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 use/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 within a shared caseload. The Recovery Counselor will also provide crisis/on-call coverage as directed.
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
Communicate effectively within the team model for a multi-disciplinary approach to client care.
Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned
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.
Ability to work available to work evenings and weekends as directed.
Experience working with people with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses preferred
Experience in community-based services preferred
Internal Number: 100
About Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services provided are located in the community. Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.
Typical services provided include case management, counseling/therapy, individual skills training, medication training, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning.
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. offers a competitive benefit package, including; vacation days, sick days, paid holidays, floating holidays, excellent medical, dental, and vision packages, and a casual work environment.
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.