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Healthcare Association of Illinois

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Multiple Job Openings

Spero Family Services

Mt. Vernon, IL


Youth Homes Case Manager - This position provides a full array of case management services to clients residing in our Youth Homes. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, previous case management experience, Child Welfare license


Foster Care Case Manager - This position assesses the social service needs of clients whose needs range from routine to complex and provides a range of direct individual and group casework within Spero Family Services and DCFS rules, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field, completion and passing of exams related to the licensing/approval of foster families.

Desired Qualifications: Minimum plus 3-5 years of experience in Case Management.


Spero Academy Director - This position is responsible for developing and implementing an academic program to meet the educational needs of adolescents in the program. 

Minimum Qualifications: Special Education Certificate with LBS unlimited designation, plus experience working with adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues.

Desired: Minimum plus 3-5 years of supervisory experience.


Youth Homes Therapist - The Therapist is responsible for providing counseling services to ensure that established goals are being addressed and documented in various systems.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Human Services

Desired: Master's Degree in Social Work plus previous counseling experience in a residential treatment facility.


To learn more and apply for Spero Family Services' job openings, visit


Posted 10/05/17

Program Director - Young Adult Program


Chicago, IL


Thresholds, a national leader in mental health services, is a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top Workplaces" for three consecutive years and a 10 time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For". Through our more than 100 Chicagoland locations and 30 innovative programs, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing and hope for over 15,000 adults and youth.


Thresholds Youth Services is looking to hire an experienced and dedicated Program Director for its flagship Young Adult Program.


The Young Adult Program (YAP) is the largest program in Thresholds, and has been featured in books and scholarly journals describing best practices for emerging adults with mental health needs.  The Program Director oversees a comprehensive array of residential, transitional living, high school, and other services for young adults with serious mental health needs and traumatic backgrounds.  The Program Director supervises several Assistant Program Directors and other managers, and is responsible for the personnel, financial, clinical, physical space, and all other areas related to the day to day functioning of YAP and its 9 sites.


The Program Director reports to the Senior Director of Youth Services, and is part of the Thresholds leadership.  He or she takes part in both internal and external committees to advance the support of our members, build partnerships, and implement innovative strategies.


The Program Director must have excellent supervisory skills and the talent to manage a large, multi-faceted program, along with strong communication skills, and attention to detail.  Join our expanding team of excellent leaders dedicated to improving the lives of youth and young adults!


Must have a clinical license + 5 years of supervisory experience


Experience with DCFS-based programs strongly preferred



  • A Master’s degree in a related field with three years’ experience is preferred. Extensive experience may be substituted for formal educational requirements with the approval of the SVP, Clinical Operations.


  • Five (5) years of experience working with persons diagnosed with mental illness preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize and summarize information and make judgments regarding member care.
  • Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in order to provide information to members and healthcare personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of the mental health care system and ability to adapt to constant changes.
  • Computer skills required; knowledge of database functions and maintenance necessary.
  • Daily access to a personal vehicle is required. Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability insurance coverage. Subject to validation every six months.
  • May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle or personal vehicle. Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.


  • LCSW or LCPC preferred.
  • Current and valid driver’s license required.

Please email your resume to:


Posted 10/16/17

Macoupin County Public Health Department

805 N. Broad

Carlinville, IL 62626


The Macoupin County Public Health Department was established in 1983 by the Macoupin County Board and is governed by the Macoupin County Board of Health. We provide a full range of public health services, community health, dental services and opiate treatment services. We are located in rural communities that stretch across parts of central and southern Illinois. We have more than fifty employees working in four different sites.


We are currently hiring two full time positions in our Behavioral Health Program.


Community Health and Substance Use Therapist:

Job Description:

Macoupin County Public Health Department is seeking a full time therapist to provide mental health and substance use services to both children and adults. The position calls for the ideal candidate to provide individual mental health counseling/therapy and both individual and group therapy for people with opiate/heroin addiction in a rural setting.



LCSW or LCPC required with at least 2 years experience desired.


Case Manager for Mental Health and Substance Use Programs:

Job Description:

Macoupin County Public Health Department is seeking a full time case manager in our Mental Health and Substance Use Program. The person will be responsible for conducting assessments, intake and coordination of care within our agency’s Opiate/Heroin Addiction Program.



Two years of case management or substance use treatment experience. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work preferred.


Please submit resume by September 22, 2017 to Peggy Garrison at


For questions call Kent at 217-825-6705


Posted 8/30/17

Mental Health Therapists – Full Time and Part-Time

Tazwood Center for Wellness

Pekin, IL


Tazwood Center for Wellness is a community mental health and addiction services center based in central Illinois. Our mission is to promote wellness and recovery through counseling, advocacy and education.


We are seeking full time (or part-time) Mental Health Therapists to provide mental health services in our Pekin, East Peoria, and/or Eureka, Illinois office locations. Our therapist services are in great demand both within the communities we serve, as well as in several area schools. We are also experiencing growth in our partnerships with the judicial system through establishment of mental health courts; and with federal probation offices by leading Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) groups. Our services also include individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as family mental health therapy to children, adolescents and adults.


We invite you to join our growing behavioral health services team! Qualified candidates who seek a full time or part-time opportunity are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must possess a master’s degree and must also be able to work some evening hours. LCPC or LCSW is a plus.


Please visit for more information and send resumes to:


Tazwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


Posted 9/7/17

Chief Executive Officer

360 Youth Services

Naperville, IL


KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been exclusively retained by 360 Youth Services in its search for a visionary and strategic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization’s current and long-range community service programs. The CEO will provide leadership for funding efforts, program effectiveness and growth, budget, and serve as the public face and voice for 360 Youth Services in the community and with key stakeholders. Leading a staff of 48 (5 direct reports), the next CEO will focus on strong communication, management, and strategic planning and execution for the future of the organization.


This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.


360 Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.


Specific Requirements Include:


A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Social Work, Management, etc.) required; Master’s degree highly preferred.


Strong experience working directly with/for an engaged Board of Directors. Ability to assist board members to understand and appreciate their roles and responsibilities.


Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of local leaders, school personnel, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.

  • Track record in creating and analyzing P&L statements, financial strategy, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue and diversify funding sources.
  • Proven success in maintaining strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.
  • Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans, and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Background in youth service programs.
  • Knowledge of Naperville, IL and surrounding DuPage County area communities strongly preferred.

To apply, candidates must complete the online application at and thereon submit their cover letter and resume.


To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.


This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO of KEES, and Sue Bultman, Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to


KEES, along with its sister company Alford Executive Search, is a retained search firm that builds transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors.


Founded in 1971, 360 Youth Services has a rich history in the Naperville, Illinois and surrounding communities. A group of concerned parents, community and religious leaders recognized a need for professional, youth-centered services in the local community. First operating under the name of Naperville Community Outreach, the name was changed in 2011 to 360 Youth Services to better reflect the organization’s mission to provide life-changing services to youth through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.


Posted 9/12/17

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