Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in Chicago, IL at Ada S McKinley

Date Posted: 6/2/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview: Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) is a crisis mental health service program for youth and adults who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency. MCR agencies provide intensive mental health services for eligible individuals who may need hospitalization or community based mental health care.


The evening shift (2nd Shift) is between the hours of 4 pm – 12 am.  The overnight shift (3rd Shift) is between the hours of 11 pm – 7 am.  This position is specifically requires the individual be available during either assigned shift.  Days may vary and can be negotiated.


Basic Function: Under the supervision of a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, may provide some or all of the following: clinical assessment, crisis intervention, treatment planning, community support, therapy/counseling, and administer direct clinical interventions to children, adolescents, adults, and their families experiencing acute and chronic emotional/behavioral disorders.  The QMHP will provide these services in a variety of settings - primarily within the home or community.


Reporting Relationship:


Reports To: Clinical Team Lead and/or Behavioral Health Manager, and/or Director of Clinical Services


Supervises (Position Title): None


Principal Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Provides pre-admission psychiatric hospital screening, crisis intervention, facilitates hospitalization, monitors psychiatrically hospitalized children/adults, and provides discharge, linkage, and aftercare recommendations.


  • Has the ability to develop and successfully provide a diagnostic assessment consistent with all Axis of the Diagnostic and statistical Manual and International Classification of Diseases, or their successors.


  • Develops and implements a comprehensive clinical treatment plan for all children, adolescents, and adults referred in accordance with agency procedures, licensing standards, and standards of professional practice. Assure that all services are provided are in compliance with standards of informed consent, maintenance of client rights, and standards of confidentiality.


  • Maintains direct service implementation included in the client’s treatment plan. Engages client in

crisis intervention, and mental health stabilization.


  • Provides clinical supervision of mental health services provided by Mental Health Professionals.


  • Prepares and oversees case presentation for clinical review at specified points of service, including initial assessments, treatment planning review, treatment staffing reviews and case closure.


  • Assures that all clients are linked with appropriate treatment, educational, social, recreational, and medical resources during and prior to completion of service.


  • Maintains current knowledge regarding services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Participates in agency in-service trainings as well as self and supervisor directed advanced skill-trainings.  Maintains and adheres to current rules and regulations pertaining to services delivered by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Department of Children & Family Services, Illinois Healthcare & Family Services, including the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA),

and the Office of the Inspector General.


  • Performed after-hours and on-call responsibilities relative to the needs of the client and program unit.


  • Participates at an advanced level with colleagues, agency consultants, intra and inter-agency service coordination, and community-planning and advocacy on behalf of clients.


  • Documents service provision consistent with the treatment plan and assures that all identified services are provided in accordance to Agency/Program, and current administrative codes for the delivery of community mental health treatment services. Maintains client confidentiality and adheres to guidelines defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


  • Performs other duties commensurate with the responsibilities outlined herein.


  • Maintains current and accurate documentation of client services (billable/non-billable), client scheduling, consultation, and other events related to the maintenance of the client’s electronic health record.



Mental/Physical Demands: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Environmental Conditions:  Staff are expected to have the ability to work remotely from home if necessary, and with Supervisory approval. Safety Protocols while at the office and while providing services within the community are to be strictly adhered. 





Job Requirements



This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or a related field as defined by the governing mental health authority.  In addition, the individual must have successfully completed a practicum and/or internship which includes a minimum of 1,000 hours, or one year of clinical experience under a Licensed Qualified Mental Health Professional, including QMHP   physician’s, licensed clinical psychologists, or registered nurses licensed under the Illinois Nursing Act of 1987 with at least one year of clinical experience in a mental health setting.


The position requires the use of a personal auto, valid driver’s license, and Motor Vehicle report acceptable to the agency’s broker and verification of insurance coverage.


Demonstrate the experiences, beliefs, attitude and awareness that indicate cultural sensitivity to the client population served.


Ability to partner with clients individually, in family, to help them mobilize resources and their inner capacity to address problems they face.


Ability to coordinate effectively with other team members, other Agency resources and outside services in addressing client needs.



This description documents the general contents and requirements of the job.  It is not to be construed as an exhausted statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  The principal duties and responsibilities shown are all essential job functions except for those indicated with an asterisk (*). The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


DATE REVISED/REVIEWED:   8/2002, 5/2004, 6/ 2006, 7/2007; 10/2010; 5/2015; 05/2021



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