Performs initial assessment and evaluation of new patients.
Responsible for the content of education and counseling programs for both individual patients or groups of patients and serves as a liaison to community, individuals and groups as appropriate.
Interprets to professionals and lay groups the psychosocial needs of the patient by identifying psychosocial disorders.
Provides short term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.
Acts as a resource to other VNA providers. Collaborates with psychiatrist, physicians, case managers and other providers to develop and implement treatment and intervention plans.
Completion and maintenance of clinical records in accordance with quality assurance standards.
Prepares psychosocial educational materials as needed or required.
Coordinates with other organizational entities involved in mental health services.
Provides in-service presentations to staff as needed or required.
Assumes responsibility for own professional development by attending continuing education, professional workshops and inservice meetings. Completes a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain clinical licensure in the state of Illinois.
May be responsible for supervision of master’s level interns.
Participates in quality assurance activities of the organization.
Familiarizes and complies with all VNA policies and procedures.
Meets standards of behavior expectations.
Follows established guidelines for use and/or disclosure of protected health information. Employees should report any breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules to the Privacy Officer immediately. Failure to comply with HIPAA policies and procedures will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in social work or counseling and licensed to practice in the state of Illinois
Three or more year of relevant experience. Previous experience in community health preferred.
Bi-lingual in Spanish/English as follows: Reading - Preferred. Written – Preferred. Speaking – Preferred. Must be able to communicate verbally
Health Policies and requirements met (See Personnel Policies).
Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to drive a car.
Ability to deal with high levels of stress.
Able to sit and stand for long periods.
This position will cover Aurora and Elgin locations
About VNA Health Care
VNA has been at the forefront of health services in area since 1918, bringing exceptional healthcare delivered in homes, VNA clinics and community settings with extensive programs and services. VNA clinics are located in seven large suburban communities: Aurora, Elgin, Carol Stream, Bensenville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, and Joliet . With a staff of over 400 we serve 90,000 annually, providing primary care at our Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2012 VNA Health Care was voted Top 50 Best Places to Work in Illinois. As a Joint Commission accredited organization we offer a strengths based culture where you can put your talents into action. Here’s your opportunity to serve the greater good in a supportive team environment.