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:

Responsible for evaluating and assessing clients. Plans and implements a treatment plan with clients on assigned caseload. Conducts individual, group, and family counseling, case management, outreach, education, monitoring, referral, linkage, follow-ups and documentation.

 

Location: 3002 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 

Hours: 37.5 hours a week; Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:00pm)

FLSA STATUS: Hourly 

 

Skills and Experience

  • Maintains regular contact with an active caseload- most of which is conducted in client’s homes and in the community.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Consults with the supervisor regarding transfer/placement of a client to another level of service, as needed.
  • Provides atmosphere of customer service in assuring that clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Displays positive attitudes and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Assists clients in obtaining public entitlements, housing, community resources, etc.
  • Attends staffing’s with Nursing Homes, Court Services, schools, agencies and others, as necessary.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing’s on assigned clients.
  • Focuses on client empowerment evidence based or adopted best practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Performs initial assessments of clients after they have been deemed appropriate for participation in the program.
  • Participates in collection of client fees including completing forms for third-part coverage and discussing balances due with clients, as appropriate.
  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role. 

 

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • Bachelor’s in any field and two (2) years’ experience, or
  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years’ experience

 

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.

 

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.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.