The Opioid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides screenings, assessments, counseling, and recovery services to individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders at the Community Triage Center (CTC). The Opioid LCSW receives referrals from recovery coaches located in the CTC and collaborates with physicians and medical staff to provide and link patients with substance use disorders and mental health disorders with the appropriate services to facilitate recovery. This is a grant funded position. Cook County Health & Hospitals System has received approval to implement a State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR). The grant is intended to support specialized screening, linkage case management, and recovery support services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for persons with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The Opioid STR will expire on June 30, 2018.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Completes screenings and assessments to identify individuals with co-occurring disorders including Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) and other mental health disorders.
Complete crisis assessments and interventions for patients in various ED and outpatient settings, as needed.
Using information from screenings, assessment, and patient input, assist patients in identifying and prioritizing goals related to reducing or abstaining from substance use. Assess for potential barriers to meeting recovery goals, and assist patients with implementing plans to achieve recovery goals.
Provides assessments, education, and coordination of Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) services.
Relay relevant information from screenings, assessments, and treatment planning to appropriate members of medical team, including physicians, recovery coaches, nurses, etc.
Make referrals to outpatient therapy and/or psychiatric care, including supporting medication management, if necessary.
Connect patient to appropriate recovery-oriented resources including 12-step meetings, SMART recovery, harm-reduction resources, etc and/or necessary mental health or psychiatry services.
Utilize internal and external organizational resources to facilitate engagement and retention in recovery services.
Provide brief, evidence based therapeutic services for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental illness.
Educate patients on Naloxone administration and overdose prevention. Facilitates patient's ability to access and obtain overdose prevention kits.
Documents all activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include medical records, care management systems, etc, aligned with teams' quality improvement efforts.
Completes all education activities/trainings as requested.
Participates in Interdisciplinary Rounds as requested
Reports to the Recovery Coach Coordinator
Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois, is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Two (2) years of experience completing assessments to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders is required.
One (1) year of experience providing crisis assessments and interventions is required.
One (1) year of experience working with culturally diverse populations is required.
Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office, Cerner, and/or Texture software is required.
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC), Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment Professional (MAATP), or Mental Illness Substance Abuse (MISA) certification from Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must possess a valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance coverage is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING
Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Polish
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of evidence based practices and application to vulnerable populations.
Knowledge of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for determining levels of service for substance use disorders.
Ability to effectively use technology and utilize software for completing notes, tracking appointments, coordinating care activities.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to effectively prioritize work.
Ability to meet deadlines.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.