Bilingual SASS/MCR Counselor I

Job title: Bilingual SASS/MCR Counselor I



Kenneth Young Center (KYC) offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities that support the vibrancy and vitality of our community. KYC reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Employees are generous in spirit and work to treat the specific needs of each client in a holistic and empathetic manner. As a team, we believe strongly in the value and impact of the work that we do. We also care about the well-being of one another and want what is best for each employee. Together our staff is building a warm and welcoming organizational culture that celebrates our unique perspectives and urges all to provide feedback to ensure continuous improvement in support of our mission, Together We Thrive. Job Scope: Works with families and community based systems to provide services including crisis assessment, treatment planning, case management and intensive family based services. Actively contribute as a team member with on-call crisis response shifts to provide assessment, maintain a caseload for linking clients to long-term services, and maintain a caseload of clients for individual therapy. Clients served are predominately ages 6-24, but can range from age 3 through the lifespan. On call-shifts run on a 24/7 basis, and include evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Bilingual in Spanish to provide services to clients and their families. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required Accommodation for Medical and Religious Exemption will be Considered Weekly Testing Required for Approved Vaccination Exemptions Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of crisis screening, assessment, and support services to a caseload of clients and their families. These services will include the following:
  • Crisis screenings resulting in hospitalization or deflection
  • Attending all ongoing hospital staffings and residential placement meetings
  • Developing a plan to stabilize a client without the use of hospitalization if hospitalization is not necessary
  • Case management services
  • Linkage back to substitute care provider
  • Linkage to community resources as needed
  • Ongoing support to help a client maintain access to established services
  • Post-hospitalization services, which includes gathering information for a mental health assessment and individualized treatment plan
  • Participate as a responsible crisis team member to maintain continuous on-call coverage and to accomplish other team tasks, goals and responsibilities
  • Manage a caseload that reflects the MCR/ SASS program demands
  • Provide timely and accurate assessments of incoming calls with clinically appropriate dispositions.
  • Determine the need for additional services based on the assessment and facilitate linkage.
  • Participate in consultation, as needed, with other agency professionals or with paid agency consultants.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree from an Accredited College or University in Social Work, Psychology, or closely related discipline
  • One to three years experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation required.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Must work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served, including rotating direct on-call responsibilities, which includes evening, weekend, and holiday hours

Kenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market. KYC offers all full-time employees the following:

  • 403(b) plan with organizational matching
  • Health (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois), Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (UNUM)
  • Flexible Spending Account (with up to $550 annual rollover)
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability (UNUM)
  • Life Insurance and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents (UNUM)

To further promote an active and healthy work/ life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.

  • 8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays (Juneteenth added for 2022)
  • 3 Personal Floating Holidays annually
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)

Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer #OJ

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Location: Arlington Heights, IL

Job date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:49:12 GMT

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