Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Job Opening: Adult Mentoring Program at Kenneth Young Center

My name is Asta Klimaite and I am the coordinator of the Adult Mentoring Program at the Kenneth Young Center. I am looking to hire two part-time adult mentors. This position would involve working with adults that have a history of mental illness. The hours for these positions would be flexible; however, they would likely include evening and Saturday hours.


Behavioral Support Specialist

Adult Recovery Services

I. Responsibilities
A. Clinical Responsibilities
1. Provide in-home and community-based skill building focused on activities of daily living, home maintenance, and interpersonal skills with adults diagnosed with mental illness consistent with the individual service plan.  These services may be on a planned, regular basis and will have a start and end date.  These services will include but are not limited to:
·         Development of leisure skills for SMI
·         Orienting clients to his or her own community and resources
·         Development of skills for making and keeping friends
·         Setting limits and providing structure
·         Development of home maintenance skills for home living
·         Assisting clients in defining and developing his or her interests
·         Educating and practicing healthy living skills
·         Working in conjunction with both PSR and TLP staff to address meeting service needs of the client
·         Goal review and development of new treatment goals
2.        Participate in supervision as directed with the Coordinator
3.        Participate with the Coordinator in regular performance evaluations
4.        Work cooperatively with other staff to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared
B.            Administrative Duties
1.             Receive input from the Coordinator and provide feedback regarding administrative issues
2.             Submit, in a timely and accurate fashion, documentation as required by the Centers’ policies and procedures
3.             Participate in orientations and training programs of the Center as directed
4.             Attend all required meetings and supervision
II. General Competencies
            A.         Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
            B.         Exhibit high quality work
            C.         Be a productive member of the staff
            D.         Demonstrate cooperation
            E.         Take the initiative to act on own
            F.         Use excellent judgment
            G.         Communicate clearly
            H.         Make use of supervision
            I.          Contribute to development of a culture of care
III. Core Competencies
A.   Provide Care Planning Coordination
B.   Provide Treatment/Care Services
IV. Special Competencies
A.    Aware of issues affecting adults with chronic mental illness
B.    Able to establish therapeutic relationship with the client
C.    Able to locate and engage in activities which are related to the service plan
V. Education and Experience
A.    Associates degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in social services or a related discipline or the equivalent education and experience to be classified as a RSA or MHP under Rule 132, or 3 years experience working with Adult MI population
B.    Previous experience working with adults
C.    Minimum age 21 years
D.    Ability to work evenings and Saturdays
E.    Willingness to drive to clients’ homes and provide services in the community
F.    Excellent driving record
VI.        Chain of Authority
            A.         Reports to the Adult Clinical Recovery Supervisor
VII.       Schedule
            A.         Part Time – Non-Exempt
Kenneth Young Center is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Asta Klimaite, MA, LCPC
Clinical Recovery Therapist/Adult Mentor Coordinator

Kenneth Young Center
1001 Rohlwing Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-524-8800 ext 107
Fax: 847-524-8824

Monday, March 16, 2015

CSL 466 - New Section Inquiry

Hello Students -

Faculty are considering opening another section of CSL 466: Assessment and Treatment of Chemical Dependency on Tuesday night for Spring Quarter. Please note: this post is to determine interest in the course to gauge whether or not a new section will open.

If you would enroll in a new section of CSL 466 for Spring Quarter - please email Jennifer Sonnenberg with your DePaul ID number.

If enough students respond to open a new section, you will be contacted. Students who email Jennifer and students on the current 466 wait list will be given priority to enroll in the new section.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer:

The deadline for this request is Wednesday, March 18th by 5pm. Thank you for your help!