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Mental Health Counselor


This is a Full-time position in Anna, IL posted May 27, 2023.

About us

When you join the Arrowleaf team, you are committing to a meaningful career where your work will make a difference for your neighbors throughout Southern Illinois and strengthen our region as a whole. You’ll have a chance to build well-being not just for the people you work with, but for yourself as well, as you gain life-changing experiences, enjoy highly competitive benefits, and experience unmatched opportunities for advancement.

About the role

Job Title: Counselor (Bachelor’s level) or Therapist (Master’s level)

Home Office: Vienna, IL, Anna, IL, Cairo, IL (Must live within 90 minutes of these locations)

Area of Focus: Behavioral Health

Program(s): Behavioral Health – Outpatient Mental Health Programming helps individuals build life skills and well-being through behavioral health counseling, psychiatric care, and other care coordination and support services.

Hours of Work: Full-time, 40 hours/week

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field; Master’s Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP); qualifies as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) is preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Travels to off-site/community-based locations for direct service delivery; participates in after-hours crisis response rotation; ability to schedule evening appointments; maintains and provides proof of a valid driver’s license; maintains and provides proof of personal vehicle liability insurance; at least 21 years of age.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of various behavioral and human development theories and practices; ability to understand mental health and substance use diagnoses, treatment planning processes, and evidence-based curriculums; knowledge of local health and human services resources; knowledge of basic crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent computer skills.


  • Intervenes and evaluates consumers and establishes the diagnosis.
  • Develops treatment plan collaboratively with consumers by defining goals, specific outcomes, and time-frames for treatment. Monitors consumers’ behavior.
  • Intervenes therapeutically to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of consumers to improve individual and family level of functioning.
  • Provides crisis intervention to stabilize the consumer’s condition by utilizing short-term crisis intervention techniques and/or referral to other support services.
  • Maintains networking and referral contacts with other human service providers both internally and externally.
  • Carries a caseload as assigned by a direct supervisor.
  • Completes required monthly direct service hours to consumers as defined on Direct Service Requirement sheet.
  • Facilitates recreation/socialization and cultural activities for consumers who provide enjoyable outings that prepare and encourage them to engage in activities independent of the agency.
  • Effectively teaches life-management skills to consumers.
  • Provides and arranges transportation services to consumers which they translate to their natural environment.

*This is a bargaining unit, union position

You will enjoy:

    • A flexible schedule
    • A culture of collaboration
    • Professional & upward mobility opportunities
    • A family-oriented atmosphere
    • Health wellbeing stipend ($200 per fiscal year)
    • 100% employer-paid health insurance (health, dental, vision) *available after 1st day of the month after 60 calendar days of employment
    • $50,000 life insurance policy
    • Travel reimbursement
    • Up to 368 hours of paid time off just within your first year of employment! Includes 13 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, 40 hours bereavement leave, 12 days vacation (6 month probation period), and 8 hours volunteer paid time off per year.
    • Additional opportunities for compensation are available above starting salary

Call/text our recruiter at 618.652.2044

Arrowleaf is the human services organization in Southern Illinois best positioned to support individuals of all ages so that they can contribute to vibrant and more robust communities. That’s because only Arrowleaf: Innovates our service offerings to best support the communities’ needs; Leads community collaboration to better support the success of each individual we work with; and contributes to community prosperity and tracks economic development.

Mission: Arrowleaf’s mission is to help all Southern Illinoisans reach their full potential. We provide resources and opportunities that support individuals of all ages so they can thrive, make our communities more vibrant, and build economic prosperity that benefits everyone.

Vision: We envision a Southern Illinois where all individuals are contributing to a community that is safe and vibrant for everyone.

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Selection of employees for Arrowleaf shall be performed in such a manner as to ensure equal consideration of all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, marital status, protected veteran status or national origin.