Trilogy Behavioral Health

  • Employment Specialist - Peer Support (Edgewater)

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Employment Services
  • Overview

    About Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare:

    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.



    * This position is located in Chicago's Edgewater community *


    As an Employment Specialist you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve each and every day by helping them discover their own unique self, purpose, community and wellness. Trilogy fully embraces the IPS model and assists all clients interested in working to find, attain and maintain competitive employment in the community. Employment Specialists are integrated into assigned clinical teams and work with each client to develop individualized employment plans to match clients to jobs that meet their individual needs and preferences. Trilogy believes in the transformative power of work; that finding and sustaining meaningful employment is an integral part of each individual’s recovery journey.

    Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of or willingness to learn about the impact of traumatic experiences in the lives of persons who receive behavioral health services as well as an understanding of harm reduction and motivational interviewing principles. People with lived experiences are encouraged to apply.



    The Recovery Peer Support Specialist must be a past or present consumer of mental health services AND willing to share their personal story of recovery with our clients.


    This position requires a minimum of ONE of the following:

    • a bachelor's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field;

    • a bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting;

    • a practical nurse license under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65];

    • a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or GED plus 2 years experience in providing mental health services;

    • CRSS certification through IAODAPCA • a family partnership professional certificate from and in good standing with IAODAPCA

    • an occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one year of experience in a mental health setting;

    • or a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and 5 years supervised clinical experience in mental health or human services  



    Other Requirements include:

    • Valid IL Driver’s License

    • Daily access to a well maintained vehicle with 100,000/300,000 liability insurance



    Ideal candidates must possess a CRSS credential OR obtain the CRSS credential within one year of hire


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