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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 if you are interested in posting a job, or fill out the form to the right.

TRPMI Career Opportunities
Posted: 04/14/2017 

The Therapeutic Residential Performance Management Initiative (TRPMI) is a pilot program within the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services was recently rolled out and is seeking qualified candidates for the Clinical Specialist/Social Worker 2  and Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist /Research Data Analyst Associate role. They will serve as part of a clinically driven and trauma informed Team with a focus on utilizing continuous quality improvement methods and addressing organizational culture to improve the effectiveness  of therapeutic residential programs serving youth in the care of the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

To apply to the Clinical Specialist (Social Worker 2) Job Opening log onto: click on “external applicants”

Job Opening ID: 30720

Position Title: Social Worker 2

To apply to the Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist ( Research Data Analyst Associate) Job Opening  log onto: click on “external applicants”

Job Opening ID: 30727

Position Title: Research Data Analyst Associate

Survey Research Outreach Specialist - Center for Prevention Research and Development School of Social Work
Posted: 04/14/2017

Job Summary: 

The Survey Research Outreach Specialist (SROS) for the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD), within the University of Illinois' School of Social Work, serves as lead coordinator of a large-scale applied research project, the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS).  Provides technical assistance  to participating schools and oversees the recruitment and promotion of the IYS with schools throughout Illinois.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Serve as a main contact for schools and community-based organizations for the IYS project.  Assist with the preparation of training materials regarding IYS administration and IYS data utilization.  Coordinate development and implementation of the IYS school promotion and recruitment plans, using a diverse and targeted array of methods (e.g. targeted communication, social media, and engagement of community and state partners). Develop and monitor project timelines. Use custom designed databases and/or spreadsheets to manage and track all aspects of Illinois Youth Survey data collection procedures including recruitment, promotion, survey administration, and reporting of results. Coordinate state random sample school recruitment efforts during statewide administration years. Schedule and assist with IYS exhibits at professional conferences to promote awareness of the IYS with school, community and state-level stakeholders. Develop and update content of materials (emails, flyers, recruitment guides) to promote statewide awareness of the Illinois Youth Survey.
Communicate with survey printing vendor to facilitate biennial updates and production of the paper-based survey forms. Assist with the development and updates to materials (e.g. survey administration instructions, online tutorials/webinars) that educate school survey administrators to collect IYS data in accordance with the IRB-approved protocol. Provide technical assistance to school personnel on coordination and implementation of paper-based and online surveys. Work with the project team to develop summary reports of data collection progress, quality and survey results. Provide information to the PI required to update the annual IRB and RRB renewal. Assist with preparation of quarterly progress reports documenting contract deliverables to the sponsor (Illinois Department of Human Services).

Minimum Education and Experience: 

Master's Degree or advanced degree in community psychology, sociology, human development, health communications, epidemiology, education, public health or related field. Two year experience with survey-based data collection.

Knowledge Requirements: 

Excellent organizational and time management skills including meeting deadlines, managing multiple tasks concurrently and maintaining required documentation. Ability to develop and update written materials designed to reach one or more target audiences. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability for solution-focused problem solving. Good judgement and tact when representing CPRD via trainings, presentations/exhibits, technical assistance consultations, and external meetings. Knowledgeable about working with diverse populations, cultures, and roles (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, school & district personnel). Ability to work effectively, both on an interdisciplinary team and independently, to accomplish assigned tasks. Basic knowledge of survey data collection methodology.  Advanced MS Excel skills, writing skills for proofing and editing technical and non-technical reports is preferred.  Knowledge of appropriate use of social media for reaching school personnel and their community partners, SPSS, and Bilingual Spanish/English language proficiency is preferred.  Experience in large-scale, high volume survey administration. Experience working with or within a school, district or regional office of education is also preferred. 

Other Information:

This is a twelve-month non-tenure track academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. 

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by May 10, 2017.  Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references. 

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Jaime Waymouth at .  You may also visit  for additional information. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

Consulting Psychiatrist - Cermak Health Services Cook County Jail
Posted: 03/24/2017

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Divisional Chief of Correctional Psychiatry, the Consultant Physician of Correctional Psychiatry is responsible for supporting mental health care to patients on the Mental Health System (MHS) caseload at assigned clinical areas on evenings and weekends. 

