Employment

Stepping Stones of Rockford accepts applications on a rolling basis. Job descriptions are below. Submit an application at the bottom of this page.

The Agency Psychiatric Nurse

The Agency Psychiatric Nurse is a key position within the organization whose role it is to facilitate the pharmacological needs for clients in a community residential health setting. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitates client appoints with the agency psychiatrists and support staff.
  • Collaborate With other staff to ensure effective and efficient care.
  • Assures clients have access to prescribed medications including required labs, pharmacy, med assistance programs and pharmaceutical representatives.
  • Abides by OSHA standards including proper disposal of hazardous waste and ensures the completion of infection control reports.
  • Assesses and monitors client’s medical health and nutritional needs.
  • Properly use and maintain medical supplies and equipment for the agency.
  • Provides orientation and ongoing training for staff related to nursing, medical and medication related issues.
  • Responsible for assisting with developing, implementing and updating medical nursing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accreditation authorities.
  • Maintains documentation for clinical records in electronic format.

Candidates must be a registered nurse licensed in Illinois in good standing. Prefer mental health of related social service experience. Some driving is required for this position, so candidate needs a good driving record and an insured vehicle. This position is M-F from 8 AM- 5 PM with limited on-call responsibilities.

 

Rehabilitation Supervisor

Rehabilitation Supervisors assess, plan and direct client treatment issues, supervise, educate, and direct staff, and maintain all necessary and required documentation.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Oversees the operation, staff and client care of assigned residential sites.

Completes a thorough assessment and individualized treatment plans for each client.

Leads the clinical team in support of the client’s treatment plan.

Provides on-going problem solving, remedial counseling or individual therapeutic counseling to clients.

Coordinates with staff on site, psychiatrist, physician, family and other providers to ensure continuity of care, and transitional planning during admissions, discharge and transfers to other programs, hospitals, etc.

Provides for clinical, crisis and administrative on-call coverage for agency as assigned. On-call coverage includes after business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Responsible for 24 hour scheduling coverage of assigned sites. Obtains coverage for vacation / call offs.

The perfect candidate will have a either a Masters degree in human services, or an RN license. Individuals should have 5 years minimum experience in human services and one year of administrative or supervisory experience is preferred. This position meets the qualifications of Medicaid Rule 132, Qualified Mental Health Professional. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and an operating, insured vehicle.

 

Mental Health Program Manager

Case Managers act as a central contact person to coordinate clients’ Individual Treatment Plan, including community linkage needs, teach community living skills and implement all other necessary related support. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Participates in the planning and implementing of a client’s treatment plan as a member of the Community Support Team.

Provides problem solving and remedial counseling to clients.

Assists other site staff with assessing problematic client behavior and identifying interventions by which to minimize potential concerns.

Serves, as a link between client, agency and community by assisting client with accessing and maintaining needed resources and entitlements.

Performs payeeship duties while teaching the client skill steps in budgeting and banking.

Monitors and educates clients on medication usage, symptoms and side effects.

The perfect candidate will have a bachelors’ degree in social service and experience working in the mental health field for at least two years. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and an operating, insured vehicle.

 

Mental Health Professional

The Mental Health Professional assists the Program Manager with many of their duties around community linkage needs, managing the congregate living site and teaching activities of daily living to clients.

Supervises site staff and facilitates communication between staff members in Program Managers absence.

Communicates site and client’s issues though the communication log/memo book and shift report procedures as required.

Maintain clean and safe general environment of the sites and grounds, including reporting safety or health issues as required, the practice of infection control and knowledge of blood borne pathogens.

Participates in the planning and implementing of a client’s treatment plan as a member of the Community Support Team.

Provides problem solving and remedial counseling to clients.

Assists other site staff with assessing problematic client behavior and identifying interventions by which to minimize potential concerns.

Serves, as a link between client, agency and community by assisting client with accessing and maintaining needed resources and entitlements.

Monitors and educates clients on medication usage, symptoms and side effects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of behavioral science, good organizational skills and be able to communicate well verbally and in writing.  He or she must also possess good self-discipline, leadership and problem solving skills, patience, reasoning and good judgment. Must be 21 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle at work. Minimum requirement is a Bachelors Degree or five years experience in mental health or a related social service field.

 

Rehabilitation Service Aide

The Rehabilitation Services Aide (RSA) assists clients in support of their treatment plan and oversees the general orderliness and safety of the group or congregate living environment to which they are assigned. The RSA works 12-hour awake overnight shifts in the 24-hour supervised housing sites. The primary role of this job is to provide coverage to the site during “off” hours, so time off for these positions may be limited.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide reliable staff coverage of agency sites and responds to crisis situations during evening and overnight hours.
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living in their residence and community as directed by the Program Manager.
  • Participates as an active member of the client’s Community Support Team as directed by the Rehabilitation Supervisor.
  • Develops rapport and therapeutic relationships with clients in support of their Treatment Plan.
  • Responds to and reports changes in client’s physical conditions and or complaints of medication side effects as required.
  • Observes client self-medication administration through use of the Medication Observation Record maintains a medication cart and completes the Medication Error Report as required.
  • Knows the emergency preparedness plan and the location of gas, water and electrical controls of current work site, and the correct operation of fire extinguishers.
  • Maintains clean and safe general environment of the agency site and grounds, including reporting safety or health issues as required, including the practice of infection control and knowledge of blood borne pathogens. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess problem solving skills, patience, good reasoning and judgment. Some knowledge of the mentally ill population is helpful. Individuals must possess flexibility, ability to handle multiple responsibilities, and organizational skills.  Must be 21 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle at work.

