Deborah's Place
  • 22-Sep-2017 to 21-Nov-2017 (CST)
  • Health Services
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Contract

General Job Description

This is a part time, contractual position that provides occupational therapy support to participants of Dolores' Safe Haven, a part of Deborah's Place. This position will work with the residential manager, case manager, and program staff to identify and evaluate program barriers for participants as well as work to develop interventions and exercises to improve daily functioning in community life.  This position will also work directly with the 15 participants of Dolores' Safe Haven through a recovery model and trauma-informed lens.  Work may include assisting participants with ADLs, supporting participants in action planning related to their goals and increasing community engagement.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess participants' functioning in community life and identify barriers to progress.
  • Support participants in developing skills regarding completion of independent ADLs, group participation, goal setting, and goal achievement.
  • Work one-on-one with participants to identify challenges in daily activities and community participation.
  • Aid participants in creating new approaches to engaging in community life.
  • Work with residential manager and other staff to collect data about participants' engagement in daily activities and community life.
  • Provide recommendations to help improve optimal functioning for the community of Dolores' Safe Haven as a part of Deborah's Place.

Position Qualifications and Requirements

Education: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and OT state license.

Job Experience:  At least one year of occupational therapy experience in a community mental health setting.  Experience working with populations experiencing homelessness preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness and mental illness. Ability to work as a member of the Safe Haven team and communicate effectively with program staff, residential manager and case manager. Knowledge surrounding trauma-informed care and the harm reduction model strongly preferred.

Unusual Physical Requirements: Ability to do some lifting (no more than 50 pounds); displays qualities of energy, creativity, flexibility, tolerance and patience; identifies as female.

Hours and Compensation: This is a part time, contractual position asking for 24 hours weekly.  Pay will be commensurate with experience.

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