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 providing all services necessary to facilitate the transition of Class Members under the Williams Consent Decree from Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRFs) back into the community for independent living. Provides treatment, care, support to Class Members while simultaneously working closely with the identified PRIME agency and SMHRF staff. Plans and implements a treatment plan along with a comprehensive service plan with Class Members on assigned caseload.  Prepares Class Members for future independent living with the review of independent living skills, assessing for any further needs or services once in the community. Conducts 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)



Skills and Experience

  • Facilitate full activities that are essential to timely and efficiently facilitate Williams Class Members move from the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRF) to the community.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual treatment.
  • Performs initial evaluations and assessments of potential clients regarding their appropriateness for participation in the program.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing’s on assigned clients.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Maintains regular contact with an active caseload.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Conduct preliminary visits across vast geographic areas to scout appropriate rental units and interface with landlords and property management entities.
  • Assists clients in obtaining public entitlements, housing, community resources, changing payeeship etc.
  • Accompany clients as they make decisions to purchase household needs and the ability to assist in moving furniture and setting up household
  • Assists in facilitating transportation of clients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and seminars to facilitate professional growth and maintain licensure if required.
  • Consults with the supervisor regarding transfer/placement of a client to another level of service, as needed.


Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Associate’s degree and five (5) years’ experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one (1) year of experience in behavioral sciences, or
  • Master’s degree in behavioral sciences and no experience

If in a SUPR funded program, within 24 months of employment:

  • Must obtain certification as an Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (I.A.O.D.A.P.C.A.) or have equivalent certification by a similar state or national board, or
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).


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.