Clinical Therapist

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

About the organization

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes. 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.

Duties

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 caregiver served by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (SOSCVI).

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 SOSCVI.
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 SOSCVI 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

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Masters of Social Work from an accredited program, or relevant Masters Degree, and a minimum of two years’ experience in clinical services, preferably with children and youth.
LCSW or LCPC preferred
Valid Illinois driver's license with an acceptable driving record, and insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to pass the required DCFS criminal background check, including child abuse and sexual offender registries.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems.
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Strong organization and coordination skills.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
Ability to relate to the clients and staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability and willingness to travel to all agency sites as well as various community locations (may include home visits and travel to other parts of the state).
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work in a tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free environment.
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Ability to work flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends)
Commitment to SOSCVI philosophy and mission.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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