Requisition ID: 66421
Ministry: Resurrection Behavioral Health
Location: Presence Res Behavioral Health
1820 South 25th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155 United States (US)
Department: 20100210 Child Advocacy
Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Thank you for your interest in pursuing Behavioral Health opportunities with Amita Health.
Are you looking for a career that will give your life purpose? Are you looking for a career choice that will affect peoples' lives in a positive way?
If so, we have the right opportunity for you. Here with Amita's Behavioral Health departments we give you an opportunity to have a rewarding career not just a job. Our goal is to help our associates grow their careers with our focus on development, a team orientated atmosphere and our goal to create a great place to work. Here, you can make a difference by doing the work that you love while making a significant impact on people's lives and the communities we serve.
The advocate is responsible for promoting a child focused, supporting environment at the Children's Advocacy Center by providing crisis support, system information, and community resources for children and their families who participate in an investigation of child abuse or for children who have witnessed traumatic and violent crime through the life of the case. Victim support and advocacy is integral and fundamental to the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) response as well as the well-being of the child and non-offending family members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Master's Degree in social work, counseling, or psychology preferred. Licensure preferred (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW). Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, or a related field with one to three years of experience in the provision of direct patient services in a social service or mental health setting and specialized advanced knowledge and training in the field of child abuse and/or trauma required.
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
Advocates are required to have complete a minimum of 24 hours of specialized training in the following areas within 6 months of hire:
a. Dynamics of abuse,
b. Trauma-informed services,
c. Crisis assessment and intervention,
d. Risk assessment and safety planning,
e. Professional ethics and boundaries,
f. Understanding the coordinated multidisciplinary response,
g. Assistance in accessing/obtaining victims' rights as outlined by law,
h. Court education, support and accompaniment.
i. Assistance with access to treatment and other services, including protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence intervention, transportation, financial assistance, interpreters, among others as determined for individual clients.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance and access to transportation may be required.
Business Unit: Resurrection Behavioral Health
Job Function: Behavioral Health
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability