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 overseeing A Way Out program on behalf of the LCHD/CHC and Lake County partners. Increases knowledge, awareness, efficiency, participation and support for program county-wide.   Works with research team to track participation and grant-related outcomes.

Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL

Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm)


Skills and Experience

  • Lead strategic planning for A Way Out program including increasing awareness, participation and performance county-wide.
  • Educates community entities and individuals on A Way Out program
  • Manages collaboration and coordination of partners participating in the A Way Out program including providing regular updates to key constituents. Monitors participating treatment locations and capacity
  • Tracks intake, screening and treatment initiation data for A Way Out participants. Works with evaluation partner to compile and report data.
  • Supports individuals participating in A Way Out program including managing financial resources available for participant support. Assists clients in transitioning from inpatient to outpatient services
  • Serves as back-up on-call responder during non-regular hours
  • Monitors grant performance and ensures grant deliverables


Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • With an Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, three years of experience is required.
  • With a Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, one year of experience is required.


Preferably certified as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board.

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.


Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.