• 21-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Counseling
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We offer an excellent benefit package to full time employees.

FamilyCore understands that strong families, equipped with the tools and ties to succeed, are at the heart of any vibrant, tight-knit community. We are looking for compassionate, committed and conscientious individuals who will actively seek to mobilize its mission statement, which is "instilling hope by creating the right balance of resources and care to foster and equip healthy productive children & families."  FamilyCore is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited social service agency that has served the Tri-County area since 1900.  We are committed to helping individuals and families strengthen their lives through a variety of counseling, child welfare, family preservation and preventative education services.  We offer the best in quality, confidentiality, and expertise.

FamilyCore employs over 80 individuals in a tight-knit work community that work with schools, the court system and other social service agencies to connect counseling, intervention, preventative education and other support services with those who have a need. FamilyCore takes a holistic approach in its continuum of care, often providing boosts of support to multiple generations. The end goal is to maintain the integrity of family, however it may be defined.

The position will require the employee to plan and provide counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups. The position may require providing some case management to clients as required by the program plan. May supervise staff in the absence of the Counseling Director. Employee may be required to provide professional presentations and educational programs as needed, under the direction and regularly scheduled supervision, of the Counseling Director.


  • Knowledge of and experience with a variety of evidence-informed treatment approaches to clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups. All treatment approaches utilized must be approved by FamilyCore.
  • Has a firm grasp of the role of trauma in the lives of those served and an understanding of the interventions which are most effective with those who have experienced trauma.
  • Ability to complete quality documentation including Medicaid Mental Health Assessments, Individual Treatment Plans and Medicaid billing notes according to IL Statue Rule 132 and 140, and ability to implement such interventions.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, understand and integrate the Illinois Mental Health Code, Confidentiality Act and the Illinois Child Abuse and Reporting Act into practice.
  • Has a firm grasp of the importance of partnership and collaborative problem-solving with those served, and other stakeholders.
  • Has the ability to lead discussions, conceptualize well and communicate effectively; advocate for families and youth served; mobilize and educate families about formal and informal resources to support families.
  • Meet all the requirements for paperwork and productivity.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Is flexible in meeting the needs of those served.
  • Meet with Program Director on a regular basis and demonstrates ability to make effective use of supervision. Recommends diagnoses to Licensed Program Director.
  • Participate in intake service and facilitates service needs through the use of FamilyCore and community resources.
  • Prepare forms necessary to satisfy FamilyCore's needs for accountability and assist in preparation of reports, formulation and implementation of related studies.
  • Participate in compliance related activities such as record audits for peers and Process Quality Improvement.
  • Participate in all external meetings including court-related events to fulfill case responsibilities.
  • Adhere to standards adopted through Council on Accreditation.
  • May perform supervisor responsibility in absence of Counseling Director.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data and confidential information.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external clients.
  • Ensure safety protocols and policies are practiced at all times.
  • Assume responsibility for professional development and cultural competency.
  • *Perform other duties as assigned.



 Education and Experience:


  • Master's degree from an accredited university in Social Work or related field required.
  • 4-6 years' experience required.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor required.
  • Must pass Illinois Medicaid Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths test, if not currently certified.




  • Clinical experience to assess and support client assessments as needed.
  • Working knowledge of the Illinois Mental Health Code, Confidentiality Act and the Illinois Child Abuse and Reporting Act.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data and confidential information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a client focus.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver's License in good standing and proof of valid vehicle insurance.
  • Must pass required background check.
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or background.
  • Successfully complete FamilyCore training as required.
  • Possess knowledge of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Policy and Procedure, and IL Statue Medicaid Rule 132 and 140 and the requirement of documentation and billing procedures.
  • Utilize time tracking software and all other software required to fulfill duties.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a client focus.
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with clients.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Certification required includes, First Aid, CPR and Child Passenger Safety.
  • MANDT certified.
  • Illinois Medicaid Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths



  • Occasional sitting, lifting, pulling and pushing up to 25 lbs.
  • Regular walking, grasping, fingering, standing and other physical activities related to an office environment.
  • Occasional stooping, reaching overhead.
  • Operate general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer, with or without dual monitors.

Work Environment:


  • Work occurs in and out of an office environment. Frequently exposed to loud noise and outdoor weather conditions.
  • May be subject to noise, distraction, and interruptions. May be subject to difficult client interactions that involve behavioral and/or emotional challenges.

FamilyCore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

  *Clarification for 'Other duties as assigned': This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice  



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