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Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - In Power Therapist (17113)

Company: Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St.
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - Chicago, ILPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Master's DegreeJob Shift AnyJob Category Health CareWhy Howard Brown Health Mission: Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. Vision: Howard BrownHealth envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all. Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health. What is in it for you: A commitment to work-life balance with: 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time 12 accrued sick days per year 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets Employer-sponsored health, dental, vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan. BCBS HMO, PPO and PPO Select Plans HMO premium = $27/month BCBS Dental premium = $7.50/month EyeMed Vision premium = $3.26/month 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+ Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary up to $100K Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses What you can expect: The In Power Behavioral Health Therapist is a key staff member in the implementation of Howard Brown's first holistic LGBTQ-specific, Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program. The In Power Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible for working with Howard Brown Health medical, social services, and youth center staff to provide LGBTQ-affirming, survivor-center, harm-reductive, intersectional, consent driven, and trauma-informed prevention and intervention services for young people and adults who disclose sexual violence and intimate partner violence. The position requires a full-time licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), or clinical psychologist who will be responsible for responding clinic disclosures of acute sexual assault, de-escalate patients in crisis, and work with the multidisciplinary team to provide wrap around mental health care for survivors who have recently experienced an assault. In congruence with In Power department frameworks; mental health services are provided with a focus on trauma-informed, gender and identity affirming, anti-oppression, harm reductive, client-centered, care. This includes, but is not limited to, assessment of needs and barriers to health, individual and group therapy, couples therapy, short-term interventions, treatment planning, referral to internal and external resources, client psycho-education, discharge planning and crisis management. Services provided will follow professional standards and ethical guidelines. Howard Brown is an approved NHSC loan repayment site. Additional information can be found at: How you will make an impact: Provide one-on-one crisis counseling during medical appointments related to sexual harm Provide short-term therapy services (3-24 sessions) to survivors related to sexual violence via individual, family, or couples therapy Participate in program development and implementation for support groups and other psychoeducational groups for youth and adults Participate in multiple (internal and external) trainings to enhance skills and capacities related to service provision, trauma-focused interventions, and utilization of LGBTQ-affirming practices for survivors of sexual violence Conduct screenings, make referrals, complete assessments, and provide therapy. Document patient contact/progress concisely in the electronic medical record in accordance with policies and procedures. Meets weekly productivity standards including, but not limited to, number of encounters per week. Ensure highest quality of care by collaborating with other disciplines (i.e., medical, resource advocacy, psychiatry, linkage to care, outreach, drop-in workers) to improve client mental and physical health. 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 Participate in weekly supervision with the Associate Director of In Power Participate in biweekly multidisciplinary team meetings with In Power case managers, nursing staff, medical staff Participate in daily multidisciplinary team huddles with In Power case managers, nursing staff and medical team Participate in curriculum development, training development, and writing of abstracts for conferences and journal publications 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 and resource advocates, drop-in workers, linkage to care workers and other staff regarding client condition and possible barriers to care for shared clients. Communicate with billing staff and practice management staff regarding client issues as necessary. Other duties as assigned. What you will bring to Howard Brown Health: Minimum qualifications: Masters or Doctoral level degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), or as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois OR license eligible within 6 months of hire Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy Demonstrated experience working with trauma and/or survivors of intimate or sexual violence Previous experience working with the LGBTQ community Prior knowledge and experience with clients who are HIV+ and with diverse communities Ability to work evening hours and/or Saturdays Preferred Qualifications: Fluent in Spanish; ability to provide clinical services fluently in Spanish and in English. Prior experience working with transgender, gender non-conforming and gender queer people. Knowledge of health disparities, substance use and domestic violence issues within LGBTQ community. Completed State of Illinois domestic violence and sexual assault 40-hour trainings and previous experience working with clients impacted by sexual and/or intimate partner violence Prior experience supervising interns or volunteers. Deaf/HOH communication skills. ADA SPECIFICATIONS Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively. Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment. Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time. May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds. May require periodic travel. 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. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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