EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYTHERAPEUTIC MENTOR
Fiscal Year 2020
Do you have a desire to “help others” and have been told that “you’re supportive?” If you responded yes, but are not exactly sure where or how to apply these skills; then a career as a Therapeutic Mentor may be answer! The Therapeutic Mentoring Program allows you to provide one-on-one skills training to individuals with targeted skills deficits. Therapeutic Mentors assist individuals in career counseling, learning conflict resolution skills to assert themselves better, practice coping skills, and learning how to engage in their community. If you are in search of a rewarding and fulfilling career, submit your application today.
The Therapeutic Mentoring Program provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Therapeutic Mentors coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery.
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.
- Therapeutic Mentors provide community based support to youth, families, or adults with a mental health diagnosis.
- Support functions provided to clients/families include: teaching social skills, modeling appropriate behaviors, assisting in problem-solving, and psychoeducation.
- Coordinate services with primary clinician and additional collaterals to help clients achieve optimal recovery.
- Must maintain and manage a minimum caseload of approximately three to five clients.
- Provide a minimum of 9 hours a week of direct service to clients.
- Provide time-limited intensive supports following a Mobile Crisis Response in order to assist with Crisis Stabilization Services.
- In the event of a crisis situation when the client is already with the Therapeutic Mentor, staff will continue to provide services until the client is stable, the parent/guardian relieves the Therapeutic Mentor, or other qualified professional (SASS worker, doctor, police, etc.) relieves the worker. This may require working past the scheduled time.
- Schedule and attend monthly supervision with Therapeutic Mentoring Program Coordinator to discuss cases and report problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
- Attend monthly group supervision and participate in Performance Quality Improvement Goals.
- Must fulfil agency required training and attend in-service trainings assigned by supervisor.
- Administrative (5%)
- Communicate with the client’s primary clinician/team at least bi-weekly.
- Complete and turn in time sheets every other Tuesday to ensure the Coordinator of the program is able to review and submit to payroll by Wednesday.
- 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.
- Support to clients and their families is often provided in the home or community. Time at the office may be assigned by supervisor to fit program needs.
- Remain compliant with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients
- Therapeutic Mentors will adhere to all the agency policies, guidelines, and deadlines for interventions and paperwork for each case.
- Responsible for incidental business related travel.
- As per Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area all Therapeutic Mentors will adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) when providing services.
Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, training budget of $250/year, flexible holiday option per policy, availability of supervision toward licensure and flexible work schedule.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required.
Must have reliable transportation as most skills are developed within the community. Afternoon, evening, and weekends are required to meet client’s needs. Must be a good team player, ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a positive attitude. Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and provide proof of vehicle insurance. Must be 21 years-old. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.