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Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Company: The Independence Center
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:

Employment OpportunityThe Independence Center has been providing psychosocial rehabilitation, group and individual therapy, case management, vocational, and crisis services to adults with chronic mental health needs in Lake County for over 30 years. Employees of the Center are champions in supporting our individuals as they progress toward achieving and maintaining healthier lifestyles and managing the cyclical nature of their diagnosis. As a small, private agency, we provide a work environment that encourages autonomy, fresh ideas, creativity, teamwork, and growth through continual development and training opportunities. Our staff strives to make a positive impact in the lives of the community we serve through a unique and whole person-centered approach to treatment. We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health (medical, dental, vision) insurance, retirement savings plan, life, disability insurance, and paid time off. For individuals working on licensing requirements, we also have LCSW and LCPC supervision hours available. Our staff enjoys a flexible, friendly, and casual-dress workplace. If you want to work with a purpose and to make a difference in someone's life, a career at the Center could be the rewarding professional experience you have been seeking.We currently are interviewing qualified candidates for the following opening:Adult Outpatient Services (AOS) Program CoordinatorThis position is responsible for the clinical/ managerial supervision of the Adult Outpatient services (AOS) program and clinical team. The position is responsible for providing over-arching supervision regarding all clinical concerns. The AOS Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing program conformance to the Center's needs and objectives. This position is responsible for the clinical supervision, hiring, and termination of AOS staff as needed. The AOS Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the daily programming needs, working in conjunction with the AOS staff to facilitate the therapy and counseling, community support, and case management services. Clinical responsibilities include mental health assessments, treatment planning, and direct services provided by AOS. Knowledge of the Clubhouse Model - particularly as it relates to psychosocial rehabilitation desired. Essential Job Functions

  • Psychosocial and Safety Assessments
  • Compassionate treatment around adjustment to illness, hospitalization, or outpatient care.
  • Transitions / Discharge Planning
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary interventions
  • Crisis intervention
  • Promote access to hospital and community resources
  • Provide supervision to the clinical team
  • Maintain and manage direct service schedules
  • Responsible for making sure the AOS program meets its performance outcomesRequired Qualifications
    • Master's degree in Social Work from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is required.
    • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
    • Must be self-motivated, organized and comfortable in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Must be a collaborative, solution focused, team player to help facilitate safe patient outcomes and contribute to institutional goals.
    • Previous clinical social work experience in a health care setting of at least one year, acute care hospital setting preferred.
    • Licensure in IllinoisPreferred Qualifications
      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred
      • Previous clinical social work experience in a health care setting of at least one year, acute care hospital setting preferred.The Independence Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination in all phases of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and any other classifications protected by federal, state and local law.

Keywords: The Independence Center, Waukegan , Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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