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Ecker Center for Mental Health

Residential Case Manager – FT, HUD Hunter’s Ridge. Provide rehabilitation services, develop treatment plans/assessments and manage crisis for all residential clients. Handle referrals and discharges for residential services. Assist clients in obtaining/maintaining entitlements. Assist clients in development of independent living skills. Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Field plus minimum one year mental health experience. Willingness to work regularly scheduled hours, holidays and overtime in emergency situations. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with mentally ill adults, including providing transportation in personal and agency vehicles to local and long distance appointments on occasion.  Ability to administer CPR and emergency first aid. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and automobile. Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 35 hour work week.

Mental Health Professional – PT 2 positions available or can be combined. Provide rehabilitation services, contribute to and develop treatment plans and manage crisis for all residential clients. Handle referrals and discharges for residential services. Assist clients in obtaining/maintaining entitlements. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service field or five years’ experience in Mental Health field. Willingness to work regularly scheduled hours, holidays and overtime in emergency situations. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with mentally ill adults, and to administer CPR. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license, auto insurance and automobile. Hours:  Saturday 3:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Sunday 3:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Please specify which schedule is preferred.

Bilingual Therapist — PT Master’s degree in Human Service field with experience providing individual therapy to adults and children/adolescents. Must be bilingual Spanish. LCSW or LCPC licensure preferred. Must be able to work independently. Hours:  Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 15-18 hours/week. Some flexibility in scheduling.

Part Time Therapist – PT  Master’s degree in Human Service field with experience providing individual therapy to adults and children/adolescents. LCSW licensure required. Must be able to work independently. Hours:  Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 15-18 hours/week. Some flexibility in scheduling.

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Posted 4/12/19 

Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Job Description

Renz Addiction Counseling Center is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of addictive behaviors and disorders, and to factors often associated with addiction. The Center strives to provide the most effective preventative and clinical care in a safe and nurturing environment through teamwork approach for anyone affected by addiction or addiction-related issues. We are a community-based agency that has served those who suffer from addiction for the past 56 years.

Duties and Responsibilities*:

Responsibilities include completing individual assessments, intakes, treatment plans, continued stay reviews, facilitating individual counseling sessions with adults/adolescents, and facilitating groups at our Elgin location.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Department of Alcoholism and Substance Use, Medicaid regulations, and Federal Confidentiality Regulations.
  • Utilization of counseling skills to assist individuals, families or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications; examination of attitudes and feelings; consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making.
  • The delivery of crisis intervention services which respond to an alcohol and/or other drug abuser's needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.
  • Provision of information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug use, dual disorders, and available services and resources.
  • Identifying the needs of the client that cannot be met by the counselor or Agency and assist the client in utilizing support systems and community resources available.
  • Assessment of the client's strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs to be used in the development of their treatment plan.
  • Charting individual and group progress notes and other client-related data.
  • Communicating with counselors and other professionals regarding client treatment services to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client.
  • Facilitate individual and group sessions utilizing knowledge of various evidence-based practices such as Matrix Model, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy etc.
  • Facilitate weekly didactic groups
  • Facilitate weekly process groups


  • Show awareness of issues affecting adults/adolescents with substance use and mental health disorders (MISA)
  • Skill in the use of motivational interviewing and engaging clients in self-directed care
  • Must complete all CANTS and State Police Background check
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear, comprehensible manner
  • Adequate written skills to accurately complete required documentation within required deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills
  • Self-Starter with ability to work independently and as a team
  • Annual TB test required
  • Valid driver’s license

Hours of Employment: Full-Time

Four days per week schedule: Monday-Thursday evening 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

*Part-Time hours are available if schedule does not permit for full time. *

*Date of hire late May/early June *

Education/License Requirements:

LCSW with minimum 1-year substance abuse focused counseling required

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary History

To: jbrunetti @

Jim Brunetti, MS, LCPC

Director of Clinical Services

Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Two American Way

Elgin, IL 60120

Fax (847) 742-3559

Job Type: Full-time

Post 4/8/19

Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

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Case Manager QMHP - CST Worker (Full Time – Aurora, IL)

Provide crisis intervention, support services, and case management to victims/families in crisis or quality of life concerns. Education to the community, police and other service providers is also required. Hours include evenings and weekends. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field required


  • 60 Hour DV/SA certification preferred


  • Experience in crisis/emergency relief work preferred
  • Experience with at-risk, trauma and/or crisis clientele preferred

Other Requirements:  

  • 24-Hour Availability
  • Evening, weekends and holiday hours required
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license
  • Drive self and clients in personal vehicle
  • Must have the minimal amount of liability insurance on personal automobile as defined by the AID handbook

Case Manager - Home Based Services (Full Time – Aurora, IL)

The Respite Case Manager provides intake, linkage, advocacy, referral, and coordination of Respite services. The Case Manager works with the families of clients to utilize Respite services optimally. This collaboration allows the families to maintain the clients in the community. The Home Based Case Manager provides self- direction assistance to clients in the Adult and Children’s Home Based Medicaid Waiver programs. The Client and Family Support Case Manager provides support services to those clients living independently in the community. AID facilitates services for individuals from diverse backgrounds, embraces differences in individuals and promotes a positive attitude with peers and community members. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human services field. 


