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Youth Counselors - Full-time and Part-time

Cunningham Children's Home

Urbana, IL


Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL, a residential treatment program for youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities, is seeking Youth Counselors to develop appropriate therapeutic relationships, and implement established plans for therapeutic treatment.


Requirements: BA/BS in Human Services (social work, psych) or 5 years experience in a residential setting for FT positions and a HS diploma plus human service experience for PT.


Our agency is committed to the values of spirituality, teamwork, integrity and respect.  Cunningham offers outstanding benefits and opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment.  Salary is based on education and experience.  Prospective employees must be 21 years old, possess a valid Illinois driver's license, proof of auto insurance and are required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check. EOE


Apply online at:


Updated 5/19/16

Quality Assurance/Corporate Compliance Officer

Sinnissippi Centers

Dixon, IL


Sinnissippi Centers seeks to strengthen our agency by recruiting a dynamic, responsible, detail-oriented professional to oversee Quality Assurance and Compliance initiatives. This full-time, salaried position will guide agency quality improvement initiatives that support effectiveness and efficiencies of services and overall operations. The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the medical record compliance review process. Position ensures that agency policies and practices are in compliance with standards issued by The Joint Commission, Medicaid, Medicare, Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Services, HIPAA, OIG and other governing bodies and will provide staff training and guidance related to identified areas of compliance. This position will report directly to the Chief Clinical Officer.


Position requires QMHP qualifications as determined by the Illinois Medicaid Rule 132 guidelines. (This most often is met by having an RN or Master's degree in a human services field.) Licensure (LCPC/LCSW) is strongly preferred. Familiarity with Illinois compliance is a significant portion of this position so experience in that area is preferred. Training and/or presentation skills are expected.


We are looking for a Corporate Compliance Officer committed to making their home in a warm and welcoming rural community that offers a highly desirable quality of life with excellent schools and healthcare services, abundant recreational opportunities, a good cost of living and stable housing market with quality affordable housing, and a sound economic base focused on agriculture, industry, retail, service, and residential growth. This region has the best of Midwestern charm, while being only 2 hours from the amenities Chicago has to offer. In fact, the Lee County seat of Dixon was once described by its most famous son, Ronald Reagan, as the “place to come home to”.


An attractive compensation package and benefits awaits our ideal candidate. For more information, please contact:


DeAnne White, VP/COO

815-284-6611, Ext. 297 


Posted 8/2/16

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist

Pilsen Wellness Center

Chicago, IL


Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. is a community-based not-for-profit agency that provides culturally sensitive services to a multicultural population with limited financial resources. The organizations mission has remained providing quality human services to economically disadvantaged children and families.


We are seeking a Psychotherapist who will provide clinical assessments, crisis intervention, treatment planning and individual, family, and group therapy/counseling for children, adolescents, adults and their families. This position is full-time working evening hours and/or Saturdays to accommodate children and adolescent school schedules.


Education and/or experience: MA/MS in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or other Social Service Field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. Familiarity with Medicaid Rule 132 desired, but is not required.


Please visit for more information and send resumes to


Posted 10/6/16

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor

Pilsen Wellness Center

Chicago, IL


Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. is a community-based not-for-profit agency that provides culturally sensitive services to a multicultural population with limited financial resources. The organization’s mission has remained providing quality human services to economically disadvantaged children and families.


We are seeking a Bilingual (Spanish) Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor to join the Melrose Park site.


This individual assesses the participant’s needs, participates in the development and implementation of Individual Treatment Plans, facilitates the provision of appropriate therapeutic and rehabilitative services, and monitors the progress of participants. In addition, some outreach in the community will be required.


Education and Experience:


Certified Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor ( CADC ) is required.


Please visit for more information and send resumes to


Posted 10/6/16

Program Coordinator

Lake County Health Department

Waukegan, IL


Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. We are currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator position.


Position: Program Coordinator

Location: Waukegan, IL

Salary: $72,800.00


Job Summary: Responsible for the planning, organizing, delivery and evaluation of the integrated behavioral care program. This position will oversee clinical operations that provides both behavioral health and primary care. Responsible for developing philosophy and strategies involved in the delivery of services.



  • Requires a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field, which includes two years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in an integrated behavioral health primary care preferred.


  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Physician, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.), or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) upon hire.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!


If you need assistance writing your resume we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.


Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.


Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted 10/22/16

Consumer Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) – PT, Community Support Team (CST)

Ecker Center for Mental Health

Elgin, IL


Connect clients to resources and services, maintain ongoing involvement with clients to promote stabilization in their community, assist in developing natural community supports, and in recapturing their daily living skills. Provide individual counseling and group work, and advocate for clients as needed. Provide accurate, quality and timely documentation.


Qualifications: CRSS certification, or ability to become certified within 12 months of hire. Knowledge of how to coordinate and integrate delivery of services, ability to administer CPR and emergency first aid. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and automobile. Pay rate: $15.00 hourly. Hours: flexible 7 hour workweek.


To apply please email resume and cover letter to: or you may fax it to 847-695-5496 or mail it to: Ecker Center for Mental Health, Attn: Human Resources, 1845 Grandstand Place, Elgin, IL 60123.


Ecker Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted 11/28/16

SASS Clinician and SASS Spanish-Speaking Clinician - Two Full Time Positions

Leyden Family Services

Franklin Park, IL


SASS Department has two full-time openings: SASS Clinician and SASS Spanish-Speaking Clinician. Master’s degree required. SASS experience preferred. Part-time positions are also available.


