Thresholds is Illinois' oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V
Provide case management services to young adults with mental illness as part of a multidiscplinary treatment team. Coordinate care with collaterals including DCFS, DJJ, ICG, and CPS. Teach independent living skills through both individual and group interventions. Assist youth with symptom management and help them to develop interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance skills. Plan and facilitate outings into the community to help youth learn to access needed resources. Help to prepare youth to transition to the adult mental health system. Participate in crisis intervention, including working to de-escalate agitated youth as well as participate in evaluating for psychiatric hospitalization when needed. Participate in staffings and treatment team meetings. Document services in accordance with Medicaid requirements.
This person should have good written and verbal communication skills and strong basic computer skills, which include the ability to document services in a clear and effective manner. Experience in the mental health and child welfare fields is strongly preferred.
Must have a valid Driver's license, own a vehicle, and have a good driving record.
Must have 100,000/300,000/100,000 auto insurance.
Master's Degree preferred, Bachelor's Degree required.
Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....