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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:

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  • 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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