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Clinical Therapist - Individual/Family and School Based Services

Company: 360 Youth Services
Location: Naperville
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

Target Population: Individual/Family and School Based Services Position SummaryGeneral responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing direct therapy, reunification, advocacy, support, and/or family stabilization services to children and families at high risk of involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system; maintaining an active client case load and all corresponding record-keeping; covering crisis pager assignments for runaway and locked out youth; and maintaining positive, constructive relationships within the agency and the community. Essential Functions:

  • Using a trauma informed approach, provide individual/family/group counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to high-risk youth with the purpose of family preservation, reunification, and stabilization in office, school and community settings while promoting healthy environments, lifestyles and behaviors using educational and support services to agency clients, which builds the capacities of individuals, groups and families.
  • Provide School-based counseling services to DuPage County schools and therapy to individuals and families at the 360 Youth Services agency site.
  • To collaborate with community partners, such as schools, police departments, juvenile probation, and mental health agencies/hospitals, to serve high-risk youth.
  • To provide timely, diligent and confidential record-keeping and Cornerstone data system work for each youth in compliance with DHS and CCBYS requirements and agency standards.
  • To provide community information and linkage to referral services CCBYS youth and their families for substance abuse, mental health treatment, educational, and employment training programs.
  • To provide professional presentations based on the needs of the community as related to high-risk youth.
  • To assist with crisis coverage as part of the 24-holir crisis response system for CCBYS as designated by the Clinical Director and the Crisis Coordinator.
  • To provide temporary placement and follow-up family stabilization services for children/families in unresolved crisis situations and as outlined in CCBYS placement protocols.
  • Attend at least two trauma related trainings per year.
  • All other duties as assigned. Competencies:
    • Mission-Driven: Reinforces 360's mission and vision with the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of 360's efforts. Ensures community and volunteer engagement, inclusion and ownership. Reinforces culture of philanthropy.
    • Collaboration: Advocates for inclusion and diversity at all times. Initiates the development of relationships with civic/business partners and community leaders that advance 360's presence throughout the community. Inspires others to engage with and support 360.
    • Operational Effectiveness: Develops plans and manages through engagement with 360 development staff.
    • Personal Growth: Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. 360 strives to operate from a trauma- informed, anti-oppressive and intersectional lens. Our expectation is that staff will embody these principles and continue to grow and develop in these areas.Job Qualifications:
      • Hold a verifiable Master's Degree in Social Work or equivalent Master's degree in the human services field from an accredited school, State licensed or eligible for licensure.
      • Driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
      • Knowledge of childhood trauma and at least one-year experience working with youth affected by trauma.
      • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills, with the ability to have professional boundaries, relate to staff and youth in a positive, constructive therapeutic manner.
      • Demonstrate a willingness to provide the agency-designated services in an independent manner.
      • Demonstrate understanding of trauma informed care and harm reduction.
      • Knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and affirming care model.
      • Must pass a background check before being permitted to work alone with clients. Organizational Values: Our values unite us as an organization. They are the anchors that steer our behavior, interactions with each other, and provide a guide for decision-making.
        • Compassionate: We wholeheartedly care for and listen to others
          • Empowering: We nurture potential, build on strengths, and inspire hope for a brighter future
            • Inclusive: We accept others completely as they are
              • Affirming: We encourage and celebrate personal identity
                • Respectful: We hear people where they are and are willing to work on judgments we may have towards others while treating people with the highest regard
                • Authentic: We are truthful and transparent in what we say and do About 360 Youth Services: 360 is a powerful organization joined together by a shared commitment to change lives and inspire hope. By strengthening emotional skills, reducing youth access to and use of alcohol and other drugs, and ending the experience of homelessness, 360 works passionately in our pursuit to help children, teens and young adults experience their full potential.360 Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of color and those who identify as LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply. Decisions and criteria the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statues.For more information about 360 Youth Services visit our website at: www. 6i) Salary: Commensurate with experience

Keywords: 360 Youth Services, Naperville , Clinical Therapist - Individual/Family and School Based Services, Healthcare , Naperville, Illinois

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