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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.



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. 


  • 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.

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Posted 11/20/19 

Job Opening for Association for Development – Behavior Health

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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. 


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field.   


  • 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 

Southside Center of Hope

Job Title: Substance Abuse Counselor

Program: Program  

FLSA: Full-Time Non-Exempt Reports

To: Program Coordinator   

Direct Reports: None

Job Summary: Responsible for providing direct care to women in recovery through counseling, case management and integrated dual-diagnostic treatment in accordance with the management policies and procedures, state and federal rules and regulations.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to for full consideration.


About Southside Center of Hope

Southside Center of Hope’s mission is to provide a safe and healing community for women recovering from substance use addiction, trauma and mental illness. Southside Center of Hope is a highly structured, supportive; community-based residential program for women, and their children, who are recovering from substance abuse addiction. Southside Center of takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, incorporating mental, spiritual, physical wellness, education, skill building and sober leisure activities. Southside Center of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At Southside Center of Hope, we believe investing in our employees and creating a supportive environment is essential to our mission. Therefore, we offer a competitive compensation package, including paid time off, health, vision, dental, and life insurance.

Essential Functions

  • Develop an integrated treatment plan, based on the assessment data and the goals the resident has identified as most important. Ensure the treatment plan addresses the residents’ stage of treatment, clinical needs, and includes objectives and techniques for accomplishing each goal.
  •  Provide direct service to residents through case management, group counseling, individual counseling, educational programs, job support, crisis intervention, transition coordination, and psycho-social rehabilitation services.
  • Ensure residents diagnosed with a cooccurring mental health disorders receive integrated behavioral health services from external providers.
  • Facilitate didactic and therapeutic groups and document for each resident in attendance
  • Link residents to recovery support services, including facilitating the use of community-based mutual aid resources.
  • Collaborate with residents to engage family and other social supports in recovery planning.
  • Provide crisis intervention as required and follow-up clinical assessments with residents involved to determine need for appropriate clinical course of action.
  • Facilitate and attend resident staffing/intervention meetings and document outcomes in residents’ chart
  • Develop formal relationships with the Chicago area behavioral healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, and other social service agencies including DCFS, POS providers and the DHS local offices, to establish referral relationships and to effective processes.
  • Present SSCH program descriptions and eligibility requirements to community leaders who represent local social service, church and political organizations.
  • Professionally represents SSCH at community organization events, seminars and conferences.
  • Complete substance use admission, discharge assessments and aftercare planning, treatment plans, continued stay reviews and ensure progress notes are completed in a timely manner, in accordance with the agency’s policy.
  • Transport residents using an agency provided vehicle.     
  • All of duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies, Social Work, Human Services or Psychology.
  • Certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Illinois Alcoholism and Other
  • Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IODAPCA) Master degree and LPC or LSW preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of counseling experience in substance abuse and MISA (mental health) certified.
  • CPR Certification or must be able to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • No history of child abuse or neglect.
  • 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 residents, staff and external service providers.
  • Computer skills required; knowledge of database functions and maintenance necessary.
  • Maintenance of a valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect in the previous three (3) years prior to hire. 
  • Flexible to adapt to schedules and workload to the needs and demands of the program and attend meetings or trainings held outside of work hours.
  • Commitment to the mission of Southside Center of Hope.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. 

Posted 11/5/2019 


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