MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III - CERMAK Job Number: 00123340
Job Posting: Nov 29, 2019, 10:07:42 PM Closing Date: Dec 14, 2019, 5:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 3:00 P.M. Shift End Time: 11:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $28.992
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: CERMAK HEALTH SERVICES, 2800 S. CALIFORNIA AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60608 / CORRECTIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
SHIFT: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
JOB SUMMARYSEIU 73 MEMBERS
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). Provides 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. (Multiple Vacancies)
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 official 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.)
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, "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.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
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.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
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
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