Exciting news! We’re pleased to announce that as of August 1, NorthPointe is joining the Aspire family! NorthPointe Resources is another leading agency serving people with developmental disabilities based in Zion, Illinois.
By coming together we aim to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin.
Position Summary: Develop and implement mental health services for individuals with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and community integration.
Complete intake paperwork and provide orientation to individuals entering programming.
Develop, coordinate, implement and monitor individual treatment plans for identified individuals on caseload.
Facilitate and coordinate community referral and linkage as necessary for individual consumers.
Maintain case files, update medical exams, releases, etc. and ensure all reports (accident/illness, termination, discharge, attendance etc.) are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Follow State of Illinois guidelines in the monitoring of the Medicaid program, including service delivery and reimbursement, file audits, LPHA consultation and ensuring Department of Human Services Rule 132 compliance.
Educate, promote and provide support to individuals in making healthy lifestyle choices, as referenced in the DSP health and safety and health and nutrition training curriculums and/or treatment plans.
Identify and utilize effective advocacy strategies to overcome the diverse challenges facing individuals, i.e., human rights, legal, administrative and financial.
Provide crisis intervention and counseling as needed.
Respond to medical, mental health and behavioral emergencies as necessary.
Conduct and/or assist with psychiatric rehabilitation groups.
Assist with development of community resources/community integration.
Provide support in consumers’ natural environment, i.e. consumers’ homes, consumers’ local communities, etc.
Attend and participate in SOARR Department meetings.
Cooperate and comply with quality improvement initiatives and protocols.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and five years of supervised experience in mental health or human services
1-year experience with individuals having mental illness preferred.
Substance Abuse knowledge preferred.
Valid and acceptable driving record.
Knowledge of Windows XP/Microsoft Office
23 years of age or older.
About Aspire Chicago
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the nation, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community. We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 and growing.