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Job Title:

Counselor

Job Post ID:

21094

Posted Until:

04/30/2021

Salary:

$37,500 - $39,000/yr.

Location:

Joliet

Hours:

1st Shift

WorkType:

Full Time

Industry

Other

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION: Plan, develop, and implement mental health services for children and families in the Foster Care Program, to stabilize children in the least restrictive environment and enhance overall functioning for all clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Complete required paperwork, including but not limited to mental health assessments and treatment/service plans using IM+CANS, case notes for sessions, quarterly reports, reassessment & update plans every 180 days, closure/discharge summaries, aftercare plans, & other documentation in compliance with Title 59 IAC 132 (Rule 132) and Title 89 IAC 140 (Part 140), COA, DCFS, and all other funder and agency requirements.
Provide counseling, including individual, family, and group as developed in the service/treatment plan and which is medically necessary to treat or prevent the identified mental health condition.
Be able to provide services onsite at GACS, the foster child’s home or school, and other predetermined appropriate locations.
Participate in 504 Plans, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Child and Family Team Meetings, DCFS placement meetings, hospital staffings, mediation, and other meetings as needed.
Actively participate in individual and group clinical supervision and foster care program team meetings as scheduled.
Be available after hours to assist in crisis intervention services when needed, including SASS assessments, to benefit the foster child.
Meet identified Medicaid documentation and billing requirements.
Complete all required GACS training, and clinical trainings as identified and recommended.
Work schedule will varies depending on caseload, child and foster family or biological parent availability.
All other program duties, as assigned.


Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master's degree in social work, psychology, or related field.

2. Good verbal and written communications skills.

3. Sensitivity to the cultural and socio- economic characteristics of persons served.

4. Ability to exercise discretion, critical thinking, and independent judgment.

5. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.

Benefits:

Vacation time
Sick Time
Medical, Dental Vision Insurance available
403b w/ company contributions for qualified individuals
EAP
Other voluntary insurance options

Application Instructions:

Apply online or contact Elizabeth at eormes@gacsprograms.org
eormes@gacsprograms.org

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