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Nurse Manager

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!

The Nurse Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations related to nursing care and CMAs in line with clinical practice standards. This position is a working RN role and will spend 20% of time in administrative duties and 80% in the care coordinator role.

Skills and Experience

  • Oversees clinical nursing care, ensuring compliance with established regulations and standards including quality assurance, confidentiality, and medical record documentation.
  • Provides direct supervision to nurses and subordinate staff, ensuring appropriate assessment and treatment of patient health.
  • Serves as key problem-solving resource for staff on patient issues.
  • Studies patient needs/trends, analyzes patient flow problems, and suggests solutions to patient care problems.
  • Collaborates with the practice manager, and lead MD on development and implementation of nursing department’s mission, goals, policies, procedures, budget quality assurance plan, and work standards.
  • Compiles/analyzes data on patient outcomes, quality assurance results, budget/goal achievement, and performance/productivity and prepares reports for the practice manager and the clinical administrative team.
  • Participates in medical practice planning related to clinic and emergency/disaster response system.
  • Ensures that offices/departments are clinically staffed appropriately.
  • Collaborates with human resources department on recruiting, selecting, orienting/training, and evaluating nursing staff.
  • Provides patient care, including administering medications, according to Provider’s orders within their scope of practice, established standards and administrative policies of the department, as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring Nursing staff and CMAs are up to date with licensure and yearly training in collaboration with the clinical compliance team.
  • Participates in audit readiness and ensures staff is prepared for audits.
  • Ensures that clinical supplies including vaccinations are organized and up to date.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Completion of a BSN in nursing.
  • Current Illinois RN license.
  • Minimum five years of professional nursing experience including two years’ charge nurse-level experience, preferably in medical practice setting.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Physician – Lake County Health Department

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!

Responsible for the provision of comprehensive direct medical care within the scope practice in accordance with established professional standards of care. Provides medical services for patients on a part-time or full-time basis as described in their contract, at one or more of the clinical facilities of the Service Area. Works with the other care team members to provide quality patient-centered care

Skills and Experience

  • Provides skilled medical examinations of adults and/or children, including complete histories and physicals.
  • Provides continuing care of patients and follow-up as needed.
  • Prescribes laboratory testing and radiology studies.
  • Prescribes and/or administers medications as needed.
  • Hospitalizes patients as needed.
  • Provides clinical consultation to other staff members and supervision of staff and students as assigned.
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and promptly document all service rendered in the electronic medical record for every patient.
  • Refers patients to other Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center services, other agencies or to specialists, as the cases require.
  • Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC).
  • Upon request, provide teaching, supervising and/or precepting for students and residents as needed in support of Community Health Center objectives and in accordance with requirements set forth in agreements with educational institutions.
  • Is knowledgeable of and is in compliance with CLIA, OSHA, and JCAHO regulations for safety, infection control, equipment operation, and other applicable areas.
  • Participates in the Chronic Care Model Processes in order to reduce health disparities within our communities.
  • Proved education and direction to clients, family members and or significant others.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new staff.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of medicine, the completion of one year of residency (internship) in an approved program, and medical license in the State of Illinois. A completed residency in an approved program in a relevant specialty, with Board eligibility is preferred.
  • Post residency experience in Primary Care is preferred.
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiters, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  or Myron Tyler at  mtyler@lakecountyil.gov for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Program Coordinator – Zion Apartment Program

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!

