties.
Maintains daily communication with residential staff via phone, fax, and email to ensure continuity of service.
Assists with behavior management in the residences as needed.
Acts as back-up van driver when residential staff is unavailable to pick up members from day program.
Maintains logs of consequences issued in the day program and in the residences, and collects completed consequence forms from staff.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Previous experience working with high school aged children dealing with mental illness preferred.
TCI certification is required and obtained within the program.
Current and valid driver’s license is required.
Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.
Required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle in the Young Adult CFR program.
Must be able to walk up stairs.
Must be able to bend and lift 50 pounds.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, grasping and lifting may all be required in this position.
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.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Internal Number: 8-0029
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