Illinois PASRR

Independent contractor assessor positions

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Flexible, part-time, and contract work available!

We are offering a wonderful opportunity to support an existing income or retirement on a flexible schedule while providing a valuable service to the citizens of Illinois. Very seldom is part-time work offered that allows you to set your own schedule. 

Maximus is a leader in providing specialized assessment services and will be partnering with the State of Illinois to administer PASRR (Preadmission Screening and Resident Review) assessments.

PASRR is a federal requirement designed to ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed into nursing homes for long-term care services. All individuals seeking admittance to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility must be evaluated for serious mental illness (SMI) and/or intellectual disability (ID), be offered the most appropriate setting for their needs (in the community, a nursing facility, or acute care settings), and receive the services they need in those settings.

We are recruiting master's level mental health professionals to administer these assessments on a contractual, fee-for-service basis. Clinicians are compensated for each completed assessment. 

As an independent contractor, you set your own schedule. Assessments can be administered in the evenings and on weekends if preferred. 

There is no office to report to and all assessments typically occur in hospitals and nursing facilities.  


  • Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in human services or a related field and have a minimum of two years of experience working directly with individuals with a mental health diagnosis
  • Working for the State of Illinois and/or working for a nursing facility is a conflict of interest

If you meet our requirements and this sounds like something you would enjoy then we’d love to hear from you. This is a statewide contract and we are recruiting 85 professionals across the state, so if you know of anyone who may be interested, we’d love to hear from them too!

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