About Sinai Health System
Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.
The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.
A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community
The Mental Health Worker provides culturally competent biopsychosocial screenings, counseling, and case management services for clients who are in need of mental health services.
CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
+ Charts patient's progress in conjunction with the specific treatment plan.
+ Competent group facilitation and 1:1 interactions.
+ Treats and cares for patients demonstrating understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological status.
+ Demonstrates technical competence necessary to provide care to unit patients; seeks out opportunities to increase competence.
+ Anticipates and provides for discharge needs beginning with completion of admission belongings form and storage of patient's belongings.
+ Demonstrates knowledge of verbal diffusing and safe restraint use.
+ Participates actively and collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team members in the treatment planning process to develop a common approach and obtain successful short and long term outcomes.
+ Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for the therapeutic milieu.
+ Performs unit orientation and supports patient's involvement in self-care and unit activities.
+ Acts as an advocate for patient rights.
+ Reports to appropriate others and takes initiative to correct actual or potential incidents of staff, program ethics, environment or equipment deficiencies. Takes appropriate action in anticipation of potential life-threatening or emergency situations.
EDUCATION RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
+ Assumes responsibility for own clinical competency and updating of clinical knowledge.
+ Completes self-evaluation that demonstrates insight into own strengths and areas of professional development.
+ Completes mandatory educational requirements.
+ Participates in the development and maintenance of unit specific policies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
+ At least two years' experience in the mental health field is required; experience in the substance abuse treatment field is a bonus