Program Director
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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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

Assumes a leadership role in the agency and provides modeling of evidence-based practices and recovery.
Insures the delivery of all program and casework services, attempt to accomplish all agency objectives and promulgate agency traditions, practices and organizational goals.
Provides direct service and direction to members and their families, functioning as the senior clinician or "player coach.”
This may include but is not limited to the standards and documentation requirements as established by: CARF, Medicare, Medicaid, DMH, CILA, DOL, Social Security (PASS), DORS and/or DCFS.
Oversees income streams and programmatic expenditures for this program in accordance with the agency's accounting procedures and within the program's approved budget as assigned by the Program Director. As assigned, appropriately transmit such information to the staff of the program.
Assists with special tasks as assigned, including but not limited to: writing proposals, publications, annual reports, representing the agency at meetings, conferences, conducting research, consulting with and training outside visitors and trainees, supervising students, orienting and training new staff.
Oversees and manage the physical plant(s). Assume responsibility for all aspects of staff and member safety relative to the operation of the program(s).
Performs and participate in crisis intervention when necessary.
Assure that all assigned paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely fashion.
Provides accurate and timely information to your supervisor on all topics and issues related to the operation of the agency and the well-being of its members; and, as appropriate, transmit such information to subordinates.
Be available to the staff and members of the program on an on-call basis after regular business hours. Provide after hours coverage as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

A Master’s degree in a related field with three years experience is preferred. Extensive experience may be substituted for formal educational requirements with the approval of the Associate Director.
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.
May be required to provide transportation for members of the program using a Thresholds provided vehicle or personal vehicle. Must be 23 years of age and must meet all insurance carrier’s requirements. Subject to annual Department of Motor Vehicles license verification.
Computer proficiency, including the ability to use email, navigate and enter notes into electronic medical records and working knowledge of pertinent software.
Must obtain satisfactory results from an Illinois State Police Conviction Background Check.

Current and valid driver’s licenses.
LPHA preferred.

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