Women Veterans Coordinator
Do 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.
Women Veteran’s Coordinator – Veterans Project
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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
- 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
- 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.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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.
- 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.
- Previous experience working with women veterans with complex trauma histories strongly
- Personal experience in the military or with mental illness is preferred.
- Current and valid driver’s license.
Cultural Awareness and Respect, Interpersonal skills, Empathy, Independent Judgement, Problem Solving,
Teamwork/Collaboration, Written and Verbal communication skills, Behavioral Integrity, Professionalism.
- Ability to stand, bend and stretch. Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
- negotiable amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,
- including the human body.
- Ability to travel and maneuver between Program locations.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing
- data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, expansive reading, visual inspection
- Ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to
- receive detailed information through oral communication, make fine discriminations in sound.
- Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.