UnityPoint Health Qualified Mental Health Professional in Rock Island, Illinois

Under the supervision of the Director, Child & Adolescent Services, the Qualified Mental Health Counselor(QMHP) will provide individual, family, and group mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. QMHP will work closely with program Lead LMHP to provide all therapy and counseling services. QMHP will be responsible to coordinate milieu activities. QMHP will work in an integrated Team including, LMHPs, MHPs, nurses, behavioral health techs, physicians, psychiatrists, APNs. Counselors may deliver services at the program site, in the community, or in family homes. On-call crisis phone response required. Counselors primarily work from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Provide Individual, Family, and Group therapy sessions for children, adolescents and their families at the Robert Young Center, Rock Island Campus, in the community and in family homes. Work as team to supervise children at all times. Transport children as needed to and from the program and to their homes. Provide family therapy in children’s homes. Work with community partners to ensure coordinated care and treatment planning.

Work in Team capacity to participate in the development, implementation and revision of child and family care plans.

Actively Practice a TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACH: Robert Young Center and its employees realize the widespread impact of trauma, the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, and staff, and seek to actively resist re-traumatization. Robert Young Center and its employees consistently demonstrate a trauma-informed approach for both clients and staff and adhere to the six key principles of:

  • Safety - patients and staff feel physically and psychologically safe.

  • Trustworthiness and Transparency - organizational operations and decisions are conducted with transparency and the goal of building and maintaining trust among staff, clients, and family members of those receiving services.

  • Peer support - is integral to the organizational and service delivery approach and are understood as a key vehicle for building trust, establishing safety, and empowerment.

  • Collaboration and mutuality - there is true partnering and leveling of power differences between staff and clients and among organizational staff from direct care staff to administrators.

  • Empowerment, voice and choice - throughout the organization and among the clients served, individuals' strengths are recognized, built on, and validated and new skills developed as necessary. The organization aims to strengthen the staff's, clients', and family members' experience of choice and recognize that every person's experience is unique and requires an individualized approach. This includes a belief in resilience and in the ability of individuals, organizations, and communities to heal and promote recovery from trauma. This builds on what clients, staff, and communities have to offer, rather than responding to perceived deficits.

  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues - the organization actively moves past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, geography), offers gender responsive services, leverages the healing value of traditional cultural connections, and recognizes and addresses historical trauma.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized


Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology, QMHP. Working towards LCP, LCPC or LSW, LCSW.

Substance abuse or co-occurring education. Domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking training. Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed care training.


Internship or prior work experience working with children, adolescents, individuals experiencing mental health or behavioral health issues.

Previous experience providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms of serious mental illness, substance abuse and behavioral health issues.


Valid driver’s license

LSW or LPC preferred or licensed eligible within 6 months.

Valid driver’s license

LCSW, LCPC, achieved, CADC certification, and SA/DV training certification.


Understanding of major mental health diagnosis and clinical treatment pathways. Knowledge of child/adolescent social-emotional development. Basis understanding of common treatment medications.

Understanding of major mental health diagnosis and clinical treatment pathways. Knowledge of child/adolescent social-emotional development. Basic understanding of common treatment medications. Trauma informed care training or coursework. Sexual Assault/domestic violence training.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2018-43270

Street: 2701 17th St

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Child and Adolescent Svcs- RYC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 11am-8pm

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org