POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the Clinical Director in the planning, development and day-to-day implementation of the agency’s Youth At Risk Programs using 360’s trauma informed approach. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administration tasks associated with the CCBYS program, providing direct therapy, reunification, advocacy, support, and/or family stabilization services to children and families at high risk of involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system; maintaining an active case load and corresponding record keeping; crisis and back-up pager responsibilities for runaway and locked out youth, maintaining positive, and constructive relationships within the agency, CCBYS and the community.
Using a trauma informed approach, provide individual and family counseling services to youth and families between the ages of 10 and 18 that present with a wide range of concerns, such as family conflict, delinquent behaviors, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
Be able to effectively provide counseling services, often short term and skills based, in a school setting with middle school or high school aged youth to help them learn skills related to school issues, such as consequential thinking, impulse control, and anger management 1-2 days per week.
Collaborate with community partners, such as DCFS case workers, schools, police departments, juvenile probation, and mental health agencies/hospitals, to serve youth.
Provide timely, diligent and confidential record-keeping and eCornerstone data system work for each youth in compliance with DHS and CCBYS (Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services) requirements and agency standards.
Create schedule each month for crisis coverage as part of the 24-hour crisis response system for CCBYS and be on call as the backup supervisor at least 65% of the month to oversee crisis worker’s delivery of crisis intervention and advocacy services to at-risk youth with the purpose of family preservation, reunification, and stabilization in office, school and community settings.
Deliver professional presentations based on the needs of the community as related to high-risk youth.
Review all records and documentation related to the Youth At Risk Programs, including client records, CCBYS program compliance, DHS audits, working agreements, and submitting monthly and annual DYSC reports, including CCBYS tracking spreadsheet, eCornerstone deadline monitoring, and CCBYS monthly reporting program services reports as required by the Clinical Director.
Attend at least two trauma related trainings per year.
All other duties as assigned.
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.
Must hold or be on track to hold an IL State License: LCPC, LMFT, or LCSW.
Driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
CCBYS experience highly preferred.
Knowledge of childhood trauma and at least one year experience working with youth affected by trauma.
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. We strive 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.