COUNSELOR II, INTAKE at Abraxas Youth & Family Services in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Responsible for maintaining appropriate census through the scheduling, assessment and intake of clients, under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates all admissions, to include; scheduling transportation, writing intake summaries, and taking care of any customer service needs.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure that all admission and intake processes are completed.
  • Ensures all required documentation is requested and obtained as required and maintains tracking system for all documentation.
  • Maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health.
  • Recognizes symptoms of the dually diagnosed patient.
  • Communicates referral information to the treatment team.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with residents, significant others and providers; uses communication skills to engage them in the treatment process.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, resident, and providers and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries, as identified in the Code of Ethics.
  • Tracks, Documents and edits reports that are sent to the customer.
  • Responsible for developing and tracking all Correspondence sent to our Customers.
  • Interacts with other agencies, professionals, and referral sources and presents a positive image of the facility and the organization.
  • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication; uses clinically appropriate forms and records, accurately and timely documenting resident assessment planning and progress.
  • Identifies opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools and techniques to address potential quality issues within the facility, and participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Identifies tasks to be completed in order of highest to lowest priority and behaviors that will not interfere with the ability to complete assignments.
  • Promotes teamwork through collective effort and works cooperatively with team members.
  • Maintains appropriate credentials and pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities.
  • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
  • Attends mandatory in-services.
  • Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident.
  • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
  • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.


Non-Essential Functions:

  • None


Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • Bachelor ‘s degree in addictions, social work, psychology, or human services related discipline; CADC, LSW, LCSW, LPC, OR LCPC preferred. Experience working with the population of the hiring unit is preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
      • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
      • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
      • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
      • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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