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Therapist Broadway Youth Center (17538)

Company: jerrys enterprises inc.
Location: Evanston
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Broadway Youth Center - Chicago, ILPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Master's DegreeTravel Percentage Up to 25%Job Shift AnyJob Category Health CareWhy Howard Brown Health Mission: -Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. Vision: -Howard BrownHealth envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all. Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health. What is in it for you: A commitment to work-life balance with: 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time 12 accrued sick days per year 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan. BCBS HMO, PPO, and PPO Select Plans HMO premium = $27/month BCBS Dental premium = $7.50/month EyeMed Vision premium = $3.26/month 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+ Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary up to $100K Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses What you can expect: Full-time Healing Specialist/BYC Therapist provides a range of therapeutic services including brief and crisis intervention, short-term (3-24 sessions) and some longer-term (25 sessions+) therapy, and group therapy for youth ages 12-24 experiencing homeless and/or unstably housed and participating in services and milieu programming at BYC. The client population includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth, the youth of color, youth living with HIV, and youth living with severe mental needs. The Healing Specialist/BYC Therapist assesses for suicide and homicide risk, supporting the primary care team and other BYC Staff in safety planning and emergency intervention with youth clients. Care is embedded in trauma-informed, harm-reduction, anti-oppression, and restorative/transformative justice frameworks. This position provides consultation and training to BYC staff, helping to integrate behavioral health in all aspects of BYC programming and care. Services provided will follow professional standards and ethical guidelines. How you will make an impact: Provide brief and crisis intervention services for youth participating in BYC medical, drop-in, and other services through supportive counseling and motivational interviewing. Develop and provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy services. Assess suicide and homicide risk of youth, leading crisis intervention efforts and, if necessary, involuntary hospitalization. Screen for and link young people with internal psychiatry, suboxone services, and ongoing therapy services. Support young people in accessing external and internal mental health resources as needed. Screen and support young people in partnership with the medical team (primary care provider, nurse, medical assistant, youth benefit coordinator, etc.). Provide timely, succinct feedback to the medical team for care planning and implement brief interventions to improve treatment adherence and the young person's attainment of their health goals. Provide timely and succinct feedback to resource advocates, drop-in workers, and linkage to care workers, and other staff regarding client conditions and possible barriers to care for shared clients. Develop and implement innovative behavioral health programming at BYC in collaboration with the Manager of Therapy Services at BYC, Coordinator of Therapy Services BYC, other Healing Specialist/BYC Therapist/s at BYC, and BYC staff based on identified client and/or staff needs. Assist in training BYC staff on suicide assessment, crisis intervention, documentation, safety planning and care planning, supportive intervention and communication, and other mental health topics to increase BYC staff comfort/confidence in helping youth manage emotional distress and develop coping skills. Consult with BYC staff on the implementation of supportive intervention and communication with youth engaged in different BYC services (i.e., medical, resource advocacy, mental health advocacy, GED, medical care, research, group programming, drop-in milieu). Participate in the development and implementation of youth care plans and transformative/restorative justice initiatives through individual work with clients and staff, and through CHAT and care team meetings. Participate in BYC committees, project teams, and other meetings as necessary. Document contact with youth and progress of youth concisely in the electronic medical record in accordance with policies and procedures. Complete mental health assessments to support youths' housing applications. Provide clinical supervision to practicum/internship students engaged in drop-in milieu intervention and/or individual or group therapy at BYC. Offer consultation and support to paraprofessional staff engaged in direct service at BYC. Ensure the highest quality of care by collaborating with other disciplines (i.e., medical, resource advocacy, psychiatry, linkage to care, outreach, drop-in workers) to improve client mental and physical health. Participate in quality assurance activities including program evaluation, staff development, continuing education, and outcome assessment. Participate in site visits and grant development meetings for behavioral health funding at BYC. Participate in required meetings, including BYC, behavioral health department and program meetings, agency committee meetings, agency all staff meetings, training, and group consultation. Maintain the highest level of patient confidentiality. Provide education to youth, the general public, and other professionals through public speaking engagements and workshops.What you will bring to Howard Brown Health Minimum Qualification: Masters or doctoral degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related field. Demonstrated experience in suicide assessment, brief/crisis intervention, and consultation. Previous experience working with LGBTQ homeless and/or at-risk youth ages 12-24. Prior knowledge and experience with clients who are living with HIV, and with diverse communities, particularly the LGBTQ community and youth of color. Prior experience working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer youth. Experience utilizing trauma-informed, harm reduction, anti-adultism, and strength-based approaches. Must be able to demonstrate strong communication, organization, and writing skills. Must be able to work some evenings and possibly Saturdays. Preferred Qualification: Bilingual speakers -are highly preferred (English/Spanish). Current IL state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, (LCPC), or as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois. Fluent in Spanish; ability to provide clinical services fluently in Spanish and in English. Knowledge of health disparities, substance use, and intimate partner violence issues within the LGBTQ community. Experience providing family mediation. Demonstrated experience in clinical supervision and consultation. Prior experience supervising interns or volunteers. Deaf/HOH communication skills.

Keywords: jerrys enterprises inc., Evanston , Therapist Broadway Youth Center (17538), Healthcare , Evanston, Illinois

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