Youth Program Development 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.


Thresholds is seeking a Youth Program Development Director to lead our new Community Support Team for young adults, and to provide consultation, training, and support to young adult programs. Thresholds is nationally known for our innovative programming for emerging adults with mental health needs. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development of our newest model, by leading the provision of community-based services for this under-served population. In addition, the Youth Program Development Director will coordinate and provide training for staff across our program models, and will take leadership of special projects dedicated to program improvement and support.


The successful candidate will have the ability to take initiative, identify program enhancement needs, and work cooperatively within multiple teams. He or she will be energized around creating new programs, and have experience with child welfare work. LCSW, LCPC or Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 5+ years experience with same or similar population, and with team leadership/supervision experience. Experience with DBT is a plus.

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