Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!
About the Role:
Under general supervision, performs and offers direct individual and community services, client advocacy, and provides both general and specific health/developmental intervention connections in the community, clinic and home settings. Work assignments are in-depth and specialized with specific areas of responsibility and independence of action.
Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Skills and Experience
- Provide an intake for new referrals including an effective description of the Illinois Early Intervention System to families including, but not limited to, family rights, procedural safeguards, availability of all Early Intervention services and all aspects of the Early Intervention system within program timelines.
- Facilitate assembly of appropriate multidisciplinary teams, providing for a family choice of providers, for the purposes of eligibility determination, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) development, IFSP reviews and Exit meetings utilizing the guidelines of the Early Intervention System.
- Request and obtain pertinent medical records, evaluation/assessment reports and other information relevant to the Early Intervention System for all clients including acquisition of appropriate prescriptions, releases of information and family signatures on program forms.
- Maintain organized client records to at least 80% proficiency, utilizing local office and state Early Intervention format
- Conduct developmental screenings at intakes for all children at or above three months old and collaborate with Social/Emotional Specialist for each result.
- Consistently utilize program provided laptop computer during all scheduled meetings with families to enter required data during meetings.
- Expedite all referrals for evaluations, assessments and direct care services for families within the state imposed 45 day timeline.
- Maintain monthly contact with each caseload family as shown by documentation in the state provided computer system for the purposes of monitoring family linkages with service providers, community resources and to adjust EI records due to family changes.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field (health education, social work, psychology, sociology, early child development, communications, etc.) Case management experience preferred.
About the Perks:
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 the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.
To learn more about the department you will be working for, please visit the Child & Family Connections information page. If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.
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.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.