  • Qualified QIDP 


  • One year of experience, working directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities 

Case Manager LCSW / LCPC (Exempt – Aurora, IL)

  • Provide leadership and guidance for staff in the interpretation of Rule 132
  • Track QI data and complete timely reports 
  • Track Quality in programs and ensure that all aspects of each service comply with all applicable Federal, State, and accreditation standards
  • Key contributor to the Behavioral Health team and the agency as a whole


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services required
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service Field required


  • LPHA or LCSW required


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field

Director - Client, Community, & Client Services (Exempt – Aurora, IL)

The Director directly supervises and oversees the services of Community and Family support services: including Respite
Services for Children and Adults, Home Based Services for Children and Adults, Supported Living services, and overall Case management. The Director supervises and provides intake, assessment, linkage, advocacy, referral, and follow-up
services to individuals presenting for admissions to Day and Residential programs at AID. The Directors takes a lead role in marketing services to individuals within our service area. This position will assist with the planning and developing of residential options and day program options. The Director obtains funding by formulating rate packets and submits to DHS for new clients and entering the organization. The Director is also the liaison with Special Education Districts within our service areas. This position is the person that provides the open door to services for clients and families. 


  • Master Degree in a human service area preferred


  • 5 years of experience in related field with 2 of the 5 years being in Management and Supervision 

Mental Health Professional (MHP) - Behavioral Health Residential (Full Time):

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Preferred
  • High School Diploma and 5 years of experience in Social Services


  • Experience working with mentally ill adults preferred

Program Manager DT (Exempt – Aurora, IL)

Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Community Day Services program, and for assuring compliance with all applicable DHS, DPH, CARF, and local rules and standards, and agency policies and procedures. Supervise assigned staff, and provide clients and staff members with a team oriented, positive, professional and safe environment to learn and work. Function as the QIDP for assigned caseload in the development and implementation of individual programs to maximize clients’ work and daily living skills, health promotion, and inclusion in the community. Provide documentation on clients in accordance with all applicable state, local, and agency standards and procedures.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field required; Master’s Degree preferred 


  • Must meet qualifications as a QIDP  
  • Attend and pass DHS mandated QIDP training within 6 months of hire; maintain QIDP CEUs 


  • Minimum two years paid experience in the field of developmental disabilities 

Posted 4/4/19 

The Women's Treatment Center

The Women's Treatment Center, a not for profit agency providing appropriate substance abuse treatment for women and women with their children on near West Side of Chicago has an opening for 2 Cook's.  We are recruiting 2 individuals with 2-4 years of strong institutional cooking experience, such as cafeteria, hospital or nursing home for an open Cook position. Duties of the position include planning and preparation of well-balanced meals for patients and their children.

Job requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • A current Food Sanitation cert from the City of Chicago required.
  • A current Food Sanitation Lic State of Illinois required.
  • Candidates will need to be able to work a flexible full-time schedule with rotating shifts.
  • Candidate must have 2-4 years of strong institutional cooking experience, such as cafeteria, hospital or nursing home.

City of Chicago Food Sanitation Number needs to be on your resume.

For consideration email your resume to  or fax your resume to 312/850-9095, or drop off your resume in person to 140 N Ashland Ave. Chicago, Il. 60607.

Posted 3/14/19 

Ecker Center for Mental Health

The Ecker Center for Mental Health is a private not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that has served the community for over 64 years, and currently provides a range of behavioral health services, including psychiatry, nursing , case management, 24/7 crisis and crisis residential, life skills development, counseling and various residential services. Our current budget is approximately $5.5 million, we operate 4 outpatient and 6 residential sites, and we employ 110 staff. Due to the current CEO’s retirement, we are seeking a committed, highly motivated and experienced leader to join our team.

The CEO is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the organization and works with its management team, Board of Directors and funders to operationalize the organization’s mission, values, and vision. The CEO provides outcome based strategic leadership, facilitates short and long term planning, implements new initiatives and growth opportunities, and works collaboratively to ensure a sustainable and effective organization. The CEO builds and strengthens external relationships with local, state, and federal governmental entities, local and regional community-based health and human service organizations, elected officials, civic groups, donors, and other related representatives, and serves as the primary spokesperson for the agency.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Executive leadership and strategic direction
  • Staff leadership, supervision and development
  • Financial accountability
  • Agency development, fundraising and community relations


This position requires at least a Master's Degree in a Health and/or Human Services-related field, 10 years of comparable leadership experience and a strong understanding of budgeting and financial management.

In addition, the position requires experience in behavioral health care settings, and expertise in the areas of organizational management and improvement, emerging technologies within the field, marketing, fundraising and community relations. Ideally, the CEO candidate will present a range of experience within Illinois based health care organizations, and familiarity with Illinois Medicaid reform and system transformation initiatives supporting managed care and value based payment. Experience with The Joint Commission accreditation is also a plus.

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the role and the organization to Ramona Grauzinis, HR & Resource Development Director, at  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Posted 3/11/19 

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