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 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Social Worker/Counselor 1 to join our Calumet Center Team!
ESSENTIAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides parenting education and support to pregnant and parenting young women (13-21) for whom DCFS is legally responsible.
Provides home and community based one on one parenting services as well as group education around child development, discipline, parent child interaction, and related topics.
Conducts assessments of parenting strengths and needs.
Conducts developmental assessments on children of clients.
Conducts New Birth Assessments within six months of birth on children born to clients as well as, on referral, on children born to other parenting wards.
Administers the Child and Adolescent Needs Assessment CAN’s) and other assessments of parenting and functioning.
Conducts psychosocial assessments and develops service plans based on the assessed needs.
Demonstrates the ability to establish effective relationships with teens and understand the issues facing teens in foster care, their caregivers and caseworkers.
Demonstrates the ability to deliver the same services to those teen moms and dads who have developmental disabilities.
Collaborates effectively with the other members of the care giving team.
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.
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.
Master's Degree in Social Work OR Master's Degree in Counseling from an accredited college or university.
Must be Licensed Social Worker OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LSW or LPC).
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.