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 SASS Social Worker/Counselor 1 to join our Blue Island Team!
Essential Job Functions:
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.
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
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.
Provides intensive Mental Health Services including but not limited to; pre-admission screening, crisis stabilization, and follow-up services to C&A with mental illness or emotional disorder that are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization
Services are intended to assess the appropriate level of mental health care for children and adolescents, and provide comprehensive community care through direct services and/or linkages to the least restrictive resources.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
On-call after-hours responsibilities, approximately 3-5 shifts per month with additional compensation.
Mobility to service a community-based caseload in the Cook County area.
Works with diverse staff and service population.
Completes documentation in timely manner.
Master's Degree in Social Work or related from an accredited college or university
Two years related post-Masters experience and at an intermediate skill level.
Must be Licensed Social Worker (LSW, LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Counselor (LCSW, LCPC) if program requires.
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services.
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.