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Healing Hurt People Chicago:
Healing Hurt People Chicago (HHPC) is a hospital-based violence intervention program serving children, adolescents and young adults with injuries due to community violence. HHPC is a community-focused, trauma-informed program with interventions beginning as patients are treated at Stroger and UCM trauma centers and following patients into the community as they are discharged.
Individuals who are victims of gun violence are at the highest risk of re-injury and retaliation. HHP-C is transforming the way trauma centers operate – assertive treatment for physical injuries and the associated socioemotional injuries and trauma – helping patients find a path toward healing. The HHP-C model utilizes intensive case management, psychoeducation, and trauma-focused individual and group services to: promote healing from trauma; decrease high-risk behaviors in order to reduce re-injury, retaliation, and arrests; and increase capacity to thrive.
The Supervisor supports staff at the heart of the Healing Hurt People intervention, Trauma Intervention Specialists (TIS). TISs make initial contact and maintain long-term client relationships addressing the central disruptions that occur with trauma exposure (Safety, Emotions, Loss, and Future – SELF). Best addressed within intentional, safe, and healing relationships, the HHPC model is therapeutic, creating a space for healing from trauma in individual, group settings and family settings.
Major Responsibilities/functions: The Clinical Supervisor (Supervisor) works on the Healing Hurt People-Chicago team and its partners: the Department of Trauma at Stroger Hospital of Cook County; University of Chicago Medicine; and Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.
- Provide weekly supervision in individual and group settings, as appropriate, managing therapeutic intensive case management, and staff professional growth and development
- With TIS, assess areas of clinical strengths and opportunities for growth, providing feedback and guidance
- Offer availability for in-person and virtual consultation as needed
- Interface with Level 1 Trauma Center administration and staff
- Assist directors and other staff with research and QA projects, collecting data, establishing clinical outcome measures, and providing information for grant deliverables.
- Assist in interviewing, selection, and training of TIS
- Collaborate with the clinical director and TIS as needed to advocate for clients’ needs
- Provide expertise on healing interventions for trauma and community violence through consultations and presentations to HHPC staff, partners and to the professional community
- Identify initiatives for program growth and development.
- Other clinical duties as assigned
- Masters of Social Work or equivalent and LCSW or equivalent professional license
- 5-10 years of progressively responsible clinical experience screening, assessing, and providing services to adolescents, families, and adults in a trauma-informed therapeutic framework
- Clinical experience in the areas of complex and developmental trauma, community violence, serving BIPOC communities
- Two years of experience post-licensure clinical supervisory experience
- Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of and experience working with youth of color exposed to community violence and trauma-informed interventions
- Demonstrated commitment to serving racially and economically segregated communities affected by structural violence
- Experience in Level 1 Trauma Center
- Prior experience providing/supervising case management services
- Knowledge of formal and informal organizations in clients’ communities
- Bilingual Spanish/English