UnityPoint Health

FEPP Assessor

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
228 NE Jefferson Ave
5420 UP Human Service Center
Community Support
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Day shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


FEPP Assessor

Unity Place - HSC

Full Time 40 hours/week, Benefitted

Day shift


Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Outpatient Behavioral Health, will provide behavioral health assessments and review eligibility requirements for the First Episode Psychosis Program (FEPP).  Will provide crisis response and intervention as needed.  Function as an effective team member and represent the agency in a professional manner.


About UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace:

UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace is proud to offer the most comprehensive addiction and mental health services in the Peoria, Illinois region to you and your family. UnityPlace was formed by the joining of UnityPoint Health®, Human Service Center and Tazwood Center for Wellness in April of 2019. UnityPlace is a new non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing behavioral health care needs of the community. Our compassionate and committed treatment team is comprised of many experts from psychiatry and addiction medicine. 

Our goal is to deliver comprehensive behavioral healthcare to optimize the patient's well-being. It is our privilege to partner with our patients on their journey of healing. 

As a member of the UnityPlace Team, our team members are eligible for a benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Paid Time Off

Additional benefits are available, apply today to discuss our full benefits package!



Key Accountability

  • Acts as a liaison between the FEPP Program Coordinator and individuals engaged in hospital based services (e.g. admitted to psychiatric unit, utilizing Emergency Department, enrolled in PHP) that meet eligibility criteria for FEPP community based services.
  • Performs diagnostic assessments, collecting diagnostic information and determining eligibility for the First Episode Psychosis Program and communicating with the FEPP program coordinator to determine appropriateness for enrollment in services. 
  • Coordinates and consults with FEPP team members and hospital staff involved in client’s hospital based care.
  • Develops initial treatment goals with client and coordinates with FEPP, primary care physicians, court system, and managed-care entities as necessary
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention, completes safety planning with client, and coordinates follow up care with FEPP Program Coordinator.  Coordinates with Emergency Response Service and other crisis service teams as clinically appropriate.
  • Provides support, skills training, advocacy, assistance accessing resources, and family support as needed.
  • Maintains records in accordance with UnityPlace policies, as well as state and federal oversight and accreditation agencies including Joint Commission, Medicaid, Medicaid Rehabilitation Option, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Commercial Insurances.
  • Consults with a licensed clinician regarding findings, if applicable.

Key Accountability

·         Participates in in-service and competency training.

  • Prepares special reports as needed.

·         Meets clinical productivity standards.

  • Meets compliance standards for all documentation and clinical charts.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Bachelor degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field.


Bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of documented clinical experience in a mental health setting under the supervision of a QMHP.

Master degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or a related field.







One or more years of experience providing service to individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health needs.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Class D license


Current licensure in good standing to practice from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation in one of the following Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.







Ability to delegate wisely, exercise good judgment, maintain good interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively. Individual will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to clients.  Individual will demonstrate effective written and verbal skills allowing communication with physicians, co-workers, other clinic/hospital personnel, as well as the public.  Position requires good organizational skills.  Position requires computer skills, ability to document with client, and ability to document in a timely manner. 






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




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