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Regional Mental Health is seeking a Social Worker for the IV-B program based out of the Merrillville, IN office. The Therapist will be responsible for home-based and office-based therapy (individual and family) with DCS referrals. This position works with children, adolescents, and adults, collaborates with referral sources including DCS, Juvenile Probation and systems of care. Requires ability to diagnose clients utilizing DSM-IV-TR on all 5 Axes, develop treatment plans in accordance with Medicaid and DCS standards containing appropriate goals and objectives. Requires ability to provide professional, clinically sound reports to DCS and during court hearings.
Shift: M – F, varies
Benefits: Full Medical, Dental and vision benefits available.
401K, Pension and Wellness program.
MA or MS in Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related clinical field required. Experience with target population and license preferred.
Must have valid Driver's License and ability to work flexible Mon - Fri schedules.
Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently.
Regional Mental Health Center: Providing Mental Health Services Since 1970s On July 1, 2009, Southlake Center for Mental Health and Tri-City Community Mental Health Center consolidated to form Regional Mental Health Center. Tri-City had been providing services to North Township since 1971, and Southlake began treatment for the southern portion of Lake County in 1974.The two CEOs, Bob Krumwied at T...ri-City and Lee Strawhun at Southlake, worked together through the years to provide the community a continuum of mental health and substance abuse services. Upon Lee’s retirement in January of 2008, the Boards of Directors decided that Bob would be CEO of both Agencies. After a year and a half, realizing the vast similarities of Southlake and Tri-City, the Boards spent many hours working to combine the Agencies, so that one behavioral health provider would now serve the bulk of Lake County. Thus, the dream of a Regional Mental Health Center was realized.The Mental Health Association in Lake County had long advocated for mental health care and was instrumental in organizing an effort to apply for the first community mental health centers. Tri-City opened in East Chicago with an outpatient office in the Pepsi Building on Chicago Avenue and admitting privileges at St. Catherine Hospital. Staff then moved into the old Indiana University Building on Indianapolis Blvd; a new center was built next to that structure in 1980. Southlake began in 1977 with an outpatient office on East 86th in Merrillville.Regional Mental Health Center currently provides treatment at the two centers and several satellite locationsfor addictions, substance abuse, and various mental health illnesses.