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These job postings are from behavioral health organizations across Illinois.  If you are an IABH member and would like to learn more about adding a job to our career center, please contact us.  Job postings are free for IABH members and are posted for a maximum of 60 days.  Non-members can post a job to this page for a fee of $30.  Please send an email to laurie@ilabh.org if you are interested in posting a job, or fill out the form to the right.

Clinical Director - CTF Illinois, South Holland
Posted: 8/08/2018

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative oversight of all clinical programs and supports, including a student practicum program.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management and oversight of clinical servides and daily operations.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in programming and planning, outcomes, evaluations, quality assurance, staff development and egagement.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of interest for individuals, employees, and students by providing support, guidance and leadership to program.
  • Assures the delivery of high quality, evidence based clinical services provided by master level, CPC, LCPC, amd LCSW staff.
  • Provides individual and /or group supervision for clinical practicium students.
  • Responsible for compliance measures as related to IL DMH Rules 132, CQL accredication and seven MCOs.
  • Communicate regularly with individuals, parents, stakeholders, community members and others about programs, services, emergent trends and best practices .
  • Maintain involvement in networking for all programs, including but not limited to local mental health association meetings and network committees.
  • Evaluate and oversee services and monitor programming, therapy and active treatment to ensure we are meeting the required standards and the needs of individuals served, through regular observations and by routinely reviewing documentation.
  • Responsible for financial management within the budget provided, as it applies to all areas, i.e. staffing, supplies, ancillary services, equipment, etc.
  • Compliance with all DHS, IDPH and other applicable regulations, rules and standards.
  • Provide oversight and preparedness for all DHS, IDPH and other surveys for assigned areas.
  • Ensure the overall maintenance of the programs, working with the Maintenance Director to coordinate improvements and repairs as necessary.
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships with other organizations and individuals whose own activities directly support the organization's services to individuals.
  • Interface with college programs to recruit student trainees and develop internship/externship training experiences.
  • Hire, train, supervise, discipline, terminate, and evaluate personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that complaints and grievances are investigated thoroughly by persons who are certified to conduct investigations, in accordance with company policies and procedures, as well as OIG guidelines when applicable.
  • Communicate policies and procedures by scheduling and participating in staff meetings, Leadership meetings and committee meetings as applicable.
  • Communicate to the CEO any needs, concerns, pertinent or relevant information for the programs.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in representing the organization in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies, and third party payers.
  • Maintain working knowledge of current Federal and State regulations, HIPAA, OSHA, labor laws, as well as professional standards, and make/assist in the development of and/or recommend policies and procedures. Oversee compliance of these regulations and standards.
  • Support efforts to seek relevant grant funding to enhance and sustain programs.

Required Experience, Education and/or Training:

  • Psy.D. with a minimum of three years supervisory experience and five years clinical experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook,etc.), and/or other PC applications. 
  • Demonstrates considerable initiative, self-directedness, resourcefulness and a firm commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in the treatment of persons with mental illness and/or the coordination of therapy services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience background in service delivery to individuals with disabilities in their families.
  • Successful completion of all required criminal background checks.
  • Possess valid drivers license with acceptable driving record per company requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicaton skills.
  • Excellent community networking ability.
  • Independent, strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to grow program.

Contact: 
Kathy Roman
708.429.1260

Targeted Care Specialist - Chestnut Health Systems
Posted: 7/31/2018

Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A. Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Targeted Care Specialist to work at our Belleville location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas. The Targeted Care Specialist conducts street outreach to develop relationships and build rapport with clients. An ideal candidate will use supportive, strengths-based engagement strategies, including motivational interviewing and harm reduction principles. Duties include assisting individuals with accessing appropriate mental and physical health services, housing, substance use treatment, employment and any other services that assist an individual to improve his/her quality of life. The Targeted Care Specialist is the primary point of contact with program participants and provides screening, triage, crisis intervention, and referral to supportive services, with the goal of assisting individuals with moving towards their recovery goals. Candidate must be organized and complete all necessary paperwork to track client progress, and meet with established clients on a weekly basis to review, evaluate, and support recovery goals. Must have a bachelor's or master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field with at least 1,000 hours of supervised mental health experience. Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record (EMR). Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process. CADC or Substance Use experience preferred. This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more. For immediate consideration, please see us at www.chestnut.org/employment Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience. EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