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organizing, delivery and evaluation of programs. Responsible for developing philosophy and strategies involved in the delivery of services. Coordinator is responsible for two 24 hours sites, Group Home and Zion Apartment Program.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision and development of program staff, including completion of evaluations.
  • Ensures adequate staff coverage. Responsible for monthly staff schedule
  • Monitors the program adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Assures ongoing compliance with Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Organization, federal and state standards and regulations.
  • Monitors and insures physical plant maintenance and safety compliance.
  • Obtains monthly service statistics and provides other statistical information.
  • Promotes and facilitates the professional development of program staff by means of in-service training sessions.
  • Interviews job applicants for staff positions and makes recommendations for hiring to Associate Director/Director.
  • Provides direction on the scope, types, and evaluation of clinical and administrative programming that is offered utilizing published best practices and empirically proven clinical methodologies in delivery of client care.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities in conducting administrative and clinical meetings and ensures effective communication among all staff regarding administrative and clinical issues.
  • Ensures that staff is trained on quality improvement concepts, tools and techniques.
  • Participates in a council or workgroup as assigned.
  • Maintains accountability standards required by LCHD/CHC and funding sources relative to quality and quantity of services provided by staff members.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and supervises the program and regular review of clinical records in order to maintain compliance with funding sources.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field, which includes two years of supervisory experience.
  • Licensing required-licensed by the State of Illinois as a Physician, Psychologist. Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.), Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.).

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Psychiatric APRN - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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!

We are looking for a professional Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse who can deliver psychiatric care to a wide variety of patients. As a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse you will be Providing direct clinical care of clients, including ordering of lab tests, counseling of patients, developing treatment plans and prescribing medication within the scope of their education and certification of the collaborative agreement with their collaborating physician as assigned at one or more clinical facilities in the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.

Skills and Experience:

  • Collaborative agreement with appropriate physician, if not certified for independent practice in Illinois
  • Evaluates clients regarding their need for psychotropic medication and prescribes medication when appropriate.
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations, as requested by other staff members, for purposes of diagnosis and for treatment planning.
  • Consults with staff regarding clients not necessarily seen directly by the psychiatrist. This will include, but is not limited to, cases in which psychiatric supervision is necessary for insurance purposes.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing 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.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Must meet minimum productivity expectations.
  • Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources. 
  • Upon request, provide teaching, supervising and/or precepting for students and residents as needed in support of Community Health Center objectives and in accordance with requirements set forth in agreements with educational institutions.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Graduation prior to start date from a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Nursing from a PMHNP program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission on Education for Nursing (ACEN)

Certification and Licensure

  • Initial and continuing certification as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other national certifying body as required by state law.
  • Current active and unrestricted license from the State of Illinois as an Advanced Practice Nurse; or a letter from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation stating that the application for licensure endorsement has been approved, with receipt of Illinois license following within six months of initial application date for endorsement
  • Current active and unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) from the State of Illinois
  • Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Collaborative Agreement with a Psychiatrist, or certificate for independent practice in Illinois

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Revenue Cycle Manager

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!

The Revenue Cycle Manager performs a lead managerial role in the Finance and Healthcare Operations functions with the purpose of enhancing healthcare revenue cycle outcomes. Manage a staff of six medical billing specialist that focus on the agency accounts receivable balances and rejections from the managed care companies and third-party commercial insurance companies. The position will review, analyze, develop and provide management oversight of key aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle. Perform research and analysis related to reimbursement; maintain current knowledge in the areas of third-party billing, reimbursement schedules and methodologies, coding, payer contracts, billing and payment rules and regulations. Knowledgeable of each line of business in order to recommend comprehensive, informed business decisions through data analysis. This includes working with directors, managers, providers, teams, programs and the organization to facilitate and increase agency revenue. Knowledgeable in all financial software systems used by LCHD/CHC focusing on the healthcare revenue cycle. Strong management skills, coordination ability, problem-solving skills, high level analytical ability and critical thinking skills are needed to perform this role successfully.

