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.

FSA is a current NHSC site which provides direct service staff an opportunity to apply for The Loan Repayment Program (LRP). This program offers to repay qualified students loans of mental/behavioral health professionals. To learn more please go to nhsc.hrsa.gov.

Every FSA Staff Member is empowered to be themselves and do their best work…

"Being a bilingual psychiatric case manager has been an incredible experience that has helped me grow as a clinician. Having the opportunity to closely work with our psychiatric providers and sitting in on psychiatric evaluations and follow-up appointments has allowed me to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding psychotropic medication treatment as well as presentations for a plethora of diagnoses that include depressive disorders; anxiety disorders; bipolar spectrum disorder; eating disorders; disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders; and trauma- and stressor-related disorders. Additionally, it has provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from outpatient therapists." – Miriam C. (Integrated Service Coordination)
"We see individuals and families who are at a loss as to what to do when it comes to mental health. They themselves are struggling with mental illness or someone in their family is struggling and resources are few and far to come by in the area. Waitlists range from a few months to see a therapist to a couple of years to see a psychiatrists that accepts their insurance, or they need to pay out of pocket for the services and have to choose between their mental health or their physical health. We help fill in that gap for these individuals and families to access mental health services in a matter of a couple of weeks sometimes or help provide referrals for agencies that do accept their insurance but are not well known. We help these individuals and families get back to a level of functioning they were previously at before their mental health began to negatively impact their lives." - Sarah W. (SASS Crisis)
"Working at FSA has been an amazing experience for me. The team based atmosphere at FSA has benefited me as a clinician and all of the clients we serve. As such a well-organized nonprofit, we are able to reach many communities and provide high quality services to those in need. Some days can be challenging, but knowing I make a difference keeps me going and coming back each day for more." - Stephanie O. (Family Support Program)

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.

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Meet our staff!


Available Positions

Type: Full Time
Location: Community-based

Summary

Responsible for partnering with clinician and assisting with providing therapy services to client and family in school, home and the community. Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing of 900 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/family. These services may also include case management, care coordination, and advocacy.


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 knowing and understanding Medicaid Rule 132, Medicaid Rule 140 and complying with documentation requirements. All documentation must be in the client/file/electronic health record and filed accordingly
  • Responsible for meeting the billable hours expectation each month
  • Maintain IM+CANS Certification
  • Attend regular care coordination meetings with partnered clinician(s) and treatment team
  • Networking with collaterals on behalf of active client/student, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with inpatient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, children and adolescent mental health systems
  • Assisting with response 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
  • 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
  • Complete clinical paperwork accurately and on time
  • Remain complaint with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients

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 Consideration

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, and some in office time.

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 positions requires extensive travel through northern Kane County and occasionally outside areas.


Benefits

Eligible for Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA, Flexible Spending, PTO and Holidays, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $250.


Requirement

Education And Experience

Bachelor’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 required.


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

How To Apply

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

Part-Time, 20-29 hours
Location: Community-Based

Summary

Responsible for providing therapy services to client and family in school, home and the community.
Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and a service ratio of at least 50% for direct service to clients. Direct service is defined as face-to-face contact with a client/student or services that are performed on behalf of a specific student/family. These services may also include case management, care coordination, and advocacy.


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 knowing and understanding Medicaid Rule 132, Medicaid Rule 140 and complying with documentation requirements. All documentation must be in the client/file/electronic health record and filed accordingly
  • Maintain IM+CANS Certification
  • Networking with collaterals on behalf of active client/student, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with inpatient 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
  • 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
  • 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 repots for FSA as needed

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, and some in office time.

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 through northern Kane County and occasionally outside areas.


Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, training budget of $250/year, flexible holiday option per policy and flexible scheduling.


Requirement

Education And Experience

Licensed Clinician LCSW or LCPC required. Must be able one evening per 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.



How To Apply

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

Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Location: Community-Based (Southern 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 Responsibilities
  • 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
  • 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.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA (agency matches up to 3% of annual salary), Flexible Spending; Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy; Eligible for PTO and paid holidays and need to be used based on policy.

