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Camelot Care Centers have offered a broad range of youth and family services since 1972. All services provided are designed to maintain children at the lowest and least restrictive yet the most appropriate level of care and to support or seek permanent living arrangements. Camelot Care Centers ('Camelot') is a Child Welfare Agency licensed by the State of Illinois, a member of the Child Care Association of Illinois, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Camelot Care Centers, Inc. is partnered with Pathways by Molina. Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services.At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. We proudly serve more than 55,000 unique clients and nearly 17 million individuals who qualify for services under our contracts.We specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as well as those supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources. Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, and Prevention Services. Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs. Pathways by Molina offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include: Paid vacation and sick leave Medical, dental, and vision insurance 401K Nine paid holidays Flexible schedule Mileage reimbursement Training and development opportunities The Mentoring Matters Programs strives to connect high-risk youth with adult Therapeutic Mentors who will service as a positive role model, provide support and assistance, and engage the young person in activities directly responsive to his/her current high risk behaviors. The overarching goal of our program is to assist disadvantaged youth, and to develop coping skills in order to navigate some of their most challenging life circumstances. The role of the Therapeutic Mentor is to work directly with those youth who have a higher need for target mentoring and greater number of hours of mentoring each week. The Therapeutic Mentor provides services and supports for clients necessary to assist the client to achieve and maintain rehabilatative, resiliency and recovery goals. Facilitates skill building, identification and use of natural supports, and use of community resources.Reporting to the Mentor Specialist, the Therapeutic Mentor is responsible for completing sufficient training, both at the outset of their work and on an ongoing basis. The Therapeutic Mentor will carry out all responsibilities of the position as defined below.QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Minimum requirements: Rehabilitative Services Associate or RSA - An RSA must be at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, have demonstrated skills in the field of services to adults or children, have demonstrated the ability to work within the provider's structure and accept supervision, and have demonstrated the ability to work constructively with clients, treatment resources and the community. Any individual meeting the minimum credentials for an MHP, QMHP or LPHA under this Part is deemed to also meet the credentialing requirements of an RSA. Any individual employed as an RSA prior to July 1, 2013 may continue to be so designated unless employment changes. Preferred requirements: Mental Health Professional or MHP - An individual who provides services under the supervision of a qualified mental health professional and who possesses: a bachelor's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field (includes the following Child, Family, Community Services; Early Childhood Development; Guidance and Counseling; Home Economics- Child and Family Services; Human Development Counseling; Human Service Administration; Human Services; Master of Divinity; Pastoral Care; Pastoral Counseling; Psychiatric Nursing; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public Administration; Social Science; Social Services; Sociology); a bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting; a practical nurse license under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65]. Minimum Educational Requirements: A certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma plus 2 years experience in providing mental health services; a recovery support specialist certified from, and in good standing with, the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.; a family partnership professional certificate from and in good standing with the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.; an occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one year of experience in a mental health setting; or a minimum of a high school diploma and 5 years supervised clinical experience in mental health or human services. A supervised internship in a mental health setting counts toward the experience in providing mental health services. Any individual meeting the minimum credentials for an LPHA or QMHP under this Part is deemed to also meet the credentialing requirements of an MHP. Any individual employed as an MHP prior to July 1, 2013 may continue to be so designated unless employment changes. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITESProvides Community Support services for assigned clients as outlined in Rule 132. Provides service and support for clients necessary to achieve and maintain rehabilitative, resiliency and recovery goals. Have contact with client and caregiver on a weekly basis and with the client's therapist at least two (2) times per month. Complete all paperwork following Rule 132 guidelines. Attend all required supervision, meetings and consultations on time and prepared to fully participate. Act independently in position, able to schedule meetings with client and keep therapist informed of progress in treatment with client. Ability to work flexible schedules, and be available on a 24-hour basis when requested. Ability to use their own vehicle for transportation of clients, and must be able to provide their own transportation to and from their assigned place of work. Establishing relationships with the young and engaging them in skill building activities. Working with youth on range of developmentally appropriate behaviors: ie increasing impulse control, building socialization skills, delayed gratification, exploring academic pursuits and enhancing self-esteem. Identifying activities for each youth assigned and participating in community activities that give the youth opportunities to practice newly learned behaviors. Having a working knowledge of local support/counseling services available to the youth. Identifying need for educational/vocational support and linking youth to appropriate services. Referring youth to adjunct services as necessary, working collaboratively with other agency providers. Ability to work with clinical staff as part of a treatment team. Ability to assist and support clients in accomplishing treatment goals. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Valid State Driver's License (In good standing). If moving to Illinois after position is accepted, must obtain an Illinois Driver's License within 30 days from Date of Hire. CPR & First Aid Certification within 30 days from date of hire Current physical and TB (PPD) test within 30 days of employment. Appropriate automobile insurance (at least state minimum) Signed employee acknowledgement of physical health and infection control responsibilities. Experience working with and/or awareness of unique needs of high-risk youth Strong communication skills Previous mentor experience desired Excellent planning, organizing and writing skills Knowledge of local resources for educational/vocational, recreational resources and for counseling/therapy for youth Understanding of and experience working with the various faith traditions within the communityBi-lingual skills a plus Preferred Skills:


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