Counselor III - Child Adolescent Behavioral Services

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: 22.18 - USD

Job Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role:

Provides individual, family, and group therapy; mental health evaluation; treatment planning; case management and case consultation services to youth clients and their families. Assists clients in developing and accomplishing treatment goals in individual, family and group settings. Provides services in office and community settings. Works as part of a comprehensive treatment team. Provides consultation and education to community groups. Provides phone screenings for admit to the program. Competently works with clients with coexisting disorders including substance abuse. Meets minimum productivity expectations and documentation standards using electronic medical records. Responsible for providing screening, assessment, and support services/crisis response to clients who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, who are psychiatrically hospitalized or who are being discharged from psychiatric hospitals. Provides after hours on call services to respond to youth at the site of crisis.

Location: 3010 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

  • Monday (10:00am-7:00pm), Tuesday (11:00am-7:30pm), Wednesday &Thursday (8:30am-5:00pm), Friday (8:00am-1:00pm)

FLSA STATUS: Hourly

Skills and Experience

  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Maintains regular contact with an active caseload.
  • Consults with the supervisor regarding transfer/placement of a client to another level of service, as needed.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Assists clients in obtaining public entitlements, housing, community resources, etc.
  • Attends staffing's with schools, juvenile justice, community agencies and others, as necessary.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients.
  • Focuses on client empowerment evidence based or adopted best practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate’s degree and five (5) years’ experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one (1) year of experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Master’s degree in behavioral sciences and no experience

If in a SUPR funded program, within 24 months of employment:

  • Must obtain certification as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (I.A.O.D.A.P.C.A.) or have equivalent certification by a similar state or national board, or
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
  • Spanish speaking preferred.

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.

If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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