SASS Therapist ( Southern and Central Kane County)
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area
January 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Family Service Association Of Greater Elgin
We are a private, not-for-profit United Way agency offering services to children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. The goal of Family Service Association is to strengthen individuals and families so that they can meet the challenges of modern life in positive and constructive ways. Founded in 1931, the organization has grown to a multi-service agency currently serving more than 3,000 clients annually.
Screening, Assessment, and Support Service (SASS), is a 90-day intensive based program for children, adolescents and their families in crisis. SASS provides intensive mental health services for children and youth who may need hospitalization for mental health care. SASS will also provide crisis intervention, linkage and coordination of services to other community based mental health agencies for aftercare and outpatient treatment. The SASS program's main focus is to stabilize the family and maintain the youth at home and in the community. The program serves youth in all of Kane and Kendall counties.
We are seeking a motivated, flexible individual that is interested in providing short term therapy and crisis counseling to children and adolescents and their families in the Kane County area. This position provides community based services including in-home therapeutic services therefore travel is also required. Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of active clients, including: referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, state and mental health systems.
Must have a good attitude, be willing to work with diverse population, and be a team player.
Experience working with children and adolescents with mental health needs
A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.
Able to work at least two nights per week.
Be able to pass a thorough background check.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Submit resume and cover letter to Janeth Barba via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area is a non-profit community based mental health center that provides comprehensive and quality mental health counseling services to youth and their families. Our main office is located in Elgin with a satellite office in Streamwood. Most services are provided in the community.
FSA is an equal opportunity employer. The employer will not discrimina...te in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment and other conditions of employment against any job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or sex