Skills and Experience

  • Conducts needs analysis to identify revenue gaps across the agency.
  • Coordinate teams working on major, complex performance improvement efforts that affect multiple facility and clinical practice revenue cycle protocols throughout the agency.
  • Manage a staff of six Medical Billing Specialist responsible for resolving payment issues with third party insurance companies.
  • Perform research and analysis related to reimbursement; maintain current knowledge in the areas of third-party billing, reimbursement schedules and methodologies, coding, payer contracts, billing and payment rules and regulations in order to facilitate third party payer contract negotiations.
  • Analyzes and reviews data generated by numerous systems to validate data accuracy, performance management and for revenue cycle trends.
  • Analyze data for specific trends by insurance payer, accounts receivable aging, payer rejections, and write offs.
  • Examines historical revenue cycle transactions and make accurate and reliable recommendations for management, example compile all data needed for the purpose of calculating insurance company settlements.  
  • Notify the appropriate staff to correct data integrity issues that are discovered through data analysis efforts.
  • Ability to translate revenue trends and analysis to Program Operational managers as needed.
  • Provides direction, technical assistance, and coordination as needed to assist in resolving payment issues with the MCO’s.
  • Clear and concise communication skills in to order to facilitate payer calls to resolve payment issues. 
  • Analyzes a variety of statistical and management dashboard data regarding service utilization trends and program productivity.
  • Provides trend analysis information to Finance/Business Manager or Directors of Finance and Healthcare Operations to aid in making financial, operational and/or training recommendations.
  • Develop and deliver organized, concise yet thorough, communications to management, regarding proposed changes, deficiencies, developments, and opportunities affecting the Agency and the Central Billing Office.
  • Responsible for interfacing with Health Informatics, Healthcare Operations, Finance/Business Offices, and Program Coordinators/Leaders and providing data analysis as requested.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management or Administration, Business, Finance or related field required with minimum five years of progressively responsible medical billing and healthcare business operations experience. Medical Billing and Coding certificate or RHIT certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in a healthcare finance/business office with a medical billing practice is required. Knowledge or specialization in Medical or Behavioral Health Services is preferred along with government payers.
  • Experience and documented ability in the areas of financial analysis using information from an Electronic Practice Management Systems and Electronic Health Records system.
  • Experience and understanding of medical coding such as CPT and HCPC’s codes is required.
  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint is required.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Staff Nurse – Addition Treatment/Crisis Care Program

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!

As a Staff Nurse in the Addictions Treatment Program, you will be responsible for direct care of clients to include, crisis intervention, triage on admission, participation in developing treatment plans with clients, providing emergency assessments for hospitalizations and reporting supply needs to Nursing Coordinator. You will also administer medication within scope of practice.

Skills and Experience

  • Acts as triage person for admissions to the program.
  • Provides professional nursing care, including administering medications, according to physician’s orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies of the department.
  • Recognizes and interprets symptoms of clients’ conditions, reports to appropriate personnel and assists with remedial measures for adverse developments.
  • Maintains clinical charts including documentation of observations, medications treatments; reports on the condition of clients; observes and corrects, if possible, environmental factors dealing with comfort and safety.
  • Participates as a team member at staff interviews and provides input regarding the stability of client’s physical condition.
  • Responsible for arranging clinic appointments, chest x-rays, laboratory work and other medication appointments.
  • Makes arrangements for medical transfer of patients to other treatment facilities, as necessary.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate degree, two years in general nursing care is required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma, one years’ experience in general nursing care required, plus one year of experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field is preferred.
  • If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.
  • Illinois licensure as a register professional nurse -OR- Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Therapist – Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

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!

The Outpatient Therapist position works with the adult SMI population. Primary responsibilities are to provide individual and group therapy, and complete comprehensive assessments for clients entering care. Position responsibilities also include evaluation, psycho-social education, and assists clients in developing and accomplishing treatment goals in individual and group settings. Provides consultation and education both internally and externally to community groups and emergency services.

Skills and Experience

  • 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.
  • 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 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 staffing's on assigned clients.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in a related field, and the successful completion of 1,000 practicum hours.
  • One (1) year of documented clinical experience under the supervision of a QMHP, and
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), or as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Certified Medical Assistant

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!

Under general supervision, assists physician and staff members in providing optimal ambulatory health care to patients, stocks and maintains exam and team rooms; assists with clinical and clerical duties. Work involves direct patient contact and is performed in accordance with prescribed methods, techniques, and procedures.

