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McLean County Center for Human Services (CHS) - Executive Director 

To view details see description at the following link: CHS Executive Director Job Announcement.pdf

Posted 09/13/21 

McHenry County Mental Health Board Executive Director

Job Description:

The Executive Director (“E.D.”) is the chief executive officer of the Mental Health Board (“Board”) and reports directly to the full Board of Trustees.  The E.D. has primary responsibility for implementing and administering the plans and policies of the Board and managing its day-to-day activities.  The E.D. advises and assists the Board in carrying out its statutory responsibilities and is accountable for the Board’s overall mission and its leadership in the development of the vision for behavioral health services in McHenry County.  The E.D. serves as the Board’s liaison to governing authorities and funded agencies and must effectively collaborate to design and deliver a system of care that meets the behavioral healthcare needs of McHenry County and its residents.  The E.D. is also responsible for the recruitment and retention of a skilled workforce adequate to carry out the Board’s plans and policies.  

Specific Responsibilities:

·       Communicate effectively with the Board and provide timely and accurate information necessary for the Board to function at a high level and to make informed decisions.

·       Periodic Review & Evaluation of the Board’s mission, services, operations, & facilities.

·       Development of continuous written three (3) year plans for Board services and facilities.

·       Development & publishing of annual budget, annual report, and ad hoc reports.

·       Act as the Board’s primary Public Information Officer & carry out marketing/communication plans.

·       Develop and promulgate MHB network policies as needed.

·       Consult with public and private sector officials regarding the most efficient delivery of Board services.

·       Working knowledge of federal and Illinois laws with regard to funding, mental health, substance use and developmental disability related services.

·       Assist the Board in allocation and accountability monitoring of taxpayer funds.

·       Manage the annual and ongoing funding allocation process according to existing policies.

·       Oversee contractual compliance audits and outcome performance related to the MHB network.

·       Oversee and maintain MHB buildings and grounds.

·       Develop and review facility leases and occupancy by others.

·       Design the Board’s operating structure, staffing pattern, and procedures to carry out the day-to-day operations.

·       Manage and supervise the Board’s staff.

·       Provide leadership to County in behavioral health programs and services.

·       Maintain transparency in all dealings with the public institution.


Desirable Attributes Include:

·       A visionary with the highest integrity, who believes in transparency, promotes high ethical values, and works well with the Board, the County Board, State and local officials, agency directors and the community at large.

·       A leader who can effectively allocate resources and is committed to maintaining and fortifying relationships with new and funded agencies on behalf of the community.

·       A professional who demands excellence from staff and represents the MCMHB in a positive approach to the public, well-respected by staff, and an effective organizer.

·       A collaborator that works well in a government setting and understands Roberts Rules of Order, Open Meetings Act, and Freedom of Information; is informed about the agencies providing behavioral/mental health care in our community and can work with them to modify or increase services, an effective problem solver.

·       A mentor who is committed to regular training and career development for self and all staff members.

·       A motivator, who has a high level of energy, promotes teamwork and provides staff and the Board with information, resources, and incentives as well as a respectful and fair work environment.

Minimum Professional Background and Experience:

Education:  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration

Experience:  Must have 10 years experience in a behavioral health and leadership settings; Experience in supervision and management of employees is required.  Experience working with public boards is an added advantage.

Annual Salary Range:  $100,000 - $139,000 based on experience, credentials, etc.

To apply see the following information: MCMHB Executive Director Position Announcement.pdf

Posted Sept 2, 2021 




Mobile Crisis Response Engagement Specialist (RSS)


  • Certified Recovery Support Services (CRSS) preferred or must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
  • Life experience as a consumer of mental health services
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Computer skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is helpful but not required
  • Personal vehicle, valid Illinois driver’s license and vehicle insurance


Supervisor Mobile Crisis Response


Provide community-based crisis intervention services to children, adolescents, adults and their families with behavioral and emotional concerns.

