An employee in this class is responsible for work of moderate difficulty providing advocacy, education, and referral services to clients with mental illness. Work involves ability to work collaboratively with community providers in order achieve client goals. Performs related work as required. General direction is provided by the assigned supervisor.
This position works out of our Central Public Health Center located in Wheaton, IL. The hours of this full-time (37.5 hour) position are 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
This position will:
Assists Adult clients and Child/Adolescent client and families by facilitating illness self-management skill building, identification and use of adaptive and compensatory skills, identification and use of natural resources, and use of community resources
Maintains a caseload and provides case management, with approximately 60% of client services being provided in the community
Interviews and gathers information from clients and caregivers to provide appropriate resources
Completes client assessments, treatment plans, and participates in client engagement activities
Provides individual and group interventions with a focus on education, skill building, problem solving and symptom stabilization for both clients and their families
Acts as client advocate and assists in obtaining financial assistance and accessing community resources
Contributes collaboratively in team meetings to ensure appropriate levels of service delivery to clients
Updates records in a timely manner within the electronic client record
Participates in team meetings to assess client progress
Maintains compliant case records including documentation of all client activity and adheres to productivity guidelines
Participates in emergency response activities as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field and one year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
Preferred candidate will be capable of projecting the warmth and sincerity needed to work effectively with clients; strong ability to work within a collaborative team approach; knowledge of harm reduction practices, stages of change and motivation enhancement treatment. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License.
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.