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Therapist Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

3 months ago Other categories Herrin   145 views
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Core Responsibilities:

  • Assesses each client's situation and behavioral health and makes a clinical diagnosis, as needed and appropriate.
  • Formulates treatment plans and goals with client(s), obtains supervisory approval of the plans.
  • Analyzes and evaluates progress in the treatment plan and modifies when necessary to meet the needs and goals of the client(s).
  • Engages clients in therapeutic interventions within the scope of the program which may include individual, family and/or group therapy and other interventions and/or refers clients for treatment if unable to provide within the program scope.
  • Provides limited case management which may include case coordination, service brokerage, linkages with community resources, and recommendations for on-going services when necessary.
  • Actively participates in meetings with other Children's Home & Aid staff members, as well as other agencies, systems, and community providers to coordinate services and meet the needs of the client(s)
  • May provide mental health consultations for other programs and partners, such as, early childhood centers.
  • Writes and maintains complete documentation of services for each case in paper and digital form and meets program record-keeping requirements.
  • Completes paperwork to meet billing requirements of the program.
  • May provide services in offices, homes, schools, agency program sites or other locations as appropriate to program model.
  • Responds to crisis calls and provides clinical management of the crises.
  • Develops aftercare service/treatment plans with the client and ensures that any recommended services or providers are in place prior to client(s) being discharged.
  • Reports any suspected abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services per the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
  • Collects, reviews and utilizes data and information on clients and services to inform program/department performance.
  • Adheres to funding and regulatory guidelines including preparation and participation in site visits as requested.
  • May facilitate clinical trainings for internal and external partners.
  • May supervise an intern.
  • May transport client(s) as needed for program activities.
  • Participates in clinical supervision on a regular basis.
  • Participates in regular supervision and staff meetings as required by department.
  • Attends required trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or another related clinical field.
  • Eligible for clinical licensure in the state of Illinois (LCSW, LCPC or LMFT) and will obtain, and maintain, clinical Illinois license within two years of employment.
  • Demonstrates competence in individual treatment planning and integrating diagnostic results of assessment tools.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in clinical crisis management and response to clinical crises during on call hours.
  • Demonstrates effective and adaptable verbal and written communication skills that clearly and accurately convey information in a manner which clients, foster parents, team members and others understand.
  • Demonstrates effective organizational skills, and meets deadlines.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients as well as appropriate boundaries.
  • Consistently demonstrates compassion, objectivity and sensitivity towards the clients served and their clinical needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and application of Best Practice methods in clinical treatment.
  • Demonstrates intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and client electronic health record and data systems.
  • Demonstrates respect and acceptance of diverse individuals and communities served by, working in partnership with or employed by Children's Home & Aid including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, social-economic status, and LGBTQ populations.
  • Must have valid driver's license and auto insurance when the position requires an employee to operate a motor vehicle in connection with executing the position's responsibilities, which include driving to and/or from any agency function.


  • The applicant must submit to and pass a criminal background check and a child abuse and neglect screening and maintain a cleared status throughout employment.

Additional Requirements:

  • May require some evening hours for program activities.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required for on-call responsibilities

Children's Home & Aid offers a benefits packet to our professionals:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: Traditional PPO, or PPO w/health savings contributions.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance Options
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Flexible Spending
  • Opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness
  • 401K Plan
  • Training and Professional Development Plan
  • E- Learning
  • Employee Assistance Plan

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What you do every day makes a difference
At Children’s Home & Aid
Make a Difference: what you do each day makes a difference in the lives of children and families.
Use Your Gifts: use your unique set of skills, experience, knowledge, talents, passions in an organization that is always innovating.
Grow: Create an Individual Development Plan, attend professional development workshops, work with a mentor, expand your skills and knowledge.
Work Toward Our Mission: work with us toward our mission to partner with children, youth, and families whose potential is at risk to create hope, opportunity, and bright futures.