Those interested should contact Aldona Czempinski at the HR Department (847) 451-5336


Posted 12/16/16

Director of Addictions


Hickory Hills, IL


This is a full-time leadership position (40 hours/week). If you are interested and qualified, please submit your cover letter and resume to




Provides leadership and manages the operations of the Hickory Hills office, addictions services including the United States Probation and Pre-Trial contract (USPO), DUI services and substance abuse treatment. Directly supervises Addictions Coordinator and treatment staff. May carry clinical responsibility for a select caseload.



  • Provides leadership and direct day-to-day management of service line components while maintaining compliance with program/service line goals including but not limited to: completion of paperwork requirements, skill development, and oversight of concerns relating to coverage, job expectations, and maintaining program expense within budgetary limits.
  • Monitors all aspects of treatment delivery, including general DASA guidelines and specific program requirements. Ensures overall compliance with funder and contract requirements regarding targeted client numbers, client hours, and adherence to program standards, etc.
  • Monitors productivity and accuracy of staff based on individual and group service hours and utilization review.
  • Ensures all required reports are prepared as requested.
  • Coordinates department and office coverage, including reviewing and approving staff time off, ensuring groups are covered and other issues as they arise.
  • Pursues and oversees diversified payor mix, with a particular focus on growing and managing private insurance business.
  • Participates in planning process with Associate Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for program development, resource deployment and utilization, and community linkages.
  • Participates in CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) process, overseeing adherence to protocols and goals and objectives set forth in CQI program for current year, including meeting accreditation and licensing standards.
  • Participates in regular management meetings to review and evaluate overall staff and program performance goals and objectives.
  • Oversees overall client flow process, including collaboration with Director of Access and Referral to coordinate the screening process. Troubleshoots and problem solves any issues that arise.
  • Coordinates with the Billing, Benefits and Authorizations department as needed.
  • Manages personnel and student interns in accordance with policy, applicable laws, and the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, including interviewing, making hiring recommendations, training, planning, assigning and directing work, regular oversight of work, providing weekly clinical supervision, approving time cards, preparing and conducting annual performance reviews, addressing disciplinary issues as needed, providing regular and appropriate recognition, addressing complaints and resolving problems, etc.
  • Provides administrative support, supervision and consultation to support and broaden staff skill levels and ensures use of state of the art, client centered and evidence based treatment modalities.
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing staff protocols; ensures existing protocols are updated and orients and trains staff accordingly.
  • Responsible for ensuring documentation requirements and standards are maintained.
  • Maintains open communication with Pillars’ Administration in order to ensure inter-programmatic collaboration as well as with staff to ensure professional program operations.
  • Modifies modality and duration of treatment protocols based on the most current research.
  • Ensures staff attendance at Pillars all-staff meetings as well as all other required meetings including: team meetings, weekly supervision, and any other agency required meetings.
  • Collaborates with other site Directors on office space and coordinates logistics of office moves with Director of Facilities.
  • Completes regular program evaluations and inter-agency communication to ensure that the program continues to achieve objectives effectively.
  • May maintain a small caseload, but regularly provides coverage for staff absences.
  • Provides crisis support to clinics as needed (Crises should take priority over regular sessions).
  • Ensures completion of all agency required paperwork and documentation for all clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.




Master’s Degree in Addictions Studies, Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, or related field. LCSW/LCPC licensure required. At least five (5) years of direct service experience in substance abuse services. Experience providing DUI Evaluations and DUI Risk Education preferred (as per DASA 2060 rule requirements.) CADC; CSADC or CAADC preferred. Supervisory and administrator experience required.


Posted 5/10/17

Chief Executive Officer

Youth & Opportunity United

Evanston, IL


Youth & Opportunity United is a premier youth development organization located in Evanston, Illinois. Established in 1971, Y.O.U. works to ensure every young person has the opportunity to succeed by working with families, schools, and community partners to provide academic, social, and emotional support where it is most needed, closing the gap between youth and opportunity.


We seek a proven leader whose passion for service is demonstrated by a genuine dedication to improving the lives of children and youth. Experience in fundraising and securing long-term support through active relationship management is required. This person should demonstrate a high proficiency to organize, analyze and prioritize as well as the proven ability to delegate to and work with a highly professional senior leadership team. The ability to lead staff of a wide spectrum of ages, in an inspirational manner where employee development and recognition operate at a high level, is expected.


The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to and proactively engaging with a variety of stakeholders and constituents. Communicating effectively with people of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds is a must. An ability to build rapport with and enfranchise those who have varying viewpoints and different perceptions is a highly valued skill set. As the key spokesperson for the organization, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and passionately about the mission of Y.O.U.


A proven ability to direct and manage the finances, budget preparation and oversight, and grants administration within a complex organization is highly valued. First-hand experience in after-school programming and planning and/or public administration is a plus. Career experience in a top management position in an organization with a similar mission is ideal.


Impeccable integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. We seek a person whose strength of character is well demonstrated, whose demeanor is composed and unflappable, and who is open and accessible as well. Energy, natural optimism and the ability to be a good listener and quick learner are important personal attributes.


A master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in a related field is strongly preferred. Evidence of continuing education, certification and executive level training is desirable.


Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, visit


For more information about Youth & Opportunity United, visit


Posted 7/12/17

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