Do you seek to make a difference in the lives of others, particularly immigrants, refugees, and the under served?
At Asian Human Services (AHS) our holistic approach to human services improves lives now and for generations ahead. Today, AHS serves everyone who seeks our help, regardless of race or ethnicity. While we continue to deepen our mission with immigrant and refugee communities, all are welcome here.
AHS focuses on culturally comprehensive human services that help people become:
Healthy – with Community Health programs and Behavioral Health counseling.
Educated – through skilled learning programs and a charter school for grades pre-K to 8 that specializes in preparing children to lead in a global world.
Employed – using comprehensive job-related services that place hundreds of job-seekers into full-time and part-time employment every year.
We are seeking a Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Counselor
Program Job Function:
Under the supervision of the Child & Adolescent (C&A) Coordinator, in conjunction with Clinical Manager, and in collaboration with other AHS staff, a C&A Mental Health Counselor will provide language-specific and culturally sensitive mental health and case management services to individuals, families and groups experiencing serious mental illness; emotional, relational or developmental problems; difficulties associated with acculturation; and behavioral problems, adjustment difficulties and situational crisis. Mental health staff also will handle administrative and programmatic responsibilities related to the mental health programs, as assigned by the C&A Coordinator.
Knowledge and Skills:
Provide services that are language-specific needs of immigrants and refugees and other under served communities.
Abide by Code of Conduct and Ethics, all other AHS policy and procedures, and all ethical standards of the professional group to which the individual counselor belongs (I.e., NASW, APA, etc.).
Provide an atmosphere of customer service in assuring that the clients are treated in a friendly and respectful manner. Display a positive attitude and behaviors in the accomplishment of job duties.
Provide client intake and Mental Health Assessment services, including social history, mental health assessment, social, community and functional assessments.
Establish and work directly in a counseling relationship with clients individually, couples, family’s and in groups, as appropriate.
Develop treatment and rehabilitation plans in cooperation with clients, including reviews and modifications at specified intervals.
Provide case management including providing or arranging for the provision of concrete resources and services needed by the client, advocacy, linkage, support, consultation and follow-up of these services.
Arrange, provide access and follow up for psychiatric services, medication management and other medical services, as needed in conjunction with counseling and case management services.
Perform crisis intervention including crisis assessment, counseling, referral, and follow-up services as needed. It is expected that the Mental Health Counselor will be on call on a rotation basis to cover the evening and week and hours of the 24 hour emergency services.
Make home visits and other field visits to clients. It is expected that all clients will receive services in the most accessible manner needed by the client.
Intervene with collateral sources, agencies, bureaucracies, facilities and families on client’s behalf including working in ways that will reduce stigma of mental illness and generate more opportunities in society for client participation.
Work in partnership with the clients’ families and significant others, including providing appropriate psycho-education to all family members or others in a client’s support system.
Participate in regular mental health related trainings, monthly staff meetings and other related meetings both on site, offsite, and at CPS schools.
Handle administrative and programmatic responsibilities related to agency mental health programs, especially any program to which s/he is specifically assigned.
Participate in weekly supervision, reporting all case work, especially any information that may be of a critical nature that would require immediate intervention to your supervisor.
Maintain EMR client charts on Care Logic in a timely fashion, all required paperwork for Asian Human Services, MRO, Illinois Department of Human Services, United Way and other agency programs. EMR reporting client data, writing progress notes, and reports and other internal and external reports as necessary. EMR must be done in a timely and accurate manner, with specific guidelines followed (e.g., timelines for assessment, reassessment, completing/updating ITPs, daily billing/progress notes on electronic medical records, Carelogic and other documentation, etc.).
Involve in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis such as conducting peer chart reviews monthly and completing patient satisfaction surveys bi-annually.
Provide off-site services at local school as assigned.
This position is expected to spend 28 hours of Medicaid-billable services per week (Rule 132), and 7 hours on other tasks such as program administrative work, paperwork, networking and programmatic responsibilities a week.
Meet all productivity targets.
Other Duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in one of the helping professions.
Must possess valid driver’s license.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required.
Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 bodily injuries and liability insurance.
All staff who are eligible for licensure in their profession are required to work towards and obtain such license. All staff who provide direct service to child and adolescent clients (age 17 and younger) are required to pass a background check through the Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS). All mental health staff are also required to pass the Nurse Aide Registry Verification. Subject to validation every six months.
The full variety of (C&A) Mental Health Counselor duties cannot be specified here. In general however we expect our staff to work with tenacity, flexibility, empathy, energy and careful attention to the details. We expect our staff to do virtually anything necessary, within reason, and consistent with professional ethics and standards to help our client’s in the community with comfort and dignity.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Be able to lift 20 lbs and under.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
- Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
About Asian Human Services Inc
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to immigrants, refugees, and other under served in communities so that they can fully participate in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.