Requirement

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.


How To Apply

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

Type: Full-Time
Location: Office/Community

Summary

Crisis Workers perform crisis assessments and case management services for youth and families who are experiencing a mental health crisis as part of the 590 Crisis Care Grant. The Shift Lead will need to be available to respond to crisis calls during their designated shift. The Shift Lead will also assist with dispatching, training, mentoring, and supporting staff through consultation during their designated shift.

Must be available for the following shifts:

  • 12-8am Sunday through Saturdays
  • 8a-4pm Sundays
  • 4pm-11:59pm Sunday through Saturday

Click Sample Schedule for a visual of the schedule, also explained below.

Sample Week 1 Schedule:
Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 12-8 am: Shift Lead 1
Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, 4-11:59pm and Friday/Saturday, 12-8am: Shift Lead 2
Sunday, 8am-4pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 4-11:59pm: Shift Lead 3
Week 2, each shift will take the next lead's schedule and cascade the same way for Week 3 and then begin repeating, every 3 week, more will be discussed during the interview process.
Crisis happens 24/7 and we look forward to partnering with you to assist those who need it most.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

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


Duties
  • Responsible for providing Mobile Crisis Response, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, and other Rule 140 services
  • Responsible for accepting crisis calls from 988 and determine if the individual in crisis requires an in-person crisis screening or it is appropriate to provide crisis intervention over the phone.
  • Dispatch Crisis Workers and Engagement Specialists. If needed, responding to in-person calls as well.
  • Provide consultation to Crisis Workers during your assigned shift. If additional consultation is needed an additional on-call supervisor is available.
  • Responsible for completing 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 providing case coverage as assigned by Supervisor. Case load will be assigned by the Manager of 590 Crisis Grant. 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 maintaining an active caseload and providing direct service to clients and their families.
  • 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.
  • Responsible in providing support to new staff through training, mentoring, providing opportunities for shadowing of LEAD with their caseload, and providing constructive feedback.
  • Participate in cross training and gain knowledge of how to complete work in a different program.

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 reporting to supervisor progress, areas of concern, and feedback on new employees.

Administrative
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Crisis assessments within 24 hours of assessment
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: event notes, private insurance authorizations
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, Quarterly Clinical Meetings, Lead Clinician Meeting, program meetings, and other meetings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for participating in 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 Crisis Cares program.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.

Training
  • Responsible for completion of annual training requirements.
  • Maintaining IM-CAT and IM+CANS Certification.
  • Maintaining additional HFS requited trainings.
  • Responsible for completion of Specialized LEAD training.
  • Responsible for ongoing training assigned by supervisor.
  • Actively working towards Clinical Licensure.
  • Training on private insurance and unfunded adults.

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.

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.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

This job operates in a professional office environment and in the community. This role occasionally uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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 occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20lbs.

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 in the office and will have varying temperatures and noise level. The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, schools, public libraries, and community agencies.

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.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week.


TRAVEL

This position requires light travel in Cook, Kane and Kendall counties and occasionally to areas outside of that.

Requirement

Education And Experience

Must possess at least a Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or another related field. LCSW or LPHA strongly preferred. 1 year post master’s degree experience in community behavioral health and crisis services required.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA (agency matches up to 3% of annual salary), Flexible Spending; Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy; Eligible for PTO and paid holidays per policy.


How To Apply

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

Type: Full-Time
Location: Community-based/Office

Summary

Responsible for agency intake and integrated care planning, and providing case management for clients utilizing psychiatric services. Integrated service coordination assesses clients and family’s needs, and will link to appropriate FSA and Community Services.

Responsible for coordinating with Psychiatric providers (APN) and providing support to clients during the Tele-health session. Oversees patient evaluation and treatment planning, and monitors patient progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary. Coordinates holistic care for patients with a mental health diagnosis.


