Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Social Worker/Counselor to join our DuPage Team!
Program provides permanent supportive housing to homeless families in which a family member has a documented, significant mental health and/or medical issue.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides mental health assessments, individual and family therapy, case management and client centered consultation services.
Provides a full range of counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
Home based visits
May be responsible for meeting contractual requirements such as 24 hour coverage.
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
May serve on regional or agency-wide committees.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency recordkeeping expectations.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Requires strong clinical skills to serve families with multiple, complex needs.
Must be able to successfully collaborate and communicate within a team comprised of multiple agencies.
Strong networking and community relationship building skills are necessary.
Will require some evening work to accommodate clients’ needs. Knowledge of Housing First, Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing would be helpful.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required.
LSW, LPC required
LSCW, LCPC, LFMT preferred
Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This position requires travel and evening hours to provide home-based services to families.
Must have access to a vehicle, proof of insurance and valid driver’s license to perform essential job functions.
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.