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Trilogy Behavioral Health Recovery Counselor- Peer - South Shore in Chicago, United States

$20.67 - 24.52 per hour

Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

South Shore location

Are you looking to join a company that values your opinion, thanks you for your hard work, and cares about you as a person? Trilogy has been voted one of Chicago’s best and brightest companies for years and we are looking for Peer Support Recovery Counselors!

The Peer Support will assess the client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation to plan for treatment course through home, community, and office visits.  They will provide individually based motivational treatment and support to clients to assist them in their recovery from mental illness.  The Peer Support will be an advocate for clients and link them to community services as needed.  They will provide client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use/addiction disorders utilizing a harm reduction approach.

The Peer Support will provide at least 75% of all community support services in the community.  They will complete case management tasks with clients within a shared caseload.  The Peer Support will also provide crisis/on-call coverage as directed.

  • Assess client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation through home, community, and office visits.

  • Coordinate the establishment of an individual recovery plan with the client, client’s support system, and other care providers.

  • Model for clients good communication skills, recovery-oriented living skills, effective coping skills, and self-help strategies

  • Actively participate in Peer Support meetings and activities to gain additional support in position.

  • Aware of individual signs of burnout/feeling overwhelmed and knows how to get and provide support.

  • Acquire a CRSS credential within 18 months of hire

  • Complete daily progress notes based on services provided to clients in a timely manner reflected in Trilogy’s documentation policy and agency standards

  • Complete all necessary documentation related to client care e.g. IMCANS, LOCUS, tracking forms in the Electronic Medical Record

  • Recognize and act on opportunities to move clients to appropriate levels of care; provide referrals to additional services as indicated.

  • Assist clients in identifying signs and symptoms of de-compensation, assess for crisis situations and or the need for stabilization through hospitalization. Work collaboratively with clients to identify coping skills to assist in managing symptoms and stressors experienced.

  • Provide psychoeducation, medication training and monitoring to clients according to Trilogy policy

  • Coordinate with team nurse/pharmacy to ensure client medication accuracy

  • Documenting in real time on medication administration record (MAR)

  • Assist clients in learning and improving independent living skills; i.e. personal hygiene, housekeeping skills, nutrition, and shopping for food and personal items

  • Educate and assist clients with applying for entitlements; i.e. Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and LINK

  • Understand the representative payeeship process per agency policy and providing individualized client money management services.

  • Accompany and transport clients to important appointments in the community and provide support with issues related to housing, substance use, budgeting, social support, and medication.

  • Advocate on client’s behalf and empower clients to advocate on behalf of themselves when appropriate

  • Communicate effectively within the team model for a multi-disciplinary approach to client care.

  • Actively participate in team communication via multiple electronic platforms

  • Engage regularly in daily team meetings to consult and collaborate on shared caseload

  • Provide on-call and crisis coverage as assigned.

  • Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned

  • Must have a) received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster if due by the date of hire or b) submitted and received approval of a religious or medical exemption, prior to start date, in order to be considered.

  • Must have one of the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED and two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting. 

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field. 

  • Must be a past or present consumer of mental health services and willing to share their personal story of recovery with our clients.

  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with daily access to a well-maintained vehicle with $1,000,000/$3,000,000 liability insurance  

  • Experience working with people with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses preferred

  • Experience in community-based services preferred

  • IM+CANS certification preferred and may be required to obtain IM+CANS certification within 30 days of hire

Req No.: 2023-4201

Team: CST Diamond

External Company Name: Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

External Company URL:

Street: 2251 E. 73rd St.