The SASS Case Manager works to alleviate or stabilize mental health symptoms of selected clients, which impairs their ability to adjust to home, community integration, or maintain living stability; provides therapeutic services to individuals, families or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems such as therapeutic settings by performing the following duties; develops assessment and treatment planning for clients.
Applicants must meet the requirement for a Mental Health Professional as defined by Rule 132. This includes:
Candidates who have a master's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, or family therapy, or a related field
Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field
Screening Assessment and Support Services (SASS)
Screening Assessment and Support Services (SASS) is an intensive mental health program designed to provide crisis stabilization, pre-admission screening, assessment, and treatment of any child who may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and who is eligible for public funding under any program funded by one of three collaborating departments (IDHS, IHFS, and IDCFS). Services are child-centered, family-focused, community-based, and culturally competent, and occurring in the least restrictive setting, and include multi-systems.
SASS provides 24 hours a day, 365 days a year screening, assessment, and follow up services, including case management, linkage, community support, and counseling/therapy, to youth referred to One Hope United by the Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) Hotline and any youth residing within the counties of the Illinois Local Area Networks (LAN) of Washington County in LAN 7, Jefferson, Hamilton, or Wayne Counties in LAN 8, or Jasper, Clay, Marion, Fayette, and Effingham Counties within LAN 9. Transfer cases from other SASS programs are accepted, as well.