If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children, or are interested in a rewarding career in the non-profit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team.
Shelter, Inc.’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a program for older adolescent males. TLP provides a home-like setting where residents advance their education and learn to work and live in the community. TLP offers a safe and caring environment while preparing residents to be increasingly self-sufficient as they continue their growth towards adulthood.
The Treatment Coordinator is responsible for the provision of client services to Transitional Living Program clients. In general, these include the provision of clinical services to youth and their families and other duties in compliance with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services’ (DCFS) rules and regulations. This position operates under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director.
Responsibilities and Duties
Conduct mental health assessments and re-assessments for all clients enrolled in the program. Conduct mental health assessments, as indicated, for family members and significant others.
Provide individual, group and family counseling for clients as prescribed in the mental health assessment or DCFS Integrated Assessment.
Provide psycho-educational groups to clients and/or their families based on interest and need.
Facilitate the development, review and modification of clients’ clinical treatment and quarterly transition plans.
Perform record keeping functions and prepare reports as required.
Responsible for conducting all required quarterly life skills assessments.
Perform special administrative assignments or duties as delegated by the Clinical Director.
Coordinate all activities related to referral and intake as the Intake Coordinator.
Schedule and facilitate quarterly Child & Family Team Meetings and quarterly client transition staffings.
Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
Is on-call for clients’ mental health/behavioral emergencies.
In the absence of the Caseworker, is responsible for conducting his/her duties as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.
Qualifications and Skills
MSW or MA from an accredited school of Social Work or Counseling.
Prefer two years of satisfactory post-graduate, clinical experience with demonstrated ability in assessment, treatment planning and clinical interventions.
Prefer LCSW or LCPC in the State of Illinois.
Must successfully obtain Child Welfare License within three months of employment date.
Must meet Child Care Facility Driver requirements in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Must have a valid driver’s license, an automobile and adequate automobile insurance.
Must become certified in CPR, First Aid and Behavior Management Crisis Intervention within six months of employment date.
Must complete a Medical and T.B. test providing proof of results.
Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and submit to a full Background Check through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Must submit official academic transcripts from the last school in which a degree was awarded.
Must have ability to lift 40 pounds.
About Shelter, Inc.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency Housing and support for children and youth who are in crisis or are homeless; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills; 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.