Bilingual DV Mental Health Social Worker/Counselor 1
Metropolitan Family Services
February 28, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Case Management/Social Services
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 Bilingual Domestic Violence Mental Health Therapist to join our Midway Team!
We offer a $1,500 Annual Differential for Bilingual Skills!
$1,500 Signing Bonus! ($500 at the time of hire and $1,000 after completing one year of employment)
Essential Job Functions:
Completes a comprehensive, in-depth assessments and screening tools related to trauma exposure, DV, and behavior health needs.
Completes individual treatment planning that is goal directed and led by the individual program client as well as ongoing safety planning.
Provides a full-range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational and related services.
Provides evidence-based clinical interventions such as TF-CBT, CPP, and ARC.
Learns and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Supports completion of victim compensation claims, recommends financial assistance for clients and supports sign-up with other eligible income benefits.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
Be responsible for meeting contractual requirements such as 24 hour coverage rotation.
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
May serve on regional or agency-wide committees.
Meets agency expectations for quantity of direct services.
Complies with agency recordkeeping expectations.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Masters’ Degree in Social Work or Counseling or Psychology or other related field from an accredited college or university.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.
Four years related post-Masters experience in Behavioral Mental Health.
Must be Licensed Social Worker or Counselor (LSW/LPC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 2 years of clinical counseling experience preferred.
40 hour Domestic Violence Trained or completion of 40 hour Domestic Violence Training upon hire
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload and home-based services.
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
Wellness Initiative Program
Employee Assistance Network
$1500 Bilingual Pay Differential
Internal Number: SOCIA01196
About Metropolitan Family Services
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 that empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.