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 Counselor 1 or 2 to join our Palos Hills Team!
As a Therapist in the Acute Community Services program both office and community -based services will be provided to clients experiencing acute and chronic presentations of mental illness. Staff will provide comprehensive mental health assessments and develop recovery oriented individualized treatment plans specifying service array.
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.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Joins or develops groups and coalitions to address community needs.
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.
May perform a variety of administrative tasks including student supervision.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency recordkeeping expectations.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Master's Degree in Counseling or related degree (except in Social Work) from an accredited college or university.
Requires two years related post-Masters experience and at an intermediate skill level.
Attains licensure as appropriate to degree and required by agency.
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.