Thresholds Women Veterans Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

Requisition Number

18-0280

Post Date

5/21/2018

Title

Women Veterans Coordinator

City

Chicago

State

IL

Description

Thresholds offers comprehensive compensation and benefits package; ongoing training and continuing education; opportunities for internal promotion; and clinical supervision for individuals working towards LCSW/LCPC licensure. We are proudly a recipient

of the Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplaces" for five consecutive years and a 10-time winner of

Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" as well as the Most Meaningful place to work in 2016.

Women Veteran’s Coordinator – Veterans Project

The Women Veteran’s Coordinator provides direct clinical service to female veteran’s that have complex

trauma histories through individual, group, and/or family community support. The Women Veteran’s

Coordinator also provides consultation and training support to team members providing outreach services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct service to members individually as well as in a group setting. Direct services include:

case management, community support, job support, case consultation, and crisis intervention. This

service may take place in the community or on site at a Thresholds location, based on program

requirements.

  • Assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to enhance the therapeutic/clinical perspective

on clinical interventions. Mentor and advise other Clinical staff in decision making regarding

appropriate responses to members’ needs.

  • Work with the team during team meetings to problem solve, train, monitor, and guide clinical

interventions/case management and service delivery responsibilities toward effective, dignified,

and timely interventions.

  • Attend in‐depth trainings when available on Veteran trauma, Women Veteran’s resources and mental

health diagnosis (i.e., CBT, cognitive restructuring, brief therapy, etc.).

  • Go to Women Veteran’s clinic weekly (JBVA & Hines) to find out offerings and gather materials to share

with the veteran team during the weekly team meeting.

  • Attend Women Veterans Stand Downs throughout the year.

  • Network with events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Operation Do Ask Do Tell.

  • Attend One Savvy Vet events as well as others in the Veteran Community that are for Women Veterans

specifically: fashion shows, art events, movies, theater, etc.

  • Develop at least 4 new relationships with external partners monthly and check in with current partners

regularly to maintain a current roster of community resources. Keep track of contacts in Excel spread

sheet accessible on the I: Drive.

  • Identify the needs of women veterans and advocate for them to receive the proper access/treatment.

  • Plan and host quarterly luncheon for Women Veterans and present reports to focus group after each

event.

  • Work with external affairs and grant providers to establish a list of provisions specifically for the

women veterans.

  • Plan and host an annual Women Veterans Event.

  • Complete all assigned paperwork accurately, thoroughly and in a timely fashion. Must approve

and sign the final Care Plan every 6 months. Must complete and sign a Mental Health

Assessment (MHA) every year. Maintain the quality and validity of reports and individual case records.

  • Provide accurate and timely information to superiors on all topics and issues related to the operation of

the agency and the well‐being of its members.

  • Other duties as assigned.

MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Required to travel between scattered sites as needed to provide appropriate care.

  • May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds

provided vehicle.

Requirements

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in mental health or social service is strongly preferred.

  • Status as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or Licensed Practitioner of the Healing

  • Arts (LPHA) is preferred.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience working with women veterans with complex trauma histories strongly

preferred.

  • Personal experience in the military or with mental illness is preferred.

SKILLS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Current and valid driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES

Cultural Awareness and Respect, Interpersonal skills, Empathy, Independent Judgement, Problem Solving,

Teamwork/Collaboration, Written and Verbal communication skills, Behavioral Integrity, Professionalism.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to stand, bend and stretch. Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a

negotiable amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,

including the human body.

  • Ability to travel and maneuver between Program locations.

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing

data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, expansive reading, visual inspection

  • Ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to

receive detailed information through oral communication, make fine discriminations in sound.

  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP

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