The AfterCare-Therapeutic Supervisor ensures the therapeutic needs of AfterCare members are addressed, and implements a systemic strengths-based care management approach toward AfterCare members.
The schedule for this position is: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm (must be flexible), some evenings and weekends as needed.
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Discern the therapeutic needs of AfterCare members and define means of addressing them.
Supervise interns and volunteers in AfterCare as determined by the Program Manager.
Supervise on-going therapeutic consultation for Care Managers.
Actively engage in healthy and appropriate relationships with members and families.
Identify therapeutic resources to be utilized by AfterCare staff and members.
Provide short-term therapy to members and families as needed; when in between interns and/or when a co-therapist is indicated.
Collaborate in the identification and development of strong working relationships with appropriate internal departments/programs and relevant external community resources.
Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of operational, administrative, and programmatic processes and activities related to member supports.
Provide trainings to members and/or staff on particular topics related to therapeutic needs.
Collaborate in the design, revision and implementation of program policies and procedures; work in partnership with Program Manager and Education Coordinator as it relates to COA accreditation and DCFS guidelines.
Ensure compliance with program objectives, Agency mission, DCFS policies and COA guidelines.
Assist in performing record reviews in Wingspan and other databases for completeness, accuracy, and clarity of documentation submitted.
Assist in the maintenance of records for accuracy and member confidentiality.
Assist in the development, achievement and assessment of program QI goals, objectives and processes.
Assist in the creation and management of a viable budget plan.
Assist in the daily administration of program supports and functions as directed and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Prepare periodic reports on activities as directed.
Assist in the proper maintenance and care of AfterCare Program facilities, property and equipment.
Provide on-call support when the Program Manager-AfterCare is unavailable.
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field; licensure preferred.
Administrative experience in social service or child welfare with proven proficiency in delivery of therapeutic support, supervision, training, program development and implementation; knowledge of COA and DCFS guidelines and procedures preferred.
Knowledge of strengths-based and systemic therapy, traditional case management methods, principles and documentation procedures.
Knowledge of community based supports related to the needs of adolescents, adults, and families.
Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising independent judgment and discretion.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals.
Ability to write reports and correspondence.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.
Willingness to be flexible with hours based on the needs of the program and schedule.
Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.
A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and with proper training, be able to physically restrain youth.
Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.