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Sinai Health System PSYCH MAINT PSYCHOTHERAPIST in Chicago, Illinois

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.

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.

  • Facilitate consultation and outreach to assure the provision of holistic treatment.

  • Attend monthly all staff meetings, clinical case staffings, and designed in-service sessions.

  • Ongoing development of clinical and substance abuse treatment interventions.

  • Ongoing monitoring of treatment plan service delivery as it relates to the internal service providers.

  • Evaluation for drug abuse/dependence: knowledge of various street drugs used, their effects (signs and symptoms) and drug related behaviors.

  • Ability to run psycho-social/education groups: Knowledge of various ways to improve patient's social behaviors and educate patients in group settings.

  • 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 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 engage a patient therapeutically to help them learn healthy aspects of interpersonal social skills, hygiene and grooming and team work in social settings.

  • Evaluation of patient in emergency room: Knowledge of presentations in the ER, the process of triage, medical clearance, available resources and options.

  • 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.

  • Ability to do crisis therapy: Knowledge of theoretical paradigm that forms the basis of crisis therapy and its distinction from crisis interventions.

LICENSES AND EDUCATION:

  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health/ Human Services Field

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) preferred

    MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

Must be culturally competent.

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