Career Opportunities!

We are constantly looking for talented and passionate individuals who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the people of the Greater Elgin Area.

Come join a company with 85 years of experience in serving its community. Family Service Association of Greater Elgin (FSA) offers a workplace in which you can find your potential and attend to your professional ethics. Due to receiving a grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation to expand our School Based Mental Health Program, we have several positions now open in our agency.


Type: Part-Time
Summary

Outpatient therapists at FSA not only provide individual and family therapy to the persons they serve, but also complete mental health assessments, treatment plans, coordinate care, advocate, provide case management, and help translate skills learned in the therapeutic environment into their natural environment.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families
  • Respond to emergency/crisis/regular calls from clients
  • Provide case management and care coordination on behalf of clients and their families
  • Develop and conduct groups in line with the agency clients’ needs
  • Attend individual/group clinical supervision prepared to discuss cases
  • Report to supervisor on an on-going basis regarding problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information
  • Complete and meet deadlines for all clinical and administrative paperwork including on CIS
  • Attend staff/program meetings, including Utilization Review
  • Maintain clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 132
  • Develop and present trainings to staff and/or community groups as assigned by supervisor
  • Facilitate positive relationships with community service providers and/or networks
  • Attend and participate in community meetings as assigned by supervisor
  • Attend all clinical agency in-service trainings
  • Meet agency/licensure training requirements and complete any related documentation
  • Provide training, support and/or supervision to new hires/interns as needed
  • Participate in projects and/or other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
Education And Experience

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and be licensed/licensed eligible in Illinois, LCPC and LCSW preferred; LSW, LPC, or MSW required. Must be able to travel between sites; services provided at main site (Elgin) and Streamwood locations and may also include home and/or school-based sessions. Evening and/or weekend availability required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


Physical demands and work environment

Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Should be able to bend, stretch, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds. An individual in this position needs to move about inside the office occasionally to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

The work environment involves sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

Should be able to climb steps and stand for extended periods of time while working in the community to meet with a consumer and/or his/her family.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary and access to an annual training budget of $125. Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week

How To Apply

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Type: Full-Time
Summary

Outpatient therapists at FSA not only provide individual and family therapy to the persons they serve, but also complete mental health assessments, treatment plans, coordinate care, advocate, provide case management, and help translate skills learned in the therapeutic environment into their natural environment.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families
  • Respond to emergency/crisis/regular calls from clients
  • Provide case management and care coordination on behalf of clients and their families
  • Develop and conduct groups in line with the agency clients’ needs
  • Attend individual/group clinical supervision prepared to discuss cases
  • Report to supervisor on an on-going basis regarding problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information
  • Complete and meet deadlines for all clinical and administrative paperwork including on CIS
  • Attend staff/program meetings, including Utilization Review
  • Maintain clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 132
  • Develop and present trainings to staff and/or community groups as assigned by supervisor
  • Facilitate positive relationships with community service providers and/or networks
  • Attend and participate in community meetings as assigned by supervisor
  • Attend all clinical agency in-service trainings
  • Meet agency/licensure training requirements and complete any related documentation
  • Provide training, support and/or supervision to new hires/interns as needed
  • Participate in projects and/or other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
Education And Experience

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and be licensed/licensed eligible in Illinois, LCPC and LCSW preferred; LSW, LPC, or MSW required. Must be able to travel between sites; services provided at main site (Elgin) and Streamwood locations and may also include home and/or school-based sessions. Evening and/or weekend availability required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


Physical demands and work environment

Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Should be able to bend, stretch, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds. An individual in this position needs to move about inside the office occasionally to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

The work environment involves sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

Should be able to climb steps and stand for extended periods of time while working in the community to meet with a consumer and/or his/her family.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, PTO, holiday pay flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $125

How To Apply

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Type: Part-Time
Summary

Outpatient therapists at FSA not only provide individual and family therapy to the persons they serve, but also complete mental health assessments, treatment plans, coordinate care, advocate, provide case management, and help translate skills learned in the therapeutic environment into their natural environment.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families
  • Respond to emergency/crisis/regular calls from clients
  • Provide case management and care coordination on behalf of clients and their families
  • Develop and conduct groups in line with the agency clients’ needs
  • Attend individual/group clinical supervision prepared to discuss cases
  • Report to supervisor on an on-going basis regarding problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information
  • Complete and meet deadlines for all clinical and administrative paperwork including on CIS
  • Attend staff/program meetings, including Utilization Review
  • Maintain clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 132
  • Develop and present trainings to staff and/or community groups as assigned by supervisor
  • Facilitate positive relationships with community service providers and/or networks
  • Attend and participate in community meetings as assigned by supervisor
  • Attend all clinical agency in-service trainings
  • Meet agency/licensure training requirements and complete any related documentation
  • Provide training, support and/or supervision to new hires/interns as needed
  • Participate in projects and/or other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
Education And Experience

