Counselor (Addictions Treatment Program)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Apr 18, 2019
Part Time Education and Training Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: 17.03 - 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:

Responsible for evaluating and admitting clients. Prepares and implements treatment plans with clients. Provides individual, group, and family counseling and education. Provides chemical dependency education to general public, service providers and individuals.

Location: 3002 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL

Hours: 8 hours a week Part-Time

Skills and Experience

  • 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.
  • Focuses on client empowerment and evidence bases practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Provides consultation to assist in the identification of persons in need of treatment and makes referrals as appropriate.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • With a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, requires 3 years experience and specialized training in mental health or chemical dependency, or
  • With an Associate’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, no experience is required, and
  • If a recovering person, they 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.

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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