|Mental Health Therapist FT|
|The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing a full range of therapeutic services to adults, children, adolescents, and families in an outpatient mental health setting. These services include mental health assessments, diagnosis, treatment plan development, case management, and services through either individual, conjoint, family or group therapy. Responsible for providing the agency standard for direct service hours and responsible for providing community educational program on various mental and/or behavioral health issues. Additional responsibilities include close consultation with Recovery Support staff members, IPS staff, and community agencies.|
This position serves as a member of the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties Prevention Department focusing on the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among the youth of our community in both Edgar and Clark Counties. This Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention Program (DHS SUPP) funded full-time position will assist in the coordination and delivery of youth prevention education and leadership development efforts. Education includes Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) Youth Prevention Education (YPE) curriculum for 6th and 7th graders. The TGFD curriculum takes place in the in our local schools.
The Prevention Specialist also schedules and delivers presentations for classrooms at the middle school and high school level related to a variety of prevention topics, including alcohol prevention, e-cigarettes and vaping prevention, and prescription medication safety.
This position will also facilitate a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) comprised of high school students focused on delivering two activities for SAMHSA National Prevention Week, one focused on underage drinking and alcohol misuse, and the other focused on misuse of prescription and opioid medications. YAC members are also involved in other leadership activities in the school and community.
|Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist|
|The Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist (MHRSS) is responsible for providing recovery support, case management and care coordination services to clients of all ages who require assistance due to severe mental illness or developmental disabilities, in gaining access to mental health services as well as social, educational, vocational, recreational, housing, public income entitlements, and other community services required for the person to function in the community. MHRSS shall provide recovery support services, as appropriate, serve as an advocate; provide information and support for consumers in emergency, outpatient and walk-in settings. In addition, with the extension of the Title XX grant the MHRSS will help to increase wellness, recovery and trauma education through the state of Illinois, in targeted communities, and at HRC throughout the duration of the grant. The MHRSS will when applicable promote or educate on the components of Wellness and Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), Whole Health Action Management (WHAM), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and help to increase activity Online Recovery Academy and CRSS Library (ORACL). The MHRSS will complete other duties as assigned as related to care coordination services or Title XX grant deliverables.|
Updated: January 13, 2021
The Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties (HRC) offers a benefits package. Depending on the number of hours worked and tenure, employees may receive the following benefits:
- Health Insurance, including Rx
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- 401k with Employer Match up to 4% of Salary
- Worker's Compensation
- Paid Time Off Benefit Plan (Vacation and Sick/Personal)
- Paid Holidays (up to 10 days annually)
- Direct Deposit (up to 3 Different Accounts)