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work and be licensed in Illinois, LCSW required. Must have experience working with adults. Experience working with Medicare is preferred. Must be able to travel between sites (Elgin and Streamwood); but will primarily work out of the Streamwood office. Some services may also include home sessions. Evening and/or weekend availability required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


Physical demands and work environment

Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Should be able to bend, stretch, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds. An individual in this position needs to move about inside the office occasionally to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

The work environment involves sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

Should be able to climb steps and stand for extended periods of time while working in the community to meet with a consumer and/or his/her family.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary and access to an annual training budget of $125. Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week

How To Apply

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Type: Part Time

Summary

We are seeking a qualified, motivated, and flexible candidate to perform crisis assessments and case management services for youth and families who are experiencing a mental health crisis as part of the Screening Assessment and Support Services (SASS) program. This position is part-time (both day and on-call availability required): 10-20 hours per week

  • Responsible for working three day time shifts a week.
  • Responsible for workings at least two on call shifts a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for accepting crisis calls from the CARES line and therein providing a crisis screening to client at location requested. As part of the assessment, the Crisis Worker must assess risk, presenting problem, social history, self care habits, and family system. Intake forms must also be completed
  • Responsible for managing small case load that is identified as having minimal needs and is assigned by Director of Crisis Services. This includes making follow-up calls to screen for additional needs and risk, ensuring that client and family have appropriate resources, communicating with supervisor if client is identified as having higher need and is out of scope of Crisis Worker’s practice, closing case if no further services are needed
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of crisis/active clients, including: referral and linkage, facilitation of level of care determined, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems when indicated. This includes responsibility for coordinating services with our own sub-contracted agencies
  • Must attend monthly group supervision and responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical, individual and/or group supervision as need arises
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for active clients and crisis clients
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, billing slips, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports
  • Responsible for attending meetings as requested by Director of Crisis Services
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS program in the service area
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor
  • Fulfill agency requirement of training and documenting all training attended and must attend all mandatory agency in-service trainings
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
  • Maintain FSA equipment

Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary and access to an annual training budget of $125. Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week



Requirements

Education and Experience

The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

This position is requires day time and on-call availability. Day time shifts are Mondays 3pm-8pm, Tuesdays 8am-1pm, Wednesdays 8am-1pm and 2pm-8pm, Thursdays 8am-1pm, and Fridays 9am-1pm. This position also requires on-call availability between the hours of 12am-8am Monday through Thursday and weekend evenings.

Pay range from $17-$20 per hour for day shifts and $37-$50 per hour for on-call shifts dependent on experience, education, and skills.

Must have reliable transportation as there is much travel involved in these positions as this position requires travel throughout Kane and Kendall County. Must be a good team player, have the ability to work with people from very diverse backgrounds, be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a positive attitude.

Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and provide proof of vehicle insurance that provides the following coverage: $100,000 Injury or death of one person in an accident; $300,000 Injury or death of more than one person in an accident; $100,000 damage to property of another person.


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Type: Part-Time (10-30 hours per week)
Summary

Family Support Services provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Family Support workers coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery.

Direct Service Duties And Responsibilities
Clinical (90%)
  • Family Support Services provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Family Support workers coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery.
  • Support functions provided to clients/families include: teaching social skills, modeling appropriate behaviors, assisting in problem-solving, and psychoeducation.
  • Coordinate services with primary clinician and additional collaterals to help clients achieve optimal recovery.
  • Must maintain and manage a minimum caseload of approximately three to five clients.
  • Provide a minimum of 9 hours a week of direct service to clients.
  • In the event of a crisis situation when the client is already with the Family Support Services Worker, support workers will continue to provide services until the client is stable, the parent/guardian relieves the support worker, or other qualified professional (SASS worker, doctor, police, etc.) relieves the support worker. This may require working past the scheduled time.
Supervision (5%)
  • Schedule and attend monthly supervision with Family Support Services Coordinator to discuss cases and report problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
  • Attend monthly group supervision and participate in Performance Quality Improvement Goals.
  • Must fulfill agency required training and attend in-service trainings assigned by supervisor.
Administrative (5%)
  • Communicate with the client’s primary clinician/team at least bi-weekly.
  • Complete and turn in time sheets every other Tuesday to ensure the Coordinator of the program is able to review and submit to payroll by the following Thursday.
  • Submit reimbursement paperwork for travel expenses on a monthly basis.
  • Complete all other clinical paperwork for cases as needed. This may include Incident Reports when necessary, DCFS reports, and any requested agency reports as well as any other paperwork clinically necessary for maintaining files.
  • Stay current on Medicaid Rule 132.
  • Must maintain 100,000/300,000/50,000 automobile insurance. Provide documentation that said insurance is current at the required level when requested by the agency.
Other Duties
  • Support to clients and their families is often provided in the home or community. Time at the office may be assigned by supervisor to fit program needs.
  • Remain compliant with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients.
  • Support Workers will adhere to all the agency policies, guidelines, and deadlines for interventions and paperwork for each case.
  • Responsible for incidental business related travel.
  • As per Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area all Family Support Workers will adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) when providing services.
Education and Experience

