JOB SUMMARY: The Crisis Worker will complete an emergency assessment, stabilization and linkage to individuals in crisis to avoid more restrictive levels of care with the goal of immediate symptom reduction, stabilization and restoration to previous level of functioning. Articulate HRDI’s mission and vision by assisting with recovery in accordance with each individual’s goals and preferences.
- Assess for indicators of abuse any for socio-emotional needs
- Provide crisis intervention services to assess and stabilize individuals, with the goal of immediate symptom reduction, stabilization and restoration to a previous level of role functioning.
- As appropriate, provide brief and immediate mental health services or referral, linkage and consultation with other mental health services.
- Provide culturally appropriate, competent and individualized crisis, discharge and linkage plans.
- Determine appropriate type and level of services utilizing the Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services (LOCUS) developed by the American Association of Community Psychiatry
- Establish a provisional DSM 5 diagnosis
- Work cooperatively with other members of the treatment team including, but not limited to, the clinical supervisor, security personnel, nurse, case manager, psychiatrist and other crisis workers.
- Maintain positive and mutually respectful relationships with member of the Chicago Police Department, other human service providers, entitlement agencies, health care vendors, and the community.
- Maintain compliance at all times with clinical documentation, timelines and agency policies and procedures including meeting required time frames for documentation and service notes.
- Attend all required clinical meetings and training.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Masters Degree in Social Work/Psychology or an appropriate human service field;
- MUST be a QMHP
- A minimum of three years experience in psychiatric emergency room or crisis intervention and multi-disciplinary setting is preferred.
- The candidate must have a solid understanding of the DSM V criteria for diagnosing Mental Health / Substance Abuse patients and a solid understanding of the Illinois Mental Health Code. Knowledge of Community Mental Health, Rule 132 and the Department of Mental Health;
- Proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe,etc.
Human Resources Development Institute, |Inc.
Why Work Here?In 1974, Dr. Vincent Bakeman and Mrs. Doris Lomax founded a not for profit organization what is now known as Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI). The organization was formed as a result of a lack of services in the lower socio-economic communities of color in Chicago, IL and Alabama. Today HRDI continues to serve those same under-served communities, and many other disadvantaged populations. HRDI provides medical, mental health and substance abuse and various other services and programs.
Collectively as a team, HRDI is providing service, hope, encouragement and empowerment to a deserving communities in need.