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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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 Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or similar field. Master's degree preferred. 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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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: Full Time—(35 hours/week)
Location: Community-based

Summary

Responsible for providing Family Therapy services with additional Individual Therapy services to target clients in school, home and Responsible for 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

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.

  • 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
  • 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 reports for FSA as needed

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.


Requirement

Education And Experience

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



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Type: Part-Time (10-29 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 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

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.

  • 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
  • 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 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.


Requirement

Education And Experience

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



How To Apply

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