Applicants are invited to apply for this position online or submit a resume/CV to the following email address:

The job title (CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN - PSYCHIATRY) and posting number (00119679) must be in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) degree from an accredited medical college or university is required.
  • Must possess a valid License as a physician in the State of Illinois is required.
  • Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in the practice of Psychiatry is required.
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substances license is required.

Must possess a valid licensure with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is required

You can find more information on this job posting HERE

Executive Director - Macon County MH Board
Posted: 03/23/2017

Job Summary:

The ED is the chief administrator responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization per the strategic direction of the Board of Directors. The ED will work with the Board and staff to prepare a comprehensive budget and to develop adequate funding for the operation of the organization.  The ED will communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and will establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, and key political leadership.  The ED is also responsible for compliance with all relevant, State, Federal and Local laws and regulations. 


Minimum Professional Background and Experience

Education:  Master’s degree from an accredited institution in business administration, behavioral and human services, healthcare administration or public administration is required.

Experience: Must have 10 years’ experience in behavioral health and leadership settings; experience in supervision and management of employees is required.  Knowledge of funding mechanisms, contract management and current knowledge about trends and changes occurring in the field is mandatory. Experience working with public boards is an added advantage. 


Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with expertise and experience.

More information can be found here.  
Submit resumes by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 to

Please Note Resumes Will Only Be Accepted by Email

Substance Use Counselor - Thresholds
Posted: 03/02/2017

Job Summary: 

The Substance Use Counselor is responsible for providing Substance Use Treatment using the following evidence-based interventions to assist individuals with substance use disorders to achieve rehabilitative and recovery goals: Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and selected aspects of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The modalities that will be offered are individual counseling, group-based outpatient and intensive outpatient services, and DUI assessment & education services. All services are to be delivered within the framework of Trauma-Informed Care. The Substance Use Counselor is responsible for an assigned caseload, or sharing a caseload through participation on a treatment team, in order to facilitate the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans for persons with substance use disorders. Additional clinical responsibilities include providing admissions substance use assessments, treatment planning, continued stay review planning, and timely documentation of services rendered

Alice Riske

Executive Director - PEER Services
Posted: 03/02/2017

Job Summary:

Following the departure of a long-term leader, PEER Services is seeking its next Executive Director.  The next director will have the opportunity to take the helm of an agency with an outstanding reputation, a solid financial footing, and a high-quality, committed staff. 

PEER Services seeks a proven leader with dedication and commitment to human services management in the not-for-profit arena. An affinity and passion for the mission of PEER Services must be evident, although specific experience in healthcare and/or substance abuse and treatment is not required.  The successful candidate will bring strong leadership ability and will be skilled at building and guiding a team towards success and a positive client experience. Having the humility to delegate is important, as is the ability to listen and lead with respect for staff, clients and community members alike.

A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next Executive Director must also be a knowledgeable manager with excellent administrative and operational skills and an understanding of best administrative practices.  He or she will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems. 

A compelling presence and excellent communication skills are a must, as is a proven ability to build relationships with community and funding partners.  Experience in fundraising will be beneficial. Important personal qualities include approachability and the ability to relate to people from all walks of life.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to juggle competing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume HERE

Substance Abuse Counselor - Anixter Center
Posted: 02/07/2017

Job Summary: 

CERTIFIED COUNSELOR: Bachelor degree in social service related field and one year experience working in a disability related or substance use disorder field. Must hold clinical certification as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA); or be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); or be a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); or be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); or be a licensed Psychologist pursuant to the Clinical Psychology Practice Act. Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) IAODAPCA certification preferred.

Contact Information: 
Anthony Lighthall

Substance Abuse Manager - Anixter Center
Posted: 02/07/2017

Job Summary: 

Oversee all aspects of the intensive and outpatient programs. Assist and supervise in the development and implementation of client treatment plans and appropriate services. Assume direct service responsibilities when program coverage makes it necessary.

Contact Information: 
Anthony Lighthall


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