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Mental Health Month: Get to Know Us (Employees--Part III)

As part of Mental Health Month, we'd love for you to meet our staff.

Stepping Stones of Rockford requires about 114 staff to keep things going. Providing 24-hour, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year of clinical services requires a lot of staff and effort! At Stepping Stones, we are fortunate to have many "long time" staff. In fact, six employees have been here since or before 1994. Our longest tenured staff has been here for 31 years!

As for the official numbers regarding our fabulous staff:

  • Forty staff (36%) were hired between 2015-2019, comprising our largest number of current staff. 
  • Mental Health Professionals comprise our largest credentialed group(41%). 
  • Master's level staff provide on-call 24-hours a day, every day of the year. 
  • We have two part time psychiatrists and one nurse. 
  • The Rehabilitative Services Associates make 24-hour services possible by covering overnight shifts.
  • All 11 Rehabilitation Supervisors have Master's Degrees, with most being state-licensed (LCSW, LCPC). 
  • Our Director of Services, Director of Building and Grounds and CEO are licensed social workers by trade. 
  • The Admissions and Transition Coordinator rounds out the clinical team. 
  • Twelve staff work on the Operations Team; four staff work in Buildings and Grounds.

Age

  • 21% of staff are Baby Boomers (1946-1964); 
  • 34% of staff belong to Gen X (1965-1980); 
  • 45% of staff are Millennials (1981-1996); 
  • We welcome Gen Z to the age groups, as those born in 2000 are now 21 years old—the age staff need to be to work at the agency.

Race
  • 56% White; 
  • 32% Black; 
  • 7% Hispanic; 
  • 1% Native American; 
  • 2% Other; 
  • 2% Unknown


We have several employment opportunities at the agency. 
Why look for a job when you can have career? Stepping Stones of Rockford is looking for dedicated, passionate, hard-working people who would love to make a difference in the lives of those we serve: those with serious mental illness. We have openings at all levels. From Rehabilitation Supervisor to overnight Residential Service Aides, we are looking for those interested in making a career at Stepping Stones. To express interest in a career at Stepping Stones, please (1) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (2) call 815-963-0683 and ask for Breanna; or, (3) Stop by the Main Office to pick up an application (706 N. Main Street, Rockford IL 61103--right across the street from the Discovery Center).

June 2021 at Stepping Stones
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