Department: Counseling Services Location: Illinois Youth Center (IYC) - St. Charles, IL Address: St. Charles Schedule: Monday- Friday 8 am to 4pm
Position Overview: The mental health assessor provides intake screening and assessments and support services to youth admitted to Reception and Classification Units within the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The responsibilities for this position include:
Completes assessment and screening process on youth entering the Reception and Classification Unit as well as any additional youth as assigned. Participates in case consultation and planning as assigned. Participates in multi-disciplinary staff meetings as assigned. Facilitates referral and discharge recommendations. Conducts educational and therapeutic groups for youth as assigned. Record keeping/documentation for assessment and screening tools as well as assigned group activities. Case management and coordination. Participates in staff growth and development activities.
CADC required within 2 years
Familiarity with DSM 5 preferred
Knowledge of chemical abuse and dependence diagnosis criteria
Knowledge of substance abuse disorders
About Youth Outreach Services
Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.