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
The Community Support Specialists provide direct service to members through outreach (60% of your workday will be spent out of the office providing direct service) including case management, counseling, advocacy, linkage and referral, crisis intervention and collaboration with providers. These staff function as a member of a team and attends daily clinical meetings, and must adhere to agency documentation requirements.
Bachelor's degree or a minimum of five years supervised experience in mental health or human services or the ability to meet Office of Mental Health standards as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) required.
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 field is strongly preferred.
Must have a valid Driver's license, have access to a personal vehicle (this position requires you to use your vehicle to provide direct service to members), and a good driving record. Mileage is reimbursed.
Must have 100,000/300,000/100,000 auto insurance.
Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....