Is social justice important to you? Consider joining our innovative team by becoming a Case Manager for Youth and Young Adult Services! Working at Thresholds means making a difference in someone’s life every day. For decades, Thresholds has provided direct mental health and substance use treatments in Chicago’s communities. The Case Manager plans and coordinates treatment and services for youth and young adults with mental health needs.
Take advantage of our excellent orientation and training programs to learn the latest in evidence based practices, ethics, and time management. At Thresholds, one of Chicago’s award winning best workplaces, we offer competitive compensation and benefits package, participation in the public service loan forgiveness program, opportunities for growth and continuing education, and clinical supervision for LCPC/LCSW licensure.
The Case Manager serves as the primary transition facilitator by providing the coordination of treatment, treatment planning and the development and implementation of individualized service plans for youth and young adults with mental health needs. The case manager facilitates services – like school, medical providers, family, etc. – and also assists in skill building through coaching and one-on-one work with young adults.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with the transition team, including the member, their therapist, residential staff, guardian(s) and others to develop and implement a Thresholds Care Plan. Serves as the primary contact with the members’ support network to assist with the members’ goals for transitioning to adulthood.
Provides direct service to members through assessment, case management, group counseling, job support, crisis intervention, transition coordination, and psycho-social rehabilitation services in the community and at Thresholds locations.
Performs and participates in crisis intervention in accordance to Therapeutic Crisis intervention (TCI) and Thresholds standards. Models best practices for TCI to other staff. Performs and supervises physical management when necessary.
Attends all court appearances, administrative case reviews, DCFS meetings, and Thresholds meetings as assigned. Assures that all Thresholds procedures regarding the handling of member’s funds are followed and that all safeguards, reports, and accounting meets the highest standards.
Completes all assigned paperwork in a timely fashion. Produces Medicaid compliant service notes. Completes reports for Thresholds, DCFS, ICG, DMH, courts, and others regularly and when required.
Takes DCFS CERAP training and passes the exam, if required by program.
May be required to work flexible schedules and be available to work on weekends or evenings
May be required to be on call.
Candidates must be at least 23 years of age and have:
High school diploma or GED Certificate with 5 years of supervised job-related experience in the field of social services OR
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
LSW, LPC, LCSW, LCPC
Daily access to a personal vehicle
Valid driver’s license
Willingness to provide transportation for members of the program
Must obtain and maintain liability car insurance of:
$100,000 per person bodily injury
$300,000 per accident
$100,000 proper damage
Previous experience working with young adults strongly preferred.
Internal Number: CASEM04280
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