Desk Clerk
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Overview:
Find a career with a nationwide leader of mental healthcare services.

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

Thresholds also offers an exemplary benefits package that includes 15 vacation days in the first year of employment. Unparalleled in-house employee training and development programs and a supportive management team distinguish Thresholds from other employers. Join the Thresholds team!

Responsibilities:
In a "low demand" residential setting, the desk clerk is responsible for monitoring overall well-being and safety of 10 members with mental illness and in transition from homelessness. Provide some "hands on" assistance such as room cleaning, supervision of self administration of medication and basic community building with members. Shift duties include daily documentation such as shift summaries and medication log. May include some community group facilitation and crisis management in consultation with the on-call supervisor. This position requires that the desk clerk remain awake during the entire shift and attend monthly staff meetings.

Qualifications:
Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and some mental health related experience preferred. The position requires strong basic computer, phone and record keeping skills.

Understanding of the "low demand" model and experience working with members who have struggled with homelessness and mental illness.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....