Career Opportunities!

We are constantly looking for talented and passionate individuals who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the people of the Greater Elgin Area.

Come join a company with 85 years of experience in serving its community. Family Service Association of Greater Elgin (FSA) offers a workplace in which you can find your potential and attend to your professional ethics. Due to receiving a grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation to expand our School Based Mental Health Program, we have several positions now open in our agency.


Type: Part Time.

We are seeking a qualified, motivated, and flexible candidate to perform crisis assessments and case management services for youth and families who are experiencing a mental health crisis as part of the Screening Assessment and Support Services (SASS) program.

This position requires a commitment to work both day time and on-call hours. Day time hours will consist of 10 hours per week (2 five hour shifts) between the hours of 9am and 8pm Monday-Friday. Workers are also expected to cover a minimum of 2 on-call shifts a week. On-call hours include weekday evenings 7pm-11:59pm or 12am-8am, along with all day Saturdays and Sundays which is broken up into 3 eight hour shifts.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are strongly preferred.

Pay range from $17 to $22 per hour for day shifts and for $37-$50 per hour for on-call shifts dependent on experience, education, and skills.

The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field.

Must have reliable transportation as there is much travel involved in these positions as this position requires travel throughout Kane and Kendall County. Must be a good team player, have the ability to work with people from very diverse backgrounds, be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a positive attitude.

Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and provide proof of vehicle insurance that provides the following coverage: $100,000 Injury or death of one person in an accident; $300,000 Injury or death of more than one person in an accident; $100,000 damage to property of another person.

Please submit your resume to TKeeffe@fsaelgin.org if interested.

Screening, Assessment, and Support Service (SASS), is a 90-day intensive based program for children, adolescents and their families in crisis. SASS provides intensive mental health services for children and youth who may need hospitalization for mental health care. SASS will also provide crisis intervention, linkage and coordination of services to other community based mental health agencies for aftercare and outpatient treatment. The SASS program's main focus is to stabilize the family and maintain the youth at home and in the community. The program serves youth in all of Kane and Kendall counties.

We are seeking a motivated, flexible individual that is interested in providing short term therapy and crisis counseling to children and adolescents and their families in the Kane County area. This position provides community based services including in-home therapeutic services therefore travel is also required. Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems.

Requirements:

  • Must have a good attitude, be willing to work with diverse population, and be a team player.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with mental health needs
  • A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Able to work at least two nights per week.
  • Be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Please submit your resume to jbarba@fsaelgin.org if interested.

Type: Part Time

Outpatient therapists at FSA not only provide individual and family therapy to the persons they serve, but also complete mental health assessments, treatment plans, coordinate care, advocate, provide case management, and help translate skills learned in the therapeutic environment into their natural environment. Most of the hours for this position take place in the evening and weekends. Must also have some daytime availability for occasional meetings and supervision. Must have a Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.

Bilingual in English/Spanish is strongly preferred.

Please, send your resume to AMedlin@fsaelgin.org if interested

Type: Full Time - 35 hrs per week.
Qualifications

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and be licensed/licensed eligible in Illinois, LCPC and LCSW preferred; LSW, LPC, or MSW required. Must be able to travel between sites; services provided at main site (Elgin) and Streamwood locations and may also include home and/or school-based sessions. Evening and/or weekend availability required. Bilingual preferred.

Duties:
  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to clients and their families.
  • Respond to emergency/crisis/regular calls from clients.
  • Provide case management and care coordination on behalf of clients and their families.
  • Develop and conduct groups in line with the agency clients’ needs.
  • Attend individual/group clinical supervision prepared to discuss cases.
  • Report to supervisor on an on-going basis regarding problem cases, need for special services, agency coordination, and resource information.
  • Complete and meet deadlines for all clinical and administrative paperwork including on CIS.
  • Attend staff/program meetings, including Utilization Review.
  • Maintain clinical charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 132.
  • Develop and present trainings to staff and/or community groups as assigned by supervisor.
  • Facilitate positive relationships with community service providers and/or networks.
  • Attend and participate in community meetings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend all clinical agency in-service trainings.
  • Meet agency/licensure training requirements and complete any related documentation.
  • Provide training, support and/or supervision to new hires/interns as needed.
Other Duties/Special Assignments/Projects
  • Participate in projects and/or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that is available and appropriate to educational/professional background.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude.
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.

