:Dec 6, 2022, 5:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:11:00A.M.Shift End Time:11:00P.M.
:Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Stroger Emergency Department
SHIFT: Flexible; 11AM - 11PM
Mental Health Crisis Worker
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Under supervision, the Mental Health Crisis Worker plans, coordinates, and implements the case management to medical forensic patients that include the sexually abuse/assaulted, trafficked, and/or who have suffered from other forms of violence such as incarceration related to patient having experienced sexual assault and/or violence. This position will work in the Emergency Department throughout Cook County Health (CCH).
This is a grant position, and the grant will end June 30, 2023.
Provides direct case management services to medical forensic patients and emergency room patients to maintain continuity of care and help ensure patients receive care in the least restrictive environment. related to patient having experienced sexual assault and/or violence.
Provides individual counseling as needed to assist with the linkage, diversion and referral process.
Conducts biopsychosocial assessments to assist with treatment, planning, referral and linkage.
Provides information to patients, their families, and others as needed regarding linkage and diversion services. Develops educational materials for patients to take home.
Provides information concerning referrals, linkage and diversion services to mental health treatment teams and makes recommendations for clinical management of individual patients.
Provides individual and group counseling/therapy to patients as identified in the treatment plans and/or as directed by the treatment team.
Provides counseling and emotional support services to healthcare workers who care for the medical forensic patient population, trauma, or the emergency room. Debriefing should occur after every sexual assault case.
Documents the delivery of services in accordance with department policies and procedures.
Develops and maintains working relationships with other departments, Cook County agencies and community providers to meet the social service and linkage needs of emergency department patients.
Conducts discharge planning and linkage activities, including completing documents to ensure patients are discharged with appropriate medications and/or prescriptions for medications.
Plans, compiles and analyzes narrative and statistical reports to depict the department's social service, linkage and diversion services and patient needs. Maintains statistical data on patient populations.
Develops, directs, and/or delivers in-service training for all clinical and non-clinical care providers who may have contact with the patient throughout their care continuum.
Works collaboratively with all members of the medical forensic program.
Participates in formulating new services and evaluating existing services as they relate to community linkage, referral and diversion needs.
Assists in the developing departmental goals, objectives and policies and procedures and participates in their implementation.
Coordinates educational opportunities for emergency department and trauma staff.
Conducts research to obtain funding resources in the community and actively finds ways that the SANE program can partner with community stakeholders.
Develops and provides education to community partners offsite.
Adheres to all general orders, policies and procedures and Cook County Government policies and regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university is required (Official transcript must be provided at the time of interview)
Registration as a Social Worker under the Illinois Social Workers' Registration Act is required (licensure/certification must be provided at the time of interview)
Four (4) years of case management experience in a mental health environment is required
Experience in working with survivors who have experienced traumatic situations or victims of violent crimes is required
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of social work practices, procedures, and techniques; medical terminology and procedures; and mental health treatment services
Skill in utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and other diagnostic instruments
Skill in directing and evaluating the professional and administrative aspects of case management services
Skill in conducting biopsychosocial interviews and follow up surveys using the principals of trauma informed care.
Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the professional and administrative aspects of social work services
Ability to therapeutically communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a wide variety of lay and professional individuals and mentally ill patients
Ability to provide direction and supervision to subordinate personnel and trainees
Ability to formulate and develop social services, linkage policies, procedures and standards
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPAA requirements
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, "Typical Duties" are essential job functions.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
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COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER