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MHJJ Counselor/Therapist

Company: Children's Home Association of Illinois
Location: Peoria
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Provides services to individuals and their families who are encountering mental health issues and are involved in the juvenile justice system. The Mental Health Juvenile Justice Counselor/Therapist attends court hearings, maintains ongoing relationship with probation officers, Juvenile Detention Center staff, school officials, and other involved social service agencies, provides peer counseling, advocates for client's mental health needs, and completes all appropriate paperwork according to program guidelines. Previous experience with assessment and evaluation, as well as trauma-informed strategies is required. A typical day as a Mental Health Juvenile Justice Counselor/Therapist could involve meeting with referred clients and their families, providing home, school, or community-based case management or community support services, attending court hearings, giving presentations to community partners about this population of individuals and service needs, and linking clients to existing systems of care. Collaboration between identified clients and their systems of care is essential. All paperwork including, but not limited to treatment plans, billing notes, and case closings need to be accurate and complete in accordance with the Medicaid Rule 132 and completed within the prescribed time lines. Job Function: Works directly with clients and their families to facilitate the implementation of services while providing on-going support. Also links clients and family to community resources for appropriate mental health treatment and other appropriate services. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or closely related human service field required.
  • Experience in juvenile justice required and practical experience with youth required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively relate to youth, families, community agencies and referral sources.
  • Ability to work independently and as an active team member.
  • Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served.
  • Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • Speaking and hearing ability to allow for effective oral communication of information.
  • Ability to transport self and clients to various locations.
  • Physical and emotional stamina to hand job-related stress. Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation.
    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
    • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.
    • 401K with company match.
    • Company-paid life insurance and LTD.
    • Supplemental life insurance.
    • PTO and Sick time.

Keywords: Children's Home Association of Illinois, Peoria , MHJJ Counselor/Therapist, Healthcare , Peoria, Illinois

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