TYPE: FULL-TIME (37.5)
RECRUITING BONUS: $1,500- 2,000
Responsible for preparing and providing group therapy to D300 and meeting group deliverables for ISBE Grant.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Complete training for evidence informed group practices
- Responsible for developing group marketing material
- Participate in meeting deliverables and collection of data for ISBE Grant
- Research and develop group curriculum targeted towards identified needs from schools.
- Facilitate mental health groups for students of D300 focused on addressing mental health concerns in a group setting.
- Train and educate D300 staff on mental health related topics focused on improving their response to student’s struggling with mental health concerns through psychoeducational groups
- Engage parents in learning through psychoeducational groups on various mental health topics.
- Facilitate pre/post surveys to parent/staff psychoeducational groups
- Identify and recruit members for various groups
- Collaborate with team and school staff as needed for facilitation of groups
- Identify and refer participants that may need a higher level or care
- In the event of a crisis situation during or surrounding a group, staff will continue to provide services until the client is stable, the parent/guardian relieves the Group Specialist, or other qualified professional (SASS worker, doctor, police, etc.) relieves the worker. This may require working past the scheduled time.
- Complete any necessary consents or documentation pertaining to group enrollment
- Participate in community meetings as assigned
- Coordinate available location and group space with District 300, school, and/or community partners
- Provide case coverage as assigned by supervisor
- Responsible for reporting to supervisor on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.
- Schedule and attend regular supervision with The Director of School Based Mental Health to discuss cases and report problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
- Attend group supervision as scheduled and participate in Performance Quality Improvement Goals.
- Must fulfil agency required training and attend in-service trainings assigned by supervisor.
- Communicate with the client’s primary clinician/team at least bi-weekly.
- Submit reimbursement paperwork for travel expenses on a monthly basis.
- Complete all other clinical paperwork for cases as needed. This may include Incident Reports when necessary, DCFS reports, and any requested agency reports as well as any other paperwork clinically necessary for maintaining files.
- Stay current on Medicaid Rule 132 and Rule 140.
- Must maintain 100,000/300,000/50,000 automobile insurance. Provide documentation that said insurance is current at the required level when requested by the agency.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Physical and Environmental Considerations
The incumbent will be sitting in car for travel for several minutes every day. The incumbent is frequently expected to walk, sit, stand, bend and drive. The incumbent may also need to climb stairs on occasion. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on occasion.
The work environment is mostly field based and will have varying temperatures and noise level. The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, schools, public libraries, community agencies, and some in office time.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This positions if full-time, 37.5 hours per week. This position requires 2 evenings/week or 1 evening/ 1 weekend.
This positions requires extensive travel through northern Kane County and occasionally outside areas.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. Must be able to work two evenings a week. The ability to work with people from every diverse background and show cultural competency is a must. Experience working in community counseling related services and working with children and adolescents with mental health needs is desired. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.