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:
We are looking for an emotionally intelligent Therapist for our Medically Assisted Treatment program. In this role you will provide evaluation, psycho-social education, mentoring and treatment service to substance abuse clients, as well as assists clients in developing and accomplishing treatment goals in individual and group setting.
Location: 3004 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Skills and Experience:
Provides consultation and education to community groups and emergency services.
Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral for persons who present themselves at the program.
Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.
Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build strengths to meet their treatment needs.
Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
Acquires and utilizes knowledge of LCHD/CHC database and word processing software and other equipment commensurate with position.
Meet minimum productivity expectations.
Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings on assigned clients.
Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
Participates in collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage and discussing balances due with clients, as appropriate.
Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.
Provides emergency evaluations of clients regarding their need for involuntary hospitalization, if meets criteria as a qualified examiner.
Serves as a LPHA and/or QMHP, which includes reviewing and signing clinical assessments, individual treatment plants, and other appropriate clinical documentation.
Coordinates weekly clinical staffings and provides clinical consultation as directed by the Program Coordinator.
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 Medication Assisted Treatment 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.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
Requires a Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years of experience.
Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as an Physician, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.).
If a recovering person, you must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.
Internal Number: 201764-924
About Lake County Health Department
As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to an inability to pay. We also believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias.
The Health Department is governed by a 12-member Board of Health. Members are appointed by the Lake County Board, and are Lake County residents of various backgrounds. We are proud to be among the top 6 percent of 2,864 local health departments nationwide by population serviced, financing and workforce. We thank the organizations we partner with to achieve our goals, as well as the Board of Health, our Governing Council and Lake County Board members for their direction and leadership