Counselor II (Case Manager – A Way Out Program)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Apr 04, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Human and Social Services
  • Salary: 19.26 - USD

Job Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role:

Responsible for assisting A Way Out (AWO) program clients on behalf of the LCHD/CHC and Lake County partners. Provides linkage/case management and support to AWO participants while in treatment and post treatment. Increases awareness of treatment options and resources. Works with research team to track participation and grant-related outcomes.

Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL (Grand Avenue Campus)

Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Skills and Experience

  • Facilitates with A Way Out participants and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Educates community entities and individuals on A Way Out program and substance abuse issues.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that participants are treated in a respectful and friendly manner.
  • Works with evaluation partner to compile and report data.
  • Supports individuals participating in A Way Out program including managing financial resources available for participant support. Assists clients in transitioning from inpatient to community services. Helps secure and maintain entitlements.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings.
  • As needed assigned on-call during regular working hours. As part of that function, employee will work directly with A Way Out participants post-screening to connect them to the best, available resources.
  • Perform community outreach to A Way Out participants to enhance engagement with and follow through on treatment goals
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • With an Associate’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, three years of experience is required.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, one year of experience is required.


Preferably certified as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board.

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.

If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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