Policy Analyst - Illinois Collaboration on Youth 
Posted: 7/17/2018

ICOY seeks a motivated, strategic thinker to join our team as a Policy Analyst to support its work
advancing ICOY’s public policy agenda and policy projects. The position offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of policy issues including the impact of government legislation, state regulations, and oversight on the child and youth-serving systems and service providers. The Policy Analyst’s work will support all aspects of ICOY’s policy agenda but candidates with a background in child welfare and Medicaid are preferred. Under the direction of the Director of Policy and Government Affairs, the Policy Analyst will conduct program research, analyze policy, regulations and administrative data sets and contribute to the design and preparation of technical assistance briefs and tools to realize ICOY’s goal to positively influence public policy impacting children and youth and promote member advocacy. Policy issues include an array of topics but typically concentrate on forming state-level policy recommendations for child welfare, juvenile justice, children’s behavioral health, homeless youth, community-based investments, multi-system collaboration, and to address Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) across systems.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Summarize key research findings for internal consumption and prepare polished presentation materials appropriately tailored for targeted audiences
  • Develop written recommendations pertaining to proposed policies, public hearing testimony and regulatory comment submissions, legislative initiatives, and position papers through qualitative research and outreach to providers, members, state agencies, and other advocacy organizations
  • Serve as the content contributor for communications and policy education resource development including, but not limited to the assigned policy areas
  • Serve as a subject-matter resource in the areas of child welfare and multisystem-involved youth, including maintaining effective relationships with youth-serving system stakeholders, building coalitions, and staying abreast of state and federal policies in the form of law, rules and guidance that allows for accurate research and policy analysis
  • Represent ICOY and its members on policy commissions, committees, and various workgroups
  • Additional duties as needed

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done in the last month:

  • Drafted comments in response to proposed rulemaking for changes to the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Attended a Child Welfare Advisory Committee meeting and prepared a summarization
  • for publication
  • Researched federal consent decree requirements for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Attended a legislative hearing on the impact of the state’s managed care transition
  • Provided policy research support on state and federal Medicaid regulations
  • Attended staff meetings and member provider forums
  • Provided technical assistance to member organizations on various policy issues

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • An educational and employment background in public policy or a related field with experience synthesizing data and research. Background working in a complex environment with varying partners is key.
  • A graduate degree (preferred) in public administration, public policy, social work, human services or law and 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred candidates will possess experience and expertise in independently analyzing public policy and operations in child and youth-serving systems.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the challenging dynamics facing public-private sector relations is preferred.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present policy, practice and research information to a variety of audiences, including federal, state and local government officials and policymakers.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel, work flexible hours, possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance as required by ICOY.
  • Knowledge of computers and technology: proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and audio/visual and conference calling technology.

Interested candidates should email their resumes, two 1-2 page writing samples with at least one
related to public policy analysis, three references and a cover letter by Aug. 13 to:

Ms. Denail Timms
Operations Manager
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
dtimms@ICOYouth.org

No phone calls, please.


ICOY is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

LCSW or LCPC - Stepping Stones Treatment Center
Posted: 7/12/2018

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Illinois licensed LCSW or LCPC. Must possess skills required to provide person centered, mental health clinical assessment; certify diagnosis; recommend treatment; conduct treatment planning as well as individual and group therapy/counseling; and provide case management and coordination. Minimum of 12 months of continuous sobriety required for persons recovering from a substance use disorder. Must meet Illinois Health Care Worker Registry and criminal background check requirements. Bilingual preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Conduct face-to-face person centered mental health assessments that include:
  • Information needed to provide a mental health diagnosis including reason for seeking treatment and symptoms.
  • DSM and ICD diagnosis.
  • Family history, including mental illness.
  • Mental status exam.
  • History of mental health symptoms and treatment, including psychotropic medication history.
  • History of abuse or trauma including childhood sexual or physical abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault.
  • Physical health, Social adjustment, daily living skills, and environmental threats.
  • Legal history including guardianship and current court involvement.
  • Use of substances, both historical and current.
  • Specific mental health service treatment recommendations.
  1. Recovery (Treatment) Planning Collaborate and assist persons served and their families in developing, review, and modification of their individual recovery (treatment) plan based on the mental health assessment.
  2. Therapy/Counseling
  3. Provide individual and family therapy/counseling interventions based on psychotherapy therapy techniques promoting emotional, cognitive, behavioral or psychological changes.
  4. Other Mental Health Services

Case Management
Provide case management assessment, planning, coordination, and advocacy services for individuals who need multiple services and require assistance in gaining access to and in using mental health, social, vocational, educational, housing, public income entitlements, and other community services to support the individual in the community.

