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Women Veterans Coordinator


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted January 8, 2021.

nnDo you care deeply about social justice?

Consider joining us by becoming a Women Veterans Coordinator!

Working at Thresholds means making a difference in someone’s life every day.

For decades, Thresholds has provided mental health and substance use services in Chicago land and surrounding counties that give hope to those who need it most.

Take advantage of our excellent training programs to learn the latest in evidence-based clinical practices.

Enjoy flexibility and autonomy in how you accomplish your work.

At Thresholds, one of Chicago’s award-winning best workplaces, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, opportunities for growth and continuing education, and clinical supervision for LCPC/LCSW licensure.nn nn Women Veteran’s Coordinator – Veterans Project nn nn The Women Veteran’s Coordinator provides direct clinical service to female veteran’s that have complex trauma histories through individual, group, and/or family community support.

The Women Veteran’s Coordinator also provides consultation and training support to team members providing outreach services.nn nnESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESnn Provide direct service to members individually as well as in a group setting.

Direct services include: case management, community support, job support, case consultation, and crisis intervention.

This service may take place in the community or on-site at a Thresholds location, based on program requirements.

Assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to enhance the therapeutic/clinical perspective on clinical interventions.

Mentor and advise other Clinical staff in decision making regarding appropriate responses to members’ needs.

Work with the team during team meetings to problem solve, train, monitor, and guide clinical interventions/case management and service delivery responsibilities toward effective, dignified, and timely interventions.

Attend in-depth training when available on Veteran trauma, Women Veteran’s resources and mental health diagnosis (i.e., CBT, cognitive restructuring, brief therapy, etc.).

Go to Women Veteran’s clinic weekly (JBVA & Hines) to find out offerings and gather materials to share with the veteran team during the weekly team meeting.

Attend Women Veterans Stand Downs throughout the year.

Network with events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Operation Do Ask Do Tell.

Attend One Savvy Vet events as well as others in the Veteran Community that are for Women Veterans specifically: fashion shows, art events, movies, theater, etc.

Develop at least 4 new relationships with external partners monthly and check in with current partners regularly to maintain a current roster of community resources.

Keep track of contacts in Excel spreadsheet accessible on the I: Drive.

Identify the needs of women veterans and advocate for them to receive the proper access/treatment.

Plan and host quarterly luncheon for Women Veterans and present reports to focus group after each event.

Work with external affairs and grant providers to establish a list of provisions specifically for the women veterans.

Plan and host an annual Women Veterans Event.

Complete all assigned paperwork accurately, thoroughly and in a timely fashion.

Must approve and sign the final Care Plan every 6 months.

Must complete and sign a Mental Health Assessment (MHA) every year.

Maintain the quality and validity of reports and individual case records.

Provide accurate and timely information to superiors on all topics and issues related to the operation of the agency and the well-being of its members.

Other duties as assigned.

nnMARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESnn Required to travel between scattered sites as needed to provide appropriate care.

May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle.

nn Requirements nn nn EDUCATION nn Bachelor’s degree in mental health or social service is strongly preferred.

Status as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) is preferred.

nn REQUIREMENTS nn Previous experience working with women veterans with complex trauma histories strongly preferred.

Personal experience in the military or with mental illness is preferred.

nnSKILLS/CERTIFICATIONSnn Current and valid driver’s license.

nnCOMPETENCIESnn nn nn nnCultural Awareness and Respect, Interpersonal skills, Empathy, Independent Judgement, Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Written and Verbal communication skills, Behavioral Integrity, Professionalism.nn n n Job Requirements: n Assist with planning and coordinating all office events Attend and execute all events with event staff Preparing and coordinating event tasks Perform administrative duties for event department Taking photos at all events Maintain schedule of local special events Prepare proper correspondence for wedding events Attend and support on site management of events Organize events related to student programming Develop special events, after-school and day-time activities Coordinating day to day activities of an after school program at a particular site Coordinate and implement program events and activities Participate and assist with the coordination monthly of monthly volunteer meetings Prepare all orders and reports for event day Attend school meetings as needed and coordinate with school staff around needs for services Manage daily activities of the site office Reach out to customer to propose planning meeting for complex events Set up for all events and moves to ensure customer satisfaction Oversee event process and be onsite from the first day of set up through the final day of tear Deliver a Program of staff management communication and social events

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