Assessment & Referral Counselor

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



POSITION SUMMARY: Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessment and recommends disposition according to standardized level of care criteria and consultation with on-call psychiatrist.# Ensures linkage with other community agencies.# Completes admission procedures for all programs within the Center for Mental Health (CFMH.)# Performs telephone triage functions.# Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental and divisional nursing philosophy and objectives, as well as Health System initiatives. Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field required and two years experience working with psychiatric patients in Crisis or Bachelor#s degree in related field or current Licensed Registered Nurse with at least five years of progressive psychiatric experience. If a Licensed Registered Nurse must have current licensure to practice from the State of Illinois. Maintain current nonviolent crisis intervention certification (annual). Ability to speak comfortably to groups for education and marketing purposes.# Effective interpersonal skills and ability to deal with all levels within the organization and community.# Strong organizational, time management and critical decision making skills.# Good verbal and written communication skills.# Working knowledge of the continuum of care. Successful completion of annual clinical, age specific and job specific competencies and skills validation tools. POSITION SUMMARY: Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessment and recommends disposition according to standardized level of care criteria and consultation with on-call psychiatrist. Ensures linkage with other community agencies. Completes admission procedures for all programs within the Center for Mental Health (CFMH.) Performs telephone triage functions. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental and divisional nursing philosophy and objectives, as well as Health System initiatives. Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field required and two years experience working with psychiatric patients in Crisis or Bachelor's degree in related field or current Licensed Registered Nurse with at least five years of progressive psychiatric experience. If a Licensed Registered Nurse must have current licensure to practice from the State of Illinois. Maintain current nonviolent crisis intervention certification (annual). Ability to speak comfortably to groups for education and marketing purposes. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to deal with all levels within the organization and community. Strong organizational, time management and critical decision making skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of the continuum of care. Successful completion of annual clinical, age specific and job specific competencies and skills validation tools.

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