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 individual will monitor the apartment site in concert with DCFS regulations as well as other funding specifications as needed, provide crisis management, assist in the development of independent living skills; including, menu planning, grocery shopping, housekeeping, as well as planning and participating in community activities. This person will also document all activities and interactions with youth per Thresholds’, DFCS, as well as other funding agencies policies and specifications.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience working with mentally ill youth and/or DCFS wards preferred, as well as familiarity with DCFS housing regulations.
Must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Requirements, Responsibilities and/or Duties Unique to the Position:
Individual must be motivated to assist in the development of young people's lives who are soon to be transitioning to independence. Must be proactive in handling crisis and enabling members to seek positive solutions and favorable outcomes. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license and auto insurance.