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Crisis Intervention Worker

Company: Aurora Healthcare
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities: Direct Service: Provides crisis intervention, behavioral health assessment, psychosocial support, telephone screening, and referral services. Clinical and Professional Practice Recordkeeping: Completes various clinical assessments in accordance with team policies and procedures. Records reflect quality clinical care and adhere to Accrediting Organization standards. Team and Training Activities: Actively participates in team activities in the department, larger hospital and in the community in ways that make a positive contribution to team operations. Licensure: Professional Counselor OR Professional Counselor Clinical OR Social Worker, Clinical Education/Experience Required: MA or MSW, or equivalent. Two years experience working in crisis work and/or hospital environment. Knowledge of Illinois State law regarding confidentiality, mental health code and federal substance abuse codes. Knowledge of behavioral health resources. Knowledge of DSM-V diagnostic categories. This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs or normal aging, prior experience with various age groups is preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Basic computer skills. Organization, time management, communication, and documentation skills. Ability to deal with conflict. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to remain calm under stressful situations and exercise appropriate intervention. Current licensure in the State of Illinois as a Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (LPC). Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) Clinical Licensure once meeting eligibility requirements (Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions: Resiliency and flexibility to deal with a changing environment. Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations. May be exposed to patients that potentially could be violent; has knowledge of techniques to de-escalate aggressive behavior. Flexibility and openness to working any crisis shift. Ability to flex hours and days to meet needs of hospital/department. High tolerance for emotionally stressful situations sometimes encountered daily with psychiatric and substance abuse patients. If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: Aurora Healthcare, Oak Lawn , Crisis Intervention Worker, Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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