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:


Clinical

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties maybe be assigned.
Responsible for the following principles:

  • Provide care according to the 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 member of the community.
  • Embrace the rights of individuals and families to self-determine and be respected for their own family and community values.
  • Coopetes all agency paperwork required to engage individuals and families who seek out FSA services. This might include additional paperwork for State funded programs / grants.
  • With the guidance of an LPHA< make service recommendations and completes linkage to services.
  • Provide on going case management to ensure that the holistic needs of the person served are being addressed.
  • Communicate with partner entities and other provides to understand significant changes in members’ physical and behavioral health status, and translate into care. This can include MCO’s and those MCO’s included in Illinois Health Practice Alliance (IHPA).
  • Participate in and potentially lead inter-disciplinary meetings.
  • Attend problem solving meetings as appropriate or assigned.
  • Participate and attend collaborative meetings with IHPA.
  • Along with assigned therapist / psychiatric providers, prepare and assist with transitional care plan based on protocol to assure timely access to follow up care post discharge. May also participate in the implementation of discharge plan from a higher level of care as agreed upon by treatment team.
  • Provide direct service to clients and their families for at least 80% of time worked.
  • Coordinates tele-psych services and provides support to clients seeing the Psychiatrist through tele-health.
  • Acting as psychiatric liaison to clients when psychiatric providers and Psych Case Manager (QMHP) is not available to take call directly and then appropriately coordinating with psychiatric providers when available.
  • Completing authorizations as necessary for medications and services.
  • Responding to emergency/crisis situations/regular calls from clients.
  • Responsible for the completion of Integrated Assessments and Treatment Planning using the IM+CANS with clients and reviewing progress.
  • Coordinates with support staff to setup follow up appointments per psychiatric provider recommendations.
  • Responsible for remaining flexible, and responding to the changing needs of the community, and each family; this includes 35 hours work week that should include the following hours for our psychiatric providers: Every Wednesday evening from 3PM to 7PM, and every Friday from 8AM to 4PM.

Supervision
  • Responsible for being prepared to discuss cases with supervisor in clinical supervision.
  • Reports to supervisor on an on-going basis in regards to problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information.

Administrative
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Integrated Assessment and Treatment Planning (IM+CANS), 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, time sheet submission, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Review notes completed by psychiatrist for assigned client records.
  • Responsible for attending clinical staff/program meeting, including Utilization Review.
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 140.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Develop materials and present to community groups for public relations as assigned by supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for attending all clinical agency in-service trainings.
  • Responsible for maintaining certification in IM+CANS

Special Assignments/Projects
  • Responsible for setting up equipment and online platform needed for tele psych services.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.

Physical And Environmental Considerations

The incumbent will be frequently sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.

The incumbent 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. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on occasion.

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 role requires moderate to heavy travel throughout Kane and Kendall County and occasionally to areas outside of that.


Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA (agency matches up to 3% of annual salary), Flexible Spending; Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy; Eligible for PTO and paid holidays and need to be used based on policy, training budget up to $250.

Requirements
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. Bilingual in Spanish required. Evening/Weekend availability required.

How To Apply

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

Type: Part-Time
Location: Community-based

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.


  • 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

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.


Travel

This role requires moderate to heavy travel throughout Kane and Kendall County and occasionally to areas outside of that.


Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, 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

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. Bilingual in Spanish required. Evening/weekend availability required.

How To Apply

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

Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin

Summary

Provides case management for clients utilizing outpatient psychiatric services. Responsible for coordinating with treating psychiatric provider and providing support to clients during the Tele-health session. Oversees patient evaluation and treatment planning, and monitors patient progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary. Coordinates care for patients with a mental health diagnosis.

This position requires availability on Wednesdays from 3PM to 7PM and Fridays from 8AM to 4PM.


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.


Clinical
  • Coordinates and supports outpatient tele-psych services, including translation services to clients and families seeing the psychiatric provider through a tele-health platform.
  • Acts as a liaison to clients, and FSA Staff when treating psychiatric provider is not available, in order to continue care for clients and their treatment.
  • Coordinate with collaterals on behalf of clients, including with psychiatrist and linking to appropriate care.
  • Completing authorizations as necessary for medications and services.
  • Responding to emergency/crisis situations/regular calls from clients.
  • Responsible for the completion of comprehensive mental health assessments, and treatment plans using the IM+CANS with clients and reviewing treatment progress.
  • Coordinates with support staff to setup follow up appointments per psychiatrist recommendations.
  • Provide direct service to clients and their families for at least 80% of time worked.

