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Clinical Therapist

Memorial Behavioral Health Center
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2023-17658

Position Summary

Day Shift

The Clinical Therapist in the Community Conditional Release Program (CCRP) provides direct clinical services and administrative support to clients, particularly those involved with the justice system and experiencing severe mental illness (SMI) and severe emotional disturbances (SED). This role involves conducting comprehensive assessments, delivering therapeutic interventions, and crisis management.

Eligible for Sign-On Up To $10K

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

Direct Clinical Services

    • Provide 10 billable hours per week in the CCRP Program.
    • Establish initial data including clients presenting problems, mental status, relevant psychiatric, medical and developmental histories to make decisions regarding diagnosis (per DSM-V-TR), treatment objectives and ongoing treatment plans and/or to provide information and make appropriate referrals to other treatment sources in the community.
    • Implement crisis or pre-crisis intervention procedures with potentially suicidal, homicidal, or severely disabled clients. Make appropriate referrals to consulting psychiatrists or inpatient psychiatric facilities to prevent further destabilization.
    • Refer to, and work closely with, appropriate community resources to assure client linkage to appropriate coordination resources and delivery of appropriate services.
    • Develop and facilitate individual and group therapeutic intervention to serve a justice involved population with mental health issues and possible co-occurring substance use issues
    • Complete concurrent documentation at time of service with clients.
    • Meet LPHA grant requirement for staffing identified in the state contract.
    • Provide clinical LPHA review of comprehensive assessment and treatment plan in the IM+CANS.

Client Information System

  • Establish appropriate professional files, including intake evaluations, progress notes, treatment objectives and plans, previous treatment records, clients’ consent to current treatment and for exchange of information.
  • Complete required administrative forms (case opening/closing, SMI, Time Off Slips, Expense Vouchers, etc). Collect necessary information for billing and fee collection.
  • Complete required DHS, DMH, and court reports.
  • Provide necessary client information to other agencies or health care providers to coordinate services to identified clients.

Training Activities/Professional Growth

  • Supervisor and employee mutually identify professional goals to enhance job skills.
  • Participate in ongoing agency meetings, committees, and special projects to enhance professional expertise.
  • Complete all mandatory education requirements by specified deadlines.
  • Participate in required staff meetings and in-service meetings to keep abreast of agency policy and administrative procedures, meet requirements for continuing education, and upgrade professional knowledge.


  • Engage in appropriate team work functions (such as mutual support, clarification of office responsibilities and procedures) according to best professional judgment and agency policy to provide a professional working environment and effective service delivery.
  • Represent the MBH Community Conditional Release Program effectively when coordinating with members of the judicial system.
  • Meet with supervisor to complete mandatory monthly clinical supervision as required by the IL Department of Human Services.
  • Develop cooperative relationships outside the agency with family, physicians, public officials or interested agencies to provide for the development of mental health services in the community.
  • Schedule to attend psychiatric consultation meetings, including treatment plan review meetings.
  • Share relevant client data with other parties sharing responsibility for treatment (e.g. Director, treating physician, and involved collaterals).

Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values:

  • SAFETY: Prevent Harm – I put safety first in everything I do.  I take action to ensure the safety of others.
  • COURTESY: Serve Others – I treat others with dignity and respect.  I project a professional image and positive attitude.
  • QUALITY: Improve Outcomes – I continually advance my knowledge, skills and performance.  I work with others to achieve superior results.
  • EFFICIENCY: Reduce Waste – I use time and resources wisely.  I prevent defects and delays.

Job Relationships

  • Communicate directly with supervisor for clinical supervision, crisis intervention, clarification of program procedures and policies.
  • In absence of the immediate supervisor, access the site Administrator for clinical supervision.
  • Adhere to MHS/MBH Behavioral Standards.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in Residential and Crisis Center services as required or requested.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Required Experience


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related human service field from accredited university.


  1. LCPC or LCSW licensure required.
  2. Must have valid IL Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and proof of auto insurance.
  3. Must have or obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  4. Must have or obtain IM+CANS certification within 30 days of hire


  • Two years previous experience with SMI/SED population preferred. Verifiable history of providing quality care to clients as indicated by references or demonstrated by internal work history.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system preferred but not necessary.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must have keyboarding and computer skills as required by position.
  • Paperwork must be completed per agency policies and requirements of funding source.
  • Assertiveness and ability to work independently required.
  • Ability to sensitively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures is required.
Springfield, IL

Justin Barney


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