• Behavioral Health Specialist

    Posted on January 11, 2021 by in
    January 11, 2021
    2745 W. 63rd Street Chicago, IL 60629, Chicago
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    About IMAN:  

    IMAN fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts, and operating a holistic health center. IMAN was incorporated in 1997 in direct response to violence, poverty, social inequity, and health disparities on Chicago’s Southwest Side. IMAN’s work includes youth leadership development; housing revitalization; leadership development and on-the-job training for formerly incarcerated; arts and culture programming; food access interventions with inner-city stores; a farmer’s market; and a Federally Qualified Health Center, which serves diverse low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of its service area, which is designated as a Health Provider Shortage Area, a Medically Underserved Area, and a Food Desert.


    Job Summary:  

    This is a full-time position that reports to the Behavioral Health Manager and provides therapy and case management services to patients within a Federally Qualified Health Center.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Provide direct behavioral health, case management, and care coordination to patients -individual, family, couples, and group treatment. 
    • Conduct psychosocial assessments, create and implement treatment plans, progress notes, crisis interventions, and refer to internal and external support services.  
    • Provide integrated, comprehensive care to patients experiencing co-occurring disorders.
    • Utilize a strength-based and trauma-informed approach to support patients in the treatment and recovery process.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate, thorough, and timely mental health records within an electronic health record. 
    • Work as part of a team to provide behavioral health programming within the organization and further develop the program. 
    • Provide community outreach and develop partnerships within the community. 
    • Perform a variety of administrative tasks including supervising interns in clinical counseling and social work internship program. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Social Work or Masters in Psychology and must be licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. 
    • Understanding of family dynamics, trauma, and skill in a range of therapeutic interventions.
    • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, in a multicultural setting.
    • CADC or equivalent is preferred.


    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Ability to conduct therapy in Spanish and/or Arabic.
    • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center in an outpatient urban mental health setting. 
    • Experience providing trauma-informed clinical counseling services.


    Additional Responsibilities Required by All IMAN Employees: 

    • Act with integrity and maintain a respectful, professional manner in all interactions with co-workers, management, customers and other business contacts 
    • Comply with HIPAA, the Code of Business Ethics & Conduct, our Diversity & Inclusion Principles, and other applicable corporate and departmental policies
    • Maintain complete confidentiality in all matters of company business
    • Maintain communication with management regarding developments within areas of assigned responsibilities, and perform special projects as required or requested
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