Please submit your resume to AMedlin@fsaelgin.org if interested.

Clinical (90%) Direct Service Expectations
  1. Family Support Services Worker provides in-home Family Support Services and individual community support services to the severely emotionally disturbed population and their families.
  2. Work in a team approach model with the Case Manager/Therapist, Family Support Service Coordinator, client’s family, and client.
  3. Provide for a minimum average of 9 hours a week of direct service to clients.
  4. Provide individual community support services, supervision, recreation, education, behavioral modification, and any other specified therapeutic activity as described in the Individual Treatment Plan as indicated by the Case Manager/Therapist.
  5. Responsible for information gathering from the Parent(s)/Guardian and the Therapist/Case Manager.
  6. Communicate with client’s parent(s)/guardians, the Therapist/Case Manager, and Family Support Service Coordinator of any significant information in regards to the client.
  7. In the event of a crisis or emergency situation when the client is already with the Family Support Services Worker, the Family Support Services Worker will continue to provide services until the client is again safe/stable, the parent/guardian relieves the support worker, or other qualified professional (SASS worker, doctor, police, ect) relieves the support worker. This may require working past the scheduled time.
  8. Support Workers will adhere to all the agency policies, guidelines, and deadlines for interventions and paperwork for each case.
  9. Responsible for incidental business related travel.
  10. As per Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area all Family Support Workers will adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) when providing services.
  11. All Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area will maintain the client’s confidentially.
Supervision (5%)
  1. Contact the Family Support Service Coordinator to discuss client concerns, incidents, or crisis.
  2. Schedule and complete one hour of supervision month with Family Services Support Coordinator.
  3. Communicate with the Therapist/Case Manager with at least one contact a month or more often if needed/requested.
Administrative (5%)
  1. Communicate with the Therapist/Case Manager with at least one contact a month or more often if needed/requested.
  2. Complete and turn in time sheets every other Tuesday to ensure the Coordinator of the program is able to review and submit to payroll by the following Thursday.
  3. Submit reimbursement paperwork for travel expenses at least monthly.
  4. Complete all other clinical paperwork for cases as needed. This may include Incident Reports when necessary, DCFS reports, and any requested agency reports as well as any other paperwork clinically necessary for maintaining files.
  5. Workers will attend FSS All Staff Meetings every other month.
  6. Must maintain 100,000/300,000/50,000 automobile insurance. Provide documentation that said insurance is current at the required level when requested by the agency.
Other Duties
  1. Assume all other duties as assigned by the Family Support Service Director or the administration. This may include providing training for other staff.
  2. Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  3. Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities as requested.
  4. Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude.
  5. Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.

Please, send your resume to EEvangelista@fsaelgin.org

We are seeking a motivated, flexible individual that is interested in providing intensive case management, care coordination, and advocacy to adolescents and their families in the Kane County area that have juvenile justice involvement and have a mental illness or exhibit mental health symptoms. The program is aimed at strengthening the linkage between school, courts, probation, detention, health care, and other community based services. MHJJ provides consultation with schools, service providers, detention, probation, and develops individual actions plans based on the youth’s needs and strengths. Must have a good attitude, be willing to work with a diverse population, and be a team player. The ideal candidate would have experience working with children and adolescents with mental health needs and bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. This position provides community based services and in-home services therefore travel is also required. The candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or another related field. Must be willing to work at least 2 evenings per week and pass a thorough background check.

If interested in this position, please submit resume and cover letter to jbarba@fsaelgin.org