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 part-time BilingualEarly Childhood Education Social Worker/Counselor to join our Team!
The Bilingual Social Worker/Counselor will be providing mental health consultation services for families and children 0-3 years old in home based programming in the following neighborhoods: South Chicago, Roseland, and Back of the Yards. Early Head Start Performance Standards will be followed and monitored.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides Mental Health consultation services for families and children 0-3 years old in home based programming. Early Head Start Performance Standards will be followed and monitored.
Conducts individual observations of children, parent and staff consultations, family counseling, and provision of workshops for parents and staff.
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy educational, and related services.
Learns and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency record keeping expectations.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required.
LSW or LPC required.
Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
Must have strong clinical skills, including knowledge of child mental health.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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.