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Milieu Counselor -Lake Villa, IL

Company: One Hope United
Location: Lake Villa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Under the assigned supervisor, provides individual, group, and family therapy services to youthin a residential setting. Utilizes a strengths-based and trauma-focused approach in developingrelationships, assessment, and development of service plans. Qualifications Education: Mental Health Professional (MHP) - must meet Medicaid 132 requirements: i. High School Diploma or GED with five years experience in a mental health setting OR ii. Bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting OR iii. Medicaid approved Bachelors degree Experience: At least one year of relevant experience Certification/Licensure: Clinical licensure in Illinois is preferred. Other: Minimum 21 years of age Valid drivers license and an acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance 2 DCFS background check & approval to transport youth Must be physically able to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) restraint training Essential Duties and Responsibilities + Completes initial and ongoing assessments of all clients on caseload in line with Medicaid Rule 132 when required + Develops individualized treatment plans that address presenting issues for all clients on caseload. Follows Medicaid rule 132 when required + Provides individual, family, and group therapy services as outlined in the clients individual treatment plans + Completes service documentation reflecting therapeutic interactions with clients. Follows Medicaid rule 132 + Attends, facilitates and offers staffings, meetings, and training as requested by the administrative team or Director of Programs + Provides on-call and crisis intervention services regularly + Leads and participates in consultations with staff to help meet the clinical needs of our youth and their families + Conducts specialized groups for educational, social skills development, and supportive services + Maintains DCFS outcomes + Transports clients (youth) and their families to mandated court hearings, school appointments, doctor appointments or other case-related appointments ? Performs other related duties as assigned Required Skills 1. Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment and adaptive skills to expand software application skills as necessary 2. Patience, positive attitude, and willingness to develop greater skills and understanding of youth with behavior disorders and/or mental health issues 3. Willingness to engage with youth in social and recreational activities, as well as act in a surrogate parent role including assisting with homework, chores, attending appointments, school activities and events and any DCFS-related expectations 4. Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality Physical Demands & Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The job requires standing for moderate amounts of time, as well as stooping, squatting, and running. The employee must be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with youth to ensure youths health and safety. The position requires visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if need; and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, computer, and copier. The employee is occasionally required to lift items up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to participate in TCI restraints as needed. The employee works in a group home setting and may encounter unpredictable clients. Duties are performed inside with climate control and outdoors with varied weather conditions (depending on season). This position performs tasks that involve possible exposure to communicable diseases, blood, body fluids or tissues. This position may require occasional travel in the local and regional area. ONE HOPE UNITED VALUES: + Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. Were willing to challenge the status quo. + Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same. + Empower One Another | We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect + Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all. + Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results. + Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success. We Invest in You + Tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per year + Up to 4 weeks paid Vacation Days; up to 6 paid Personal Days and up to 5 paid Sick days annually + Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options + Agency paid life up to $50K based on salary + Voluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse, and Child(ren) + Voluntary Legal Plans + Agency paid long term after 1 year of employment + Enterprise Fleet car availability for high mileage drivers + Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities + Relocation assistance is available + Free LCSW and LCPC Supervision hours available in some locations A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us? + 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida + Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895 + Energetic leadership and a rich community of support One Hope United does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Related Key Words: Residential Counselor, Therapist, Youth, Home Care, Youth Services, Social Work, Mental Health

Keywords: One Hope United, Kenosha , Milieu Counselor -Lake Villa, IL, Other , Lake Villa, Wisconsin

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