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These job postings are from behavioral health organizations across Illinois.  If you are an IABH member and would like to learn more about adding a job to our career center, please contact us.  Job postings are free for IABH members and are posted for a maximum of 60 days.  Non-members can post a job to this page for a fee of $30.  Please send an email to if you are interested in posting a job, or fill out the form to the right.

Counselor II - Gateway, Lake Villa, IL
Posted: 9/13/2018

As Illinois’ largest provider of substance abuse treatment, joining the team at Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment offers valuable experience with a variety of treatment methods as well as an opportunity to collaborate with skilled experts about a diverse clientele. Gateway welcomes the challenge of constant improvement and is proud to uphold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. In addition to a competitive salary, Gateway offers employees health benefits, dental insurance, career advancement, training and development and on-site clinical supervision to individuals pursuing certifications and licensures.

Residential (CADC, LPC or LSW) Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completing comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements and preparing individualized, developmentally appropriate treatment plans.
  • Providing individual and group counseling and educational programs in accordance with treatment plans.
  • Documenting treatment and discharge plans and clients’ progress and responses to treatment, as well as maintaining related records and charts.
  • Performing case management and contributing to client care monitoring.
  • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in a related field or equivalent education and life experience.
  • Current certification as a substance abuse counselor (CADC) or higher licensure (LPC, LSW) in state of hire required.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling required.
  • Related work experience with program specific population (adolescent/adult) and residential treatment setting required.
  • Ability to work Sunday-Thursday, with one late night 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females and individuals with a disability and protected veterans.

Email resume to Marcie Scott at or go to Gateway's Career website at

Clinical Supervisor - Gateway, Lake Villa, IL
Posted: 9/13/2018

As Illinois’ largest provider of substance abuse treatment, joining the team at Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment offers valuable experience with a variety of treatment methods as well as an opportunity to collaborate with skilled experts about a diverse clientele. Gateway welcomes the challenge of constant improvement and is proud to uphold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. In addition to a competitive salary, Gateway offers employees health benefits, dental insurance, career advancement, training and development and on-site clinical supervision to individuals pursuing certifications and licensures.

Residential (LCPC or LCSW) Substance Abuse Clinical Supervisors are responsible for:

  • Providing clinical supervision to staff responsible for delivering services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders
  • Overseeing client services and ensuring compliance with established program standards and service delivery objectives
  • Auditing client records
  • Assisting in interviewing, selecting, evaluating, scheduling and disciplining assigned staff
  •  Orienting and training staff
  • Serving as a resource to assigned staff in identifying and resolving complex case problems
  • Assuming client caseload in response to work load or staffing shortages
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a closely related field required
  • Current professional clinical license (LCPC or LCSW) in the state of hire required
  • 3 -5 years of clinical experience in the treatment of substance abuse with at least 1 year of supervisory experience required
  • Related work experience with program specific population (adolescent/adult) and residential treatment setting required
  • Ability to work full-time, day shift.

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females and individuals with a disability and protected veterans.

Email resume to Marcie Scott at or go to Gateway's Career website at

Facilities Manager - Serenity House, Addison, IL
Posted: 9/10/2018


Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma, a valid driver’s license, and proof of current auto insurance .


Included but not limited to the following: This position's primary responsibility is ensuring the overall facilities operational functions. Responsible for overall maintenance and repairs of all facilities operated by Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc. and owned or operated by Serenity House Foundation. Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. This position will also interact with the Board of Directors.

  • Minor appliance, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, flooring, concrete, roofing and HVAC.
  • Maintains and repairs security/alarm systems.
  • Maintain vehicles service log.
  • Coordinate deliveries and donation pick-ups.
  • Coordinates landscaping and lawn care.
  • Coordinates plowing and salting.
  • Coordinates client commitment activities.
  • Responds to the facilities unplanned maintenance needs in a timely fashion.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Develop local vendor partnerships to keep building systems in top working order and to leverage economies of scale.
  • Communicates with all staff employees on maintenance issues and solve problems.
  • Work with on-site operations personnel to protect the company’s assets through planned proactive preventative maintenance and end of life replacement schedule.
  • Provide hand on assessments of the company’s facilities in assigned areas to provide day to day operational improvements.
  • Direct annual maintenance budgeting and planning process for the organization's annual budget along with ED.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational an dfiscal excellence.

Reports to: Director of Operations

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to qualify, review and select contractors toprovide outside services.
  • Must possess expert knowledge in the operations and maintenance of building structures, systems, equipment, landscaping, and paved surfaces.
  • Must be able to understand the needs of the operation side of the business and adjust the facility to support such operations and be able to recommend facility changes to improve operation, reduce downtime or to save on maintenance costs. 
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of facilities maintenance and how to proactively maintain the health of an asset; must have demonstrated the ability to make critical decisions based on a data supported business cases.
  • Strong written, technical,l and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills, and computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and facility related software are all required.
  • Adherence to IAODAPCA Code of Ethics is required.

Compensation - Salary determined by President/Executive Director.


  • Annual performance evaluation will be conducted by the President/Executive Director and Director of Operations.

Please send your responses/resumes to

Peer Recovery Support Specialist - Serenity House, Addison, IL
Posted: 9/10/2018

Qualifications: Lived experience with addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs that provided one-to-one strengths-based support to peers in recovery, empowering them to make healthier choices on a day-to-day basis. Locate, track and provide services to individuals who are in need of support for their drug and alcohol use. Facilitate recovery support groups in both group settings and indivudual sessions, including risk assessment and goal setting. Provide referrals including but not limited to detox, food/clothing, housing, medication-assisted treatment, residential programs and counseling. Advocating for the needs of each individual. Caseload management including all necessary documentation.

Reports to:  Clinical Director


  • Contribute to a high-performing culture, focused on partnering with clients as we inspire and empower change by leading the design, implementation, and management of housing program, job search program, running or delegating activities, basic life skills development, pro-social skills, and additional support where necessary.
  • Assist clients in accessing other services, both on and off site, to meet their additional needs by client and staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of current resources in communities served by ourmembers to support case management goals.
  • Develop effective and professional working relationships with internal and external clients in the community. Communicate effectively with members and providers orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to perform Community outreach by presentations and trainings related to health education to the community and executing corporate and clinical presentations at various locations including hopsitals and universities.
  • Plans, organizes, and leads recreation activities including, hiking, trekking, bowling, etc.
  • Have strong documentation skills; this position requires extensive documentation of required activitites; strong data entry skills are also required.
  • Assures that proper food handling techniques are followed. Assist clients in the food preparation process and monitoring donation program.
  • Provide transportation for clients using a Serenity House provided vehicle or personal vehicle.

Required Skills:

  • High school dipolma or equivalent.
  • CRSS (Certified Recovery Support Specialist) credential or is in process of obtaining.
  • Able to empathize with clients, focusing on and reinforcing positive strenghts and behaviors through individual and group counseling.
  • Able to work with diverse populations and cultural backgrounds.
  • Teach independent and community living skills and Coach around the development of problem solving and coping skills.
  • Flexibiilty to work on weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Good verbal and communication skills. Proficiency in reading and writing.
  • Good computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and display ability to work cooperatively with staff at all levels.
  • Effective communicator, resourceful, and an individual who takes initiative.
  • Adhere to HIPAA, privacy and confidentiality standards or practice.
  • Ability to stand, bends, stretch and climb stairs. Ability to lift or move 40 pounds.
  • Current and valid driver's license.
  • Proven - a minimum of 2 years of sobriety.

Compensation - Salary determined by President/Executive Director.

Please send your responses/resumes to 

Outpatient Counselor - Serenity House, Addison, IL
Posted: 9/10/2018

Outpatient Counselor Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field; qualified to achieve licensure within two years of hire; CADC credentialing or in the process of obtaining the credentialing.

Reports to: Director of Clinical


  • Assessemnts/evalaution of clients for DUI and appropriate level of care
  • Treatment, planniing, ongoing assessment, continued services reviews
  • insurance utilization pre-certifications and reviews
  • Case management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all linkage and referral sources (courts, PO's, employers, etc.)
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports
  • Clinical meetings, staff meetings, and scheduled training sessions
  • Participation as education in education of community and clients
  • Assisting in program development
  • Client activities (family picnic, overdose awareness event, and other scheduled events)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Direct Counseling Services will include:

  • Assessments/evaluation of clients for appropriate level of care
  • Individual counseling
  • Adolescent and adult group counseling/didactic groups
  • Insurance utilization pre-certifications and reviews
  • Case management
  • Treatment planning
  • D/C planning and referrals
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatmetn records and reports
  • Travel between the Addison and Geneva office locations

Required Skills:

  • Excellent social skills and professional demeanor
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have screening, assessment and intake skills
  • Understanding of 12-step and other support groups
  • Adherence to IAODAPCA and ACA code of ethics and cultural competencies


  • Annual performance evaluation will be completed by the Clinical Director

Please send your responses/resumes to

Clinical Director - CTF Illinois, South Holland
Posted: 8/08/2018

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative oversight of all clinical programs and supports, including a student practicum program.


  • Responsible for the management and oversight of clinical servides and daily operations.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in programming and planning, outcomes, evaluations, quality assurance, staff development and egagement.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of interest for individuals, employees, and students by providing support, guidance and leadership to program.
  • Assures the delivery of high quality, evidence based clinical services provided by master level, CPC, LCPC, amd LCSW staff.
  • Provides individual and /or group supervision for clinical practicium students.
  • Responsible for compliance measures as related to IL DMH Rules 132, CQL accredication and seven MCOs.
  • Communicate regularly with individuals, parents, stakeholders, community members and others about programs, services, emergent trends and best practices .
  • Maintain involvement in networking for all programs, including but not limited to local mental health association meetings and network committees.
  • Evaluate and oversee services and monitor programming, therapy and active treatment to ensure we are meeting the required standards and the needs of individuals served, through regular observations and by routinely reviewing documentation.
  • Responsible for financial management within the budget provided, as it applies to all areas, i.e. staffing, supplies, ancillary services, equipment, etc.
  • Compliance with all DHS, IDPH and other applicable regulations, rules and standards.
  • Provide oversight and preparedness for all DHS, IDPH and other surveys for assigned areas.
  • Ensure the overall maintenance of the programs, working with the Maintenance Director to coordinate improvements and repairs as necessary.
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships with other organizations and individuals whose own activities directly support the organization's services to individuals.
  • Interface with college programs to recruit student trainees and develop internship/externship training experiences.
  • Hire, train, supervise, discipline, terminate, and evaluate personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that complaints and grievances are investigated thoroughly by persons who are certified to conduct investigations, in accordance with company policies and procedures, as well as OIG guidelines when applicable.
  • Communicate policies and procedures by scheduling and participating in staff meetings, Leadership meetings and committee meetings as applicable.
  • Communicate to the CEO any needs, concerns, pertinent or relevant information for the programs.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in representing the organization in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies, and third party payers.
  • Maintain working knowledge of current Federal and State regulations, HIPAA, OSHA, labor laws, as well as professional standards, and make/assist in the development of and/or recommend policies and procedures. Oversee compliance of these regulations and standards.
  • Support efforts to seek relevant grant funding to enhance and sustain programs.

Required Experience, Education and/or Training:

  • Psy.D. with a minimum of three years supervisory experience and five years clinical experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook,etc.), and/or other PC applications. 
  • Demonstrates considerable initiative, self-directedness, resourcefulness and a firm commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in the treatment of persons with mental illness and/or the coordination of therapy services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience background in service delivery to individuals with disabilities in their families.
  • Successful completion of all required criminal background checks.
  • Possess valid drivers license with acceptable driving record per company requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicaton skills.
  • Excellent community networking ability.
  • Independent, strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to grow program.

Kathy Roman

Targeted Care Specialist - Chestnut Health Systems
Posted: 7/31/2018

Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A. Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Targeted Care Specialist to work at our Belleville location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas. The Targeted Care Specialist conducts street outreach to develop relationships and build rapport with clients. An ideal candidate will use supportive, strengths-based engagement strategies, including motivational interviewing and harm reduction principles. Duties include assisting individuals with accessing appropriate mental and physical health services, housing, substance use treatment, employment and any other services that assist an individual to improve his/her quality of life. The Targeted Care Specialist is the primary point of contact with program participants and provides screening, triage, crisis intervention, and referral to supportive services, with the goal of assisting individuals with moving towards their recovery goals. Candidate must be organized and complete all necessary paperwork to track client progress, and meet with established clients on a weekly basis to review, evaluate, and support recovery goals. Must have a bachelor's or master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field with at least 1,000 hours of supervised mental health experience. Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record (EMR). Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process. CADC or Substance Use experience preferred. This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more. For immediate consideration, please see us at Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience. EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

