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.


Summary

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Outpatient Therapy department. This includes clinical supervision and administrative responsibilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Responsible for reviewing client charts including LPHA responsibilities as defined in Medicaid Rule 132
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals to improve clinical services and support the agency’s mission, vision, and values
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical documentation according to agency policy and procedures.
  • Provide clinical and/or administrative supervision to direct reporting staff members including: Outpatient Therapists, Intake Coordinator, Psychiatric Case Manager, Interns (herein referred to as “staff”)
  • Facilitate monthly team meetings
  • Review and approve time submitted and requests for time off from staff and completed annual evaluations of staff
  • Meet on regular basis with Director of Clinical Services regarding issues and policies applicable to the Therapy Service program.
  • Work with Administrative Team in planning and evaluating Therapy program and projects
  • Responsible for the completion of all agency administrative paperwork, billing, time reporting, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Develop program goals for Therapy program including Performance Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Responsible for hiring and training of new staff in direct reporting positions and providing on-going training
  • Responsible for leading program-related risk management and performance quality improvement activities for Therapy Service program
  • Perform community education and speaking engagements.
  • Be available to participate in fundraising/promotional activities sanctioned by our agency.
  • Coordinate regular meetings with staff and local area psychiatric referral sources.
  • Responsible for collaborating with funding sources regarding outcome measures.
  • Attend workshops and training to keep clinical skills and knowledge current and to increase knowledge of program planning, evaluation, management and legal issues.
  • Review and revise, as necessary, agency forms relating to client and staff working procedures. Also, review and revise as necessary clinical forms and procedures.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. 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 medical, dental, flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, holiday pay, PTO, training budget of $125/year and flexible scheduling.


How to apply

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

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 mpatel@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 mpatel@fsaelgin.org if interested.

Type: Part Time

Summary

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 is part-time (both day and on-call availability required): 10-20 hours per week

  • Responsible for working three day time shifts a week.
  • Responsible for workings at least two on call shifts a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Responsible for accepting crisis calls from the CARES line and therein providing a crisis screening to client at location requested. As part of the assessment, the Crisis Worker must assess risk, presenting problem, social history, self care habits, and family system. Intake forms must also be completed
  • Responsible for managing small case load that is identified as having minimal needs and is assigned by Director of Crisis Services. This includes making follow-up calls to screen for additional needs and risk, ensuring that client and family have appropriate resources, communicating with supervisor if client is identified as having higher need and is out of scope of Crisis Worker’s practice, closing case if no further services are needed
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of crisis/active clients, including: referral and linkage, facilitation of level of care determined, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems when indicated. This includes responsibility for coordinating services with our own sub-contracted agencies
  • Must attend monthly group supervision and responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical, individual and/or group supervision as need arises
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for active clients and crisis clients
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, billing slips, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports
  • Responsible for attending meetings as requested by Director of Crisis Services
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS program in the service area
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor
  • Fulfill agency requirement of training and documenting all training attended and must attend all mandatory agency in-service trainings
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff
  • 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
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
  • Maintain FSA equipment

Education and Experience

The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

This position is requires day time and on-call availability. Day time shifts are Wednesdays 3-8pm, Thursdays 3-8pm, and Fridays 1-5pm. This position also requires on-call availability between the hours of 12am-8am Monday through Thursday and weekend evenings.

Pay range from $17-$20 per hour for day shifts and $37-$50 per hour for on-call shifts dependent on experience, education, and skills.

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.


Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary and access to an annual training budget of $125. Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week


How to Apply

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

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

Summary

The FSP is a state-funded program that provides access to intensive mental health services and supports to youth with a severe emotional disturbance. The goal of the FSP is to support eligible youth and their families by strengthening family stability, improving clinical outcomes, and promoting community-based services.


Essential Duties And Responsbilities

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

  • Responsible for working with families to access FSP covered services. Providing assessment, case management and linkage to community mental health services, alternative community services, and residential treatment when it is determined to be medically necessary.
  • Available to help families with obtaining, completing and submitting the FSP application. Assisting parents in gathering information to complete the application process for the FSP program and answering questions about the process.
  • Responsible for maintaining an active caseload of FSP clients and providing direct client services that is documented as a CIS event/bill. Direct client services should be a minimum of 50% of time worked.
  • Responsible for working with families who are referred to the Specialized Family Support Program (SFSP) a 90-day program of crisis stabilization, community mental health, and assessment of services. This includes identifying behavioral health needs of youth at risk of custody of relinquishment, completing of an SFSP assessment report and to link those youth to the most appropriate clinical services.
  • Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: facilitation of Wrap-around, 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.
  • Responsible for responding to emergency/crisis situations with active clients and emergency back-up for agency clients.
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision (individual or group supervision) on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor regularly about problem cases, need for special services and resource information.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including FSP application packets, IM-CANS( Integrated Assessment and Treatment Plan), Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, IM-CAT, transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative documents: 1009’s, CIS Billing Notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical meetings and program meetings. Responsible for attending FSP Technical Assistance Calls and SASS regional meetings.
  • Responsible for Utilization Review Meetings.
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor.
  • Responsible for educating the community regarding the SASS/FSP program in the service area.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for fulfilling agency requirement of training and documenting all training attended. Must maintain certification in IM+CANS.
  • Responsible for attending all mandatory agency in-service trainings.
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff.
  • Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that are available and appropriate to educational/professional background.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Maintain FSA equipment.

Education And Experience

The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. Master’s Degree is preferred.


Benefits

Eligible for flexible spending plan, Simple IRA where agency matches up to 3% of annual salary and access to an annual training budget of $125. Eligible for pro-rated flexible holiday depending on average hours worked in a week


How to Apply

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

Type: Part Time

Summary

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.

The position is a support and resource developer for consumers of SASS services. FRD is resourceful and knowledgeable about community resource and helps clients navigate multiple systems of care, i.e., education, mental health, justice system, and health care. FRD reports to Director of Clinical Services.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

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

  • Provide case management and linkage to services for clients in the SASS program. Work collaboratively as a team member that includes individuals, families, children, agency staff, and other providers in the community. Provide education, support, and mentoring to families receiving services in the SASS program.
  • Attend meetings with family members, in coordination with fellow team members, to advocate for and assist in the application for other services. Assist and empower clients of the agency to make informed decisions about all aspects of treatment.
  • Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing direct service to clients and families. Time worked must result in a minimum 50% direct client services that is documented in CIS as an event note/bill.
  • Consult with therapist/crisis workers regularly regarding shared clients.
  • Maintain resource directory for the geographical area serviced by the SASS provider.
  • Coordinate and conduct a Parents Support Group in the Elgin and Aurora areas.
  • Assist clients with the Medicaid application as needed.
  • Responsible for attending Team Meeting once a month.
  • Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical, individual and/or group supervision.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for active clients and crisis clients.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, CIS billing notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
  • Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
  • Responsible for attending meetings as requested by Supervisor.
  • Responsible for serving on Agency and/or Program Committees when requested by supervisor.
  • Educate community regarding the needs of parents and families of children with a mental illness.
  • Educate agency staff and other providers regarding the needs of parents and families of children with a mental illness.
  • Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Perform incidental business related travel as needed.
  • Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude.
  • Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
  • Participate in projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for any equipment assigned to be kept free from damage or loss. Any damage or loss of equipment needs to immediately be reported to Supervisor.
  • Must fulfil agency required training and attend in-service trainings assigned by supervisor.

Education And Experience

The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or another related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. FRD must be a parent or caregiver who has navigated multiple child serving systems on behalf of a child or adolescent with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) as a consumer of the mental health system. 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.