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Transition Coordinator

Is social justice deeply important to you? Consider joining our award-winning agency as a Transition Coordinator in our Youth and Young Adult Services (YAYAS) Programs, which have been featured in over a dozen books and scholarly journals refining best practices for this population.

The Transition Coordinator serves as the primary transition facilitator for youth and young adults who are discharging from the Young Adult Residential and Transitional Living Program. They provide the coordination of mental health treatment, housing, benefits, and linkage to other services and resources that will be needed post-discharge. They also assist in skill-building through coaching and one-on-one work with young adults as they prepare for the transition.


  • Provides direct service to members through transition, including case management, crisis intervention, and psycho-social rehabilitation services.

  • Develops and implements the transition/discharge plan, in cooperation with other members of the transition/treatment team.

  • Connects member with community and Thresholds resources, including appropriate housing, mental health and psychiatric services, physical health services, public assistance benefits, resources for social/leisure activities, and developing connections to family and others.

  • Provides direct assistance to help members move, obtain household items, and explore their new community at time of discharge from residential program.

  • Maintains contact with members post-discharge from the residence to provide continuity of care and track outcomes.

  • Primary contact between agency, families, and other collateral resources to assist with members' transition goals and needs.

  • Performs and participates in crisis intervention using Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). Performs and supervises physical management when necessary, according to Thresholds policy. Thresholds provides and requires training in TCI.

  • Attends all transition-related court appearances, DCFS meetings, agency staffings, team meetings, treatment team meetings, and other meetings as assigned.

  • Ensures all Thresholds procedures regarding the handling of members' funds are followed and meet the highest standards.

  • Completes all assigned paperwork in a timely fashion. Produces Medicaid compliant service notes. Completes reports for Thresholds and other stakeholders when required.

  • Facilitates group programming related to transition in both the YAP residential program and the REACH program.

  • Teaches financial literacy curriculum to members.

  • May be required to work flexible schedules and be available to work on weekends or evenings as needed.

  • May be required to be on call.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Previous experience working with young adults strongly preferred.

  • Previous experience working with housing assistance programs and/or public assistance benefits systems strongly preferred.


  • Daily access to a personal vehicle

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Willingness to provide transportation for members of the program

  • Must obtain and maintain liability car insurance of:
    • $100,000 per person bodily injury

    • $300,000 per accident

    • $100,000 property damage

Covid-19 Note:In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, please note that upon accepting an offer of employment from Thresholds, you will be required to share proof of a COVID-19 vaccinationand booster upon eligibility. You may apply for a Medical or Religious Exemption in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy (Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days)

  • 4 Medical Insurance Plans

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 403(b) with 3% employer match

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • Supervision for clinical licensure at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Salary Range
$53,000.00 - $69,000.00
per Year
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Chicago, IL, 60290, US