Skills and Experience

  • Checks patients' medical records for pertinent data
  • Greets and escorts patients to exam rooms; prepares for the provider by obtaining initial information and vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration, height, weights, BMI and head circumference as specified by program).
  • Documents chief complaints of patients and notifies the nurse/provider of unusual symptoms or complaints.
  • Assists in telephone follow-up with the patient as directed by the program.
  • Under the direction of the provider and/or nurse, assists with basic patient health education.
  • Inspects exam rooms for cleanliness and equipment condition.
  • Maintains ordered supplies and keeps area stocked. Checks for medical supplies that are outdated.
  • Performs tasks including filing, chart documentation and telephone follow-up as assigned.
  • Performs peak flow; spirometry; EKG; application of Non-Stress Test (NST) belts; point of care testing and phlebotomy services as directed.
  • Administer medication within their scope of practice.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires High School Diploma or GED.
  • Medical assistant certification or registration required. 
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary
  • Ability to maintain and keep records.
  • Spanish speaking preferred

Please note: Certified Medical Assistant, who has passed the exam and been awarded the CMA, RMA, NCMA, NHA, CCMA certificates.  Must successfully complete LCHDCHC competencies within 6 months of hire.  Candidates who have completed a 160-hour externship with the LCHD/CHC will have the one year experience requirement waived.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Counselor – Group Home

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!

As a Counselor, you will evaluate and assess clients that are residents of the program.  You will prepare and implement treatment plans with clients; additionally, you will provide therapeutic and supportive services to clients including individual, group, and family counseling and case management.  In residential programs, Counselors are responsible for unit coverage and emergency telephone interventions. Counseling duties are generally office based, case management activities are generally community based.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides direct services to clients including organizing and facilitating individual and group treatment and activities, supervision of the milieu and case management and outreach.
  • Develops clients’ abilities to problem-solve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • 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. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Focuses on client empowerment and evidence-based practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients. Reports client progress, behavior problems or need for medication evaluation to program supervisors/physicians/psychiatrists regularly.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in any field and two (2) years’ experience, or
  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years’ experience

If in a SUPR funded program, within 24 months of employment:

  • Must obtain certification as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (I.A.O.D.A.P.C.A.) or have equivalent certification by a similar state or national board
  • If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Elliott Hanna at ehanna@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Counselor II (Crisis Care Program)

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!

Evaluates and assesses clients. Prepares and implements treatment plans with clients. Provides therapeutic and supportive services to clients, including individual, group, and family counseling and case management. In residential programs, responsible for unit coverage and emergency telephone interventions. Counseling duties are generally office based; case management activities are generally community based.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides direct services to clients including organizing and facilitating individual and group treatment and activities, supervision of the milieu and case management and outreach.
  • Develops clients’ abilities to problem-solve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • 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. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Focuses on client empowerment and evidence-based practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing on assigned clients. Reports client progress, behavior problems or need for medication evaluation to program supervisors/physicians/psychiatrists regularly.
  • Must meet minimum productivity expectations.

Crisis and Respite Counselor

  • Conducts emergency assessments of clients arriving at the Crisis Unit.
  • Provides crisis intervention to stabilize clients and refers them to the most appropriate continuing care in conjunction with case coordinators.
  • Facilitates group and individual counseling
  • Provides Case Management services
  •  Provides crisis counseling on the phone and in-person

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

Consistent with the Community-Based Mental Health Professional Qualifications as a Mental Health Professional (MHP):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in any field and two (2) years’ experience, or
  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years’ experience

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Myron Tyler at MTyler@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Counselor III (Tobacco Treatment Specialist)

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!

Were currently looking for a Counselor that will lead Tobacco Prevention and Cessation initiatives on Lake County through policy development, advocacy, and direct services.  In this role you will be able to provide free individual and group counseling to help adults quit.  All participants are eligible to receive low-cost nicotine replacement therapy.  Quit kits are available for teens and adults.

