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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
dtimms@ICOYouth.org

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • 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.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner
  • Mental health clinical files.
  • Incident reports.
  • Referrals for nursing or other services.
  • Staff service reports.
  • Logging of services in Client Tracking database.
  • Other documentation as required.
  • Meetings, In-Services, Conferences, and Committees
  • Attend and/or present in-services or workshops as scheduled.
  • Attend and/or present staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Participate in various organizational committees as requested.

Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Director

Medical Director - Human Support Services, Waterloo
Posted: 6/08/2018

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK:

The Medical Director will provide direct client services primarily in the areas of psychiatric assessment and the prescription of medications for psychiatric or addictions conditions. The Medical Director will direct and manage clinical staff in the diagnosis and treatment of client psychiatric and substance abuse services.  The Medical Director will attend Psychiatric Leadership staffings and will provide physician-level direction in the management of client assessment and treatment.  The Medical Director is responsible to completely document clinical services provided in a manner that meets requirements of external accreditation, licensure and reimbursing entities.  The Medical Director is directly responsible to the Executive Director or designee. 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF POSITION DUTIES:

1.   Provide direct client services primarily in the areas of psychiatric assessment and the prescription of medications for psychiatric or addictions conditions.  The Medical Director will assume responsibility for the medical aspects of care, including medication management, review of complicated cases where physical and mental issues intersect, seizure disorders, addictions, psychosomatic disorders, and other medical and psychiatric related issues.

2.   Be present for staffing with all direct service personnel by program.  Be available by telephone or other means to give advice on treatment at problem junctures or as staff have problems.

3.   Review and sign all medical forms, treatment plans, and discharge summaries in the Substance Use Disorder Program.

4.   See clients as referred by staff, for needs relating to medication, psychiatric evaluation, questions about treatment, etc.

5.   Completely document clinical services provided in a manner that meets requirements of external accreditation, licensure and reimbursing entities. Also, assist personnel at the Agency to record any additional data necessary for client files and for clinic statistics.

6.   Remit third party payment to HSS.

  • Along with the Clinical Director will oversee client services to insure that all agency patients receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, medical screening and medical/psychiatric evaluation whenever indicated, and that all medical/psychiatric are is appropriately documented in the medical record.
  • Provide psychiatric involvement in the development, approval, and review of all policies, procedures, and protocols that govern clinical care as needed.
  • Advocate for the availability of adequate psychiatric staffing to provide clinical, medical administrative leadership, and clinical care throughout the system.
  • Oversee assuring that all clinical staff receive appropriate clinical supervision, staff development, and in-service training.
  • Oversee assuring, through an interdisciplinary process, the appropriate credentialing, privileging, and performance review of all clinical staff.
  • Oversee advising the Executive Director regarding the development and review of the system’s programs, positions, and budgets that impact clinical services.
  • Assist the Executive Director as requested by participating in discussions with the Board of Directors on matters affecting the clinical services of the agency.
  • Assist the Executive Director in making liaisons with private and public payers, in particular with Medical Directors or equivalent clinical leadership in payer organizations.
  • Oversee assuring the quality of treatment and related services provided by the system’s professional staff, through participation (directly or by designee) in the system’s ongoing quality assurance and audit processes.
  • Oversee providing oversight to ensure appropriate continuum of programs, level of care criteria, standards of practice, and psychiatric supervision of each program.  Internal review of level of care determinations and appeal of adverse UR decisions is an additional component of this process.
  • Oversee participating in the development of a clinically relevant, outcome evaluation process.
  • Oversee providing liaison for HSS with community physicians, hospital staff, and other professional and agencies with regard to integrating agency services into the larger medical community.

19.  Provide individual case coordination and consultation with other health care providers involved with a client’s health care so as to integrate care.  This includes assisting clients to find needed health care providers that will work with them.

20.  Oversee developing and maintaining, whenever possible, training programs in concert with various medical schools and graduate educational programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

A degree in medicine (M.D.), licensure as physician to practice medicine in Illinois, and board certification or eligibility as a psychiatrist, ability to work in a community setting, experience in treatment of the mentally ill, intellectually and/or developmentally disabled, alcohol and substance use disorders.  Will also consider an Advanced Practice Nurse, with a specialty in Psychiatry.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Shall have personal transportation in order to be able to move to assigned locations.  Have normal or corrective appliances that make normal hearing and eyesight, as well as clarity of speech in order to be understood.

Contact:
Anne King, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director
Human Support Services
988 N Illinois, Route 3
Waterloo, IL  62298
(618) 939-4444 ext: 1220
(618) 939-4181 FAX
aking@hss1.org

Director of Behavioral Health - Grundy County Health Department
Posted: 5/31/2018

Directs the activities of the Grundy County Health Department Behavioral Health Division. Program categories in which the Director may assume responsibility include adult, child and adolescent mental health therapy services; case management, crisis intervention, alcoholism and substance abuse program services as well as psychiatric services, medication management and access, community consultation and education; interagency coordination; and program development; as well as others as defined by need and resources. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Is knowledgeable of state and federal governing law such as DHS rules and regulations which include the Illinois Mental Health Code, HIPAA, DMH, DASA program rules; Medicaid and Medicare standards; CARF standards; Office of the Inspector General, Rule 2060, Rule 132, IDPH professional ethics and standards; psychiatric best practices; pharmaceutical standards. Actively seeks changes and interpretations to these governing standards in order to develop and implement agency policy, objectives and program planning.
  • Participates in formulation and development of agency policy and procedures, objectives, budget and program planning. Reviews all behavioral health policies annually.
  • Works with software system personnel to ensure Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is working as needed for Division of Behavioral Health. Ensure all staff in behavioral health division are kept up to date on all EMR changes and new implementation practices.
  • Utilizes Electronic Medical Records system to capture all client information. Ensure all behavioral health staff are documenting consistently within establish timelines.
  • Accesses, and makes available for stakeholders, monthly, quarterly and annual statistics regarding division performance through the EMR.
  • Responsible for implementation of DMH and DASA contract services; serves as community liaison for linkage and referral for provision of therapy, case management, psychiatric and medication evaluation and monitoring services.
  • Exercises responsibility for personnel, fiscal and other management controls; prepares and review records and reports of an operational, professional and/or research nature.
  • Works with Financial Manager to seek financial support for program development and participates in budget planning.
  • Acts as advocate for the needs of county residents for mental health and substance abuse services. Continually assesses program and division function in order to promote efficiency in operational procedures, effectiveness of treatment, program needs in order to promote fiscal responsibility. Reports such information to Administrator, governing board, community stakeholders.
  • Recruits, trains and evaluates the work activities of division staff members, provides orientation, and in-service education and training for division staff and interns. Provides quality assurance through review of clinical records.
  • Provides individual administrative and clinical supervision of therapists, case management, interns, support staff, and psychiatric nurse for all medication management/ medication access/laboratory testing/physician access.
  • Participates in planning process with other community providers in related programs.
  • Develops a system for delivering behavioral health services efficiently within the Grundy County Health Department. Reassess system regularly.
  • Provides behavioral health services as needed within the division.
  • Acts as liaison with local universities for practicum and internship placement, and acts as site coordinator.
  • Actively participates in the programs and activities of professional organizations related to behavioral health services, including, but not limited to: Will-Grundy NAMI, Behavioral Health Alliance, Mental Health Coalition, Will-Grundy Adult and Children & Adolescent LANs (local area networks).
  • Serves as Behavioral Health Advisory Committee chair.
  • Available on call after hours or weekends for emergencies as needed.
  • Develops programs that streamline behavioral services in the county that address the identified needs in the IPLAN and does not duplicate efforts in the county.
  • Collaborates with community partners to develop systematic approaches for a comprehensive system of behavioral health care within the County.
  • Abides by code of ethics, policy and procedures and other governing policies of the county and health department.
  • Participate in public health emergency preparedness activities, including holding a position in the Incident Command System.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Public Health Administrator. 

Qualifications/Education & Experience:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) and/or Certified Addiction Counselor (CADC) desired, but not required. 

Physical Requirements: 
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Minimum Requirements:
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Required to complete and maintain certification as a Care Coordinator, MFP TC, SHIP, and AIRS.

• A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.

• Required to complete and maintain certification as a SHIP Counselor as required by Illinois Department of Insurance. 

To Apply:

Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Director of Behavioral Health” in the subject line or mail to Grundy County Administration, Attn: HR 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450.

No phone calls please.

Grundy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give consideration to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-103).

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018
Philip J. Jass
815-941-3113

Chief Clinical Officer - Macon Resources, Inc.
Posted: 5/31/2018

MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.), a non-profit organization in Decatur, Illinois, provides services to promote the growth, independence, and self-worth of children and adults with disabilities.  We achieve our mission by offering programming which includes case management, residential services, life skills training, vocational training, job placement, children’s prevention and home visiting, day care, and after-school care and summer camps.

The Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) will be integral member of the Administrative team and oversee the agency’s adult clinical services.  This will be achieved by providing direct supervision, input and technical assistance to designated clinical directors along with developing a vision and strategic plan for these services while operating within the agencies budget.  The Chief Clinical Officer will report directly to the President and CEO.

The position requires a Master’s Degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation or other social/behavioral sciences. Five years of progressive administrative experience in a related field preferred. Three years of progressive experience in the areas of planning, budgeting, staff development, supervision, and day-today operations of clinical services required. Must be able to maintain payroll, financial, personnel, and information related to persons served as confidential and in accordance with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and the Policies and Procedures on Macon Resources, Inc.

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing experience and salary requirements to:

Jacob Roddis
Chief Operating Officer
jroddis@maconresources.org
(217) 875-8803

Director of Clinical Services - Renz Addiction Counseling Center
Posted: 5/25/2018

Licensed clinician to provide clinical leadership at a community based outpatient addiction treatment center. Substance use disorder treatment experience necessary, supervisory and knowledge of DASA/SUPR regulations strongly preferred. Flexible hours, competitive salary and benefits. Resumes only to Jerry Skogmo, Executive Director. 

Contact:
Jerry Skogmo
jskogmo@renzcenter.org
847-742-3545?


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