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School Social Worker - Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools are an urban district on the rise. The support and resources we provide to our staff enables them to make the greatest difference where it’s needed most. Be a part of the change. Our mission is to provide a high quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life.

Under the supervision of personnel from the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services and in collaboration with the school principal, School Social Workers are responsible for the educational, psychological, and social development, progress, tracking, assessment and support of all students in assigned classes/caseloads, and performs other duties as assigned and required. School social workers are assigned to schools based on the citywide needs of the district of which requirements related to general and special education services, evaluation, staffing, and mandated counseling are carried out in conjunction with the educational, psychological, and health disciplines.

Specialty Functions:

- A valid license issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, endorsed as a School Social Worker

- Provide counseling services to students in both general and special education programs, using individual, group and classroom methodologies, along with consult services to faculty, co-team members, parents, and other appropriate parties regarding socio-cultural and emotional factors impacting the student’s learning experiences

- Perform diagnostic assessments for students needing initial evaluations, re-evaluations or special evaluations and participate in all meetings/conferences to determine eligibility for and adequacy of services on an annual or as-needed basis

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

- A graduate degree in social work from from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

-Completion of the CPS online application and teaching profile at

-A valid license or credential issued by the state licensing board, with the appropriate endorsement(s) for the role

Employment Expectations:

As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), an employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago or be willing to become a resident within six months of the date of his/her employment with Chicago Public Schools. For certain high-needs positions, exemptions to this policy may be available.

All new hires must satisfactorily complete all CPS on boarding requirements which include, but are not limited to, passing a tuberculosis test, drug test and state and federal criminal background checks. CPS is a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Behavioral Health Service Director - National Youth Advocate Program

Were YOU driven to serve youth and families of your community?

Are YOU collaborative and innovative?

Are YOU passionate about serving others?

If so, the National Youth Advocate Program is looking for YOU!

Our Matteson, IL team is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as the Behavioral Health Director. This role will develop and lead clinical systems to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and high quality care to the people we serve.

Working with NYAP is joining a diverse team of individuals all driven by our Mission, Vision and Values.

Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off.

If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

You are our ideal candidate if:

You are energized by leading teams and establishing a community presence.
You enjoy building relationships and building your client base.
You have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution. PhD preferred.
You have previous experience in leading behavioral health management processes. And have worked with MCO's, managed productivity as well as utilization reviews and client outcomes.
You hold a professional and valid licensure: LCPC or LCSW.
You are committed to advocate for troubled youth.
You’re a people person and naturally build genuine relationships with those around you.
You’re an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing.
You are a time management pro.
You’re proficient with technology and are comfortable learning new things, and do so quickly.
You are respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds.
You are flexible and can be responsive to serve our community.
You have the capacity to care and still remain objective and professional.
Does this describe YOU? If so, please apply and our talent acquisition team will review your credentials and experience.

The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) is a not-for-profit 501(3)c organization that has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth, and families since 1978. NYAP provides a wide array of services to youth and families in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky.

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Certified Clinician I - JCFS Chicago

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.

This position will render provide clinical services to clients within Agency policies and programs.

Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program
State licensure LCSW
2+ years experience working with children, teens, and adults
Ability to work a flexible schedule including 2 evenings/week
As this position requires visits to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation, must be able to drive, have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable access to a vehicle to travel in the Chicago metro area

Ability to work independently
Proficient clinical writing skills for mental health assessments, treatment plans, & session notes including Medicaid Rule 132 cases
Carries a caseload involving any or all of the Agency’s services, which will include, including individual, family, and may include group treatment modality
Performs the full range of clinical duties, including the gathering and analysis of data, formulation of assessment and treatment plans, and implementation of the treatment for routine and complex cases
Performs record keeping functions and other administrative duties as required by the Agency, including written treatment documentation within the required time frames
Formulates understanding of clients’ situations, providing appropriate services with supervisory consultation

JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

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JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

Pediatric Mental Health Provider (LCSW) - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Interested applicants contact Shari Schaller Talent Acquisition Specialist at or 224-725-4137

About the Role... located in Lake Bluff, Illinois
917 Sherwood Drive
Lake Bluff IL, 60044

The Mental Health provider role is to complete screenings and evaluations, write appropriate treatment plans and formulate functional goals for clients. In addition, the MH specialist makes recommendations for other professional services and cross referrals. Being a supportive part of the NSPT team and helping the family and child meet their goals is of the highest importance. Utilizes mental health expertise to address medical and clinical needs for a defined patient population. Performs psycho-social assessments and contributes to the interdisciplinary plan of care by developing and implementing a plan of care/treatment plan that provides extraordinary care for the patient while being sensitive to costs and resources. Works collaboratively with patients, patients' family, healthcare providers, insurers, community resources, and other involved parties.

The Candidate has...

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology from an accredited school
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) - required
• Previous experience working with children, adolescents and families with diverse social and behavioral challenges
• Ability to appropriately document social work interventions according to office policy
• Insight and ability to appropriately access and utilize manager or supervisor feedback
• Ability to interpret medical reports and write appropriate treatment plans and formulate functional goals
• Must be able to clearly explain behavior function, intervention and treatment strategies to families
• Exceptional customer service skills and ability to interact with a diverse group
• Works well with others in a supportive manner and is able to forge and maintain relationships

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