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Association for Individual Development:

Please visit www.aidcares.org to apply

Case Manager MHP Re-entry Initiative (Full Time – Aurora, IL)

The Behavioral Health Re-entry Initiative Case Manager is responsible for contacting people who are about to be released from detention and attempting to engage them in clinically appropriate services. Coordinate services with interdisciplinary team in order to ensure smooth transition back into the community. In addition, Behavioral Health Re-entry Initiative Case Manager is responsible for the provision of counseling and case management services to a caseload of approximately 25 clients who are diagnosed with mental illness. Counselors are expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a human services field

License/certifications: None

Additional Requirements: At least 1 year of experience in behavioral health required

QMHP Licensed LCPC/LCSW PAS & MFP Reviewer (Substitute – Aurora):
The Behavioral Health PAS & MFP Reviewer is responsible for the provision of screening and review for PAS Screens and Resident Reviews and MFP Resident Reviews. Services are provided primarily in the community at local hospitals and nursing homes. 

Education: Master’s degree in a human services field

License/certifications: LCSW or LCPC

Additional Requirements: At least 2 year of experience in behavioral health required

Case Manager QMHP – Bilingual Child and Adolescent Therapist
(Full Time – North Aurora, IL)
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The Behavioral Health Outpatient Counselor is responsible for the provision of counseling and case management services to a caseload of 25 to 50 primarily child or adolescent clients who are diagnosed with mental illness. Counselors are expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency. 

Education: Master’s degree in a human services field

License/certifications: LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW preferred

Experience/SkillsSome clinical experience with children or adolescents required. Fluent verbal and written Spanish and English

Case Manager – QMHP CST Worker:

  • Responsible for the provision of mobile emergency crisis intervention services and community support and engagement services.
  • Services are provided primarily in the community, including local hospitals, other agencies, shelters, and client homes.
  • The CST Worker will also assist in covering crisis line calls when not providing mobile crisis intervention services.
  • Counselors are expected to work with a team of service providers within the agency and throughout the social service community to insure that all needs of clients are met.

Education: Master’s degree in Human Services field required. At least one year experience working with mentally ill. Knowledge of the DSM V

Case Manager QMHP – Therapist (Full Time – Aurora, IL):

The Behavioral Health Outpatient Counselor is responsible for the provision of counseling and case management services to a large caseload of clients who are diagnosed with persistent mental illness and are enrolled in Hesed House’s transitional housing program. The counselor will work with case management staff from Hesed House’s SEEDS program, as well as substance abuse treatment staff from Breaking Free to meet the treatment needs of homeless individuals in Aurora. 

Education: Master’s degree in a human services field

License/certifications: LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW preferred

Experience: At least 1 year of experience in behavioral health preferred

Mental Health Professional (MHP) – Behavioral Health Residential):
The MHP is responsible for the implementation of the client’s Individual Plan goals and objectives. The MHP demonstrates this through daily documentation of service provided to each client to whom they are responsible. The MHP will assure client rights and dignity while maintaining a clean and safe environment. Be familiar with and maintain all applicable program and agency regulations.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Preferred. High School Diploma and 5 years of experience in Social Services

Experience: Experience working with mentally ill adults preferred

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor (Full Time – Aurora, IL):

The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for the provision of counseling and case management services to a caseload of approximately 50 clients who are diagnosed with persistent mental illness and or substance abuse. Counselors are expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency.

Education: Master’s degree in a human services field and CADC or LCPC/LCSW and addictions treatment experience.

License/certifications: CADC, LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW required

Experience: At least 1 year of experience in behavioral health preferred

Registered Nurse (Exempt – Aurora, IL):

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provision of nursing service, to meet the identified health care needs of a designated population of clients. Responsibilities include assessing the health needs of clients, planning for the provision of needed health services, implementing a plan of care, and evaluating outcomes and ongoing health needs in collaboration with the client and other members of the health care team, as needed. The Registered Nurse works within the framework of AID’s goals, policies, and procedures to assure that accreditation standards and regulatory requirements, pertaining to health care, are met in all programs. 

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited and approved nursing program.

License/certifications: Current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse License in good standing with the State licensing board; current BLS certification

Experience: A minimum of one year of previous nursing experience working with persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and/or neurological impairments is preferred.

