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Estimated Pay $13 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Kankakee, IL, United States
Kankakee, Illinois

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Working as a Community Support Specialist is a unique learning opportunity. Through care planning, you will be an integral part of a client's growth and recovery. You will remove barriers to mental healthcare through case management: connecting our clients with resources and helping them navigate complex systems. You will help clients strengthen daily living skills as you drive them to doctors' appointments, to benefits offices, or to the grocery store. Each day will be a little bit different, requiring you to adapt to your client's schedule, needs, and treatment plan.

The culture at Thresholds is collaborative and supportive, providing you with the tools and resources you need for the best client care. Opportunities for training and professional development, including clinical supervision, will deepen your knowledge and expand your clinical skills in harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and other evidence-based practices. This invaluable experience will set you up for a variety of career paths and growth opportunities within our organization.

To succeed in this role, you need:

  • Passion for mental health advocacy
  • Effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong time management and organization
  • To be at least 21 years old
  • A valid driver's license, current car insurance, and daily access to your own car
  • Willingness to provide transportation to clients
  • Monday thru Friday Availability

Many education and experience paths are eligible for this role:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate and 5 years of supervised clinical experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and 2 years of supervised clinical experience
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field

What sets Thresholds apart:

  • Competitive pay - Base Rate: $20.75 - 23.13 per hour
  • Subject to increase based on education and experience
  • Generous PTO (9 federal holidays, 8 days of sick leave, 15-22 days personal and vacation)
  • Dental insurance, vision insurance,choice of 4 medical insurance plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer match
  • Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement (up to $50/month)
  • Public service loan forgiveness
  • Supervision for clinical licensure at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC)
  • Reimbursement for professional licensure and license renewal

Thresholds is a mission-driven agency with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster an environment where all feel valued and respected, a place where every employee can be themselves, thrive, and support the agency's mission. Click here to learn more.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)