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Title: Mental Health Counselor

Department: Court Services

Posted On: 12/19/2017

The Sangamon County Court Services Department is accepting application for a full-time position of a Mental Health Counselor.

Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, provides assessment and treatment services to youths and adults involved with the Probation and Court Services Department, including youths in secure detention. Functions as a liaison between the Department and any treatment providers. Works to ensure continuity of services for youths and adults, including youths released from detention.

Requirements: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university in counseling, social work or clinical psychology and licensed as a counselor (LCPC, LCSW, LPC) in Illinois or reciprocal state. Able to pass a criminal background check and provide a negative pre-employment urine drug screen. Possess a valid driver’s license.

Skills: Knowledge of mental health screening and assessment tools for juveniles/adults; knowledge of the juvenile and adult criminal justice system; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with juveniles, parents/guardians, probationers, victims, judiciary stakeholders, law enforcement, social service/community agencies, and other agency or individual that provides assistance or services to the department or juveniles/probationers; general knowledge of personal computer operations; and be proficient in legal writing.

Benefits: Annual base salary is $43,729.00 to $65,594.00; health, dental, and life insurance; pension plan; deferred compensation option; paid vacation, sick, and personal time.

Submit cover letter, application, and résumé to the following by 4:30 p.m., January 12, 2018, Sangamon County Probation and Court Services Department, Attention: Julie Collins, 200 South Ninth Street, Room 308, and Springfield, IL 62701. Application is available online at www.co.sangamon.il.us (Probation and Court Services Department, Employment Application) or from the above address Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer