Lake County, IL Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Feb 19, 2019Part Time
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: Our busy Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services program is looking for a compassionate and caring Counselor III. You will be responsible for providing 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. To be successful in this role, you must be comfortable working with youths. This role provides after hours on call services to respond to youth at the site of crisis. This is a part-time position. Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL Hours: Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm; Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm and Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm 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 staffings with schools, juvenile justice, community agencies and others, as necessary. Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings 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. Participates in collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage and discussing balances due with clients, as appropriate. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of LCHD/CHC database and word processing software and other equipment commensurate with position. Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required. Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others. Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis (such as implementing processes as a result of performance measurement reviews, participation in councils and teams, making suggestions to improve a process). Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards. Must meet minimum productivity expectations. Assists in facilitating transportation of clients. Conducts home visits and outreach to encourage client’s continued participation in treatment. Education, Qualifications, and Certification: Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, three years of experience is required, or Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, one year of experience is required. 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, visit Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABS). To learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees 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.