The therapist is responsible for providing psychotherapy and other treatment services that affirm clients' strengths, broaden their problem-solving abilities, and increase their self-knowledge.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES :
Conduct psychotherapeutic and other clinical treatment sessions for individuals, families, and groups.
Complete all required case records and statistical reporting documentation within specified time frames.
Conduct home visits when clinically appropriate.
Monitor client's medication compliance and medication maintenance visits.
Provide direct service for 70% of work hours.
Facilitate consultation and outreach to assure the provision of holistic treatment.
Attend monthly all staff meetings, clinical case staffings, and designed in-service sessions.
Ongoing development of clinical and substance abuse treatment interventions.
Ongoing monitoring of treatment plan service delivery as it relates to the internal service providers.
Evaluation for drug abuse/dependence: knowledge of various street drugs used, their effects (signs and symptoms) and drug related behaviors.
Ability to run psycho-social/education groups: Knowledge of various ways to improve patient's social behaviors and educate patients in group settings.
Ability to do family education: Knowledge of how psychiatric diagnoses affect behaviors of patient and their families as well as family related phenomena like expressed emotion, tolerance, denial which affect psychiatric illnesses.
Ability to advocate for and with patients and families in utilizing resources and services: Knowledge of medical and mental health systems and various financial and community available and how patients and families can use them.
Ability to do medication monitoring and training: basic knowledge of various psychiatric medications and their indications, contradictions and side effects via formal in-service training.
Ability to engage a patient therapeutically to help them learn healthy aspects of interpersonal social skills, hygiene and grooming and team work in social settings.
Evaluation of patient in emergency room: Knowledge of presentations in the ER, the process of triage, medical clearance, available resources and options.
Ability to do individual supportive psychotherapy: Knowledge of basic principles of "talking therapies" and understanding special features of supportive psychotherapies that make it different from other therapies.
Ability to do crisis therapy: Knowledge of theoretical paradigm that forms the basis of crisis therapy and its distinction from crisis interventions.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility onChicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs foradults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed andaccredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum o...f care, from acute inpatient admissions atMount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We alsohave a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides boththerapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitiveand psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized careplan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatmentgyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winningtherapeutic roof top garden.