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Full-time, school-based Care Coordinator to the Mindful Middle Schoolers Program, a mental-health focused grant serving middle school-aged students and their family members in and around the Oak Park community. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting behavioral health care, social emotional, and broadly defined wellness supports for students who are transitioning into middle school, currently enrolled in middle school, and transitioning to high school. This position focuses on engaging clients and their family members in their own care through consistent assessment, measurement of progress, outreach, education and referral management efforts. The Care Coordinator works across various systems to ensure that the needs of the whole child are supported as they transition in and out of middle school. The needs of the child and their family are at the center of the role.
What You'll Do:
Conduct holistic needs assessments with each referred student and family;
Proactive linkage, referral and outreach to community providers, school systems, and supports using systems such as the Health Connection Hub;
Support and closely coordinate behavioral health care needs (school-based providers, PCP and, when appropriate, other community-based mental health providers);
Home-visits as needed to support children and families.
Progress Monitoring/Data Collection:
Progress monitor clients (in person or by telephone) assessing need for continued care, new supports, and efficacy of current supports (data tracking);
Gather input from students and family members to inform programming and services.
Documentation and Administrative Support:
Coordinate intake and documentation process for school-based programming run by DePaul Family and Community Services.
Maintain timely and complete documentation of services and program outcomes;
Provide other administrative support for programming as needed
Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled consultations with members of the local school district social emotional support teams and other community providers;
Participate in regular supervision meetings
What You'll Need:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related health field.
2 years of experience with children, adolescents and families, especially urban, under-resourced, and culturally diverse populations.
Capacity and interest in working within school-based, community-oriented team model.
Experience working with issues such as trauma, mental health, and substance abuse.
Working knowledge of evidence-based psycho-social treatments and case-management practices.
An understanding of systems, communities, and the importance of collaboration and integration.
Must be mobile enough to travel to community sites (car is required, mileage reimbursement provided)
Basic familiarity with computers.
Use of personal vehicle. Some late evening and weekend work may required in order to meet the needs of clients and their family members.
Note that this position is funded by an external grant source. If the grant terminates for any reason, if grant funding is lost or reduced for any reason, or if the budgetary needs for fulfilling the grant requirements change, your employment with the University will be immediately discontinued.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.