Supervision
  • Responsible for being prepared to discuss cases with supervisor in clinical supervision.
  • Reports to supervisor on an on-going basis in regards to problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information.

Administrative
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Integrated Assessment and Treatment Planning (IM+CANS), 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, time sheet submission, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Review notes completed by psychiatrist for assigned client records.
  • Responsible for attending clinical staff/program meeting, including Utilization Review.
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 140.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Develop materials and present to community groups for public relations as assigned by supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for attending all clinical agency in-service trainings.
  • Responsible for maintaining certification in IM+CANS

Special Assignments/Projects
  • Responsible for setting up equipment and online platform needed for tele psych services.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position is part-time, 20-25 hours per week. Schedule includes Wednesdays from 3PM – 7PM, and Fridays from 8am – 4PM , and additional hours during the week.

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 And Environmental Considerations

The incumbent will be frequently sitting most of the time in an office environment infrequently exposed to extreme temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.
The incumbent 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. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on occasion.
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.
See what are staff are saying! www.fsaelgin.org

Requirements
Education And Experience

Must have Bachelor’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. Bilingual in Spanish is required due to the need to facilitate services in Spanish.

How To Apply

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

Type: Full-Time
Location: Community-Based

Summary

The Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) shall provide recovery-oriented, person-centered, and trauma informed crisis services; serve as an advocate; provide information and support for individuals in an emergency setting. The CRSS will possess the skills to maintain a high level of professionalism, ethics and positive interactions. The CRSS will work in tandem with the Crisis Cares Mobile Crisis Responders in responding to crisis situations in the community, provide case management, and make appropriate referrals and linkage to clients within 90 days of initial assessment. Obtain CRSS certification within one year of employment.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

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

  • Respond to crisis calls for designated areas and at scheduled times in tandem with a Mobile Crisis Responder for the purpose of providing peer support, information, and advocacy as appropriate.
  • Provide case management and linkage to services for clients in the Crisis Cares program. Work collaboratively as a team member that includes individuals, families, children, agency staff, and other providers in the community. Provide education, support, and mentoring to individuals and families receiving services in the Crisis Cares program.
  • Assist and empower clients of the agency to make informed decisions about all aspects of treatment.
  • Responsible for providing direct service to clients and families at a minimum 50% that is documented in CIS (client database system) as an event note/bill.
  • Consult with therapist/crisis workers regularly regarding shared clients.
  • Assist in maintaining resource directory for the geographical area serviced by the Crisis Cares provider.

Supervision
  • Responsible for attending Team Meeting once a month.
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical, individual and/or group supervision.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.

Administrative
  • 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: CIS billing notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for attending meetings as requested by Supervisor.
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Educate community regarding the needs of parents and families of children with a mental illness.
  • Educate agency staff and other providers regarding the needs of parents and families of children with a mental illness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for any equipment assigned to be kept free from damage or loss. Any damage or loss of equipment needs to immediately be reported to Supervisor.

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, and some in office time.


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.
See what are staff are saying! www.fsaelgin.org

  • 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.
  • During training or other job duties (such as billing, additional training, team meetings), some of those duties can be complete 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. Crisis workers do begin their day in the office for their scheduled day-time shifts.
  • 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.

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.


Position Type/Expected Hours Of Work

This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week.


Travel

This positions require extensive travel throughout the Kane and Kendall County areas and occasionally to areas outside of that.


Benefits

Eligible for Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA, Flexible Spending, PTO and Holidays, flexible scheduling and access to an annual training budget of $250.


Requirements
Education And Experience

High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education. Reliable personal transportation, valid Illinois driver's license, and satisfactory driving history along with documentation verifying current automobile insurance. Must be flexible, able to respond to crisis calls within designated time frames, and able to travel and work weekend and evening hours as needed.

