Williams Transition Coordinator – Aged Options Human Resource Development Institute Inc Human Resource Development Institute Inc

Are you looking for your next career move? HRDI has this fantastic opportunity for you as our next Williams Transition Coordinator – Aged Options


Our mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered, integrated system of care for all.

With your help, we will continue to see our work in the community soar! We welcome you to join our family and look forward to receiving your application!


JOB SUMMARY:
Provides an array of non-billable services, activities, and supports that are essential to the timely and efficient facilitation of William’s Class Members movement from the Institution of Mental Disease and into the community. Provide complimentary services in
conjunction with the Williams ACT Treatment Team in order to ensure that individuals are able to move toward individual recovery and to live successfully in the community. Completes monthly reports and daily progress notes that document actions toward identified goals.


JOB DUTIES

Establish relationships with local community providers, local access agencies, local DHS service providers, social workers, and other organizations;

Serve as the liaison between the providers, access agencies, DHS social workers, other community-based organizations, and the State’s transitional program;

Engage in outreach activities at nursing facilities to inform residents and staff about the transition program;

Conduct initial interviews and complete intake paperwork with persons in nursing homes and/or IMD’s;

Assist each participant with the development and implementation of a transition plan;

Advocate on behalf of the participant;

Coordinate the timely transfer of benefits/entitlements, accompanying Class Members to the Social Security Agency to change payee status and local Medicaid offices to activate Medicaid;

Conduct preliminary visits across vast geographic areas as a means of scouting appropriate rental units;

Travel to and from IMD’s to transport Class Members in order to navigate housing searches;

Accompany Class members as they make decisions to purchase household needs;

Assist Class members with moving furniture and setting up households;

Maintains and keeps current consumer records; completes and submits all reports on time;


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in social work, social service, human services, or a related field preferred. (Individuals with a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program, a high school diploma, and 2 years experience in providing mental health services will be considered.)

A recovery support specialist certified and in good standing with the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. who has at least one year of experience in providing mental health service is eligible for this position.

An occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one year of experience in mental health setting; or a minimum of 5 years supervised experience in mental health or human services is eligible for this position.

Individuals who have at least a high school diploma and have demonstrated skills in the field of services to adults or children have
demonstrated the ability to work constructively with clients, treatment resources, and the community and possess a minimum of five years of experience providing mental health services will also be considered.

Knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy;

Knowledge of and proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, and experience with database management.

Interest, expertise, and experience in providing services to individuals with Serious Mental Illness;

Must possess a Recovery and Rehabilitation orientation.

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