The Residential Therapist will deliver counseling/therapy services to young adults living in 360 Youth Services Transitional Housing Programs. The therapist will have a caseload of approximately 15 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 and provide weekly therapy sessions. Additionally, this therapist will provide Seven Challenges groups 3 times a week.
Using a trauma informed approach, provide individual counseling services to youth that reside in our Transitional Housing program. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 that are experiencing homelessness apply to enter our structured program. Residents are offered therapy to help learn skills, cope with trauma and family conflicts, as well as additional areas of concern such as substance use, anxiety, and depression.
Facilitate Seven Challenges groups at 3 programs each week. Maintain the necessary documentation for these groups and review and respond to Seven Challenges journals for the residents.
Assist in coordinating scheduling for residents to attend psychiatric appointments as well as participate in appointments, communicate information to specific housing programs, ensure necessary documentation and consents are completed, and coordinate medication procurement for select residents.
Maintain timely and confidential record keeping for client files.
Attend weekly group supervision, individual supervision, and housing staff meetings.
Assume other duties as necessary.
Mission-Driven: Reinforces 360’s mission and vision within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of 360’s efforts.
Collaboration: Advocates for inclusion and diversity at all times. Initiates the development of relationships with partners and colleagues. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audiences. Inspires others to engage with and support 360.
Operational Effectiveness: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with youth and adults, the community, public officials and professionals involved in counseling and housing programs. Demonstrates sound judgment, empathy, and sensitivity to the needs of clients, families, and school/community partners. Assures quality of service provision, ensuring that tasks are completed within the required timelines.
Personal Growth: Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Commitment to ongoing training and professional development.
Master's degree in human services field from an accredited school.
Fully licensed or eligible to be licensed in Illinois: LCPC, LMFT, or LCSW.
Driver’s license, auto insurance, reliable transportation.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills, with the ability to have professional boundaries, relate to staff and youth in a positive, constructive therapeutic manner.
Demonstrate a willingness to provide the agency-designated services in an independent manner.
Demonstrate understanding of trauma informed care and harm reduction.
About 360 Youth Services: 360 is a powerful organization joined together by a shared commitment: to change lives and inspire hope. By strengthening emotional skills, reducing youth access to and use of alcohol and other drugs, and ending the experience of homelessness, 360 works passionately in our pursuit to help children, teens and young adults experience their full potential. 360 strives to be compassionate, empowering, inclusive, affirming, respectful and authentic. We seek to find employees that can live out these values with their co-workers, clients and our community.