Supportive Residential Behavioral Health Counselor - Adult Program Ben Gordon Center, Full-Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine De Kalb , IL 60115

Posted 2 months ago

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Description

The Behavioral Health Counselor reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

This role is responsible for providing high quality services that promote optimal social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. The position is blended to support residents in their home environment in order to provide intensive case management and community support individual/group services in their natural setting. It will include assisting these residents in the community as well (e.g., accessing food pantry, medical appointments, linkage with other needed resource). This role provides services to adults suffering from Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), which includes, but not limited to, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD. The Behavioral Health Counselor's office is primarily located on site at the supported residential building.

Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision, provides supportive counseling, case management, and community support services.

  • Assesses patient and patients family needs, develops treatment plans, provides and evaluates patient care, and assists with discharge planning.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors degree in related field.

  • One year of experience interacting with clients for treatment of mental health

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Ability to travel to and from multiple work sites and in the community on a daily basis.

Equal Opportunity

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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