Client-Centered Consultation

  • Engage in client-centered consultation with Stepping Stones staff or others who are providing services to the client, offering or obtaining a professional opinion regarding their current functioning or the improvement thereof.
  • Discuss treatment progress, adjusting current treatment, or addressing the need for additional or alternative mental health services.
  • Psychotropic Medication Monitoring.
  • Psychotropic Medication Training.
  • Provide consultation/supervision for staff on mental health/family issues.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed according to policy and procedure.
  • Use the DHS Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) reporting system to notify DHS within 24 hours when individual is determined to be a “Clear and Present Danger” to themselves or others.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner
  • Mental health clinical files.
  • Incident reports.
  • Referrals for nursing or other services.
  • Staff service reports.
  • Logging of services in Client Tracking database.
  • Other documentation as required.
  • Meetings, In-Services, Conferences, and Committees
  • Attend and/or present in-services or workshops as scheduled.
  • Attend and/or present staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Participate in various organizational committees as requested.

Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Director

Medical Director - Human Support Services, Waterloo
Posted: 6/08/2018

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK:

The Medical Director will provide direct client services primarily in the areas of psychiatric assessment and the prescription of medications for psychiatric or addictions conditions. The Medical Director will direct and manage clinical staff in the diagnosis and treatment of client psychiatric and substance abuse services.  The Medical Director will attend Psychiatric Leadership staffings and will provide physician-level direction in the management of client assessment and treatment.  The Medical Director is responsible to completely document clinical services provided in a manner that meets requirements of external accreditation, licensure and reimbursing entities.  The Medical Director is directly responsible to the Executive Director or designee. 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF POSITION DUTIES:

1.   Provide direct client services primarily in the areas of psychiatric assessment and the prescription of medications for psychiatric or addictions conditions.  The Medical Director will assume responsibility for the medical aspects of care, including medication management, review of complicated cases where physical and mental issues intersect, seizure disorders, addictions, psychosomatic disorders, and other medical and psychiatric related issues.

2.   Be present for staffing with all direct service personnel by program.  Be available by telephone or other means to give advice on treatment at problem junctures or as staff have problems.

3.   Review and sign all medical forms, treatment plans, and discharge summaries in the Substance Use Disorder Program.

4.   See clients as referred by staff, for needs relating to medication, psychiatric evaluation, questions about treatment, etc.

5.   Completely document clinical services provided in a manner that meets requirements of external accreditation, licensure and reimbursing entities. Also, assist personnel at the Agency to record any additional data necessary for client files and for clinic statistics.

6.   Remit third party payment to HSS.

  • Along with the Clinical Director will oversee client services to insure that all agency patients receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, medical screening and medical/psychiatric evaluation whenever indicated, and that all medical/psychiatric are is appropriately documented in the medical record.
  • Provide psychiatric involvement in the development, approval, and review of all policies, procedures, and protocols that govern clinical care as needed.
  • Advocate for the availability of adequate psychiatric staffing to provide clinical, medical administrative leadership, and clinical care throughout the system.
  • Oversee assuring that all clinical staff receive appropriate clinical supervision, staff development, and in-service training.
  • Oversee assuring, through an interdisciplinary process, the appropriate credentialing, privileging, and performance review of all clinical staff.
  • Oversee advising the Executive Director regarding the development and review of the system’s programs, positions, and budgets that impact clinical services.
  • Assist the Executive Director as requested by participating in discussions with the Board of Directors on matters affecting the clinical services of the agency.
  • Assist the Executive Director in making liaisons with private and public payers, in particular with Medical Directors or equivalent clinical leadership in payer organizations.
  • Oversee assuring the quality of treatment and related services provided by the system’s professional staff, through participation (directly or by designee) in the system’s ongoing quality assurance and audit processes.
  • Oversee providing oversight to ensure appropriate continuum of programs, level of care criteria, standards of practice, and psychiatric supervision of each program.  Internal review of level of care determinations and appeal of adverse UR decisions is an additional component of this process.
  • Oversee participating in the development of a clinically relevant, outcome evaluation process.
  • Oversee providing liaison for HSS with community physicians, hospital staff, and other professional and agencies with regard to integrating agency services into the larger medical community.

19.  Provide individual case coordination and consultation with other health care providers involved with a client’s health care so as to integrate care.  This includes assisting clients to find needed health care providers that will work with them.

20.  Oversee developing and maintaining, whenever possible, training programs in concert with various medical schools and graduate educational programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

A degree in medicine (M.D.), licensure as physician to practice medicine in Illinois, and board certification or eligibility as a psychiatrist, ability to work in a community setting, experience in treatment of the mentally ill, intellectually and/or developmentally disabled, alcohol and substance use disorders.  Will also consider an Advanced Practice Nurse, with a specialty in Psychiatry.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Shall have personal transportation in order to be able to move to assigned locations.  Have normal or corrective appliances that make normal hearing and eyesight, as well as clarity of speech in order to be understood.

Contact:
Anne King, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director
Human Support Services
988 N Illinois, Route 3
Waterloo, IL  62298
(618) 939-4444 ext: 1220
(618) 939-4181 FAX
aking@hss1.org


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