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 hourly Counselor to join our Calumet team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides clinically appropriate services to youth in foster care that are at risk of placement disruption.
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.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology required.
LSW, LCP or License Eligible required.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to perform essential job functions.
Ability to interact appropriately with clients and staff and with diverse individuals and groups.
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.