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Job Title:

Clinical Therapist - Roosevelt Square Village

Job Post ID:

22310

Posted Until:

12/31/2021

Salary:

$44,000 Annually Onwards

Location:

Chicago

Hours:

1st Shift

WorkType:

Full Time

Industry

Other

Job Description:

LOCATION:

Roosevelt Square Village
1133 W. 13th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing professional clinical services including assessments, interventions, consultations, crisis intervention and psycho-social-educational therapeutic services to children, youth, families and caregivers served by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (SOS Illinois).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Complete Mental Health Assessments (MHA) and Individual Treatment Plans (ITP) for all assigned clients and make appropriate service recommendations to case management staff and to the Director of Clinical Services.
Provide individual, family and group therapy to assigned clients in order to achieve the goals outlined in the client service plan and ITP.
Prepare quarterly progress reports for clients as well as information for service plans and Court reports as required by DCFS and SOS Illinois.
Assist staff and caregivers to appropriately respond to and resolve crisis issues as they arise. Includes on call responsibilities.
Maintain complete, accurate, and confidential clinical progress notes, treatment plans and files as required by SOS Illinois and in compliance with Medicaid Part 132 for all assigned clients and families.
Input Medicaid information into required database and participate in all aspects of Medicaid submission, file audits and training when necessary.
Provide consultation to foster and biological parents and case managers to ensure adequate understanding of the therapeutic needs of the child and appropriate interventions and behavior management techniques.
Participate in quarterly Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTM) and other client related staffings to provide prepared input regarding the client’s clinical progress and service needs.
Collaborate with caregivers, SOS Illinois case managers, DCFS, school personnel, court personnel, psychologists, psychiatrists and medical physicians.
Participate in professional clinical supervision, at a minimum of once monthly for licensed clinicians and once weekly for unlicensed clinicians.
Provide clinical and professional supervision and monitoring (leadership) as assigned by the Director of Clinical Services to unlicensed clinical staff and interns.
May include completion of student evaluations and/or other documentation.
Attend required staff meetings, agency meetings, supervision and other meetings/events as requested.
Participate in ongoing professional development workshops and seminars as required by the organization and other governing bodies.
Maintain regular contact with the Director of Clinical Services regarding programmatic issues and service documentation as assigned.
Prepare and submit reports and other documentation as required by the Director of Clinical Services.
Develop workshops (or groups) and presentations to address the needs of SOS Illinois clients, substitute caregivers and the community.

Job Requirements:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds
Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Internal office
The noise level in the work environment is usually low


LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish preferred but not required

Benefits:

1) Health insurance, vision and dental
2) 403(b)
3)Paid holidays
4) Accrued time off
5) Savings and retirement plan options

Company Information

ABOUT US

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, Professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.

For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.

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