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.

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin (FSA) fosters a culture of support, accountability, and transparency. We strive to provide our employees with the resources they need to deliver the best care for our clients and thrive in the field. Our collaborative work environment and high ethical standards aid us in providing the continuity of care necessary to reach successful treatment outcomes.


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Available Positions

Type: Full Time (40 hrs)
Location: Community-Based (Northern Kane County)


Summary

This position facilitates the identification, screening, referral and case monitoring of juveniles in the community or Juvenile Justice Detention Center who are identified as having mental illness in efforts to strengthen the linkages among courts, probation, detention, schools, health care, mental health, and other community-based services.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Clinical Responsbilities
  • Responsible for screening youth involved in juvenile justice system for mental health disorders.
  • Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing 75 hours of direct service to clients and families per month.
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of clients and the agency, including the provision of case management, client centered consultation, wraparound services and referral and linkage to community resources.
  • Responsible for attending community meetings on behalf of agency to promote program and maintain referral sources.
  • Responsible for completion of agency comprehensive assessment, individual treatment plan, progress notes, and Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Initiative screening and assessment tools for each client.
  • Responsible for crisis response to emergency/crisis situations with active clients.
  • Responsible for providing 24 hour On-Call crisis coverage to the Juvenile Justice Center 7 days per month on a rotating basis that may include weekends and holidays.
  • Responsible for providing day time response, screening, crisis intervention, and safety planning for juveniles identified through the Kane County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Responsible for providing scheduled coverage at the Juvenile Justice Center for the provision of services to juveniles housed at the center. Coverage includes Tues, Wed, Thursday evenings (3-7) at the JJC and Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 12pm. Final schedule to be discussed upon hire.
Supervision
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor(s) to include the Juvenile Justice Center supervisors on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.
  • Responsible for discussing any concerns that impact employment or service delivery.

Administrative
  • 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), Ohio and Columbia Scales, transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all MHJJ paperwork and reports.
  • Responsible for the completion of daily reports for the JJC prior to leaving the JJC.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: CIS Billing Notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical staff meetings and program meetings.
  • Responsible for participating in Utilization Review meetings.
  • Responsible for serving on agency and/or program committees when requested by supervisor.
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical charts in compliance with Rule 132 and Rule 140.
Community Education/Public Relations
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the MHJJ program in the service area.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
Other Duties/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.
  • Participate in projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Participate in any Juvenile Justice Center Trainings or meetings as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Physical and Environmental Considerations

The incumbent will be sitting in car for travel for several minutes every day. The incumbent is frequently expected to walk, sit, stand, bend and drive. The incumbent may also need to climb stairs on occasion. Must 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, schools, public libraries, community agencies, detention center and some in office time.

During the COVID19 pandemic, PPE and social distancing will be required as this position requires on-site coverage full-time in the community.

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.


Travel

This position requires extensive travel throughout the Kane and Kendall County.


Requirements
Education and Experience

Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or similar field. Must be flexible, independent and able to multi-task effectively. Preferred experience in working with youth with mental health issues, juvenile justice involvement and crisis intervention.



Family Service Association of Greater Elgin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


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Type: On-Call Position, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, 8-10 shifts per month (Part-Time)
Location: Community-Based

Summary

Screening, Assessment, and Support Service (SASS), is a 90-day intensive based program for children, adolescents and their families in crisis. SASS provides intensive mental health services for children and youth who may need hospitalization for mental health care. SASS will also provide crisis intervention, linkage and coordination of services to other community based mental health agencies for aftercare and outpatient treatment. The SASS program's main focus is to stabilize the family and maintain the youth at home and in the community. The program serves youth in all of Kane and Kendall counties.


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 within 10 minutes of call
  • Responsible for providing a crisis screening to client at location requested within 90 minutes of initial CARES call. As part of the assessment, the Crisis Worker must assess risk, presenting problem, social history, self-care habits, and family system. Intake forms and appropriate releases must also be completed
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of crisis/active clients, for facilitation of level of care determined
  • Responsible for attending group supervision once a month
  • 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 clients served
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, case notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports
  • Responsible for attending meetings as requested by supervisor
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor.
  • Responsible for working at least two agency holidays per year
  • 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
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Perform business related travel as needed
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Performance 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

Work Environment

Work is done primarily in the community such as at client homes, hospitals, schools, juvenile detention centers, or anywhere else the client may currently be located

During training or other job duties (such as billing, additional training, team meetings), some of those duties can be completed at home with the permission of your supervisor

  • If at the office, crisis workers share a common area. Desks and seats are shared amongst other members of the team.
  • If the shared area becomes too loud, workers are allowed to utilize therapy office space downstairs (if the space is available) or there is a library area near the common space that can be used.
  • There is also computer space downstairs near the bathrooms with two extra laptops available.

