Substitute Crisis Worker
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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A Substitute Crisis Worker will work out of the Emergency Room at John H. Stroger Hospital, on an as-needed basis. The crisis worker is responsible for assessing patients who arrive in the Emergency Room in psychiatric crisis. The crisis worker is then responsible for making clinically appropriate decisions about placement for these individuals, communicating with other professionals to ensure continuity of care, and doing the necessary collaboration and paperwork involved to link patients to the appropriate level of care.


A Substitute Crisis Worker will need to gather client information, assess the need for service, make recommendations for treatment, identify and investigate available resources, explain options available to the client and assist in the application process. They will then intervene with collateral sources, agencies, bureaucracies, facilities, and families on the member’ behalf. A Substitute Crisis Worker will advocate and assist with problem solving/resolution that will help the client access and utilize support from the community or family. It is important that a Substitute Crisis Worker can work cooperatively with hospital staff, keeping logs and other records of all contacts as required by agency practice. A Substitute Crisis Worker should be organized, confident with assessment skills, and have an ability to structure time appropriately.

A Master's Degree in a Social Services field is required. LPC, LSW, LCPC, or LCSW preferred.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....