Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.
JCFS is currently looking for a Mental Health Clinician in our Intensive Placement Services (IPS) department. This individual will provide in-home or community-based, intense, shorter term (less than 6 months), crisis intervention and/or mental health therapy services to foster children and their foster families. This position is based out of our Downtown office and will travel to see clients in the Downtown, Far North, North, and West suburb areas.
What does JCFS offer new Clinicians?
JCFS offers extensive clinical training including the ability to meet CEU requirements through free, Agency-supported training. Also, you may receive up to 2.5 hours of one-on-one and/or group clinical supervision per week.
In addition, JCFS offers a 37.50 hour work week and an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, paid legal and Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Care.
Are you someone who?
Has a strong desire to help youth and adolescents in foster care placements achieve stable living situations?
Is flexible and able to shift gears quickly based on changing situations or priorities?
Is able to set boundaries and maintains self-care activities?
Remains calm in high-stress situations while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor?
Is independent with demonstrated use of sound judgement?
Uses efficient and effective time management skills?
What does a Mental Health Clinician in IPS do?
Performs in-home/community based individual and family therapy with assigned clients, with the overall goal of promoting placement stability (where clinically indicated) and maintaining clients within their community.
Advocates for clients’ best interest in school settings, at juvenile court and in any other systems that interface with the client and their family.
Performs record keeping functions and other administrative duties as required by the Agency, including written treatment documentation within the required time frames and billing under Medicaid Rule 132.
Participates in weekly supervision, agency staff development programs, professional group seminars, committees or conferences to increase professional knowledge.
What have you done?
Completed a Master's degree in Social Work or related Human Services field, such as Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage/Family Therapy, from an accredited program. Current license preferred.
What are you able to do?
As this position requires site visits and occasional client transportation to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation, you must be able to drive, have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable access to a four-wheeled vehicle to travel in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Able to work evenings and weekends based on client and program needs.
Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.