Provides crisis intervention services and mental health assessment and treatment services to a caseload of clients in the office or in the community depending on the needs of the clients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide crisis intervention services in person or by telephone to police, school and hospital personnel, and community residents dealing with crisis situations. This includes referrals as well as diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention therapy.
Participate in a 24-hour /7 day a week rotation schedule with all other crisis workers assigned to the team.
Conduct emergency on-site assessments of clients to determine the need for inpatient hospitalization. Monitoring of client during inpatient stay and follow up treatment will be determined by program
Provide on-site assessment for SASS within 90 minutes.
Provide crisis stabilization treatment using brief therapy model as needed until situation has been resolved or client can be assigned to appropriate agency program.
Other Clinical Responsibilities:
Provide individual, family, or group therapy to a caseload of clients as determined by the SASS program needs. Complete assessment in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment interventions to serve the identified client and family.
Assess and stabilize high risk individuals and/or families.
Work in collaboration with other agency programs and staff. Coordinate with other community agencies and organizations such as DCFS, schools, hospitals, other providers in the community.
Provide services to facilitate an effective transition in living arrangement, consistent with the client’s welfare and development (e.g., a client being discharged from inpatient psychiatric care, transitioning to adult services, or a DCFS client moving from one placement to another or to his/her parent’s home).
Provide intensive outreach in an attempt to engage clients who do not follow through with post discharge/deflection appointments.
Provide case management services as defined in the service plan that coordinate, support, and advocate for clients who need multiple services and require assistance in gaining access to and in using mental health, social, vocational, educational, child welfare, and other community services and resources.
Provide psych education and medication training to client and/or family as required.
Respond to clients and/or family needs outside of regularly scheduled session times.
Monitor and support services provided by psychiatrist.
Maintain records in accordance with agency policies and complete required outcomes protocols.
Participate in agency meetings and in-services.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree. Related experience should include work with adults, children and adolescents, crisis intervention, assessment, case management, brief treatment, and home and community based interventions. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills required.
Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License. Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from home and community based interventions. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Community Nurse Health Center and Pillars on January 1, 2018.
Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.