Website Trilogy Inc.
Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Rogers Park location
The Recovery Counselor will assess the client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation to plan for treatment course through home, community, and office visits. They will provide individually based motivational treatment and support to clients to assist them in their recovery from mental illness. The Recovery Counselor will be an advocate for clients and link them to community services as needed. They will provide client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse/addiction disorders utilizing a harm reduction approach.
The Recovery Counselor will provide at least 60-75% of all community support services in the community. They will complete case management tasks with clients as well. Recovery Services Recovery Counselors are responsible for managing their own caseloads with support, consultation and direction from their Team Leader.
- Assess client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation through home, community, and office visits.
- Coordinate the establishment of an individual recovery plan with the client, client’s support system, and other care providers.
- Recognize and act on opportunities to move clients to appropriate levels of care; provide referrals to additional services as indicated.
- Assist clients in identifying signs and symptoms of de-compensation. Work collaboratively with clients to identify coping skills to assist in managing symptoms and stressors experienced.
- Assist clients in learning and improving independent living skills; i.e. personal hygiene, housekeeping skills, nutrition, and shopping for food and personal items
- Educate and assist clients with applying for entitlements; i.e. Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and LINK
- Accompany clients to important appointments in the community and provide support with issues related to housing, substance use, budgeting, social support, and medication.
- Advocate on client’s behalf and empower clients to advocate on behalf of themselves when appropriate
- Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned
- Must have a) received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire or b) submitted and received approval of a religious or medical exemption, prior to start date, in order to be considered.
- Must have one of the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field
- Bachelor’s degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting
- Licensed Practical Nurse under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65]
- Certificate of Psychiatric Rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program, a high school diploma/GED, and two years’ experience of experience in a mental health setting
- CRSS certification through IAODAPCA
- Family Partnership Professional certificate from and in good standing with IAODAPCA
- Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with one-year experience in a mental health setting
- High school diploma or GED and five years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting
- Valid Illinois Driver’s License with daily access to a vehicle. Must have $100,000/$300,000 auto liability insurance.
- Experience working with people with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses preferred
- Experience in community-based services preferred
To apply for this job please visit careers-trilogyinc.icims.com.