Ibukun Comprehensive Community Services is currently hiring for a Therapist (LCSW and or LCPC) it's residential group home facility.
Eligible candidates will provide therapy, treatment, counseling and crisis intervention services for adolescent males ranging from 14 to 19 years of age.
The ideal candidate must be able to provide Medicaid billable services.
For consideration, send resume and cover letter to the following email:
For more information, please visit our website at www.ibukun.org
General Job Duties:
The Clinical Therapist, at least, a Master’s LCSW, LCPC, Psychologistor someone in related field, will have responsibility providing therapeutic treatment for behavior disordered children who may have been victims of abuse and neglect (as defined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services).The Therapist will also develop, monitor, and supervise the habilitation plans developed for each child in the group homes.The Therapist may be assigned supervision duties by the Clinical Director of the Group Home.
Diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment; interviews client referred for group home placement, and other settings and studies medical, psychiatric, and social case histories.
Observes clients in various situations; selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment, and provides consultation to other mental health professionals with regard to test results.
Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques; selects appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies.
Assesses client progress and modifies treatment programs accordingly; communicates with and counsels family members as appropriate.
Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding Medicaid requirements; implements and adheres to policies which ensure client confidentiality.
Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.
Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinical meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques.
May instruct and direct staff and students serving psychological internships in ICCS residential facilities.
Provides psychological consultations to other mental health professionals within group homes, and other community based agencies with regard to clients and/or patient care.
The Therapist will review the packet submitted by the Department on each child being considered for placement at the group home.This will include a minimum of two (2) interviews with the Department's caseworker, the child and when appropriate the biological family.Recommendation will be made either in writing or in person to confirm placement.A written statement will be done, including the information gathered from the DCFS caseworker, the Director's impressions and assessments of the strengths or weaknesses of child, including his suitability for placement and treatment as well as needed services for the biological family.Completion of all necessary documents, forms and modules as required by the Department of Children and Family Services will also be the responsibility of the Therapist, and will be part of a permanent record kept on each child.
Provides individual therapy/counseling, therapeutic group therapy/ counseling and family therapy/counseling (as needed).
Participates in the following monthly meeting (in person, via video conference or by phone as required): monthly clinical staffings, client admissions and discharge planning meetings (as required), monthly RPMU meetings (as required), quarterly client treatment planning staffings, monthly all staff meeting, emergency staffings.
Completes client Mental Health Assessments – within 15 days of admission, and annually on the anniversary date of admission.
Completes client initial Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs) – within 30 days of admission, ITPs reviews, and quarterly (90 calendar days).
Documents Individual Therapy Progress Notes and Therapeutic Groups Service Notes
Submits group roster on weekly basis
Presents monthly updates – presented monthly in administration meetings
Submits Quarterly Therapy Progress Reports – quarterly (submitted at each Quarterly ITP Staffing).
Submits additional reports as required
At least a Master’s LCSW, LCPC, Psychologist or someone in related field with 5 years experience.
A doctorate degree in Psychology, and completion of Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship in related field with 1 to 3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified will be highly considered.
State of Illinois Licensure, or eligibility for Illinois licensure, as documented by out-of-state licensure; must be credentialed per DCFS and ICCS policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Ability to observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Ability to effectively communicate clinical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current special education methodologies and techniques.
Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
Ability to assess mental status in clients and to develop individual treatment goals and plans.
Skill in preparing and maintaining client records.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards (e.g., COA).
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
One who is flexible and able to respond 24/7 to provide assistance to staff during crisis.
About Ibukun Comprehensive Community Services
IBUKUN Comprehensive Community Services (ICCS) is a not-for-profit social service agency established to provide group home placement, ongoing clinical evaluation, and therapeutic treatment for a wide range of child development and behavioral problems. Children and their families are provided treatment opportunities in a professional and sensitive environment in order to effect a positive change in their lives and mitigate the emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities resulting from family disruption.