This is a part-time position (20 hours/week/second shift: 5pm-9pm Monday-Friday).
*** The Living Room is a nationally recognized model that supports a person with mental illness who is experiencing an increase in their mental illness symptoms. ***
SUMMARY Provides crisis intervention services at The Living Room, a community crisis respite center that offers individuals in crisis an alternative to obtaining services in an emergency department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides crisis intervention services at The Living Room in person on a schedule Monday-Friday. This includes referrals as well as diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention brief therapy.
Conducts emergency on-site assessments of clients to determine the need for inpatient hospitalization for adults; participants at The Living Room.
May provide crisis stabilization treatment using brief therapy model as needed until situation has been resolved or client can be assigned to appropriate agency program.
May provide consultation, supervision and support to Community Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS) on site.
Work with NAMI team members within The Living Room
Works in collaboration with other agency programs and staff.
Coordinates with other community agencies and organizations such as police, hospitals, and other providers in the community.
Provides case management services 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, and other community services and resources.
Maintains records in accordance with agency policies and complete required outcomes protocols.
Participates 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 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 required. Related experience should include work with adults, crisis intervention, assessment, case management, and brief treatment. Training in and experience with a variety of evidence based treatment models. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential. Must be able to work independently and be self-starter. Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent communication, decision making, organizational and planning skills.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
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 Pillars and Community Nurse Health Center on January 1, 2018. To learn more about our merged agency, visit www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org
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.