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Compliance Specialist

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field and a CADC or LPC (LCPC/LCSW preferred).  A minimum of three years’ experience in Behavioral Health or related area.  Must possess a strong work ethic, analytical and organizational skills, knowledge of behavioral health, including Substance Use Disorders and a professional demeanor. Specific experience with quality assurance and/or quality improvement and utilization review required.  Responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting PI data and for organizing, coordinating and monitoring clinical quality and compliance for the Agency.  Knowledge of The Joint Commission, Behavioral Health standards, Division of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) standards, ASAM criteria, Rule 132 and 140, 2060 and HIPAA Rules and Regulations.    Experience with completing a successful record audit and site survey from various licensure bodies. Experience with Electronic Health Record.  

Good organization skills, ability to use logical thinking to solve problems.  Good short-term memory, good verbal communication skills, ability to provide and follow effectively written and verbal instructions.  Must have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, adaptable, and detail orientated.  Ability to successfully complete training and perform C.P.R.  Ability to perform light physical work exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force on an occasional basis.  Sitting, standing, walking short distances are activities that the Compliance Officer must perform.

Recovery Coach Associate

Job Description:
Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Residential Services and Supervisors, the Recovery associate will assist client(s) in securing services that support ongoing stability and improvement of the patient’s life goals. These support services include introduction to recovery support systems (such as AA, NA, faith based, family/friends finding a sponsor, etc.); encouraging attendance and active involvement in a treatment program, when appropriate, obtaining assistance with educational goals (GED, apprentice training, etc.); medical/psychiatric appointments (enrolling patient in Affordable Health Care) and assisting in legal compliance of court requirements and other duties as assigned.

Position Summary:
Engages with patients in the Addiction Treatment Program and encourages them to maintain sobriety, participate in recovery-oriented activities and develop a network of sober supports. Participates in group treatment activities and models effective group participation and recovery-oriented perspective for patients with substance use disorders. Helps patients identify and access needed resources and recovery supports.

1. Meet with co-facilitators of group therapy to plan presentation of material
2. Attend group therapy sessions and model appropriate group participation
3. Assist with co-facilitating selected aspects of group therapy sessions
4. Provide support and encouragement to group therapy participants
5. Provide information and referrals regarding recovery resources in the community
6. Maintain patient confidentiality and comply with HIPAA regulations

The South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is looking to hire candidates with the following credentials. High School Diploma or Associate Degree in Behavioral Health or related field preferred. If applicable, one year of experience in Behavioral Health or Chemical Dependency programs. Must have thorough knowledge of the disease of alcoholism/addiction and its application to patient care. A good working knowledge of evidence-based treatment practices for Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health conditions is important. Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR) a plus. Person must be willing to travel using company vehicle to transport patient(s) to applicable clinic(s) as instructed. Must have valid driver’s license and minimal auto insurance.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Good organization skills, ability to use logical thinking to solve problems. Good short-term memory, verbal communication skills, ability to provide and follow effectively written and verbal instructions. Ability to effectively monitor and develop subordinates when applicable. Ability to successfully complete training and perform C.P.R. Ability to perform light physical work exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force on an occasional basis. Good driving record and driving skills required. Sitting, standing, walking short distances are activities that the Recovery Coach I must perform.

Outreach Referral Coordinator

Job Summary:
The Referral Coordinator contributes by expanding the client population base by promoting The South Suburban Council’s current services and programs through partnership agreements and involvement within the community and faith-based organizations. The Referral Coordinator will also be an integral part of screening, assessing and drug testing clients for services.

• Identifies active Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) that serve the neighborhoods of Southland and surrounding neighborhoods. Plans, develops, implements, and organizes time spent in the community obtaining referrals for The Council.
  • Meet daily, weekly, and month goals for client referrals
· Assist with Organizing community outreach events and coordinates special events that will influence public opinion or promote products, services, or ideas of the company to gain more referrals for The Council.
· Outreach in the community at various locations to build relationships and gain referrals
· Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with government officials and community leaders in the Southland and surrounding neighborhoods.
· Responds to inquiries from community members and other interested parties;
· Plans, coordinates, and executes special events and press conferences.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
· Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
· Ability to evaluate cost of a program and compare it to the benefits for the organization.
· Excellent persuasion skills.
· Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
Education and Experience:
· Experience  in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.
· At least two years of work in public relations OR at least two years of work in a field related to the company preferred.
Physical Requirements:
· Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
· Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Accountant to join our finance team. As an Accountant at SSC, you will play a critical role in maintaining financial records, ensuring compliance with accounting principles, and contributing to the overall success of the organization.


