This is a full-time position (37.5-hours per week) that is based out of our North Public Health Center located in Addison, IL. The schedule is 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursdays, the position works from 10:30 AM until 7:00 PM. The position also requires working from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, on up to six Saturdays per year. When working a Saturday, hours are flexed during the week. The individual in this position will work with the Child and Adolescent population.
An employee in this class is responsible for work of moderate difficulty in the delivery of professional psychotherapeutic services to individuals of all ages. Work involves the ability to accurately assess client behavioral health needs and identify potential physical health needs in order to develop a plan to effectively deliver services using an integrated approach to client's care. Performs related work as required. General direction is provided by the assigned supervisor.
Provides evidence based psychotherapeutic services to individuals, groups or families; treatment includes focus on integration of behavioral health and primary health wellness
Meets established productivity standards while completing concurrent documentation and demonstrating independent judgment and discretion in making position related decisions
Determines frequency, duration and intensity of treatment, and completes Integrated Assessment and Treatment Planning documentation
Provides and follows-up on referral and community resource linkage
Provides home visits, travels to various schools and locations throughout the community.
Cooperates and participates in team meetings to assess client progress, as well as, collaborates with co-workers, healthcare providers and other agencies in the community to assure a comprehensive plan of care and necessary resource linkage to service
Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification and confidentiality of privileged information at the same time adhering to client privacy laws
Consults with staff concerning client and program issues and provides other case management services
Participates in emergency response activities as assigned
Completion of a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field and two years of experience with chronically mentally ill child and adolescent population; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; and eligible to take and obtain clinical license within two years from date of hire (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT). Preferred candidate will have good knowledge of community resources, the ability to work collaboratively with service providers Preferred but not required, bi-lingual in Spanish.
About DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department, founded by public referendum in 1944, works to protect and promote the health of our community. The responsibilities of the Health Department include: preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards and injuries, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters and assisting in recovery, and assuring the accessibility of health services.
Among our many services, we offer immunization clinics and dental services, inspect pools and restaurants, educate students about healthy behaviors, investigate disease outbreaks, prepare for public health emergencies, provide testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases, and offer behavioral health services, in addition to numerous other programs that support the health of our residents. For more information about all the services we offer, visit www.dupagehealth.org.
Clients wishing to make an appointment can call (630) 682-7400. The Health Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some clinics holding evening and weekend hours.
The Health Department also provides 24 hour support for mental healt...h emergencies through our Crisis Intervention Unit. Individuals in need can contact the Crisis Intervention Unit at any time at (630) 627-1700.
DuPage County, Illinois is located directly south and west of Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago. In serving the approximately 932,000 residents of DuPage, the Health Department employs approximately 600 dedicated health care professionals and support staff. Services are provided at various facilities located throughout the county, with Public Health Centers in Addison, Lombard, West Chicago, Westmont, and Wheaton.
For more information about employment and volunteer opportunities at the DuPage County Health Department, visit https://www.dupagehealth.org/317/Career-Opportunities.