The Coordinator of the Violence Recovery Project (VRP) is responsible for the leadership and administration of HBHC’s intimate partner violence (IPV) program including staff consultation, student supervision, program and grant development, and clinical treatment. The Coordinator is also a full-time licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or licensed psychologist who provides assessment, short-term (3-24 sessions) and longer-term (25 sessions+) therapy for young adult, adult and older adult behavioral health, case management and primary care clients. This includes, but is not limited to, assessment of needs and barriers to health, individual and group therapy, treatment planning, referral to internal and external resources, client psycho-education and hormone informed consent services, discharge planning and crisis management. Services provided will follow professional standards and ethical guidelines. Services provided will follow professional standards and ethical guidelines. Howard Brown is an approved NHSC loan repayment site. Additional information can be found at: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and provide intimate partner violence (IPV) related therapeutic services to individuals and groups. Conducts IPV screenings, makes IPV referrals, and completes IPV assessments.
Develops and oversees grants for the VRP program in conjunction with the Grants Department, Finance and the Manager of Mental Health Services; assists in the budgeting process for VRP grants.
Offers consultation to staff and students providing services to VRP clients, and provides consultation/training to agency staff on issues of IPV. Provides training/presentations to external entities on IPV issues.
Develop and provide individual and group therapy services. Target groups include gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations of varied ethnic backgrounds as well as HIV/AIDS impacted clients.
Conduct screenings, make referrals, complete assessments, and provide therapy.
Provide crisis assessment and intervention to behavioral health and primary care clients, and other individuals presenting in crisis.
Document patient contact/progress concisely in the electronic medical record in accordance with policies and procedures.
Ensure highest quality of care by collaborating with other disciplines (i.e., medical, case management, psychiatry, linkage to care) to improve client mental and physical health.
Meets weekly productivity standards including, but not limited to, number of encounters per week.
Participate in quality assurance activities including program evaluation, staff development, continuing education and outcome assessment.
Supervise volunteers and trainees working within behavioral health. Provide consultation to other staff, trainees and volunteers on clinical issues.
Attend and participate in all required meetings, including department and program meetings, agency committee meetings, agency all staff meetings, trainings and group consultation.
Maintain the highest level of patient confidentiality.
Provide timely and succinct feedback to PCPs, case managers, linkage to care workers and other staff regarding client condition and possible barriers to care for shared clients.
Develop and implement innovative behavioral health programming in collaboration with the Manager of Mental Health Services.
Provide education to the general public and other professionals through public speaking engagements and workshops.
Communicate with billing staff, the Ryan White Coordinators and practice management staff regarding client issues as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIRED:
Master’s or doctoral degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related field
Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or as a psychologist in Illinois
Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy.
Demonstrated experience in intimate partner violence and trauma.
Prior knowledge and experience with clients who are HIV+, and with diverse communities, particularly the LGBTQ community.
Must be able to demonstrate strong communication, organization and written skills.
Must be able to work some evenings and possibly Saturdays.
Experience working with diverse communities, especially those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Knowledge of health disparities, substance use and domestic violence issues within LGBTQ community.
Prior experience supervising interns or volunteers.
Experience utilizing harm reduction and strength based approaches.
Spanish speaking and/or Deaf/HOH communication skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please start the application process using the link below. Applicants should submit both their cover letter and resume together as the same document into our ADP system for consideration.