Perform other related duties as assigned by the MCR Clinical Supervisor

Adhere to all federal and state regulations and all Agency policies and procedures.



  • Work as a part of the team to provide crisis intervention and stabilization (MCR) services within the community, which includes days, evenings, holidays and weekends
  • Complete all Agency and DCFS forms
  • Attend all MCR clinical and quarterly meetings
  • Contact Supervisor and utilize supervision to address assessments crises, problematic cases, general case reporting, need for special services, and need for resource information
  • Represent the Agency in a professional manner including educating the community as to Agency services, fostering all collaborative relationships, and assistance in facilitation of MCR Program referrals
  • Serve on Agency and / or community committees as requested by Supervisor
  • Assume responsibility for professional growth including attending all mandatory Agency In-service trainings


  • Requires having a vehicle.
  • Requires having auto insurance with liability limits of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per incident.
  • Requires safely lifting or moving up to 25 lbs. on an occasional basis, for example movement of materials, files, or texts.
  • Regular requirement to stand, and sit for long periods of time, with some walking, occasional bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Noise level is usually quiet to moderate.


Leyden Family and Mental Health Center Agency does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law or ordinance.  A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual.  The agency will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

This job description may not be all-inclusive, and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management.  Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

Send Resumes to Jean DeCaro at

Posted 8/5/2021 

  • MADO Healthcare Buena Park – Chicago, IL


    Achieving Resilience

    MADO Healthcare partners with persons who live with mental illness to offer hope in recovery and wellness.

    The MADO Healthcare family is built on the values of compassion, integrity, service, and advocacy. We are a family owned and operated, CARF International accredited company with over 50 years of experience in the delivery of physical and behavioral healthcare services. MADO operates four distinct centers in Chicago.

    Each client is provided the support they seek to lead a healthy life. Through persistent advocacy, MADO Healthcare seeks to positively influence mental health perceptions in attitude and practice. Clients take part in services with the love, respect and compassion a family member deserves. MADO honors the integrity of those living with a serious mental illness. MADO Healthcare is on the forefront of advocacy and services.

    Recovery is the expectation for each person. Achieving resilience – together, is the greatest hope.


    MADO Healthcare is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as the Director at our Buena Park Facility. Located in the Northside Buena Park neighborhood of Chicago, MADO Healthcare Buena Park is a residential Specialized Mental Health Facility serving 99 clients living with serious mental illness, integrating medical and behavioral health services in a 24/7 residential setting. Our mission is to support each client in their pursuit to achieve individual goals of wellness.

    Working closely with, and under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Director is responsible for oversight and management of all facility departments and functions which include social services, nursing, building maintenance, housekeeping, financial and administrative departments. In addition, the Director is responsible for the general administration and supervision of the facility to ensure that it meets city, state and federal rules and regulations, in addition to policies and practices established by MADO Healthcare.

    The Director must have the ability to manage all components of a health care business, which includes the effective administration of the budget, effective management of over 50 employees, and effective communication skills (written and verbal). The position is ideal for someone who is passionate about adult mental health, wants to use clinical skills in an administrative role to:

    • Operate from a client-centered and wellness model to provide evidenced-based practices.
    • Develop and direct implementation of facility policies, procedures and programs to ensure that city, state, federal and accreditation guidelines are met.
    •  Supervise all aspects of a facility to ensure all departments run efficiently and work in unison, within the resources provided, to create a clean, safe, and therapeutic environment.
    • Oversee and ensures safety, care and needs of all clients according to IDPH regulations and facility policy and procedures.
    • Oversee the provision of training to staff to best meet clients’ treatment plan and personal goals.
    • Investigate any alleged cases of client mistreatment.


    • Illinois licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC).
    • Three to five years' clinical management experience. 

    MADO Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer

    MADO Healthcare – Chicago, IL



    MADO Healthcare partners with persons who live with mental illness to offer hope in recovery and wellness.

    The MADO Healthcare family is built on the values of compassion, integrity, service and advocacy. Care Teams embody these values, and they serve as the foundation of the evidence-based programs and services offered at the centers.

