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Responsible for the clinical supervision and oversight of effective, trauma-informed treatment of residents in Residential programs (Mt. Vernon & Murphysboro) of Spero Family Services.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related human services field with LCSW, LCPC or LPHA license and 2 years previous experience in clinical treatment of children and adolescents.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with program managers, clinicians, and milieu staff and have sound knowledge of trauma informed practices.
  • Experience supervising teams is preferred.


  • Provide clinical direction and leadership in on-going development and implementation of the treatment philosophy, program model and clinical approaches for Residential Programs
  • Assure trauma informed and evidence based models of treatment are being implemented with fidelity.
  • Assure compliance with licensing, accreditation, contract requirements and Medicaid standards for provision of clinical and residential services to children and families.
  • Accept and evaluate referrals for placement, make determinations for appropriate admissions.
  • Supervise program managers, nurses, therapists and case managers to establish direction and focus for continued quality and improvement of clinical services.
  • Provide individual and group clinical supervision for therapists and other members of the treatment team.
  • Oversee and approve of all Medicaid documentation requiring licensed clinical approval, while ensuring treatment episodes are documented accurately, timely and in sufficient quantity to support the level of treatment.
  • Provide direction on behavioral management and crisis interventions (TCI) including the implementation of crisis intervention model and related staff training.
  • Provide leadership in the review and development of treatment polices/procedures.
  • Monitor treatment progress of residents and participate in discharge planning and aftercare services. Provide direct consultation on individual client cases.
  • Chair the Utilization Review team, in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Department
  • Keep abreast of current research, trends, insights and developments in mental health treatment, trauma-informed practice, and adolescent development.
  • Provide training and consultation services regarding effective clinical approaches for working with children and families with complex trauma and mental health issues.
  • Be available during non-business hours to provide support to on-call administrator regarding clinical issues as needed.
  • Provide other duties as assigned by the Director of Child Welfare Services and/or President/CEO.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as back up on-call

Miscellaneous: Must pass all pre-employment drug screens and background clearances, must maintain driving clearances. Must become trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, organized, detail oriented, basic computer skills, excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Candidates can apply through our website at

Posted 5/29/2020 

  • Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

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    Case Manager MHP/QMHP (Full Time – Aurora, IL; Elgin, 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.


    • 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
  • Case Manager MHP (CST) - Recovery Support Specialist (Full Time – McHenry, IL)

    The CST Recovery Support Specialist is an experienced consumer of mental health services who is familiar with and supports the concepts of empowerment and recovery. The Recovery Support Specialist will serve as a role model and as such needs to maintain his/her recovery plan. The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of peer support services, including consumer-run programming that focuses on self-help, peer support, symptom education, advocacy, and consumer-run activities.  


    • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field or High School Diploma and at least five years of experience working in the mental health field.  
    • Master's degree is a plus 


    • CRSS (Consumer Recovery Support Specialist) certification required or must be obtained during employment.   


    • Some experience preferred, at least 5 years of experience is required for employees who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree.   

    Case Manager QMHP - CST Worker (Full Time – Elgin, 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

    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:

    • Experience working with mentally ill adults preferred
  • Registered Nurse (Exempt – McHenry, IL):

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


    • Must be a graduate of an accredited and approved nursing program.
  • License/certifications:

    • Current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse License in good standing with the State licensing board; current BLS certification.

Posted 5/29/2020 

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Posted 4/24/2020 

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