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 Social Worker/Counselor I or II to join our DuPage Team!
The Social Worker/Counselor I or II will provide office based clinical services to adults, adolescents and children in both English and Spanish.
Essential Job Functions:
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
Provides mental health assessments, individual and family therapy, case management and client centered consultation services.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Joins or develops groups and coalitions to address community needs.
Recommends financial assistance for clients
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
May serve on regional or agency-wide committees.
May perform a variety of administrative tasks including student supervision.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
This position requires two (2) evenings per week.
No on-call or weekend hours required.
Complies with agency record keeping expectations.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university required.
LCSW, LCPC, LFMT preferred. Must be license eligible.
Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience preferred.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This position requires some travel and requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services.
Must have access to a vehicle, proof of insurance and valid driver’s license to perform essential job functions.
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
About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan serves more than 67,000 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81% being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.