Basic Function: Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Team Lead, provides intensive counseling and/or psychotherapy to clients and/or families. This is an Exempt position.
Provides individual, couple, family, and group counseling or psychotherapy to clients at one or more of Volunteers of America of Illinois’ Veterans housing properties, in-home, at the main office, or in a confidential community setting to children and families in the foster care program.
Provides parent coaching services to biological parents working toward reunification in the foster care program, utilizing the Volunteers of American of Illinois Parent Coaching Program model.
Demonstrates analytical and psychosocial diagnostic skills and resourcefulness in developing treatment processes utilizing agency approved treatment modalities
Acts upon own analysis of client situations under clinical supervision
Participates in regular group and clinical supervision meetings for consultation on the use of clinical interventions with clients
Reports progress on case load to supervisor; makes written evaluation reports on the progress of each client and performs record keeping functions required by the agency.
Demonstrates good time management and organizational skills to proficiently compete assigned tasks and maintain clinical documentation consistently
Participates in agency studies of particular problems or casework practices
Contributes to clinical staffings for foster care and/or veteran clients
Conducts in-service trainings to service delivery staff
Delivers services with sensitivity to the clients’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
May provide supervision to practicum students
Upholds and actively demonstrates investment in the mission and values of Volunteers of America of Illinois
Position requires a Master's degree in Social Work or Clinical Psychology from an accredited college or university.
One year of post-graduate experience with one year of proven clinical experience
Four years of pre-graduate and post-graduate combined experience
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle
Demonstrated skill in basic computer operations with a proficiency in Microsoft Office
Interested Applicants MUST apply through the online application. A word or PDF version of your resume must be uploaded to be considered a complete application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
Click on the "VETERANS SERVICES" and then select "THERAPIST"