Policy Analyst - Illinois Collaboration on Youth 
Posted: 7/17/2018

ICOY seeks a motivated, strategic thinker to join our team as a Policy Analyst to support its work
advancing ICOY’s public policy agenda and policy projects. The position offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of policy issues including the impact of government legislation, state regulations, and oversight on the child and youth-serving systems and service providers. The Policy Analyst’s work will support all aspects of ICOY’s policy agenda but candidates with a background in child welfare and Medicaid are preferred. Under the direction of the Director of Policy and Government Affairs, the Policy Analyst will conduct program research, analyze policy, regulations and administrative data sets and contribute to the design and preparation of technical assistance briefs and tools to realize ICOY’s goal to positively influence public policy impacting children and youth and promote member advocacy. Policy issues include an array of topics but typically concentrate on forming state-level policy recommendations for child welfare, juvenile justice, children’s behavioral health, homeless youth, community-based investments, multi-system collaboration, and to address Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) across systems.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Summarize key research findings for internal consumption and prepare polished presentation materials appropriately tailored for targeted audiences
  • Develop written recommendations pertaining to proposed policies, public hearing testimony and regulatory comment submissions, legislative initiatives, and position papers through qualitative research and outreach to providers, members, state agencies, and other advocacy organizations
  • Serve as the content contributor for communications and policy education resource development including, but not limited to the assigned policy areas
  • Serve as a subject-matter resource in the areas of child welfare and multisystem-involved youth, including maintaining effective relationships with youth-serving system stakeholders, building coalitions, and staying abreast of state and federal policies in the form of law, rules and guidance that allows for accurate research and policy analysis
  • Represent ICOY and its members on policy commissions, committees, and various workgroups
  • Additional duties as needed

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done in the last month:

  • Drafted comments in response to proposed rulemaking for changes to the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Attended a Child Welfare Advisory Committee meeting and prepared a summarization
  • for publication
  • Researched federal consent decree requirements for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Attended a legislative hearing on the impact of the state’s managed care transition
  • Provided policy research support on state and federal Medicaid regulations
  • Attended staff meetings and member provider forums
  • Provided technical assistance to member organizations on various policy issues

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • An educational and employment background in public policy or a related field with experience synthesizing data and research. Background working in a complex environment with varying partners is key.
  • A graduate degree (preferred) in public administration, public policy, social work, human services or law and 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred candidates will possess experience and expertise in independently analyzing public policy and operations in child and youth-serving systems.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the challenging dynamics facing public-private sector relations is preferred.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present policy, practice and research information to a variety of audiences, including federal, state and local government officials and policymakers.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel, work flexible hours, possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance as required by ICOY.
  • Knowledge of computers and technology: proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and audio/visual and conference calling technology.

Interested candidates should email their resumes, two 1-2 page writing samples with at least one
related to public policy analysis, three references and a cover letter by Aug. 13 to:

Ms. Denail Timms
Operations Manager
Illinois Collaboration on Youth

No phone calls, please.

ICOY is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

LCSW or LCPC - Stepping Stones Treatment Center
Posted: 7/12/2018

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Illinois licensed LCSW or LCPC. Must possess skills required to provide person centered, mental health clinical assessment; certify diagnosis; recommend treatment; conduct treatment planning as well as individual and group therapy/counseling; and provide case management and coordination. Minimum of 12 months of continuous sobriety required for persons recovering from a substance use disorder. Must meet Illinois Health Care Worker Registry and criminal background check requirements. Bilingual preferred.


  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Conduct face-to-face person centered mental health assessments that include:
  • Information needed to provide a mental health diagnosis including reason for seeking treatment and symptoms.
  • DSM and ICD diagnosis.
  • Family history, including mental illness.
  • Mental status exam.
  • History of mental health symptoms and treatment, including psychotropic medication history.
  • History of abuse or trauma including childhood sexual or physical abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault.
  • Physical health, Social adjustment, daily living skills, and environmental threats.
  • Legal history including guardianship and current court involvement.
  • Use of substances, both historical and current.
  • Specific mental health service treatment recommendations.
  1. Recovery (Treatment) Planning Collaborate and assist persons served and their families in developing, review, and modification of their individual recovery (treatment) plan based on the mental health assessment.
  2. Therapy/Counseling
  3. Provide individual and family therapy/counseling interventions based on psychotherapy therapy techniques promoting emotional, cognitive, behavioral or psychological changes.
  4. Other Mental Health Services

Case Management
Provide case management assessment, planning, coordination, and advocacy services for individuals who need multiple services and require assistance in gaining access to and in using mental health, social, vocational, educational, housing, public income entitlements, and other community services to support the individual in the community.

Client-Centered Consultation

  • Engage in client-centered consultation with Stepping Stones staff or others who are providing services to the client, offering or obtaining a professional opinion regarding their current functioning or the improvement thereof.
  • Discuss treatment progress, adjusting current treatment, or addressing the need for additional or alternative mental health services.
  • Psychotropic Medication Monitoring.
  • Psychotropic Medication Training.
  • Provide consultation/supervision for staff on mental health/family issues.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed according to policy and procedure.
  • Use the DHS Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) reporting system to notify DHS within 24 hours when individual is determined to be a “Clear and Present Danger” to themselves or others.
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