Prepare and maintain accurate financial records, including general ledger entries and financial statements.
Perform monthly and year-end financial closings, reconciliations, and reporting.
Assist with budgeting and forecasting processes to support strategic decision-making.
Handle accounts payable and accounts receivable processes efficiently and accurately.
Monitor and analyze financial data to identify discrepancies and opportunities for improvement.
Collaborate with other departments to provide financial insights and support business initiatives.
Ensure compliance with all relevant accounting regulations and company policies.
Assist with audits and provide necessary documentation as required.
Continuously improve accounting processes and systems for increased efficiency and accuracy.
Stay updated with industry trends and changes in accounting standards.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Proven work experience as an Accountant or in a relevant role.
Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and standards.
Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Office suite.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in work.
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong organizational and time management abilities.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification.
Experience in Budget accounting.
Knowledge of Great Plains program.
Previous experience in financial analysis and forecasting.

Temporary Accountants (2 positions)

We are currently seeking two highly skilled Temporary Accountants to join our team and support our finance department. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in accounting, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. These positions are temporary and will be responsible for handling various accounting tasks to ensure the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

1. Financial Data Entry: Accurately enter financial data into the accounting system, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger entries.
2. Reconciliation: Reconcile bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial records to ensure accuracy and identify discrepancies.
3.  Accounts Payable: Process vendor invoices, verify transactions, and prepare payments. Resolve invoice discrepancies and issues.
4.  Accounts Receivable: Generate and send out invoices, follow up on overdue payments, and manage customer accounts.
5. Financial Reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial statements, reports, and summaries for management review.
6. Expense Management: Review and process employee expense reports, ensuring compliance with company policies.
7. Compliance: Stay up-to-date with relevant accounting regulations and standards. Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
8. Audit Support: Assist with internal and external audits by providing necessary information and supporting documentation.
9. Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with other team members and departments to ensure smooth financial operations.

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Previous experience in accounting or related roles.
- Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must have GREAT PLAINS experience.

Duration: Temporary, 3 months, 6 months.

Temporary Accounts Receivable Specialist

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Temporary Accounts Receivable Specialist to join our finance team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the accounts receivable process efficiently and accurately. This temporary position is ideal for individuals with strong numerical and communication skills, who thrive in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Invoice Processing: Generate and process invoices accurately and timely for products/services rendered to clients.
2. Account Reconciliation: Reconcile customer accounts and resolve any discrepancies or issues in a timely manner.
3. Payment Processing: Monitor incoming payments, allocate payments to appropriate customer accounts, and follow up on overdue accounts.
4. Customer Communication: Communicate with customers regarding payment status, discrepancies, and payment methods in a professional and courteous manner.
5. Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of customer transactions, payments, and outstanding balances.
6. Reporting: Prepare regular reports on accounts receivable status, aging reports, and cash flow projections for management review.
7. Collections: Implement collection procedures for overdue accounts, send reminders, and escalate to senior management if necessary.
8. Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service by addressing customer inquiries and resolving issues related to accounts receivable.

- Previous experience in accounts receivable or related financial roles preferred.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to work with numerical data accurately.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective customer interaction.
- Proficiency in using accounting software and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently manage time to meet deadlines.
- Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
- Problem-solving skills and ability to resolve issues with customers diplomatically.

This is a temporary position with an expected duration of :  3 months, 6 months. The possibility of extension or permanent employment will be based on performance and business needs.

Director of Inpatient (Residential Services)

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Director of Inpatient (Residential Services) to join our Clinical team. This  position is ideal for individuals with strong management and communication skills, who thrive in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the overall success of the organization.

Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Clinical the Director of Residential Treatment Services is responsible for the overall financial, operational and clinical management of the Residential Treatment Services Program (North and South). She/he assures that all aspects of patient care are performed in accordance with Council policies and procedures and established licensure and certification standards. Coordinates all aspects of designated program functioning with other Council programs and assists in program development, implementation and evaluation as well as marketing and fundraising and other duties assigned.

-Master’s Degree in behavioral health, business, healthcare administration or related area.
-Five years or more of experience in the field of behavioral health with a minimum of one year of Behavioral Health supervisory/management experience.
-IAODAPCA Certified or Licensed Social Worker, Psychologist or Professional Counselor.
-Demonstrated experience related to compliance with a variety of regulatory/licensure agencies.
-Demonstrated leadership abilities with strong organizational and motivational skills. In-depth knowledge of the dynamics of the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and evidenced based treatment.
-Ability to effectively communicate with referral agencies, community organizations, educational institutions and other professionals in the human service area.
- Experience with Electronic Health Records a plus. Must have valid driver's license and minimal auto insurance.

The South Suburban Council (SSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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