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 full-time Mental Health Practitioner I to join our Southeast Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Evening hours are required a minimum of (3) three per week.
Provide in-home/school/community 60% and office-based 40% services to families in Southeast Chicago communities.
Carry a caseload of approximately 20 - 30 cases to support achievement of required weekly productivity standards.
Experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems and experience providing family therapy and therapeutic groups highly preferred.
Knowledge of Medicaid Rule 132 and experience diagnosing is a plus.
Position requires some on-call coverage for SASS crisis program, approximately 3-5 shifts per month.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required.
Must have applied to take LSW examination.
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services
Must have familiarity with Medicaid Rule 132.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have access to a vehicle, proof of insurance and valid driver’s license to perform essential job functions.
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
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.