1 Provide psychotherapeutic treatment for agency clients using a treatment modality that has been clinically determined to best serve the interests of the person(s) served. Modalities may include individual, group, couples, and/or family therapy.
2 Conduct a Mental Health Assessment within the first six sessions.
3 Develop a Treatment Plan with therapeutic goals which address presenting problems and, where possible, is family centered.
4 Assess each client on a pre-treatment, post- treatment, and follow-up basis using clinically proven outcome instruments.
5 Prepare a formal progress/status report at the end of the first six contact hours, with treatment goals defined. Provide progress reports on a quarterly basis thereafter, or upon the request of the assigned case manager.
6 Maintain weekly progress notes on clients served.
7 Provide crisis intervention, as needed.
8 Coordinate and consult with Case Manager Supervisors, Case Managers, Attorneys, Foster parents, and other service providers for the good of the client.
9 Attend weekly supervision.
10 Attend weekly clinical case conferences.
11.Attend court hearings, as required.
12 Attend monthly staff meetings and meetings at other service providers, for the good of the client.
13 Schedule, organize, and list appointments using the appropriate forms in accordance with agency protocols.
14 Attend monthly staff meetings
15 Interview prospective employees.
16 Monitors individual workload (quality, quantity and timeliness).
17 Take part in employee evaluations as required by Unity’s directives.
18 Insure that skill proficiency meets contractor, Unity and COA standards through a combination of individual and group trainings.
19 Monitors behavior to insure compliance with federal and state labor laws, professional codes of ethic (as applicable) and Unity’s Code of Ethics.
20 Maintain a professional relationship with all employees to allow objective supervision and constructive criticism.
21 Actively participate in the agency's CQI Plan.
Education, Experience, Training and Skills:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, counseling or related field
At least one year of relevant clinical work experience with underserved, hard to reach populations
Licensed (LPC, or LSW) to practice within the state of Illinois or reciprocal state
Flexibility to travel and conduct sessions offsite (i.e. schools, foster home, etc), and to adjust to unpredictable work hours
Access to a working vehicle, and insurance vehicle coverage
Strong professional communication, and therapeutic skills; and excellent interpersonal, oral, and written skills
Ability to work both independently and as an active team member
Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work
Ability to help others gain skills and confidence to address issues related to trauma, abuse and neglect
Ability to work collaboratively with other personnel, and/or other service providers or professionals
Ability to set appropriate boundaries and intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the clients served
Conviction about the capacity of individuals to grow and change
Ability to value a nurturing family as the ideal environment for an individual
Ability to work with a culturally and socio-economically diverse population
Pass a CANTS (Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System) check
Pass a Criminal Background check
Possess a valid license to practice in IL or reciprocal state
Possess and maintain a valid Drivers License and possess safe and reliable transportation
Possess and maintain adequate Liability insurance for the vehicle