SASS Therapist - Aurora
Description
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYSASS Therapist (Screening, Assessment, and Support Services)/Case Manager

  

Type: Full Time

Location: Aurora, IL

Fiscal Year 2019

 

SUMMARY

Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing a minimum of 75 hours of direct service to clients and their families on a monthly basis.  SASS follow up services will be intensive, short-term, family and home/community based services.  SASS therapist/case managers are expected to comply with SASS Standards and Best Practices.


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.

  • 75 hour per month of direct service expectation (910 hours per year)
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including:  referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems.  This includes responsibility for coordinating services with or own sub-contracted agencies
  • Responsible for emergency assessments/intake for SASS on an as needed basis or as assigned by supervisor
  • Responsible for responding to emergency/crisis situations with active clients and emergency back-up for SASS Assessments
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor regularly about problem cases, need for special services and resource information
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Mental Health Assessments, ITPs, Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI’S), SASS transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, CIS Billing Notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical meetings and program meetings
  • Responsible for participating in Utilization Review Meetings
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS program in the service area
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS program in the service area
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that are available and appropriate to educational/professional background.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others


BENEFITS

Eligible for medical, dental, PTO, holiday pay, flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $125.



Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

Must have Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or similar field.  Must have some leadership experience with increasing responsibilities. Must be flexible, independent and able to multi-task effectively.  Preferred experience in working with youth with mental health issues. Bilingual in Spanish required.


Family Service Association of Greater Elgin is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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