Physical Demands

Workers need to be able to spend time driving. SASS’ service area is all of Kane and Kendall County, and at times it may take the full 90 minutes to get to a location.

  • Workers may be required to stand for long periods of time such as if at a hospital and they do not have a space for you to sit while you work.
  • Other physical demands include sitting, walking and carrying your equipment.
  • Use of computers/surface pros 85% of the time.

Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, training budget of $250/year, flexible holiday option per policy, availability of supervision toward licensure and flexible work schedule.


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.


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Type:Part-Time (10-29 hours/week)
Location:Community-based

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 $250. 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: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Tuesdays: 2 PM to 8 PM and 3PM to 8 PM
  • Wednesdays: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Thursdays: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1 to 5pm
This position also requires on-call availability between the hours of 12am-8am Monday through Thursday and weekend evenings. The number of shifts will depend on your day-time schedule, usually 2-3 overnight shifts are required.

Pay range from $20-24 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:Full Time
Location:Elgin, IL/Community

Summary

This position is a split between Outpatient Therapy (60%) and ISC (40%). 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. As a Clinical Care Coordinator with Integrated Service Coordination, this position is responsible for agency intake and integrated care planning and monitoring of on-going case management clients. The Integrated Service Coordination team will assess and link to appropriate services as well as coordinating physical, behavioral, and social healthcare for its members.


Outpatient Therapy: Essential duties and responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families
  • Must maintain a service ratio of at least 80% for direct service to clients.
  • Respond to emergency/crisis/regular calls from clients
  • Provide case management and care coordination on behalf of assigned clients and their families
  • Develop and conduct groups in line with the agency clients’ needs
  • Attend individual/group clinical supervision prepared to discuss cases
  • 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
  • Provide training, support and/or supervision to new hires/interns as needed
  • Participate in projects and/or other duties as assigned by supervisor

Integrated Service Coordination: Essential duties and responsibilities

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

Responsible for following these principles:

  • Provide care according to CASSP principles where person- and family-centered quality, accessible, holistic care are the focus of each interaction.
  • Work to build a system that responds to the whole integrated needs of each individual and family considering their behavioral, physical, and social healthcare.
  • Remain flexible and respond to the changing needs of the community and each family.
  • Value collaboration, cooperation and teamwork within our organization and with members of the community.
  • Embrace the rights of consumers to self-determine and be respected for their own family and community values.
  • Providing 80% of direct service engagement to clients each month.
  • Completes all agency intake paperwork, including a comprehensive mental health assessment required to engage individuals and families in services. This could also include obtaining additional paperwork for other State funded programs.
  • Providing on-going case management to assigned clients ensures that the holistic needs of the person served are being addressed.
  • With the guidance of the assigned LPHA, make service recommendations and complete linkage to services.
  • Collaborate and communicate within the agency, and with community partner entities
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis discussing any complex and challenging cases, needs for special services, or locating additional community resource supports.
Essential duties and responsibilities for both roles
  • Complete and meet deadlines for all clinical and administrative paperwork including on CIS
  • Report to supervisor on an on-going basis regarding problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information
  • Participation in Quarterly Utilization Reviews
  • Participation and attendance in agency and department meetings as requested or assigned.
  • Meet agency/licensure training requirements and complete any related documentation.
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
  • Maintain clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 140
  • Attend all clinical agency in-service trainings/meetings
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background
Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Physical and environmental considerations

The work environment is office and will have varying temperatures and noise levels. The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, hospitals, community agencies, school settings, and in office time. Current working conditions are a hybrid of in office appointments (as needed), or through tele health platforms.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift of move up to 35 pounds on occasion. This position is required to use computer equipment daily.

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.



Travel

This position requires light to moderate travel throughout the Kane and Kendall County areas and occasionally to areas outside of that.

Requirements

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 required.

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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. Most of the hours for this position take place in the evening and weekends. Must also have some daytime availability for occasional meetings and supervision.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families
  • Must maintain a service ratio of at least 80% for direct service to clients.
  • 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
Physical Demands
  • 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.

Work Environment
  • 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.

Benefits

Eligible for Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $250.

Requirements

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 required.

