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 Social Worker/Counselor 1 to join our Calumet team!
Essential Job Functions:
Provides clinically appropriate services to young children (0-5) and their families who have been exposed to trauma
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Learns and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Offer education and training to the community or other professionals on topics related to childhood exposure to violence
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
Support the work of the Safe Start Coalition by participating and facilitating quarterly coalition meetings with community partners
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency recordkeeping expectations.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required.
LSW, LPC or License Eligible required.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to perform essential job functions.
Ability to interact appropriately with clients and staff and with diverse individuals and groups.
Available to work some evening hours
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.