CCP Social Worker

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 09-Apr-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: JR25803

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessments, provides support and interventions for a panel of chronically ill patients with complex social needs. 
  • Meets directly with patients and their family members in order to address unmet social needs such as but not limited to housing, food insecurity, social engagement, public benefits, and insurance navigation. 
  • Knowledgeable on community resources that can provide appropriate interventions and/or support services to meet patient needs. 
  • Initiates and maintains professional working relationships with community partners to advocate for appropriate and timely referrals.
  • Facilitates individual, family, and group meetings and/or therapy sessions. 
  • Acts as a collaborative partner with members of the inpatient healthcare team to facilitate appropriate transitional care plans and care coordination/transitions efforts. Continues to provide clinical case management to patients once they return to the community. 
  • Collaborates closely with inter-professional team, attends daily multidisciplinary rounds and actively participates in daily case planning with a community health worker to coordinate care and address unmet social needs.
  • Continuously assesses patient readiness and motivation in patient-identified goals and provides behavioral case management. 
  • Assesses for depression, anxiety, suicide ideation and substance abuse using validated screening tools. 
  • Provides brief crisis intervention to patients experiencing intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, and abuse or neglect. 
  • Understands and abides by mandated reporting policies and facilitates the involvement of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or Illinois Department of Aging when there is concern for suspected abuse or neglect. 
  • Participates in program process improvement, community/wellness events, and research activities.
  • Documents patient encounters in electronic medical record in a timely manner. 
  • Plans own resources to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services.
  • Analyzes potential problems in home or work environments of clients.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Post-graduate clinical experience in a medical setting, with a solid understanding of the medical system, medical terminology, and levels of care.
  • Familiarity and experience with motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and other evidence based practices.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • LSW strongly preferred within 3 months of start date.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, NASW Code of Ethics, policies, and procedures as related to social work.

Preferred Competencies

  • Comfortable establishing an active role on an inter-professional team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an emphasis on team collaboration.
  • Work flexibly, independently, and pro-actively in a fast-paced team environment, with rapidly evolving priorities and projects.
  • Appreciate and respond to the needs of medically and social complex patients, and effectively communicate with and collaboratively engage patients, caregivers, and other service providers as part of a care team.
  • Develop letters, write progress notes, and maintain records.
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
  • Handle tasks requiring a high level of attention to detail.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

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Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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