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Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township

Associate Director of Contracts & Partnerships

Posted: 10/27/2021 

Ecker Center for Behavioral Health

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:  Combination of 1-2 daytime shifts AND 2-3 evening shifts OR Tues, Weds & Thurs, 10:45a.m. to 9:15p.m. 30-hrs/week 

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


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to:  or you may fax to 9847-695-5496 or mail to:  Ecker Center for Behavioral Health, Attn:  Human Resources, 1845 Grandstand Place, Elgin, Il  60123.


Bilingual Therapist – FT          Hiring bonus:  $400.00


  • Provide individual, couple, family and group therapies to adults, children and adolescents
  • Develop goal oriented IATP’s that are strength-based and recovery oriented on all assigned clients
  • Provide accurate, quality documentation


  • Master's degree in human service field with experience providing individual therapy to adults and children/adolescents
  • Active IL license - LCPC, LCSW, LMFT or LPC preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish required
  • Must be able to work independently and be willing to travel to off-site locations including Elgin, St. Charles, or Streamwood offices

Hours:  Monday, Tuesday 10a.m.–6:30p.m., Wednesday, Thursday 8a.m.–4p.m., Friday 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Some flexibility in scheduling available, 35 to 40-hour work week available

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to:  or you may fax to 9847-695-5496 or mail to:  Ecker Center for Behavioral Health, Attn:  Human Resources, 1845 Grandstand Place, Elgin, Il  60123.

Posted 10/11/21

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

The McLean County Center for Human Services (CHS), located at 108 W. Market St., Bloomington, IL., is seeking an Executive Director with experience and vision to lead the organization into a new phase of growth and development as it delivers comprehensive behavioral health services to a diverse population of more than 170,000 residents of McLean County.

CHS was established in 1927, is a not-for-profit agency, and seeks to serve those with the greatest behavioral health needs who have the fewest economic resources. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing CHS’s mission, for the administration and management of all programs, and oversees a clinical and support staff of nearly 75 individuals with an approximate $5 million annual budget. CHS serves more than 3,100 distinct clients annually and provides a range of behavioral health services and programs, including outpatient counseling, 24/7 mobile crisis intervention, psychiatry, residential recovery programs, community outreach, and an embedded school program for children and youth. The Executive Director reports to the CHS Board of Directors. Further information about CHS and the Board of Directors is available at

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of a master’s degree in a behavioral health-related academic program as well as substantial clinical and behavioral health management experience. Concurrently, this candidate should show evidence of culturally responsive practice with underserved and marginalized individuals, families, and communities. The candidate would demonstrate increasingly successful leadership responsibilities and be committed to a community-oriented behavioral health model. Candidates with relevant doctoral degrees are also encouraged to apply.

Specific skills of the desired candidate include culturally grounded leadership and management skills; strategic planning; effective interaction with funding sources and community stakeholders; and well-developed written and verbal communication skills. Grant-writing, third party billing, information technology, strategic communication, fiscal operations, and program evaluation experiences are also desirable.

The expected start date is Monday, April 4, 2022. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. For the successful candidate, residency in McLean County will be required. Candidates should submit a statement of interest and a resume to The Search Committee will begin considering application materials on October 11, 2021. Application materials may be considered until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation may be requested later. 

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 

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