About the Role:

  • Provides individual and group tobacco use cessation counseling to assist Lake County residents and workers in quitting tobacco use.
  • Includes the discussion and distribution of over the counter nicotine replacement products (patch, gum, lozenge), as well as knowledge and discussion of all FDA approved cessation medications and insurance requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining a weekly schedule of clients and coordinating with clinic coordinators to ensure appropriate space is available.
  • Provides education to individuals contemplating tobacco use cessation and explores and tailors cessation interventions to meet the needs of the clients.
  • Monitors and documents clients’ progress toward meeting tobacco use cessation goals according to established protocols.
  • Communicates clients’ progress or problems to their health care providers as needed.
  • Utilizes “Motivational Interviewing” skills to facilitate change and reduce ambivalence with clients
  • Organizes and oversees Nicotine Replacement Therapy supplies and distribution
  • Reviews and recommends educational materials to promote and assist tobacco use cessation.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Tobacco Free Lake County staff team and staff in Lake County Health Department’s Clinical Operations on issues related to tobacco use prevention and cessation.
  • Participates in tobacco use prevention/cessation medical provider training, as needed.
  • Participates in all assigned program reporting and evaluation activities.
  • Attends Behavioral Health and Primary Care staff meetings as requested.

Skills and Experience

  • Assist and individually provide services to clients in the community and clinic settings
  • Assist in the research, development and design of program protocol, client flow and educational materials
  • Assess the learning needs of specific clients &/or groups and adjust services to meet those needs
  • Assist in the development of marketing services and the recruitment of clients
  • Developing and reviewing media
  • Develop and maintain positive contacts with allied community service providers
  • Provide follow-up and referral where appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of services in accordance with program procedures
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Attend assigned training activities
  • Maintain appropriate data collection for program evaluation activities
  • Participate in the development of annual program goals and assess progress towards the achievement of the determined goals
  • Participate in the process of work plan development and/or revisions

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification/licensure
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (counseling, health education, social work, psychology, sociology, etc.)
  • With a bachelor’s degree, one year of experience is required; two years is preferred
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of prevention concepts and successful education approaches and techniques. Requires knowledge and understanding of addictions and addictive processes
  • Requires a valid Illinois driver's license and automobile insurance.

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Myron Tyler at MTyler@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Executive Assistant

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!

The Executive Assistant is an hourly position that performs highly responsible and confidential secretarial and administrative work for the Medical Director. Performs administrative tasks requiring the making of responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides assistance and secretarial coverage to administrative staff when necessary. 

Skills and Experience

  • Responsible for all secretarial support functions to Medical Director, Regional Medical Directors, Women's Health Lead Physician, and Dental Director
  • Types all correspondence and any other required typing for the Medical Director, Regional Medical Directors, Dental Director, and Women's Health Lead Physician as assigned
  • Answers phones, monitors calls
  • Develops and prepares various forms as needed.  Reviews incoming correspondence and distributes to appropriate individuals
  • Demonstrates proficiency with computer software to complete tasks
  • Makes independent decisions within a defined scope requiring knowledge of program and agency policies and procedures
  • May process payments/mail statements and review data entries for accuracy, identifying training issues as needed
  • Troubleshoots and solves problems related to office equipment, furniture, and computer hardware and software.
  • Exercises independent judgment in making standard programmatic decisions
  • Develops and refines office procedures and practices, identifying methods to improve efficiency
  • Monitors and follows through with program coordinators to maintain and meet deadlines
  • Coordinates the preparation of new hire packets including PAF and submits to Human Resources
  • Coordinates and registers staff at annual association meetings and arranges for travel and accommodations
  • Maintains knowledge and ability to respond to agency inquiries with limited assistance
  • Prepares travel reimbursements, procurement card reconciliations, mileage vouchers, expense reports and various forms as requested
  • Schedules appointments and meetings for the Medical Director
  • Takes and transcribes minutes from various meetings as directed
  • Maintains committee membership lists and mailing lists
  • Evaluates, prioritizes and completes daily work flow independently
  • Represents the LCHD professionally and courteously in interactions and correspondence with Councils and/or Board of Health as directed
  • Interacts with council members, association members and consultants regarding administrative needs
  • May act as Secretary for Lake County Community Health Center Governing Council; prepares meeting agenda and packet information, records meeting minutes, and interacts with council members as needed

