Summary: This position provides a broad range of comprehensive behavioral health services within the guidelines established by the agency and in keeping with Drug Court operational standards. These services will include screening and assessing client needs, and delivering planning, ongoing referrals and linkages, monitoring, and advocacy services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Completes a comprehensive assessment process to determine clients’ current functioning levels, strengths and abilities.
Collaborates with the client to develop an individualized case management treatment plan.
Attends court staffing's and presents reports to the courts on an ongoing basis.
Maintains a therapeutic alliance with clients through appropriate treatment services and/or programs.
Provides education and support in relation to substance use and/or mental health concerns.
Assesses, identifies and responds to emergency or crisis needs of clients.
Completes accurately and in a timely manner all necessary forms, case notes, and reports as required by program guidelines and contractual obligations.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment team, regular supervisory, and internal and court team meetings.
Develops and maintains appropriate relationships with all court team partners, including external social service, substance use and/or mental health treatment providers.
Licensed clinical social worker .
Master's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy psychology from an accredited college/university and/or related field
Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English required
Knowledge of court based case management software systems, preferred
Knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse including pharmacological factors.
Knowledge of the current ASAM placement criteria and the DSM-V as it relates to substance-related disorders or able to acquire the knowledge.
Possess excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
Good computers skills which include proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
Good communication, organizational and time management skills
Ability to work with a diverse population
About TASC - Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
The Agency: TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) is a statewide, nonprofit agency that advocates for people in courts, jails, prisons, and child welfare systems who need treatment for alcohol/drug and mental health problems. TASC places people in community-based treatment programs across Illinois and monitors them on behalf of the courts and other referring entities. Through direct service and public policy advocacy, TASC improves access to quality care for under-served populations and communities so they can become healthy and self-sufficient. TASC considers addiction and mental disorders as health rather than legal matters. External research shows that TASC clients are twice as likely to complete treatment programs and half as likely to return to the criminal justice system compared to those who do not receive its services.