Provide on-site intake at various community access points, by providing mental health assessment, treatment recommendations, and discharge planning activities in hospitals, at nursing homes, and in the community.
Accept referrals from special grant programs to coordinate need for assessment, including Front Door Diversion, and Williams and Colbert transition
Provide care coordination and facilitate linkage to appropriate levels of care.
Collaborate with partners to facilitate referrals and access to resources across broad geographical area.
Conduct phone check-ins and/or in person meetings to ensure client contact
Ensure coverage across service areas; and oversee the day-to-day operations of clients enrolled in special services
Communicate team expectations regarding linkage, coordination, and level of care needs; will ensure that employees are well-informed about alternative services in the community in order to collaborate with partners to meet the needs of clients
Oversee housing, care coordination, and transition activities for Colbert and Williams members transitioning out of long-term-care settings
Ensure completion of authorization, documentation, and charting in compliance with grant requirements, state specific accreditation, and agency standards.
Communicate with Manager regarding client caseload; and collaborate with team to provide consultation and information sharing
Provide immediate crisis intervention services or on-call coverage as needed.
Participate in clinical and administrative supervision as directed, to receive and offer feedback and for performance evaluation and seek additional clinical and program consultation as needed. Participate in annual appraisal.
Coordinate with HR, Information Systems and other agency departments to ensure adequate staffing, training and operations of the Linkage Team.
Provide initial program orientation to the new supervisees. Oversee day to day clinical and administrative operations and activities; orient, training and manage employee workflow and run team meetings
Assure all Quality Administrator responsibilities are meeting Colbert and Williams Consent Decrees
Track grant reporting outcomes associated with various grant programs
Participate in Adult Recovery Team, Outpatient team, and Housing team meetings in order to generate referrals and provide feedback on individual community support services
Complete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Meet agency quality and compliance standards; monitor and adjust employee schedules accordingly to ensure staff are meeting direct service requirements
Meet or exceed productivity target
Participate in orientations, all staff trainings, and training and development seminars
Submit, in a timely and accurate fashion, schedules timesheets, mileage and other reports required by the Center’s policies and procedures
While performing the administrative duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
A majority of the employee’s time will be spent in the community, driving to and from and providing services in hospital settings, long-term care settings, and client homes
In supporting clients to live independently, employee may be exposed to varying home conditions
While performing essential functions, the employee travels by automobile, and employer-provided vehicle and passenger van and is exposed to changing weather/road conditions, fumes, and airborne particles.
Will be required to drive daily for meetings, assessments, and client services in and around Chicagoland area, as well as meetings/trainings weekly at the Mt. Prospect, Elk Grove, and Arlington Heights locations.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, or counseling. LCPC or LCSW preferred
3-5 years of experience working with serious mental illness
Prefer 1-2 years supervisory experience
1 year experience working in non-traditional treatment environments i.e.in-home, residential, hospital, community settings
IM-CANS certified or obtain within 30 days
Applicant must have a valid IL Driver’s License and daily access to a well maintained/insured vehicle
Basic computer and smartphone proficiency, knowledge of Word, Excel, and internet skills
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience