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Mental Health Specialist. Job in Elk Grove Village Care Jobs

Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Job Type
Full Time
23 Jun 2022

Envision Unlimited is a large non-profit agency committed to providing services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. We emphasize quality services that promote choice, independence, and community integration. Through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team, our members receive person-centered services aimed at improving the functionality and practical application of social, financial, and emotional skills. In addition, we work to build partnerships with our community to enrich the lives of our members by creating lasting opportunities that will strengthen relationships for a lifetime. Our programs include, but are not limited to, ABA Therapy for Children, Community Day Program, Community Living, Mental Health, Employment and Career Services, and Foster Care.


Member of the multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive mental health services to clients transitioning from Psychiatric Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities, and community clients in need of a higher level of care. Must be comfortable going into client's living arrangement and driving client's in personal vehicle. Must be comfortable with adapting to the changing needs of client's and providing crisis intervention when needed. Must maintain compliance of all clinical documentation, must attain/maintain established productivity targets, and must complete all clinical documentation in a timely manner.

Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conduct and complete assessments, including IM-CANs, LOCUS, and SLOF to determine need/appropriateness for services, and coordinate/collaborate with ACT team regarding linkage to services identified.

Provide and assist clients with referrals, linkages, and follow-up services as needed

Maintain efficient communication and collaboration with ACT team including AD of Clinical and Crisis Services, Team Lead, ACT Nurse, Employment Specialist and CRSS.

Responsible for maintenance of all clinical documentation related to caseload assigned and aid with overall ACT caseload as needed.

Achieve required productivity targets and complete documentation in a timely manner, including clinical documentation, service reporting, and billing.

Maintain and update client's pertinent information within the MH electronic care system i.e. face sheets, contacts, demographics, consents, and diagnoses.

Will provide community individual support and community support group services, medication training, skill building, crisis intervention and case management services with clients using a recovery model in a home/community-based model.

Provide substance abuse treatment to clients in ACT services with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, per 60-consumer program.

In conjunction with ACT team, keep client's family, guardian, and other Envision Unlimited staff informed of the client's progress, including emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and medication changes/adjustments.

Provide information to outside agencies as requested to coordinate and assure the appropriateness of services.

Provide and document crisis interventions as needed, within 24 hours of an incident, and complete an incident reports when necessary.

Attend all staffing's/team meetings to coordinate care for clients in the ACT program.

Make efforts within span of control to follow and maintain fidelity model and maintain compliance with DHS, CARF, and other government regulations


Employees shall respect the diversity of all individuals (e.g., clients, co-workers, stakeholders) and refrain from any form of discrimination and/or harassment based on religious, marital, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, or other differences.

Employees share the responsibility of creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive work environment.


The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field.

Must have, or be actively perusing, a valid substance abuse counseling certificate and qualify as an MHP.

Crisis and case management experience preferred, but not required.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent decision making, problem solving, computer and organizational skills.

Individual must be able to work autonomously as well collaborate/communicate efficiently within a team dynamic.

Must have a valid driver's license, approval through agency's insurance carrier to drive agency's vehicles, and pass a criminal background check.

Envision Unlimited provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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  • Job Reference: 633753534-2
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Employer: Envision Unlimited
  • Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time