 

Nonprofit Accounting Specialist (Healthcare/Social Services)

Job Description

Finding a way to serve your community with your accounting skills can be challenging. Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. can help you meet that challenge. Established in 1970, Stepping Stones is a nonprofit agency that seeks to support adults with serious mental illnesses, helping them function as productively and independently as possible.

We are seeking a Nonprofit Accounting Specialist to oversee all of the financial activities of our healthcare corporation, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, reports, and auditing. If you want the satisfaction of serving others in your work, apply today!

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Nonprofit Accounting Specialist (Healthcare / Social Services) – Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
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Job Responsibilities

As a Nonprofit Accounting Specialist, you will report directly to the CEO and COO and serve as the primary contact person with external agencies regarding financial issues. You will also supervise all accounting functions, including patient accounts and third-party reimbursements.

Other responsibilities include:

• Preparing all financial reports
• Oversees all payroll activities in a timely manner to ensure employees are paid accurately and on time
• Processing insurance billing from Medicaid, Managed care and third party administrators.
• Preparing accounts payable for timely payments to creditors
• Preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports to assist the CEO with budgeting and planning financial strategies to meet long-term agency goals
• Keeping the CEO/ COO informed regarding the current financial status of the corporation; monitoring available cash and requirements, as well as raising capital from the bank or founders to maintain agency operation
• Implementing the financial policies of the agency
• Supervising the Account Manager and Network Administrator

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Nonprofit Accounting Specialist (Healthcare / Social Services) – Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
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JOB REQUIREMENTS
Job Requirements

As an Accounting Specialist, you must work well with financial deadlines and problem solving, being able to organize and prioritize well. You must be a self-motivated, independent worker with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Nonprofit Accounting Specialist requirements:

• Accounting or finance degree with 5-10 years’ experience; bachelor’s degree preferred
• Nonprofit and healthcare experience, preferred
• Knowledge of database and accounting computer application systems
• Knowledge of GAAP
• CMHC, TIER, and Quantum software experience, preferred

 

Network Administrator

Job Description

Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Business Manager and Chief Operating Officer, the Network Administrator administrates, maintains and troubleshoots company networks (LAN and WAN), servers, office workstations and related hardware.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Maintains Microsoft Servers,Exchange Servers, and UNIX servers.

Maintains all company computers, smart phones and tablets as well as their related hardware and network hardware.

Manages company network consisting of a LAN, a WAN, a VPN point, and a high speed DSL Internet connection at multiple locations.

Provides technical support (hardware and software), recommends hardware, software, and networking solutions to staff.

Maintains desktop and network security through the use of anti-virus, firewalls, IDS, and system-based policies.

Provides support and maintenance to the electronic health record system.

Ensures desktops and networks are HIPAA compliant.

Maintains agency website and its content.

Maintains agency phone system and acts as liaison to telecommunication companies.

Reviews current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards, and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to insure organizational adaptation and compliance.

Provides Business Manager, COO and CEO with development guidance and advice regarding changes and current trends in information technologies.

Adheres to clients’ rights under the Mental Health Code, Confidentiality Act, HIPAA and Rule 50 of the Office of Inspector General, abides by Stepping Stones Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Attends all required trainings and staffing.

Adheres to Stepping Stones’ Policies and Procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc.

Job Description

Job Title: Network Administrator (Non-Exempt)

Contacts:

CEO, COO, DS, DBG, CQI, Rehabilitation Supervisors, Program managers, administration, and support staff. The Manager of Information Systems has contact with many outside vendors including Netsmart- CMHC, Earthlink, Comcast Cable, Microsoft, Office Machine Consultants, website consultants and Per Mar.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

            None

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to organize work and priorities to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to work independently.  An individual must have past experience in network, server and desktop administration. As well as, the ability to maintain, troubleshoot and secure said technologies. The Network Administrator person must have a driver’s license and working insured vehicle for transporting between sites. Experience Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, VM Ware SCO Unix, and SonicWalll preferred.

Education:

 Minimum formal requirement:  Bachelors degree in computer related field or 4 + years of related experience. Specialization in Microsoft system technologies, UNIX based operating systems, network technologies and system securities desirable. Certification in the following areas preferred:  MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCSA Windows 7 or 8; Network+, CISSP, or GSEC.

 Physical Requirements:

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to drive, sit, talk over the phone and use the keyboard. They will occasionally need to, stand, walk, talk on the phone, bend, carry, crawl, install, knell, squat, use power tools and lift up to 50lbs. The level of physical activity is sedentary and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Work Conditions:

 The MIS office is quite with frequent interruptions from staff for technical assistance. When providing technical assistance on the residential sites the atmosphere is moderately noisy and there is some risk involved with client contact.

 

Benefits for fulltime positions include 12 vacation days, 7 sick days, holiday pay, option to pick up insurance coverage for self ($30 a month) or family ($255 a month), $15,000 life insurance policy, short & long disability, Flex 125 Medical & Dependent Daycare and retirement savings plan with up to 3% matching.

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