Must have reliable transportation as most skills are developed within the community. Afternoon, evening, and weekends are required to meet client’s needs. Must be a good team player, ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a positive attitude. Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and provide proof of vehicle insurance. Must be 21 years-old and have at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


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Type: Full time: 35 hrs per week.

Summary

Responsible for providing Family Therapy services with additional Individual Therapy services to target clients in school, home and the community. Also responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing 900 hours of direct services annually. Direct service is defined as face to face contact with a client/student or services that are performed on behalf of a specific student..


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for knowing and understanding Medicaid Rule 132 and complying with documentation requirements. All documentation must be in the client/file/electronic health record and filed according to the grant funded by The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation.
  • Networking with collaterals on behalf of active client/student, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, children and adolescent mental health systems.
  • Responding to emergency/crisis situations and partnering with SASS program as needed.
  • Collaborating with the school personnel regarding individual treatment plans and outcome that are expected in the treatment process with a student.
  • Working with the family/guardian of the student including securing the appropriate releases to consult with school personnel or other collateral contacts.
  • Educating the community regarding the School-Based Mental Health Program and the WrapAround Model.
  • Facilitate positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks.
  • Weekly supervision, discussing cases with supervisor and attending monthly clinical meetings.
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Responsible for fulfilling agency requirement of training and documenting all trainings attended, which include all mandatory agency in-service trainings, Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health trainings and Wraparound training and model fidelity monitoring.
  • Complete clinical paperwork accurately and on time.
  • Remain complaint with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients.
  • Meeting quarterly with school personnel to review outcomes of the program services and preparing quarterly outcome reports for FSA, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and school personnel as needed.

Education And Experience

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. Must be able to work two evenings a week. The ability to work with people from every diverse background and show cultural competency is a must. Experience working in community counseling related services and working with children and adolescents with mental health needs is desired. Bilingual in Spanish preferred..


Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA, Flexible Spending, PTO and Holidays.


How to Apply

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Type: Part-Time (20 hrs per week)
Summary

The Family Support Program (FSP) is a state-funded program that provides access to intensive mental health services and supports to youth with a severe emotional disturbance. The goal of the FSP is to support eligible youth and their families by strengthening family stability, improving clinical outcomes, and promoting community-based services.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field.

Benefits Included

May participate in flexible spending plan; May participate in Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary; Have access to an annual training budget of $125; Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Clinical
  • Responsible for working with families to access FSP covered services. Providing assessment, case management and linkage to community mental health services, alternative community services, and residential treatment when it is determined to be medically necessary.
  • Available to help families with obtaining, completing and submitting the FSP application. Assisting parents in gathering information to complete the application process for the FSP program and answering questions about the process.
  • Responsible for maintaining an active caseload of FSP clients and providing direct client services that is documented as a CIS event/bill. Direct client services should be a minimum of 50% of time worked.
  • Responsible for working with families who are referred to the Specialized Family Support Program (SFSP) a 90-day program of crisis stabilization, community mental health, and assessment of services. This includes identifying behavioral health needs of youth at risk of custody of relinquishment, completing of an SFSP assessment report and to link those youth to the most appropriate clinical services.
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: facilitation of Wrap-around, referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems.
  • Responsible for responding to emergency/crisis situations with active clients and emergency back-up for agency clients.
Supervision
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor regularly about problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
Administrative
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including FSP application packets, IM-CANS( Integrated Assessment and Treatment Plan), Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, IM-CAT, transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative documents: 1009’s, CIS Billing Notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical meetings and program meetings. Responsible for attending FSP Technical Assistance Calls and SASS regional meetings.
  • Responsible for Utilization Review Meetings.
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor.
Community Education/Public Relations
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS/FSP program in the service area.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
Training
  • Responsible for fulfilling agency requirement of training and documenting all training attended. Must maintain certification in IM-CANS.
  • Responsible for attending all mandatory agency in-service trainings’.
Special Assignments/Projects
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff.
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that are available and appropriate to educational/professional background.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
Physical and environmental considerations

The incumbent will be sitting in car for travel for several minutes every day. Be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on occasion. The work environment is mostly field based and will have varying temperatures and noise level.

The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, hospitals, community agencies, and some in office time.

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There are internships available for Spring 2019!



