Ascension Health Behavioral Health Housing Case Manager in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Job ID: 248314

Behavioral Health Housing Case Manager

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Intensive Housing Case Manager

City, State: Waukegan, IL

Location: AMITA Health - Center for Mental Health

Department: BH Mental Hlth Svcs OP 005

Additional Job Details: Part-Time, Day, 20 hours, Weekly

Shift: Monday - Friday

About Us

AMITA Health ( www.AMITAhealth.org ) is a joint operating company formed by Adventist Midwest Health, part of the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL., and Alexian Brothers Health System, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, AMITA Health is the third largest health system in the state with more than 12,000 associates committed to delivering the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care at nine acute and specialty care hospitals and at more than 80 ambulatory/clinic locations. AMITA Health has an extensive provider network of more than 3,000 hospital-affiliated physicians and the AMITA Health Medical Group consists of over 500 multi-specialty employed physicians and associate practitioners, ranking it among the largest regional medical groups. AMITA Health’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by respecting the faith traditions of the many individuals and families we have been called to serve across suburban Chicago.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides intensive (high level of contact) case management and housing support (which includes locating and securing private market housing units available to homeless/at-risk individuals) for a caseload of multi-diagnosed (HIV, mental illness, and/or substance use) clients with a history of homelessness.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides assigned patient counseling services and case management.

  • Provides screening to potential clients to determine program eligibility and appropriateness for housing placement.

  • Completes all required intakes and assessment paperwork on all clients.

  • Systematically and continually assesses the patient's coping mechanisms and progress.

  • Utilizes appropriate teaching methods and/or referral sources.

  • Instructs clients in budgeting, employment interviewing and job search, and other necessary skills to secure and maintain housing.

  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with property owners and landlords of client-occupied apartments, as well as additional housing units throughout Lake County.

  • Provides intensive and ongoing monitoring of clients to maintain housing stability, provides support and crisis intervention as necessary.

  • Attends and participates in all required trainings and meetings.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree, Bachelor's degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in social work/human services-related field strongly preferred

  • Masters in Social Work, Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with case management, substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, homeless issues preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required.

  • Sensitivity toward and the ability to work with a diverse, at-risk, formerly homeless population (racial, ethnic, national origin, religious, gender, and sexual orientation).

  • Ability to work both independently and in a collegial multidisciplinary team setting.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a car and ability to travel in the Lake County area.

How To Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact Candidate Care at 855-778-6037 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST, M-F.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.