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Master’s Level Intake/Assessment Specialist

Ecker Center for Behavioral Health


Elgin, IL

End Date


Job description


  • Performs intakes and accepts and completes assigned assessments in a timely manner while evaluating clients for appropriate services and makes all necessary referrals, both within and outside the agency
  • Handles all inquiries related to mental health and substance misuse services including, but not limited to, completing intake paperwork for Ecker Center Services, scheduling assessments and providing referrals for services elsewhere
  • Assess urgency of which clients should receive services and forward information to appropriate level of services within agency
  • Assists clients in completing opening paperwork or coordinates with office and business staff for the completion of opening paperwork
  • Monitors demand for comprehensive assessments and coordinates with the Intake/Assessment Supervisor
  • Assists in coordinating care with additional service providers both within Ecker Center, as well as other community agencies
  • Monitors and keeps referral information up to date
  • Responds to and tracks calls to the agency intake line
  • May participate in creating individualized assessments and treatment plans for a caseload that sees agency psychiatrists


  • Master’s Degree and valid clinical license in Human Service field
  • AMFT/LPC/LSW/LCPC/LCSW/LMFT required or able to obtain license within 2 years of hire
  • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, auto insurance and automobile
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, if needed
  • Bilingual preferred: Ability to read, write and speak English and Spanish fluently

Hours:  Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 35-hr week, 1 evening per week and/or occasional Saturday coverage as mutually agreed

Ecker Center for Behavioral health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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