    Recovery is the expectation for each person. Achieving resilience – together, is the greatest hope.


    Do you have a gift for providing care and support for those who live with mental illness, and are you looking to join a team that provides our clients with the love, respect, and compassion they deserve? We are looking for compassionate and talented team members who share our vision. The Case Manager (Mental Health Professional - MHP) supports the health and well-being of our clients through the provision of case management and counseling services. If this description sounds like you, read on!

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Provide case management services
    • Complete client assessments in terms of orientation, risk, anger, substance use/abuse, physical aggression, symptomology, smoking risk, and community readiness
    • Help clients create and attain specific goals
    • Counsel clients, including crisis counseling and intervention
    • May be required to run therapeutic skills groups
    • Facilitate communication with client’s families, guardians, and parole and probation officers
    • Facilitate linkage between client and community agencies
    • Advocate for client rights and well-being.


    • Bachelor's or master's degree in social work, psychology, or related discipline
    • 1-3 years' mental health experience

    Do we still have your interest? Great! Please respond and let’s have a conversation. 

    MADO Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $35,000.00 - $38,000.00 per year

    COVID-19 considerations:
    MADO Healthcare follows the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health

    Posted 7/26/2021 


    Emergency Therapist – FT, PEP – 2 positions available        Hiring Bonus: $500.00


    • Provide emergency assessments and crisis intervention to adults and children at hospital emergency department in Elgin
    • Arrange psychiatric hospitalization and referrals as necessary


    • Master’s Degree in social services, social work or counseling required
    • Current LPC, LSW or AMFT license required, or ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire
    • Crisis work experience preferred
    • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license, auto insurance and automobile


    Hours:  Both positions are a 34.5 hour work week with some additional hours as needed


    Saturday 10:00 pm - Sunday 10:30 am, Sunday 10:00 pm - Monday 10:30 am, Monday 10:00 pm - Tuesday 10:30 am; alternating weekend schedule may be available


    Tuesday 10:00 pm – Wednesday 10:30 am, Wednesday 10:00 pm – Thursday 10:30 am and Thursday 10:00 pm – Friday 10:30am 

    Ecker Center for Behavioral health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer


    Master’s Level Intake/Assessment Specialist - FT      Hiring bonus:  $400.00


    • Performs intakes and accepts and completes assigned assessments in a timely manner while evaluating clients for appropriate services and makes all necessary referrals, both within and outside the agency
    • Handles all inquiries related to mental health and substance misuse services including, but not limited to, completing intake paperwork for Ecker Center Services, scheduling assessments and providing referrals for services elsewhere
    • Assess urgency of which clients should receive services and forward information to appropriate level of services within agency
    • Assists clients in completing opening paperwork or coordinates with office and business staff for the completion of opening paperwork
    • Monitors demand for comprehensive assessments and coordinates with the Intake/Assessment Supervisor
    • Assists in coordinating care with additional service providers both within Ecker Center, as well as other community agencies
    • Monitors and keeps referral information up to date
    • Responds to and tracks calls to the agency intake line
    • May participate in creating individualized assessments and treatment plans for a caseload that sees agency psychiatrists


    • Master’s Degree and valid clinical license in Human Service field
    • AMFT/LPC/LSW/LCPC/LCSW/LMFT required or able to obtain license within 2 years of hire
    • Must have a valid Illinois driver's license, auto insurance and automobile
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, if needed
    • Bilingual preferred: Ability to read, write and speak English and Spanish fluently

    Hours:  Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 35-hr week, 1 evening per week and/or occasional Saturday coverage as mutually agreed


    Ecker Center for Behavioral health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer


    Substance Use Counselor – LCSW Required - FT, Renz Office      Hiring bonus:  $400.00


      • Provide individual, group, and assessment/intake services to adults, and adolescents
      • Provide accurate, quality documentation, and meet deadlines for completing notes


      • Master's degree in a substance-use related field with knowledge of medication assisted treatment (MAT)
      • Candidate will need an understanding of SUPR 2060 guidelines and should have 2-3 years of substance use experience
      • LCSW licensure or eligible to take the exam within 6 months of hire
      • Bilingual Spanish a plus
      • Must be able to work independently and from multiple locations

    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.  30-hours/week

                 Optional 40-hour week includes Mondays 10:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.