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience (business/office certifications)
  • Four years of relevant experience required

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Myron Tyler at MTyler@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/  

Public Health Nurse

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!

This position provides nursing visits to low income families with pregnant women and infants up to age one primarily in the home. Visits are also made to high risk infants, regardless of income eligibility up to age two. Independent practice to include physical assessment and screenings, environmental and community assessment.   Provides case management services including referrals, advocacy and care coordination.

Skills and Experience

  • Provides nursing home visits and/or clinic visits to families; performs physical assessments, screenings for depression and development; provides prenatal, postnatal and infant and child health education to families
  • Effectively case manages caseload in assigned area
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation
  • Provides care coordination with multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains current knowledge of maternal and child health trends and issues and applies these to practice
  • Participates in case conferences

 Program Specific Functions

  • To perform community assessment and to participate in developing or improving programs to meet identified needs.
  • To independently perform physical and psychosocial assessment of individuals and/or families.
  • To independently implement nursing process and evaluate outcome of interventions.
  • To independently adapt nursing care to unique and differing environments with consideration to individual’s and family’s spiritual and cultural perspectives.
  • To organize day-to-day activities and responsibilities in a cost-effective manner.
  • To problem solve and act independently in a crisis and/or a complex and unfamiliar situation.
  • To communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Current Illinois licensure as a registered professional nurse or Illinois license by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.
  • Pediatric or OB experience preferred.   
  • Requires valid driver’s license and access to privately owned and insured vehicle during working hours.   
  • Maintain CPR certification

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. 

Please contact our Human Resources Recruiter, Myron Tyler at MTyler@lakecountyil.gov  for more information, or call (847) 377-8000.  You may also apply online at https://lchdcareers.com/   

Posted 1/6/2020


Family Therapist

Adoption Support & Preservation

The Baby Fold is a leader in trauma-informed practices, employing the most effective treatment plans in every facet of our work. We focus on the physical and emotional safety of our families first, build on their strengths, and then guide them with skill and compassion to be their best selves. Our expert staff create a personal plan for each family to address their current situation and lead them to independent success in the future.

Your benefits would include medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement options, a 403B retirement matching plan, unique opportunities for high levels of professional training, meaningful work, collaborative team culture, paid vacation, sick, and personal time, paid agency holidays.

Now hiring in our Normal, Springfield, and Urbana, IL locations.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Family Therapist is responsible for assessing and providing voluntary services to Central Illinois families formed through adoption and subsidized guardianship. Services include in-home assessments, crisis and other therapeutic interventions, education, training, support groups, respite, advocacy and referrals to community services.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assessment: Conducts Mental Health Assessments that are compliant with both Medicaid Rule 132 procedures and COA.

Service/Treatment Planning:With the input of client families, plans services and treatments that will strengthen and support the families and focus child(ren). All Individualized Treatment Plans must be Medicaid Rule 132 and COA compliant.

Mentoring, Advocating, Supporting, and Educating:In accordance with the service goals, provides mentoring, advocacy, support, and education that will protect children, preserve families and enhance the mental health of children and families alike.

Therapeutic Interventions: Provides appropriate therapeutic interventions that will support the focus child(ren) and their families to enhance their overall level of functioning.  Assumes responsibility for on-call duties as assigned.

