GENERAL SUMMARY:The therapist is responsible for providing psychotherapy and other treatment services that affirm clients' strengths, broaden their problem-solving abilities, and increase their self-knowledge. Must be bilingual, Spanish/English speaking.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Conduct psychotherapeutic and other clinical treatment sessions for individuals, families, and groups.
Complete all required case records and statistical reporting documentation within specified time frames.
Conduct home visits when clinically appropriate.
Monitor client's medication compliance and medication maintenance visits.
Provide direct service for 70% of work hours.
Evaluation of case management needs: Knowledge of state, federal, local community financial, social and services resources and of various agencies providing various services in the community.
Ability to do family education: Knowledge of how psychiatric diagnoses affect behaviors of patient and their families as well as family related phenomena like expressed emotion, tolerance, denial which affect psychiatric illnesses.
Ability to run activity group: Knowledge of various group activities that enhance cognitive, education, and social kills of patients.
Ability to advocate for and with patients and families in utilizing resources and services: Knowledge of medical and mental health systems and various financial and community available and how patients and families can use them.
Ability to do medication monitoring and training: basic knowledge of various psychiatric medications and their indications, contradictions and side effects via formal in-service training.
Ability to conduct a sensitive interview of a known patient to assess fro an overall clinical impression, current problems, risk for suicide or homicide and to be able to identify need for hospitalization, crisis housing, case management or other urgent or long term needs.
Evaluation for hospitalization: knowledge of concept of treatments in least restrictive settings and reasons for which patients require hospitalization.
Ability to do individual supportive psychotherapy: Knowledge of basic principles of "talking therapies" and understanding special features of supportive psychotherapies that make it different from other therapies.
Provide nental health assessments.
Provide individual/family/group therapies for children and adolescents.
Case management services for clients and their families.
Complete documentation in EMR system accurately and timely.
MINIMUM EDUCATION:• Masters in Social Work • Masters in human service related field.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE: Must be culturally competent.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:LCPC or LCSW preferred.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility onChicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs foradults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed andaccredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum o...f care, from acute inpatient admissions atMount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We alsohave a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides boththerapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitiveand psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized careplan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatmentgyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winningtherapeutic roof top garden.