Clinical Counselor and Case Manager
Job location: Chicago, IL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-28
Interwoven Community Counseling Center, a community mental health center located at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and also home to TCS’s widely-respected Forensic Center, provides high-quality general and forensic mental health services to children, adults, and families.
The Clinical Counselor/Case Manager reports to the Executive Director and has duties focusing on two primary areas: 1.) Outpatient competency to stand trial restoration treatment, and 2.) Clinical work with adults, families, and children referred by the Cook Co. Domestic Relations Court.
The Clinical Counselor/Case Manager works closely with the Clinical Director and other staff in the Fitness Restoration Program. The Fitness Restoration Program provides services on an outpatient basis for persons found unfit to stand trial with the treatment goal of restoration to fitness. It is one of the only kind of such programs in Illinois and even nationally.
The Clinical Counselor/Case Manager also provides counseling and case management services to the general population and family members impact by divorce and/or child custody matters. Work in this area includes individual child and adult therapy, child-parent therapy, family therapy, and co—parenting counseling.
The Clinical Counselor/Case Manager integrates wrap-around case management services into treatment plan and coordinates cases with counselors and evaluators, conducts discharge follow-up, and regular collaborates with the courts and attorneys.
The Clinical Counselor/Case Manager is an integral member of a dynamic team of clinicians and will assist with the training of counseling and psychology students. Because Interwoven is a new initiative -- one that is founded upon more than a decade of experience operating a high-quality, comprehensive, forensic mental health clinic -- this position will likely realize exciting growth potential going forward.
- Conducts comprehensive basic needs assessments for clients and their families.
- Links persons to public benefits
- Provides counseling for fitness restoration and general counseling services for adults, families, and children.
- Identifies community-based resources and assists with linkage for transitional housing, domestic violence support, low-cost medical and psychiatric care, low-cost dental and vision care, job readiness and job training programs, educational opportunities, disability services, and similar community supports.
- Contacts other social service agencies, schools, hospitals, courts and health organizations to maintain continuity of care and to obtain case-related information
- Consults with assigned clinical program leads, psychotherapists, and consulting psychiatrists on details of cases and treatment plans to integrate case management services as part of a holistic approach.
- Tracks and documents outcomes and deliverables in a timely manner and maintains documentation in accordance with HIPPA and funding requirements
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have experience and demonstrated knowledge in case management best practices
- Must have thorough knowledge of federal and state means-tested benefits and Chicago community-based resources
- Must have strong, foundational counseling skills.
- Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written)
- Must have experience with diverse populations
- Must be able to work independently and in a fast paced environment
- Must be able to work as part of a coordinated team
- Must be able to multi-task at a high level
- Minimum master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other behavioral health field.
- Must be licensed or become licensed as an LCPC or LCSW within 6 months of starting position
- Preference for experience working with court-referred clients
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 to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.