AMITA Health Careers
Job ID: 433357

Behavioral Health Counselor - School, Full Time, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Regular / Day

We Are Hiring

Counselor-Behavioral Health - Bev Health OP  - Full-Time, Days - AMITA Health Center for Mental Health - Arlington Heights,IL

Work schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30a to 3:30p.  Will follow school calendar, summers off

Why Join AMITA Health?

AMITA Health ( is a joint operating company formed by the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL and St. Louis, MO based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care.  The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 4.3 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with AMITA Health, you will have the opportunity to

Provide support, counsel, clinical consultation and advocacy to students and families at assigned local area schools. 


You will:

  • Attend all school program staff meetings and other agency meetings as required
  • Establishes and maintains family sessions when required.
  • Provides group support and care for students as needed at each school.
  • Be a liaison between students and any other outside referral source.
  • Develops relationships with teachers, principals and school staff at assigned schools.
  • Serves as liaison between school and parents while representing the best interest of the child at each school.
  • Skilled in assessment of children and adolescents.

What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Social Science, or Psychology required.
  • Masters in psychology, social work or related field preferred

Work Experience:

  • 1 year experience in working in a school setting; K-12 or working with children and adolescents preferred
  • School locations will be within the Northwest Suburbs; Must be able to sufficiently travel to schools assigned.

  • Must be comfortable working in parochial school setting. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.