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Licensed Counselor/Therapist - Child Welfare Services

Company: Children's Home and Aid
Location: Belleville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionChildrens Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven clinical staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. As a leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality. We strive to hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are lifted and supported.Opportunities for growth. Therapists and Counselors are supported in obtaining and maintaining clinical licensure through in-house clinical supervision and reimbursement for licensure fees. We also offer opportunities for advanced trainings in your field, which may include Play Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Nurturing Parent Program, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other trainings, depending on your unique interests, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other community partners to expand your professional network and increase your access to supplemental resources to benefit the kids and families youre serving.Work/Life balance. We know you cant pour from an empty cup. We encourage a healthy work/life balance by keeping schedules flexible and caseloads low, with a focus on quality of engagement and services over quantity of billable hours. We offer a generous paid leave package that includes two weeks of paid vacation in the first year (increasing over your tenure to more than five weeks per year!), plus two weeks of paid sick time, two additional floating holidays, and eleven paid holidays (including Juneteenth, Veterans Day, and the day after Thanksgiving) each year.What youll do as a Child Welfare Therapist:

  • Provide in-home, community-based, and telehealth individual and family therapy to children and families involved in the child welfare system.
  • Facilitate therapy groups to address parenting and anger management.
  • Coordinate services with DCFS, child welfare case managers, and other relevant community providers, and develop appropriate referral plans.
  • Provide written reports and testimony in Juvenile Court regarding the best interests of the children/family.
  • Complete thorough and timely documentation, including assessment and service notes, using a web-based client services platform.Who you are:
    • You have at least a Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field, and an Illinois clinical license (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT).
    • You have experience with an evidence-based or evidence-informed treatment modality, such as Theraplay, the ARC framework, or other trauma-informed practice.
    • Familiarity with the child welfare system strongly preferred.
    • Experience providing Medicaid-billed behavioral health services a plus.
    • You are able to meet with families in their homes, and you have a valid driver's license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle.
    • You are comfortable providing telehealth services as needed.
    • You are an intuitive, nonjudgmental listener who easily builds relationships built on respect, trust and positive regard.
    • You are warm, flexible, and hold a strong belief that generational trauma can be healed through counseling.
    • You know that working with kids who have experienced trauma requires not only compassion and kindness, but also someone who likes to have fun and doesnt take themselves too seriously.
    • You are detail-driven, highly organized, and enjoy working autonomously but are also excited by big-picture outcomes and the opportunity to innovate and collaborate with a team to reach shared goals.
    • You are looking for reflective, clinical supervision and opportunities for growth and training in your field.The details:
      • Location: Hybrid (remote/community-based/office-based). Therapy provided in client homes and other community based locations in St. Clair and surrounding counties in Southern Illinois. Telehealth may be provided as necessary on a limited basis. Therapists work from home/preferred remote location during telehealth services and when not attending in-home visits.
      • Schedule: Full-time, salaried; general business hours with some flexibility for evening appointments as needed to accommodate client schedules.
      • Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing. Compensation & Benefits:
        • Salary: Range starts at $61,000. Offers are commensurate with experience and bilingual candidates may receive additional financial compensation.
        • Clinical licensure: Licensed clinicians receive reimbursement of licensure renewal fees.
        • Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here)
        • Student Loan Forgiveness: Childrens Home & Aid is an approved agency for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)Where you work matters.Youre considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together. (More about who we are here. ( )We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today. Review our agencys blueprint for impact: Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Children's Home and Aid, Belleville , Licensed Counselor/Therapist - Child Welfare Services, Healthcare , Belleville, Illinois

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