Position Title::
Mental Health Counselor (QMHP) – Full-Time

Company::
Sertoma Centre, Inc.

Location::
Matteson, IL

Contact Person::
Director Of Human Resources

Phone Number/Email Address::
(708) 371-9700, x212/[email protected]

Job Description::
POSITION SUMMARY:The Mental Health Counselor will support people in developing skills to manage mental illness, socialize with others, and decrease reliance on professional supports. The Mental Health Counselor will also support people in exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from the past and in the present to gain insight throughout the personal recovery process. The Mental Health Counselor will bill for all services provided.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:•Facilitate on-site psychoeducational groups that focus on developing coping skills needed for symptom management and increasing skills needed for personal growth.•Provide person-centered individual therapy or psychoeducational services utilizing best practice approaches to treatment.•Provide 60% of community support individual or group services off site. •Assist consumers in gaining access to resources needed during the recovery process.•Meet departmental standards for productivity in service delivery.•Schedule and status billing activities on a daily basis in the Electronic Clinical Record.•Complete all billing notes by the end of the business day every Wednesday for the week prior.•Respond to and manage crisis situations.•Deliver services in accordance with applicable Rule 132 program requirements.•Report persons that present as a danger to self or others to be entered on the FOID Registry by a Qualified Examiner.•Report and document consumer incidents in the Electronic Clinical Record.•Integrate impact of trauma on mental health status and implement trauma-informed principles in practice.•Transport consumers in Pace or agency vehicles safely, obeying all state and local traffic ordinances.•Conduct a pre-trip inspection of vehicle covering all items on the Pace checklist.•Ensure that all occupants, particularly consumers, are wearing their seat belts before departure from any location and during transport.

Qualifications::
QUALIFICATIONS:•High school diploma required; Associate’s Degree in a Human Service field preferred.•Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness preferred.•Prior experience in light janitorial, retail, and/or food service preferred.•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.•Employee is required to possess the skill and ability to utilize all applicable technology and computer programs related to his/her position.•Valid driver’s license with good driving record meeting agency insurance provider coverage requirements. Insurance documentation for use of personal vehicle. •Employee is required to remain compliant with all state/federal, position, agency, accreditation, and funding source training/licensing requirements including but not limited to CPR/First Aid and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).•Willing and available to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Application Instructions::
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If interested, please apply online via our web site, www.sertomacentre.org, click on “Career Opportunities” and “Search Here.”

Closing Date::
04/30/2020