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

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.

Type: Part-Time (10-30 hours per week)
Summary

Family Support Services provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Family Support workers coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery.

Direct Service Duties And Responsibilities
Clinical (90%)
  • Family Support Services provides mental health rehabilitation interventions and supports necessary to assist clients in meeting their mental health treatment goals while in his/her own environment. Family Support workers coordinate services with other members of the client’s treatment team such as, therapist and psychiatrist to help clients achieve rehabilitation resilience, and recovery.
  • Support functions provided to clients/families include: teaching social skills, modeling appropriate behaviors, assisting in problem-solving, and psychoeducation.
  • Coordinate services with primary clinician and additional collaterals to help clients achieve optimal recovery.
  • Must maintain and manage a minimum caseload of approximately three to five clients.
  • Provide a minimum of 9 hours a week of direct service to clients.
  • In the event of a crisis situation when the client is already with the Family Support Services Worker, support workers will continue to provide services until the client is stable, the parent/guardian relieves the support worker, or other qualified professional (SASS worker, doctor, police, etc.) relieves the support worker. This may require working past the scheduled time.
Supervision (5%)
  • Schedule and attend monthly supervision with Family Support Services Coordinator to discuss cases and report problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
  • Attend monthly group supervision and participate in Performance Quality Improvement Goals.
  • Must fulfil agency required training and attend in-service trainings assigned by supervisor.
Administrative (5%)
  • Communicate with the client’s primary clinician/team at least bi-weekly.
  • 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.
  • Submit reimbursement paperwork for travel expenses on a monthly basis.
  • 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.
  • Stay current on Medicaid Rule 132.
  • 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
  • Support to clients and their families is often provided in the home or community. Time at the office may be assigned by supervisor to fit program needs.
  • Remain compliant with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients.
  • Support Workers will adhere to all the agency policies, guidelines, and deadlines for interventions and paperwork for each case.
  • Responsible for incidental business related travel.
  • 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.
Education and Experience

Must have reliable transportation as most skills are developed within the community. Afternoon, evening, and weekends are required to meet client’s needs. Must be a good team player, ability to work with people from 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. Must be 21 years-old and have at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


Please, send your resume to BAdame@fsaelgin.org


Type

Part time - 25 hours per week


Summary

Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing 650 hours of direct services annually. Direct service is defined as face to face contact with a client/student or services that are performed on behalf of a specific student.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for documentation according to Medicaid Rule 132 as outlined in the grant funded by The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. All documentation must be in the client/file/Electronic Health Record.
  • Must comply with Wraparound Model as well as CASSP Principals
  • Network with collaterals on behalf of active client/student, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, children and adolescent mental health systems.
  • Respond to emergency/crisis situations and collaborate with the school personnel regarding individual treatment plans and outcome that are expected in the treatment process with a student.
  • Work with the family/guardian of the student including securing the appropriate releases to consult with school personnel or other collateral contacts. Family therapy is often provided in the home.
  • Stay current on Medicaid Rule 132, provide therapeutic groups to youth at assigned schools and convening and working with child/family teams.
  • Discuss cases with supervisor in weekly clinical supervision and report problem cases, need for special services and resource information regularly.
  • Meet with school personnel at least monthly to obtain feedback on current program services and responsible for discussing the Wraparound model in supervision.
  • Communicate with school personnel weekly regarding student issues which many include gathering assessment information and assistance in treatment planning for student.
  • Complete all clinical paperwork, agency administrative paperwork accurately and on time.
  • Attend clinical meetings on a monthly basis, serve on committee when assigned and participate in Performance Quality Improvement Efforts.
  • Remain compliant with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients
  • Meet quarterly with school personnel to review outcomes of the program services and preparing quarterly outcome reports for FSA, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and school personnel.
  • Educate the community regarding the School-Based Mental Health Program and assistance in developing materials to be used in marketing and public relation events.
  • Facilitate positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks and act as a resource to the school personnel about mental health and mental health services.
  • Must fulfill agency required training and attend mandatory agency in-service trainings.
  • Must attend any Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health trainings and partake in Wraparound trainings and model fidelity monitoring.
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. Must be able to work one evening a week. The ability to work with people from every diverse background and show cultural competency is a must. Experience working in community counseling related services and working with children and adolescents with mental health needs is desired. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, training budget of $125/year, flexible holiday option per policy, availability of supervision toward licensure and flexible work schedule


How To Apply

Interest in employment with Family Service Association of Greater Elgin can be indicated by submitting a resume to mpatel@fsaelgin.org.