Record keeping: Documentation must meet agency, Medicaid Rule 132 and COA requirements for timeliness, completeness and accuracy.

Community Relations: Represents the agency in a positive light to active and potential clients, referral and funding sources, and the general public. Utilizes community contacts to advocate for clients and to promote child and family well-being.

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities:Complies with all pertinent state and federal laws, DCFS Rules and Procedures, Medicaid Rule 132 requirements, COA standards, HIPAA privacy law and Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.

Professional Development: Enhances professional competence through ongoing awareness of developments in the field of post adoption. Must become trained in EMDR and Theraplay within the first 16 months of employment. Will participate in all mandatory DCFS trainings. Assists with the training, supervision and evaluation of student interns and new staff, as assigned.

Quality Improvement:Contributes to quality improvement through active participation in Quality Improvement/ Utilization Review activities. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field required.  
  • Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) as defined in Medicaid Rule 132 preferred. At a minimum, must meet the definition of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and must be supervised by a licensed employee.
  • LCPC strongly preferred.  Must be eligible for and working toward licensure.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary to meet the needs of the agency and children and families that we serve.
  • Must pass drug screen and necessary background checks.
  • Must travel for job responsibilities, including long distance driving, the ability to enter the homes of families in the service area, a valid driver’s license that has not been revoked or suspended within the past three years, and use of a personal vehicle with adequate insurance.

Apply today at www.TheBabyFold.org

(Employment/Internships link)

Posted 11/20/19 


Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

Please visit www.aidcares.org to apply

Case Manager MHP/QMHP (Full Time – Aurora, IL; Yorkville, IL)


The residential Case Manager MHP/QMHP is responsible for developing and implementing individual programs to maximize the clients’ independent community living skills. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are required to maintain appropriate residential coverage. The MHP must complete daily documentation of mental health services provided in accordance with state and agency standards as applicable. The MHP is expected to work with a team of behavioral health service providers within the agency to ensure positive client-centered approach. 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services required
  • Master’s degree in Human Services or related field required 

Experience:

  • Some experience working in social services required

Coordinator – Employment Specialist (Full Time – Aurora, IL)

Provides leadership for AID’s Employment Services for clients in PSR and BH Outpatient Aurora. Coordinate services to meet criteria of IPS (Individual Placement Services) and follow the guidelines of IPS to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their preferences. Engages in job development in the community 50% of the work week. Assist clients in expanding and developing microbusinesses.

Education: 

  • Master Degree - preferred or Bachelor’s Degree required in Human Services field

Experience: 

  • Two or more years’ experience working with people with serious mental illnesses and experience providing employment services is preferred.

QIDP - Residential Clinical Coordinator (Full Time – Yorkville, IL and Elgin, IL)

Residential Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and operation of one community living site. Accountable for providing to both clients and staff members a positive, professional and safe environment to live, learn, and work. Maintains and assists to assure that all aspects of community living comply with all applicable Federal, State, and Accreditation standards. Coordinator is responsible for completion and distribution of staff/house schedule; scheduling house inspections with outside companies; supervision of community living staff of assigned location. Responsible to develop and implement individual programs to maximize the client’s independent community living skills and inclusion in their community. Provide documentation on assigned clients in accordance with DHS, CARF, or DPH standards, as applicable. Advocate for and maintain rights and privacy of clients that are served.  

Responsible for one 24 hour site, a permanent caseload, and additional cases as assigned based on the needs of the program. Provide support for QIDP Managers as well as training new staff as assigned. Supervise support staff as assigned. Perform client case record reviews and advise QIDP Managers on improvements as needed. Prepare a monthly accountability report as assigned. The Residential Clinical Coordinator must be a role model for clients and staff for both permanent and temporary assignments, including providing and participating in direct service as needed.  

Education:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field.   

Experience:   

  • At least one year of experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities.   
  • Three to five years of experience as QIDP or QMHP preferred.   

One year of supervisory experience preferred. 

Posted 11/11/19 

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