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Police Mental Health Clinician

Chicago Department of Police

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Department of Police
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/23/24
  • @ 11:59 PM

Salary:

  • $93,708.00

Sworn:

  • 11,716

Population:

  • 3 million

Position Details

Chicago Police Department

Number of Vacant Positions: 3

This position is open to the public and all current city employees covered under the City's Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5. Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Manages short and long-term caseloads of clients enrolled in the Chicago Police Department's Professional Counseling services
  • Conducts clinical assessment services reviewing factors such as level of risk to the individual and/or others due to the crisis; contributing environmental, medical, psychiatric, and/or interpersonal factors
  • Responds to incident scenes, hospitals, sworn personnel homes, etc., providing trauma, emergency crisis intervention, and mental health evaluations to provide care and to ensure compliance with department directives and professional standards on a 24/7 basis
  • Assists at incident scenes and hospitals, stabilizing the crisis and helping individuals connect with family, friends, or a community resource
  • Conducts trauma debriefings in accordance with the Traumatic Incident Stress Management Program (TISMP)
  • Identifies the signs of emotional and psychological trauma and helps manage stress and mental health strains that may occur after a critical incident
  • Works in conjunction with higher-level clinical personnel to develop crisis plans to decrease the potential for future crisis occurrences in conjunction with sworn personnel and their families
  • Works with supervisory staff to make determinations when individuals require a higher level of clinical support and facilitate referrals
  • Tracks program utilization and ensures program and services meet the needs of CPD individuals and families
  • Conducts training sessions and speaks at department trainings and roll calls on various topics pertaining to emotional and behavioral issues to promote services offered in the Professional Counseling Division
  • Completes appropriate case notes, documentation, and disposition of cases in accordance with established guidelines and department protocols
  • Provides outreach, assessment, engagement, and follow-up to support individuals in need
  • Identifies and links individuals to needed community, medical, and psychiatric resources
  • Responds to requests for mental health clinicians during off hours as required
  • Maintains client confidentiality is upheld at all times

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:

5440 N. Cumberland / 1759 W. Adams

Standard work hours:

35 hours weekly / 24 hours on-call

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training, and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited university with a Master's degree or higher in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a directly related field, PLUS two (2) years of counseling or crisis intervention work experience

Licensure, Certification, or Qualification:

Possession of one of the following certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC)
  • Psy.D., of Ph.D. o Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPRC)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • A Valid State Illinois driver's license is required

Selection Criteria:

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. A two (2) page written Case Study – typed and single spaced will be required before the time of interview.

The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written part of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • LCPC/LCSW or higher level
  • Trauma and law enforcement experience
  • 5 years or more of clinical experience
  • Five (5) years or more of clinical experience 

Please apply via the following link:

https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=395398



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