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Clinical Diversion Assessment Specialist

Company: Kenneth Young Center
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Clinical Diversion Assessment SpecialistBehavioral Health Recovery ServicesYou are key to our vision: Together We Thrive. At Kenneth Young Center, our staff come together with volunteers, community partners, and the people we serve to create holistic systems of care through interwoven behavioral health programs, older adult services, and community health initiatives. Our team welcomes and celebrates unique perspectives, and represents the diversity and vitality of our local communities. This role helps realize our mission: We partner with communities to support people of all ages to navigate life's challenges through personalized prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Join our team to grow in your career while building stronger, healthier communities.Job Scope: The Clinical Diversion Assessment Specialist provides comprehensive clinical mental health and level of care assessments to adults from local hospitals referred to the Front Door Team. Assessment includes review of records, family consult, in-person assessment, outreach, referrals, and treatment recommendations to assist adults avoid nursing facility admission and maintain in a lesser level of care and remain in community-based settings after experiencing a mental health crisis. Treatment services are delivered at flexible times that meet clients' needs and in settings that offer the best potential for positive outcomes, including in hospital and nursing home centers, in-home, and in community-based settings. Coordinate with KYC team members, with network of hospitals, PAS agencies, and other local community mental health services.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Accommodation for medical and religious exemption will be considered. Weekly testing required for approved vaccination exemptions.Clinical DutiesComplete comprehensive strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed clinical mental health assessments to adults at local hospital and specialized mental health nursing facility (SMHRF) settingsAs a member of assessment team, respond to referrals by reaching out to hospitals and completing assessment within 24 hours of referral to meet grant requirementsProvide on-site intake at various community access points, by providing mental health assessment, treatment recommendations, and discharge planning activities in hospitals, at nursing homes, in the community, and other locations as assigned.Maintain a high level of personal and team documentation compliance including timely review and signing of team members' integrated mental health assessments and treatment plans (IM-CANS).Cross-train to provide outreach, case management, linkage and referral services to individuals discharging from hospital settings for up to 180 days to assist clients to continue to avoid institutional levels of care.Cross-train to conduct phone check-ins and/or in person meetings to ensure client contact and provide coveragePerform and participate in crisis intervention when necessary.Routinely consult with other Behavioral Health team members including employment services, psychosocial rehabilitation, SUPR/MISA, drop-in staff, and psychiatry to address specific client related clinical issues and treatment recommendationsAdministrativeComplete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner; including referrals, desk reviews, IM-CANS, and other assessment toolsInterpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and proceduresMeet or exceed productivity target estimated at 50-60%Participate in orientations, all staff trainings, and training and development seminarsSubmit, in a timely and accurate fashion, schedules timesheets, mileage and other reports required by the Center's policies and proceduresCoordinate with program support regarding referral status and state communicationEducation and ExperiencePreferred Masters Degree from an accredited College or University in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related discipline; Bachelors Degree with significant mental health assessment experience will be consideredExperience working with adults with serious mental illnessExperience completing comprehensive mental health assessmentsPreferred experience working in non-traditional treatment environments, residential, hospital, community settingsPreferred experience working with individuals with chronic homelessness and/or substance use difficultiesApplicant must have a valid IL Driver's License, proof of insurance, and daily access to a reliable well maintained vehicleComputer and smartphone proficiency, working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, team communication platforms (ex Microsoft Teams), Internet skills, and smartphone applications and messagingKenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market and offers all full-time employees the following:403(b) plan with organizational matchingHealth Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois) including 2 options (HMO and limited network PPO) that are completely free to the employee with no employee paid premiums at the employee-only coverage level.Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (UNUM) with low employee premiumsLong Term and Short Term Disability (UNUM), no cost to employeeFlexible Spending Account (with up to $550 annual rollover)Basic life insurance (50k) paid for by the organization and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents (UNUM)Clinical supervision for licensure and approximately 12-20 CEUs offered during regular work hours at no extra cost per yearWork laptop providedSupportive supervisors and managers, opportunities to grow and developIncentive program with potential for quarterly bonusesOption to "cash-out" up to one week of unused PTO at end of year, opportunity for annual bonus, and annual salary increase (discretionary based on annual KYC financial audit)Eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)Agile response to COVID-19 safety protocolCommitment to promoting DREI workTo further promote an active and healthy work/ life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays (Juneteenth added for 2022)3 Personal Floating Holidays annually4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer#CL2

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