ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CASE MANAGER - GRANT FUNDED POSITION

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Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121095

Job
Summary


Dept: Integrated care

GRANT FUNDED POSITION

The
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Case Manager will be supporting the Assisted
Outpatient Treatment (AOT) grant on behalf of Cook County Health &
Hospitals System (CCHHS). The Assisted
Outpatient Treatment (AOT) grant is a program that is aimed to reduce the frequency
and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and
interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and
social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). This goal is accomplished by providing
individuals with linkage to community providers and court ordered treatment
services. The AOT Case Manager assists
with linkage and referral to appropriate evidenced-based services for each
individual in order to ensure continuative of care. The AOT Case Manager is also responsible for
coordinating a number of tasks, such as the completion of all court
documentation, ensuring the attendance of all required individuals at the
hearing, and the implementation of the discharge plan. The AOT grant will expire on September 30,
2020.

Typical Duties
  • Establishes
    and maintains relationships with both referring agencies/organizations as well
    as community treatment providers.
  • Participates
    in rounds/staffing with agencies and organizations in order to offer AOT
    services as a possible option to discharge planning.
  • Participates
    in the referral process to coordinate care and connect with support service
    providers facilitating referrals for the AOT Program
  • Responds
    to client referrals within 24 hours.
  • Provides
    intensive case management to clients that have a history of difficulty
    participating in outpatient treatment plans.
  • Assesses
    client for mental and physical needs that could be met through a court ordered
    treatment plan.
  • Engages
    in regular communication throughout the process with the Assistant State’s
    Attorney, Guardianship and Advocacy Council, Community providers, the client,
    and any family members.
  • Coordinates
    the completion of all required court documents and ensures they are filed in a
    timely manner.
  • Attends
    all court hearings for assigned clients.
  • Provides
    recommendation for treatment/discharge plans.
  • Coordinates
    the execution of the discharge plan.
  • Provides
    case management follow-up services on an as needed basis.
  • Participates
    in weekly AOT Team meetings and Case Management calls.
  • Engages
    in program promotion and education, such as training for Psychiatrists and
    Social Workers at various hospitals, as necessary.

Minimum
Qualifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois is required.
  • Two
    (2) years of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance coverage to travel throughout Cook County is required.

Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse and recovery
    support systems in Cook County
  • Knowledge of and
    experience with the population-focused health
  • Experience in the
    coordination or management of multi-agency initiatives that expand across
    systems of care, such as hospitals, Department of Corrections, Civil Court,
    Community providers
  • Excellent verbal and
    written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff
    and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
  • Strong customer
    service and empathy skills
  • Strong interpersonal
    skills with the ability to work collaboratively work with physicians, nurses,
    therapy department members, social workers and insurance company
    representatives
  • Demonstrate critical
    thinking, problem-solving, and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrate
    analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict
    management/resolution skills
  • Ability to work
    autonomously and consult appropriately
  • Ability to develop
    and execute patient care plans and advocate effectively for member/patient
    needs to achieve optimal health outcomes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Word,
    Excel, and Outlook)

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE READ

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

OR

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.

Benefits Package


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Basic Term Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Program

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

  • For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

    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 bust 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 HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
    EMPLOYER


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