Lake County, Illinois Counselor III (Children & Adolescent Behavioral Services) in Waukegan, Illinois

Counselor III (Children & Adolescent Behavioral Services)

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Job Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role:

As a Counselor III, you will evaluate and assess clients in the Children & Adolescent Behavioral Services (CABS) program. You will provide individual, family, and group therapy; mental health evaluation; treatment planning; case management and case consultation services to youth clients and their families.


  • Maintain regular contact with an active case load.

  • 24 hour crisis response to the location of the youth in crisis.

  • Collaborate with the treatment team to develop, review and update client treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.

  • Assist clients with obtaining public entitlements, housing and community resources.

  • Conduct crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.

  • Attend briefings with Court Services, schools, agencies and others, as necessary.

  • Focus on client empowerment evidence based or adopted best practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.

  • Provide services in office and community settings.

  • Work as part of a comprehensive treatment team.

  • Provides consultation and education to community groups.

  • Competently work with clients with coexisting disorders including substance abuse.

  • Meet minimum productivity expectations and documentation standards using electronic medical records.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field and three years of experience is required, or

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field and one year of experience is required.

  • Child and Adolescent experience is required.

  • If a recovering person, must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit theHealth Departmentpage to get additional information on why you should work for us.

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit the CABS program information page. To learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees please review this shortvideo.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Position Type



21.38 - USD

Applications will be accepted

Position is subject to close at any time.