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Breaking Free

Prevention Specialist: Full time/40 hours per week; Full benefit package.  Position will be responsible for: implementing evidence based curriculum to middle school students; lead and attend community coalition meetings; co-facilitate a Youth Advisory Group with high school and middle school students; conduct communication campaign at middle school and high school.

Bachelor’s Degree in human service related field required. Experience working with youth required. Experience with evidence based curriculums preferred.  Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

 

Part-time Prevention Specialist: 20 hours per week; Vacation and Personal time accrued.  Position will be responsible for: implementing Nurturing Parenting Program in partnership with local schools and other community entities in Aurora; complete required funding paperwork; coordinate tasks for site implementation (i.e.: ordering weekly dinner, shopping for participant incentives, etc.).

High School diploma/equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree in human service related field a plus.  Experience working with parents and families in a group setting a plus.

 

Group Leader: Part time/14 hours per week.  Position will be responsible for: delivering prepared lessons to small groups of students; provide academic support; assist with serving snack; manage discipline and other student limit setting; complete data collection; provide positive and encouraging interactions with students.

 

Director of Clinical Operations: Full time/40 hours per week: Full benefit package.  The Director of Clinical Operations oversees clinical program operations and supervision of staff.  Coordinates team approach in providing services to clients and their families/collaterals under the guidelines of the mission of the organization.  Ensures programs are properly administered and good relations are maintained with the local community, referral sources and other contacts.

Program oversight includes:

  • Men’s intensive outpatient program for substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders
  • Women’s intensive outpatient program for substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders
  • Substance abuse education program
  • Aftercare program
  • Outpatient counseling for men, women, and adolescents
  • Off-site services that include counseling service at local homeless shelter, counseling service at Women’s Transitional Facility, and counselor at local high school.

Experience:

  • Management in substance use / mental health: 5 years

Education:

  • Master’s Degree

License:

  • LCSW, LCPC, Psy.D.

 

For Clinical Director, Prevention Specialist and Part-time Prevention Specialist positions please email resume and cover letter to: nlay@breakingfreeinc.org or call Nikki Lay, Program Director of Prevention Services, at (630) 897-1003 ext. 237 if you have further questions. For Group Leader position, please email or call Nikki Lay if you would like to set up an interview.

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NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties (NAMI KDK)

Part-Time Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator for the NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a non-exempt, part-time position working up to 6 hours a week for $15.00 per hour. Work is flexible and may be completed in the office or at home. Please note some programs, services, and events are on Saturdays and evenings.  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

POSITION SUMMARY

The NAMI KDK Program Coordinator for NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Overseeing the recruitment, interviewing, training, scheduling, and management of NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) presenters.
  • Entering volunteer data onto Volunteer Google Spreadsheet.
  • Printing and organizing materials for NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS).
  • Creating, submitting to Executive Director for review program flyers NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) as well as publicizing through various means including print and social media.
  • Collecting and returning required NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) evaluations and program data survey sheets.
  • Entering NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) program data into Google Grant Spreadsheet.
  • Updating NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) on monthly newsletter.
  • Solving problems as they occur and creating solutions that aim to eliminate them from occurring in the future.
  • Completing a weekly report log and submitting to Executive Director electronically or in person during regular debriefing meetings.
  • Meeting weekly/bimonthly with Executive Director to review NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) successes, areas of need, and future.
  • Completing necessary training in a timely manner.
  • Presenting ETS to middle and high school students.
  • Interacting with individuals and family members of individuals living with mental illnesses through NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS).
  • Contacting local school districts who have previously requested ETS and reaching out to new school districts to book presentations.
  • Ensuring NAMI National Standards and Program requirements, quality and goals are met. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in NAMI programs and mental health
  • Willing to fill-in for volunteers from all programs in which you are qualified when shorthanded.
  • Serving as a spokesperson, liaison and public representative for NAMI KDK and building positive relationships with local schools.
  • Participating in outreach and advocacy efforts to support the mission, quality programs, and services of NAMI KDK.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience and knowledge, personal or professional, about working with individuals and families affected by mental illness
  • Experience with NAMI is an advantage
  • Work experience in the nonprofit sector in a small organization
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Social Media platforms
  • Experience in developing successful partnerships with community organizations
  • Success in working with volunteers
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout service area, requiring use of a personal vehicle
  • Spanish Language is a plus

Send resumes to executivedirector@namikdk.org