    Ecker Center for Behavioral health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

    Posted 7/19/2021

    Northwestern Medicine

    BHS Compliance Officer - Full-Time, Days

    • 12 Health Services Dr., DeKalb, IL
    • Full-time
    • Job Shift: Day Job (1st)

    Company Description:

    At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

    Job Description:

    The BHS Compliance Officer reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

    This position oversees the compliance program, manages audits, objectively reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within assigned area(s), and ensures areas are in compliance with regulatory agencies and organization’s policies and procedures.

    Job Link:

    Northwestern Memorial Healthcare BHS Compliance Officer - Full-Time, Days | SmartRecruiters (


    • Monitors and reports results of compliance/ethics efforts of assigned areas.
    • Completes audits, reviews and investigations, reporting findings as appropriate. Document reviews, investigations and reports using standardized processes and storage formats.
    • Assists with developing, reviewing, updating and implementing programs, policies, and/or actions to ensure an effective compliance program.
    • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and develops action plans for resolution.
    • Collaborates with other departments (Risk Management, Compliance, Human Resources, Business Office, Quality, etc.) to receive and direct compliance issues to appropriate resources for investigation and resolution; Consults with attorney as needed.
    • Maintains an effective compliance communication plan by promoting the ethics hotline, making employees aware of the Standards of Conduct, and spreading awareness of new and existing compliance issues, policies and/or procedures.
    • Provides guidance to staff, leadership and Board of Directors on compliance matters, audits, and issues.
    • Implements new procedures as directed.
    • Prepares written reports regarding problems, assets and general functioning of assigned areas(s) as requested.
    • Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested.
    • Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
    • Maintains knowledge and expertise of Rule 132, 2060 and other DHS grant programs.
    • Trains staff on rules and compliance.



    • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology
    • Ten years of experience in health care, including experience in compliance and quality assurance
    • Licensed to practice independently
    • All NM, Ben Gordon Center (WR849) employees, at point of hire and annually, are required to have a valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto liability insurance, and an annual driving abstract. 


    • Leadership experience

    Additional Information

    Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

    Posted 6/23/2021  

    • Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

      Please visit to apply


      Registered Nurse (RN) - $2000 Sign-on Bonus

      Since 1961, The Association for Individual Development (AID) has served individuals with developmental, intellectual, physical and/or mental health challenges, those who have suffered a trauma, and those at risk. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual, and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. We are looking for Registered Nurses who exemplify that mission, and who want to make a difference in the lives of their patients. Are you the right fit?

      We are now offering a $2000 sign-on bonus!

      What will you be doing?

    • Assessing the health needs of clients
    • Planning for the provision of needed health services
    • Implementing a plan of care
    • Evaluating outcomes and ongoing health needs in collaboration with the client and other members of the health care team

    • What will you bring to the table?

    • Be a graduate of an accredited and approved nursing program
    • A current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse License in good standing with the State Licensing Board
    • A current BLS certification
    • Previous nursing experience working with people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and/or in behavioral health
    • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • What will we bring to the table?

    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employer-paid life insurance plan
    • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability plan
    • Holiday pay
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement plan
    • Employer-paid critical illness plan
    • What are the other requirements?

    • Physical capacity to perform nursing responsibilities, including but not limited to, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, and physically assisting clients
    • Ability to navigate stairs
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Acquire and maintain all required certifications and other relevant trainings
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule
    • Use of personal vehicle for local community travel between program sites

    If we seem like a good fit, consider joining our growing team of compassionate, hardworking, and caring individuals, and start your path toward a fulfilling career that you can be proud of.

    Posted 6/23/2021 

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