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  • 520 North Ridgeway Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60624

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SCHOOL TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital • Chicago, IL

Posted 2 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Other

Job Description

Garfield Park Hospital is an 88-bed psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children and adolescents. Garfield Park Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient and partial services.

Garfield Park Hospital is owned by Universal Health Services Inc., one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. UHS owns and operates 326+ facilities, including 26 acute care hospitals, 300+ behavioral health facilities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a stable and growing behavioral health organization in the Chicago land community. Come be a part of our winning team of professionals and make a difference.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School Transition Specialist is responsible for the coordination of services between the patients at Garfield Park and the schools.  This includes assisting the treatment team in obtaining information about the patient's behaviors at the school  and acquiring copies of  their  Individualized Educational Plans.  The School Liaison will also function as a resource and advocate for the families when patients require special plans in their current schools.  They will educate the families on how to obtain the services their child requires to be successful at school.  Position may also include conducting individual, family and group sessions with all patient populations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

An employee is deemed qualified for this position if he or she can perform the following duties with or without accommodations:

-Ability to quickly  develop working relationships with the GPBH treatment team, patients, families, personnel at schools and community resources

-Fluency in Microsoft Office applications, internet search engines and other computer based databases and applications

-Perform written and typed documentation/patient notes

-Organized with an ability to multitask

-Ability to work independently but also in a team approach setting

NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

-Maintain a professional appearance to positively represent GPBH

-Assist various departments within the hospital when needed

-Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education:  Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Education, Social Work or related field.

Experience:  Two years experience in a mental health field with children/adolescents.  At least one year experience in an inpatient setting working childrenand adoelscents.

Spanish Speaking/Bilingual

Licensure/Certification: None

Benefits:

  • 401(k) with matching
  • UHS Stock Purchase Plan
  • Health, Dental, & Vision
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Much More

Job ID: 53672
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