MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III - CERMAK Job Number: 00121675
Job Posting: May 17, 2018, 5:32:16 PM Closing Date: Jun 1, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 3:00 P.M. Shift End Time: 11:00 P.M.
SEIU 73 Posting Salary : $30.964
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: CERMAK HEALTH SERVICES
JOB SUMMARYSEIU MEMBERS
Shift 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sunday - Thursday
Under the direction of the Chief Correctional Psychologist and Correctional Psychologist, provides diagnostic and treatment services for mentally ill detainees for Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC). P rovides administrative and clinical direction and supervision to subordinate staff and trainees relative to the delivery of mental health services for mentally ill detainees at CCDOC. Plays a leadership role on the mental health treatment teams and provides direct patient care services for mentally ill detainees.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's or Doctoral degree in Social Work (MSW), Counseling, Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology is required . (Must provide college or university transcripts at time of interview.)
Expertise in conducting mental health assessments and diagnoses using DSM on adult populations is required.
Licensure in the State of Illinois as a licensed mental health professional (e.g. LSW, LCSW, or LPC, LCPC, or PsyD, PhD) is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Four (4) years of direct clinical services in mental health.
Work or training in a correctional environment.
Bilingual skills in Spanish, Polish, or Arabic
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and techniques of mental health services and generally accepted standards of mental health care.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide variety of professionals, individuals with mental illness and the general public, formulate and direct effective, scientifically sound mental health interventions, and to organize self and to carry out responsibilities with minimal direction.
Skill performing DMS-based diagnostic, biopsychosocial and mental status evaluations; conducting suicide risk assessments; developing individual treatment plans; documenting clinical activities; working as part of a treatment team delivering mental health services; and delivering cognitive-behavioral and other evidence-based clinical interventions.
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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’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.
CCHHS 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, CCHHS 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.