Lake County Health Dept GBHI Coordinator in Waukegan, Illinois

GBHI Coordinator

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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 the GBHI Coordinator you will coordinate, plan, evaluate, supervise and organize services for the Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) SAMHSA grant. The grant will target individuals with Substance Abuse disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who are experiencing homelessness in Lake County.

Location: 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Skills and Experience

  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision and development of program staff, including completion of evaluations.

  • Monitors the program adherence to budgetary guidelines.

  • Assures ongoing compliance with Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Organization, federal and state standards and regulations.

  • Monitors and insures physical plant maintenance and safety compliance.

  • Obtains monthly service statistics and provides other statistical information for internal and external reporting.

  • Interviews job applicants for staff positions and makes recommendations for hiring to Associate Director/Director.

  • Provides direction on the scope, types, and evaluation of clinical and administrative programming that is offered utilizing published best practices and empirically proven clinical methodologies in delivery of client care.

  • Demonstrates leadership abilities in conducting administrative and clinical meetings and ensures effective communication among all staff regarding administrative and clinical issues.

  • Ensures that staff is trained on quality improvement concepts, tools and techniques.

  • Maintains accountability standards required by LCHD/CHC and funding sources relative to quality and quantity of services provided by staff members.

  • Conducts, coordinates, and supervises the program and regular review of clinical records.

  • Involved in quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis.

  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.

  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.

  • Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffings on assigned clients.

  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requiresa Master's Degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years' experience in chemical dependency/behavioral health field, which includes two years of supervisory experience.

  • Requireslicense by State of Illinois as a Physician, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.), or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.).

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, please visit the Substance Abuse Program information page. If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, 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



65,890.25 - USD

Applications will be accepted

Position is subject to close at any time.