The purpose of this job is to provide Behavioral Health services to HIV impacted individuals, couples and families at the CORE Center with a specialization in Bilingual (English/Spanish) population. Behavioral Health Services include consultation & assessment, individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, support & therapy group facilitation, addictions treatment and educational & training programming.
Provide Psychotherapy & Counseling
Conduct Initial Behavioral Health Assessments and Screenings of CORE Patients
Provide Consultation Services in Clinics
Work in Conjunction with Behavioral Health Team and Social Services Department
Initiate and Facilitate Support/Therapy/Treatment Groups
Enhance Professional Development and Maintain an Area of Specialization
Participate in Behavioral Health Training and Education
Participate in Behavioral Health Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts
Provide Inpatient Consultation/Follow up to
Exceed Grantor Expectations
Enhance CORE Center Research Efforts
Adhere to CORE Center and Behavioral Health Specific Policies & Procedures
Provide Excellent Customer Service
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS - Knowledge/Skills/Experience
Minimal Formal Education Required and Preferred: MSW, MA in clinical social work or counseling.
Minimal Length & Nature of Experience Required and Preferred: Three or more years of clinical experience, particularly with Spanish speaking population and other culturally diverse populations (trainings and certification required). At least five years of experience working with HIV impacted clients and ethnic minority groups. Experience working with dually diagnosed (mental health and substance abuse) clients in a primary care medical setting preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration Required and Preferred: Licensed in the State of Illinois as a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor, Certified Professional in Mental Illness and Substance Abuse or Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment Professional.
Special Knowledge and Skills Required and Preferred: Ability to function autonomously as a behavioral health clinician and as a team member on a multidisciplinary team, excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving and conflict resolution skills and group facilitation. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and commitment to confidentiality, ethics, and a culturally sensitive approach to counseling are required. Experience working in primary care medical settings desirable. Clinical interviewing experience and diagnostic (DSM-5) assessment skills are preferred. Bilingual competence in English and Spanish required.