Do you desire to inspire people with mental illness to reclaim their lives? For over 50 years, Thresholds has provided progressive community mental health treatment aimed at helping individuals define their personal recovery paths and live independent and fulfilling lives.
The community support worker will provide clinical services at a 44-unit permanent supported housing program. The program provides “inreach” services to residents, who are people with histories of homelessness, severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, and outreach services to those who have transitioned to the larger community. The program strives to provide a recovery community that includes a) individual and group services rooted in evidence-based practices (i.e., motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, relapse prevention therapy, medication assisted treatment), b) peer support and mutual aid group facilitation, c) opportunities for pursuing employment, educational, and other meaningful goals, and d) practical assistance with maintaining long-term housing.
Thresholds offers comprehensive compensation and benefits package; ongoing training and continuing education; opportunities for internal promotion; and clinical supervision for individuals working towards LCSW/LCPC licensure. We are proudly a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplaces"for four consecutive years and a 10 time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" as well as the Most Meaningful place to work in 2016.
Interested candidates should minimally possess a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field; a Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Rehabilitation Services is preferred.
Experience working with persons diagnosed with mental illness preferred.
Ability to work as an effective team players.
Ability to document services provided in an Electronic Health Record in a timely manner.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Current and valid driver’s license.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required. Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 bodily injury and liability insurance. Subject to validation every six months.
Ability to travel to many locations throughout Chicagoland during the workday.
May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle or personal vehicle. Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.
Ability to stand, bend, stretch and climb stairs. Ability to lift or move up to 30 lbs.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, grasping and lifting may all be required in this position.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, make fine discriminations in sound.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Staff need to work a tues-sat or Sun-thurs schedule, with 2 evenings.
8:30am-5pm or 11:30am-8pm
Internal Number: 17-0637
Thresholds, named as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, provides more than 15,000 adults and youth with the skills and encouragement needed to live productive and fulfilling lives.
Consider being part of an organization that fosters collaboration between its staff and those we serve, our members, and where employees are recognized as invaluable assets who truly make a difference.
More than 75% of Thresholds’ services are delivered out in the community and include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care and substance abuse treatment, as well as pioneering research at the Thresholds Research Institute.
Thresholds provides competitive wages and benefits, and excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.
Individuals with lived or shared experiences with mental illness are encouraged to apply.
Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran