OPIOID LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE SALARY
Posted
Feb 09, 2018
Closes
Feb 23, 2018
Specialty
Community Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121011

Job Summary

The
Opioid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides screenings, assessments,
counseling, and recovery services to individuals with Opioid Use Disorders
(OUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders at the Community Triage Center
(CTC). The Opioid LCSW receives
referrals from recovery coaches located in the CTC and collaborates with
physicians and medical staff to provide and link patients with substance use
disorders and mental health disorders with the appropriate services to
facilitate recovery. This is a grant
funded position. Cook County Health & Hospitals System has received
approval to implement a State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid
STR). The grant is intended to support specialized screening, linkage
case management, and recovery support services, including Medication Assisted
Treatment (MAT) for persons with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The Opioid STR will expire on June 30,
2018.


This position
is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.

Typical Duties
  • Completes
    screenings and assessments to identify individuals with co-occurring disorders
    including Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) and other mental health disorders.
  • Complete
    crisis assessments and interventions for patients in various ED and outpatient
    settings, as needed.
  • Using
    information from screenings, assessment, and patient input, assist patients in
    identifying and prioritizing goals related to reducing or abstaining from
    substance use. Assess for potential
    barriers to meeting recovery goals, and assist patients with implementing plans
    to achieve recovery goals.
  • Provides
    assessments, education, and coordination of Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    services.
  • Relay
    relevant information from screenings, assessments, and treatment planning to
    appropriate members of medical team, including physicians, recovery coaches,
    nurses, etc.
  • Make
    referrals to outpatient therapy and/or psychiatric care, including supporting
    medication management, if necessary.
  • Connect
    patient to appropriate recovery-oriented resources including 12-step meetings,
    SMART recovery, harm-reduction resources, etc and/or necessary mental health or
    psychiatry services.
  • Utilize
    internal and external organizational resources to facilitate engagement and
    retention in recovery services.
  • Provide
    brief, evidence based therapeutic services for individuals with substance use
    disorders and co-occurring mental illness.
  • Educate
    patients on Naloxone administration and overdose prevention. Facilitates patient’s ability to access and
    obtain overdose prevention kits.
  • Documents
    all activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include medical
    records, care management systems, etc, aligned with teams’ quality improvement
    efforts.
  • Completes
    all education activities/trainings as requested.
  • Participates
    in Interdisciplinary Rounds as requested
  • Protects
    Protected Health Information (PHI) and complies with Cook County Health &
    Hospitals System (CCHHS) Privacy Policy.

Reporting
Relationships


Reports to the Recovery Coach
Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must
    be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois, is required. (Must provide proof at time of
    interview)
  • Two
    (2) years of experience completing assessments to individuals with mental
    illness and substance use disorders is required.
  • One
    (1) year of experience providing crisis assessments and interventions is required.
  • One
    (1) year of experience working with culturally diverse populations is required.
  • Intermediate
    proficiency using Microsoft Office, Cerner, and/or Texture software is required.
  • Alcohol
    and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other
    Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC), Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment
    Professional (MAATP), or Mental Illness Substance Abuse (MISA) certification
    from Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification
    Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) is
    required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Must
    possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance coverage is
    required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

MUST MEET ALL
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual
    English/Spanish or English/Polish

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other
Characteristics

  • Knowledge
    of evidence based practices and application to vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge
    of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for determining
    levels of service for substance use disorders.
  • Ability
    to effectively use technology and utilize software for completing notes,
    tracking appointments, coordinating care activities.
  • Ability
    to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability
    to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability
    to effectively prioritize work.
  • Ability
    to meet deadlines.

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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