Qualifications

Must be enrolled in a master’s level program in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field at the time of internship. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field in order to qualify as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) per Medicaid rule 132 standards.


Benefits Included

Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy.


Internship Duties:
  • Adhere to FSA policies, rules, and standards and practices as well as all applicable ethical codes.
  • Complete all necessary employee requirements in a timely manner to include submission of information to complete DCFS background investigation.
  • Establish written learning agreement with Field Instructor. Identify specific learning objectives and create a consistent schedule as well as evaluation arrangements.
  • Approach internship tasks with a positive attitude with a willingness to learn, willingness to follow direction, and willingness to apply feedback provided by Field Supervisor or Task Supervisor.
  • Adhere to field placement schedule and notify Field Instructor of any changes prior to changes being implemented
  • Notify the Field Instructor in cases of unavoidable absences or inability to come in at scheduled times
  • Manage caseload assigned by supervisor and complete necessary case management or therapy interventions in a timely manner
  • Treat all staff and clients with high level of respect and compassion
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems. This includes responsibility for coordinating services with or own sub-contracted agencies.
  • Participate in completing any required internship evaluations or meetings with school.
  • Use good judgement in all work to ensure client safety. Seek out necessary resources and practices effective self-care to enhance performance in all internship duties
  • Maintain client interactions and record information confidential per FSA policies and Illinois law

Supervision
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor regularly about problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
  • Responsible for discussing learning progress and experiences
  • Discuss any issues with the Field Instructor first prior to consulting with the Field Liaison.

Administrative
  • Maintain a record of field hours and assigned duties in collaboration with the Field Instructor.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Mental Health Assessments, ITPs, Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI’S), SASS transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: CIS Billing Notes, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical meetings and program meetings as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Responsible for participating in Utilization Review process.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Act professionally and communicate positively responsibility when presenting FSA with clients, community contacts, and staff.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.

Training
  • Complete all necessary training requirements based on program assigned.
  • Maintain log of trainings completed

Other Duties/Special Assignments/Projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor to the best of interns ability.
  • Perform incidental business-related travel as needed.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Responsible for any equipment assigned to be kept free from damage or loss. Any damage or loss of equipment needs to immediately reported to Supervisor.

How to Apply

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Qualifications

Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s level program in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field at the time of internship. Must meet criteria to qualify as a Rehabilitative Services Associate (RSA) by being at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, have demonstrated skills in the field of services to adults or children, have demonstrated the ability to work within the Provider's structure and accept supervision, and have demonstrated the ability to work constructively with Clients, treatment resources and the community per Medicaid rule 132 standards.


Benefits Included

Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy; Supervision; Educational Opportunities; Access to the resources and experiences of an agency with almost 90 years in the community


Internship Duties:
  • Adhere to FSA policies, rules, and standards and practices as well as all applicable ethical codes.
  • Complete all necessary employee requirements in a timely manner to include submission of information to complete DCFS background investigation.
  • Establish written learning agreement with Field Instructor. Identify specific learning objectives and create a consistent schedule as well as evaluation arrangements.
  • Approach internship tasks with a positive attitude with a willingness to learn, willingness to follow direction, and willingness to apply feedback provided by Field Supervisor or Task Supervisor.
  • Adhere to field placement schedule and notify Field Instructor of any changes prior to changes being implemented
  • Notify the Field Instructor in cases of unavoidable absences or inability to come in at scheduled times
  • Manage caseload assigned by supervisor and complete necessary case management or therapy interventions in a timely manner
  • Treat all staff and clients with high level of respect and compassion
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems. This includes responsibility for coordinating services with or own sub-contracted agencies.
  • Participate in completing any required internship evaluations or meetings with school.
  • Use good judgement in all work to ensure client safety. Seek out necessary resources and practices effective self-care to enhance performance in all internship duties
  • Maintain client interactions and record information confidential per FSA policies and Illinois law

Supervision
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor regularly about problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
  • Responsible for discussing learning progress and experiences
  • Discuss any issues with the Field Instructor first prior to consulting with the Field Liaison.

Administrative
  • Maintain a record of field hours and assigned duties in collaboration with the Field Instructor.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Mental Health Assessments, ITPs, Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI’S), SASS transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: CIS Billing Notes, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical meetings and program meetings as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Responsible for participating in Utilization Review process.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Act professionally and communicate positively responsibility when presenting FSA with clients, community contacts, and staff.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.

Training
  • Complete all necessary training requirements based on program assigned.
  • Maintain log of trainings completed

Other Duties/Special Assignments/Projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor to the best of interns ability.
  • Perform incidental business-related travel as needed.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Responsible for any equipment assigned to be kept free from damage or loss. Any damage or loss of equipment needs to immediately reported to Supervisor.

How to Apply

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