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Virtual Behavioral Health Counselor PRN Evenings

Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

AMITA Health is an award-winning health system committed to delivering compassionate care


AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates provides evidence-based behavioral health care for patients/ families when they require more intensive treatments.

Our facility is one of the largest behavioral health hospitals in the country and offers specialized services for mental health and substance abuse problems


Work Schedule: PRN/Registry, Evening shift, 3:00pm – 11:30 pm, with alternate weekends & holidays


Remote Position:

** Availability to attend on-site team meetings and programs at the hospital or medical group location within Chicago area.  

What You Will Do:

The Virtual Counselor will be a part of the rollout and usage of a new online web application for middle school adolescents that was created to benefit their overall emotional wellness by providing healthy coping skills to manage uncomfortable emotions or stressors. 


The Virtual Counselor will be responsible for monitoring the responses of the adolescents and reaching out through text message and video chat to provide support. They will be required to consistently develop new content to keep the app updated.

Review data algorithms for monitoring trending responses and reporting red flags. Must be comfortable with crisis management and referrals. 


This is a non-clinical based program and is for the benefit of the middle school students.


All interaction with students is done virtually. This is a remote position. A private, distraction free area to work from home is required. 




MS degree in Behavioral Science, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage/Family Counseling or related field

Adolescence counseling experience highly preferred





Provide behavioral health counseling services.

  • Conduct patient assessments and establish therapy treatment goals.
  • Administer individual and group therapy.
  • Maintain thorough and confidential records of observations.
  • Evaluate progress and effectiveness of therapy interventions.
  • Provide patient with information regarding resources and therapeutic activities in the community.
  • Work directly with the patient, family, physician and community providers to ensure active and collaborate care from the initiation of treatment to the time of discharge.
What You Will Need:


  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Social Science, or Psychology required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

AMITA Health, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, is comprised of 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. With more than 900 providers in its medical groups, 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners, AMITA Health serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

We are committed to improving accessibility to healthcare in the communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable to our patients and one another, and we work hard to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Our compassionate, talented team members are the source of our strength, and we invest heavily in their well-being. We offer significant professional opportunities, career advancement potential, comprehensive training and competitive wages.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that AMITA Health will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. AMITA Health will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: AMITA HEALTH, Hoffman Estates , Virtual Behavioral Health Counselor PRN Evenings, Other , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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