Counselor I Flex (Crisis Care Program)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Mar 17, 2020
Temporary Human and Social Services
  • Salary: 19.07 - USD 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 evaluating, assessing and admitting clients. Prepares treatment plans with clients. Provides individual, group, and family counseling.

Location: 3002 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL

Skills and Experience

  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
  • Undertakes joint ownership of processes.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons in the community or who present themselves at the program. Secures hospitalization, if necessary.
  • Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.
  • Participates in collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage.
  • Serves food to clients in residential programs.
  • Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.
  • Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.
  • Assists in facilitating transportation of clients.

Crisis Counselor

  • Provides crisis intervention to stabilize clients and refer them to the most appropriate provider of outpatient or inpatient care.
  • Refers emergency clients to follow-up services, working in conjunction with the case coordinators.
  • Responds to crisis assessments in person and by phone.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • With a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, requires 3 years experience and specialized training in mental health or chemical dependency, or
  • With an Associate’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, no experience is required, and
  • If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

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.

To learn more about the department you will be working for, please visit the Crisis Care Program information page. 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. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

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Job Address

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