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Location: Elgin/Community-based
Travel: Moderate

Summary

Responsible for agency intake and integrated care planning and monitoring of on-going case management clients. The Integrated Service Coordination team will assess and link to appropriate services as well as coordinating physical, behavioral, and social healthcare for its members.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for following these principles:

  • Provide care according to CASSP principles where person- and family-centered quality, accessible, holistic care are the focus of each interaction.
  • Work to build a system that responds to the whole integrated needs of each individual and family considering their behavioral, physical, and social healthcare.
  • Remain flexible and respond to the changing needs of the community and each family.
  • Value collaboration, cooperation and teamwork within our organization and with members of the community.
  • Embrace the rights of consumers to self-determine and be respected for their own family and community values.
  • Providing 50% of direct service engagement to clients each month. This is a community-based work position.
  • Completes all agency intake paperwork required to engage individuals and families in services. This could include obtaining additional paperwork for other State funded programs.
  • Providing on-going case management to ensure that the holistic needs of the person served are being addressed.
  • With the guidance of the assigned LPHA, make service recommendations and complete linkage to services.

Participating and attendance in agency and department meetings as requested or assigned. This may include:

  • Participate in and potentially lead inter-disciplinary meetings
  • Participate and attend problem solving meetings
  • Participate and attend in Agency Meeting, Department Meetings, and Program Meetings
  • Participation on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor
  • Agency Risk Management and Performance Quality Improvement activities

Collaborate and communicate with partner entities, and other providers (including Manage Care Organizations) to:

  • Understand significant changes in member’s physical and behavioral health providers in order to develop a network for service coordination and translate into a care plan.
  • Provide ongoing communication regarding the client’s needs and coordination of services, to improve access to network providers for routine appointments, and time-sensitive services, and work together to assist members in easier access.

Collaborate and communication within our own agency by:

  • Regular and consistent communication with treatment team, to ensure that the client’s needs are being met as defined by their treatment plan.
  • Participating (if requested) to prepare, and assist with transitional care place based on protocol to assure timely access to follow up care post discharge. May also participate in the implementation of discharge from a higher level of care as agreed upon by treatment team.

Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis discussing any complex and challenging cases, needs for special services, or locating additional community resource supports.

Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files. These tasks can include:

  • Completion of submitting CIS progress notes within agency deadlines
  • Participation in quarterly utilization reviews

Responsible for completion of and meeting agency deadlines for all administrative paperwork. These tasks can include:

  • Time Sheets
  • Expense sheet (if required)
  • Agency requested reports

Responsible for remaining flexible and respond to the changing needs of the community and each family.

  • This includes a part time work week that reflects the needs of our clients and families, potentially working evening hours during the week and / or Saturdays incorporated into your work schedule.
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that are available and appropriate to educational/professional background. Required to attend and complete your certification of using the IM+CANS assessment tool.
  • Perform incidental business-related travel as needed
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others, with a positive attitude.

Work Environment

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Work Environment

The work environment is office AND field based and will have varying temperatures and noise level. The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, hospitals, community agencies, school settings, and in office time. This position is considered community based. Current working conditions are a hybrid of in office appointments (as needed), or through tele health platforms.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift of move up to 35 pounds on occasion. This position is required to use computer equipment daily.


Benefits

Eligible for Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $250.


Requirement

Education And Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or similar field is required. Experience with case management is also required. The ideal candidate must be flexible, independent and be able to multi-take effectively. Experience working with individuals with mental health issues is preferred. Evening/weekend availability required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.



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Type:Part-Time (10-20 hours/week)
Location:Primarily remote/Flexible

Summary

The Marketing Intern will promote the company’s services and work through strategic use of graphics, logos, and other promotional products. The intern will also assist with fundraising events and manage all social media handles for the agency. This is a paid internship.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Clinical Director and Human Resources to fully understand the agency and communication needs.
  • Gathers the materials necessary to understand the project in the area such as literature or previous marketing campaigns; analyzes these materials to determine the most effective communications technique.
  • Based on assessment, drafts and proposes communications campaigns, which may include social and online media, print media, direct mail, and other multimedia.
  • Presents design ideas and recommendations to marketing committee.
  • Creates and coordinates multimedia packages.
  • Evaluates success of campaigns when completed.
  • Attends trade shows and community fairs and staffs the company booth.
  • Help organize marketing and fundraising events.
  • Manage social media accounts and manage and update company database.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that may include public speaking and presentations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software


Physical and Environmental Considerations
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

The incumbent will infrequently be exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

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.


Travel

This position requires light travel on occasion.

Requirements

Education and Experience

Current enrollment in a related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising, Communications, or related field.



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Summer 2021 Internships


Unpaid Internship

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 Include
  • 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.
  • Complete assigned tasks by Field Supervisor that may include participating in client interactions, documentation, or completion of an assigned project 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.
  • 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 paperwork for cases, including: CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, 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.
  • Complete all necessary training requirements based on program assigned.
  • Maintain log of trainings completed

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.
  • 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.
  • Perform internship responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • 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.

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Unpaid Internship

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 Include

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.
  • 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.
  • Perform internship responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • 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

If you are interested in applying for this role, please Click Here