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.
Metropolitan Family Services is proud to participate in the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program. For those who qualify, the NHSC will repay outstanding qualifying educational loans. Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists are eligible to apply for loan forgiveness if they work in our Blue Island or Southeast Centers!
Qualified individuals may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP).
We are now hiring for multiple Social Worker/Counselor to join our Palos Hills, Blue Island, and Southeast Team!
At an intermediate level of skill using a multi-disciplinary, multi-service and systemic approach, provides a range of office, community and home- based services to clients. May carry separate administrative responsibilities. Works with diverse staff and service population.
Essential Job Functions:
Does comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Does intake as assigned.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Joins or develops groups and coalitions to address community needs.
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
May be responsible for meeting contractual requirements such as 24-hour coverage.
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.
Complies with agency recordkeeping expectations.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university plus two years related post-Masters experience and at an intermediate skill level.
CANDIDATE MUST HAVE A CURRENT ILLINOIS CLINICAL LICENSE (LCSW/LCPC).
Previous experience working with clients with an Axis I diagnosis who present with multi-faceted mental health, cognitive and physical issues.
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community 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
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.