Therapist (Medication Assisted Treatment)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Apr 03, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: 24.16 - 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:

We are seeking an experienced, communicative, and compassionate Therapist to join our Outpatient Mental Health team and support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. In this role, you will work directly with clients to actively listen to problems and concerns and suggest healthy and productive ways of coping with those issues. This role requires someone who enjoys working closely with people—not just with clients, but also other members of our team and occasionally outside agencies.

Location: 3004 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Skills and Experience:

  • Conduct regular appointments with clients who wish to converse with a mental health professional.
  • Establish positive and trusting relationships with clients.
  • Implement various treatments and protocols to provide guidance and appropriately address client situations.
  • Continually assess client situations and provide the proper ongoing treatments.
  • Educate and involve family members or other loved ones in the treatment process when necessary.
  • Record and maintain adequate notes about client visits.
  • When required, refer clients to outside sources or agencies that can better address their specific needs.
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality of each and every client situation.
  • Maintain all required licenses and the appropriate insurance.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years of experience.
  • Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as an Physician, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.).
  • If a recovering person, you must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

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.

To learn more about the department you will be working for, please visit the Medication Assisted Treatment Program information page. 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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