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Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Summary
Title:Outreach and Engagement Specialist
ID:1020
Department:Client Services
Description

Envision Unlimited is a large non-profit agency with locations on the north and south sides of Chicago. We provide day program, residential, case management, career, and therapeutic services to adults with mental illness in our continued commitment to provide recovery-oriented services for persons with disabilities and other special needs.  We emphasize quality services which promote choice, independence, and community integration through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team, our members receive person-centered services aimed at improving functionality and practical application of social, financial, and emotional skills. We work to build partnerships with our community to enrich the lives of our members by creating lasting opportunities that will strengthen relationships for a lifetime.

Envision Unlimited is excited to bring aboard an Outreach and Engagement Specialist to provide care coordination services as part of a diversion program for clients at risk of long-term in-patient care.  

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field, Master’s preferred. Three years of experience in working within the social service arena, including internships with two years working directly with clients with serious and persistent mental illness. Must be able to work with diverse populations with multi-faceted needs. Excellent written and oral communication skills needed together with demonstrated ability to engage clients.

Position requires a licensed, insured automobile and ability to travel to multiple locations is part of the job.

Hiring preference given to staff with CADC License, IM/CANS certification; experience with crisis programs such as ACT, CST or First Responders programs. Knowledge of Northside providers and social services strongly preferred. 

 Viable candidates will have knowledge of Medicaid Rule 132, a recovery approach to clinical treatment, A candidate efficient at developing, implementing and completing ITPs and overseeing the coordination of care will be most successful.

 

General Functions:

Outreach and Engagement Specialist will conduct on-site evaluations with clients identified by the Pre-Admissions Screener and Resident Reviewer (PAS-R) who are currently residing in an in-patient setting such as Psychiatric hospitals, State Operated Facilities, Crisis Residential and others. Position provides counseling, linkage case management, assistance with applications for entitlements, crisis plan development and care coordination activities. 

 

Benefits:

Envision Unlimited offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision and retirement savings plan.  In addition, we provide financial assistance to pursue and maintain clinical licensure and opportunities for both internal and external training, LCSW/LCPC supervision and leadership development.  

 

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