Trilogy Behavioral Health

Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Req No.
2017-1935
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Colbert

Overview

About Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare:

                                                   
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services provided are located in the community.  Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.

 

Typical services provided include case management, counseling/therapy, individual skills training, medication training, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning.

Responsibilities

The Outreach and Engagement Specialist (OES) will work with the Colbert Transition Team to identify individuals in assigned ICF’s (intermediate Care Facilities) for transition into the community. The OES will routinely interface with nursing home staff and use motivational interviewing skills to engage nursing home clients into the Colbert Transition Program. The OES will complete Mental Health assessments and intake paperwork on identified clients as well as communicating the clients’ needs and preferences to the transition team. Serves as an advocate for ICF clients in order to facilitate a positive transition to independent living in the community; assesses client’s personal, medical, social, emotional, and environmental situation to plan for linkage and treatment course; provides individually-based motivational services to clients to assist them in their recovery from mental illness. The OES provides client-centered and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse/addiction disorders. Will provide at least 70% of all outreach and engagement services in the community/ICF.

 

As an Outreach and Engagement Specialist you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve each and every day by helping them discover their own unique self, purpose, community and wellness. Trilogy fully embraces a collaborative team approach to each client’s treatment in order to enhance our clients’ recovery from severe and persistent mental illness. Trilogy strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services are provided in the community. Trilogy also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.

Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of ONE of the following:
•a bachelor's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field;
•a bachelor's degree in any other field with two-years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting;
•a practical nurse license under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65];
•a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or GED plus two-years experience in providing mental health services;
•CRSS certification through IAODAPCA
•a family partnership professional certificate from and in good standing with IAODAPCA
•an occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one-year of experience in a mental health setting;
•or a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and five-years supervised clinical experience in mental health or human services

 

 

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