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Community Support Services Counselor (Northlake, IL)
Location: Northlake, IL
Program or Service: Behavioral Health; Trinity Park Vista Apartments
Schedule/Shift: Monday – Friday; 8:30am-5pm 4 days per week; 11:30am-8pm 1 day per week; flexibility may be requested at times
Description: The Trinity Services—Behavioral Health program provides counseling, skills training, individual and group therapy, and residential services designed to support individuals who have mental health needs. At Trinity we strive to assist individuals in developing their strengths, achieving their goals, and having the opportunity to live independent, full, and abundant lives. The Northlake apartments provide permanent supportive housing coupled with a broad range of on-site and community-based services for people with mental illness and other disabilities within the Cook/DuPage County area.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Providing individual therapy/counseling services to individuals
- Helping individuals develop healthy coping skills to help them better manage their symptoms
- Completing assessments, such as IATP’s, LOCUS, DLA, etc.
- Modeling appropriate behavior for individuals
- Participating in meetings, such as trainings, professional development, team and agency meetings, etc.
- Assisting individuals complete paperwork to enroll in and maintain benefits
- Supporting individuals during medical and psychiatric appointments
- Assisting individuals redevelop independent living skills, such as teaching individuals how to cook healthy meals, clean, do laundry, etc.
- Facilitating community support groups
- Helping individuals navigate insurance and other benefits
- Supporting individuals during appointments with DHS and SSA
- Assisting individuals learn how to effectively communicate with others
- Advocating for the needs of the individual
- Completing documentation in a timely manner
- Providing crisis intervention to an individual when necessary
- Working as a team and consulting with coworkers to best support the individuals and provide effective continuity of care
- Traveling from various locations within the community and meeting with individuals in their homes
- Completion of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Counseling, or other human services-related degree program is strongly preferred, along with eligibility for or licensed as LSW/LPC or LCSW/LCPC in the state of Illinois
- Have experience working with an adult population providing case management, psychotherapy, counseling, skills training, community support, and coaching in the areas of mental health, substance use, and/or homelessness
- Must be well organized, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to approach problems proactively and with a solution-oriented focus, effectively work independently and as a member of a team, and be willing to work with a diverse population, including families
- Must have a valid driver’s license in the state of Illinois
Contact Information: Jillian Newstat, (815) 485-6197, firstname.lastname@example.org