The Team Leader is a vital part of the management structure of the program. The Team Leader is responsible for the direct supervision of all the team members 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 and daily monitoring of implementation of evidence based practices within the program’s assigned team. Models evidence-based practices and recovery to ensure team adherence and understanding to fidelity scales.
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 oversees the activities of team staff members providing outreach, case management, therapy, social, physical well-being, and other services and supports provided by the treatment team.
Provides direct service to a case load of members through psychotherapy, group therapy, family psychoeducation, case management, case consultation, and crisis intervention.
Assists with the development and implementation of therapeutic outings, family support group and family therapy.
Completes all assigned paperwork, including session notes, accurately, thoroughly, and in a timely fashion. Must approve and sign the teams Care Plans every 6 months and Mental Health Assessments (MHA) every year. Will monitor and coach the team on meeting the documentation expectations and measures.
Reviews all required documentation. Maintains the quality, validity and confidentiality of individual case records according to CARF, Medicare, Medicaid standards, private insurance 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 standard
Works flexible schedule including work on weekends or evenings as required. May be required to be on-call.
Other duties as assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Participates in the implementation of Thresholds emergency plans related to extreme weather or other emergency condition.
May be required to participate, attend and provide support and service to members on occasions such as special evening or weekend events, camping activities and holiday celebration
Must process daily access to a motor vehicle. Staff person must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.
Meet Office of Mental Health standards as a Licensed Professional in the Healing Arts (LPHA) is required:
Must be a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or
Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Social Worker holding a permanent license from the Clinical Counselor Licensing Act
At least two years of prior young adult therapy experience preferred.
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
Must maintain clinical licensure
Must complete and maintain NPI and CAQH credentials
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: TEAML03817
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