Intern - Outpatient Behavioral Health
Peoria, IL 
Posted 22 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Intern Supervisor, will provide behavioral health assessment, intervention, and consultation to individuals and/or groups identified as having behavioral health needs; plans treatment modalities, coordinates and follows treatment plans. Will provide crisis evaluation and intervention as needed. Intern-Community Behavioral Health is recognized as a Mental Health Professional under Medicaid Community-Based Mental Health Services Rule 140.

Bachelor's Degree in in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field. or Bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of documented clinical experience in a mental health setting under the supervision of a QMHP (as defined by IL Rule 140/132).


  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Meet criteria for IL Rule 140/132 Mental Health Professional:
  • Currently enrolled in Master's degree practicum/internship.

With guidance from supervisor, demonstrates an ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to a range of client situations; has the ability to accurately assess and diagnose; can develop treatment plans and interventions with clients; possesses interpersonal skills, professional attitude and understands the ethical standards of behavioral healthcare. Able to interpret rules and regulations. Possesses good written and oral communication skills. Has the ability to plan and organize their work. Is able to recognize signs of suicidal behavior, assess for lethality, and respond in a clinically appropriate manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Key Accountability
  • Performs diagnostic assessments, collects diagnostic information, and determines immediate treatment plan needs with patients.
  • Requests medical or supervisory consultation, where indicated, in a diligent and timely manner.
  • Completes treatment plan in conjunction with client, identifying goals/objectives that are connected to needs identified in the assessment.
  • Provides behavioral health therapy to individuals, families and/or groups identified as having behavioral health needs.
  • Coordinates with Mobile Crisis Response and other crisis service teams for clients presenting who may be a danger to self or others.
  • Maintains records in accordance with Trillium Place policies, as well as state and federal oversight agencies and accreditation agencies including Joint Commission, Medicaid, Medicaid Rehabilitation Option, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Commercial Insurances.
  • Acts as a liaison and resource between the community and patient needs; coordinates treatment goals with community agencies, primary care physicians, court system, and managed-care entities.

Key Accountability

  • Meets compliance standards for all documentation and clinical charts.

Key Accountability

  • Participates in in-service and competency training.

This internship is funded through Illinois Health Practice Alliance. As a condition of this grant funding, participating interns must identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color.


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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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