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Counselor

Company: Dupage County Health Department
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Expanding Our Program! We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our team within Crisis Services. Crisis Services is located in the newest building on the DuPage County Campus in Wheaton and provides 24/7 crisis mental health services to county residents who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis or are in need of additional support for symptoms of mental illness. Crisis services staff work as a team to deliver quality care, and a quick response to residents in need. Click Crisis Services to learn more about our program. This full-time position will work on the overnight shift. The schedule includes working from 9:30 PM until 7:30 AM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. or Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Bachelor's degreed candidates can be considered for this position. Shift differentials apply to this off shift position as well as a Retention Bonus.Can you say benefits? This position offers a full, DuPage County, benefit package which includes 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation per year and paid sick time. This is also a pension eligible position and offers eligibility for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.Responsibilities Responsibilities Include:* Provides emergency and crisis intervention services to individuals and families, both face to face, and via telephone/video.* Conducts crisis evaluations on-site.* Completes client care tasks associated with the 12-bed Crisis Residential unit on-site.* May conduct crisis evaluations in the community (home, hospitals) for children, adolescents and adults to assess risk and determine recommendations for client care. Referral sources include: CARES/SASS, law enforcement, hospital settings, and families/individuals.* Provides and follows-up on referral and community resource linkage* Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification* Consults with staff concerning client and program issues and provides other case management services* Works collaboratively with community providers * Completion of required documentation within established timeframes* Use of an Electronic Client Record, and additional call management software* Demonstrates independent judgment* Participates in emergency response activities as assignedRequirements Include: Candidates for consideration require either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field and two years of experience working with chronically mentally ill population; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 - 3 years
Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Dupage County Health Department, Wheaton , Counselor, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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