Erie Neighborhood House, a community-building agency empowering Chicago’s low-income and immigrant families, and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society is seeking an experienced, bilingual professional to serve as a Clinical Therapist in Little Village. Reporting to the Proyecto Cuidate Manager, the basic functions are to coordinate program referrals, provide comprehensive assessments, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and clinical support to program staff and interns. This position will also be responsible for program development and support of reporting. Proyecto Cuidate (PC) offers mental health, domestic violence, restorative practices, and parenting education services to reduce and prevent family violence, abuse and neglect and support family reunification.
Lead DCFS counseling and family case manager, coordinating receiving DCFS referrals.
Maintains the counseling and mental health support services though the coordination of the Proyecto Cuidate counseling waitlist, school and community referrals, in addition to overseeing service screenings.
Conducts psycho-social assessments, crisis intervention and follow-up services.
Provides counseling services, safety planning and case management for children, adults and families.
Assists as needed with developing, facilitating and evaluating parenting classes and women empowerment groups, youth programming, providing guidance and support to facilitators as needed.
Supports staff with home visits and attends as necessary.
Directly supervises or supports with supervision of graduate level interns including individual or group supervision.
Makes referrals to other supportive agencies as appropriate.
Responsible for data collection, program evaluation and timely reporting.
Represents Erie Neighborhood House to the public and participates in community meetings/events.
Attends monthly department, all staff, funder and other required meetings.
Attend professional development applicable to field and population being served on an ongoing basis.
Provide in house training to staff, interns, and partnering agencies when needed.
Performs other duties as required.
Please forward cover letter, resume and a list of professional references by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to:
ERIE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ACCREDITED BY NAEYC AND THE NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL ASSOCIATION;
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Masters in Social Work or Counseling required; at least 3 years’ experience in the social work or counseling field; LCSW or LCPC preferred.
At least two years of experience in a supervisory role.
Demonstrate working knowledge of DCFS.
40 Hour Domestic Violence Certificate.
Familiarity with domestic violence, community violence, child abuse, mental health challenges.
Strong organizational and effective time management skills.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.
Excellent written and interpersonal skills with fluency in both English and Spanish.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Flexibility and ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.
Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of participants.
Additional Salary Information: plus excellent benefit package
About Erie Neighborhood House
Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources and collaborative action.