Lived experience as a consumer of mental health. Related professional experience working in human service program and with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to recognize trauma symptoms and support healing and recovery for youth exposed to trauma. Knowledge of childhood trauma and/or experience working with youth that have been exposed to trauma. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong negotiation and mediation skills. Ability to solve practical mathematical problems. Must obtain CRSS certification within one year of employment.

How To Apply

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

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. This position is on-call and you are required to sign up for at least 8-10 shifts per month.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

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

  • Responsible for accepting crisis calls from the CARES line within ten minutes of the call 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 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, 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: billing slips, 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 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

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.


TRAVEL

This positions require extensive travel throughout the Kane and Kendall County areas and occasionally to areas outside of that.


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 complete 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.


How To Apply

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

Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Location: Community-Based

Summary

Crisis Responders perform crisis intervention, crisis assessments and case management services for any individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis as part of the Crisis Care System. The position will assist designated co-response agency/department with mental health related calls to link individuals and families to necessary services in efforts to link clients to the most appropriate services in the least restrictive environment. This position will provide crisis co-response, coordination, mentorship/education, service advocacy in crisis incidents. This position will provide some coverage during weekdays, weekends, overnight, and holiday shifts.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

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


Clinical Responsibilities
  • Responsible for accepting crisis calls from the 988 Crisis Cares System line and from assigned co-responding agency/department therein providing a crisis screening to client at location requested.
  • Responsible for providing Mobile Crisis Response, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, and other Rule 140 services.
  • Responsible for completing accurate and clinically sound assessments to assess for risk, presenting problem, medical history, social history, self-care habits, family system and other related areas to be able to form a recommended disposition with level of care and safety planning.
  • Responsible for identifying and assisting in overcoming barriers to on-going care that will assist the individual with managing symptoms.
  • Must complete any necessary agency documentation to include intake forms and releases of information for individuals seen through the Crisis Care System.
  • Responsible for coordinating with assigned agency/department regarding individuals needing follow up services.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for active clients and crisis clients in compliance with Rule 132 and Rule 140.
  • Fulfill agency requirement of training and documenting all training attended and must attend all mandatory agency in-service trainings
  • Responsible for participating in Utilization Review meetings.

Supervision
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.
  • Must attend monthly group supervision and responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical, individual and/or group supervision as need arises

Administrative
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: Direct Service Notes, Case Closings, IM+CAT, involuntary petitions, Universal Screening Assessment, safety planning, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all tracking reports and performance measures.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork including time sheets, expense forms, insurance documentation, etc.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical staff meetings and program meetings.
  • Responsible for serving on agency and/or program committees when requested by supervisor.
  • Maintain FSA equipment.

Community Education/Public Relations
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the Cares Crisis System and 988 in the service area.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for working as a team with assigned location and following procedures and protocols of host environment.

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.

COMPETENCIES
  1. Communication.
  2. Consultation.
  3. Business Acumen.
  4. Critical Evaluation.
  5. Global & Cultural Awareness.
  6. Relationship Management.
  7. Ethical Practice.
  8. Performance Management
  9. Strong Clinical Judgement.

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, and some in office time.
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 in Kane and Kendall County and occasionally to areas outside of that.


BENEFITS

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA (agency matches up to 3% of annual salary), Flexible Spending; Mileage reimbursement for approved travel based on Expense Reimbursement Policy; Eligible for PTO and paid holidays per policy.

Requirements
Education And Experience

Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or similar field, Master’s preferred. Must be flexible, independent and able to multi-task effectively. Preferred experience in working with individuals with mental health issues and mental health crisis intervention. Preferred to be bilingual in Spanish speaking but not required.


How To Apply

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

Type: Part-Time (10-25 hours/week)
Location: Office/Flexible

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 RESPONSIBILTIES

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
  • 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
  • Must maintain a service ratio of at least 80% for direct service to clients
  • 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 and Rule 140
  • 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 and 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 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 Experinece

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.

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin is committed to equal employment opportunity.


How To Apply

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

Available Internships

Please, check back soon for upcoming internship opportunities.