In Person Counselor
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Overview:
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

Responsibilities:
The In-Person Counselor is responsible for enrolling eligible Illinoisans into qualified health plans through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid expansion. This is a Full-Time, Temporary position. Responsibilities include:

Conduct outreach, education and enrollment activities to community groups and individuals to raise awareness about the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid expansion.
Assist individuals and facilitate their selection of and application for a qualified health plan or when appropriate a public insurance plan.
Provide information that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served, including those with limited English proficiency.
Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings specific to the In-Person Counselor program;
Represent Thresholds at community meetings and events;
Attend and assist with agency-wide events and activities as directed;

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in public health, social work or other related field preferred.
Case Management and/or public benefit screening experience desirable.
Daily access to a personal vehicle is required . Must obtain and maintain $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability insurance coverage. Subject to validation every six months.
Committed to achieving results under demanding time frames.
Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
May require non-traditional hours, including limited evening and weekend hours.

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