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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.

Executive Director - Lincoln Park Community Services

Lincoln Park Community Services (“LPCS”) is one of the Midwest’s leading organizations serving individuals needing housing and related services and advocating for permanent sustainable housing solutions. Founded in the Lincoln Park community on Chicago’s North Side in 1985 through four churches and a handful of volunteers as a part-time, overnight shelter support system, LPCS has grown to a two-location full time organization, supporting more than 80 interim housing Guests daily, and 37 residents of permanent supportive housing units. As a comprehensive social service agency, LPCS not only helps people get back on their feet, but it also provides tools to assist them to become and remain self-sufficient. The organization enjoys a network of relationships that integrates public and private resources to serve these populations. LPCS is committed to meeting guests where they are, using harm reduction and trauma informed practices.

The Executive Director will develop and oversee an operating budget of approximately $2.3M and will be responsible for the strategic processes of the organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that programs are executed in the most cost-effective manner and that LPCS is in compliance with Board adopted policies as well as local, state, and federal regulations. The Executive Director oversees a team of 30 successful professionals, and directly manages six direct reports.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will help successfully lead the organization to a new level of accomplishment and reach. The ED ensures ongoing programmatic excellence, program evaluation, as well as consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, and communications.

Qualified candidates will have a deep commitment to, and passion for, the mission and to harm reduction, trauma informed practices. Demonstrated experience, either lived or professional, working with under-served communities, is sought. The successful candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising, including securing major gifts from individual donors, foundations, corporations and government sources. An undergraduate degree, with at least 10 years of senior management experience is required, graduate degree preferred. Experience in fundraising/relationship management software; previous experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. To submit a current resume and letter of introduction, please visit

LPCS is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. LPCS believes meaningful change happens when people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities working together towards a common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - MPAC Healthcare

Named one of Crain’s Best Places to Work 2021! MPAC Healthcare is hardworking, fun-loving, and dedicated to patient-centered care!

We’re looking for LCSWs who are team-oriented and are driven to provide high-quality care in the senior care space.


5 weeks paid time off (Personal, sick, CE & holidays)
Full benefits including health, dental, vision insurance + 401k
Competitive compensation package
Flexibility & autonomy
On-going education (workshops, one-on-one, or small group sessions)
Long-term career opportunities

This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative approach to improving the quality of care to older adults. Join our diverse, fast-growing company committed to building a culture that promotes growth, safety, and support for its employees.

Job Overview:

The autonomous nature of the role lets LCSWs function like a private practice without the hassle of managing a back office. Ability to work within a 40-hour workweek!

LCSW is an on-site clinical provider working with residents and families.

Function as a member on an interdisciplinary team addressing residents’ emotional, social, and psychological needs.

The opportunity to own your caseload, schedule, and salary.

Provide initial assessments and utilize psychotherapy to address mental health issues + offer ongoing support

Responsible for documentation requirements/keeping up-to-date on Medicare Benefit and commercial insurance plans.

Key Requirements:

An entrepreneurial spirit accompanied by strong medical knowledge, understanding of documentation (CMS, Medicare, Medicaid), and nursing home/ hospital facility experience.

Master’s degree in Social Work + valid LCSW license in applicable state.

Two years of counseling/therapy experience

Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health diagnoses/therapeutic approaches

Experience collaborating with interdisciplinary teams and other MPAC providers, to ensure patients are getting the best care possible

Ability to foster open communication with the facility team to ensure the success of clinical programs

Ability to take initiative and effectively communicate in multiple settings with multiple parties (patient, patient’s family, facility staff, other MPAC providers, etc).

High level of organization to manage patient needs and ensure the mental health needs of residents are being met

Comfortable with ab ever-changing environment of a skilled nursing facility

Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of Medicare Benefit & commercial insurance plans

Experience in the healthcare setting

Passion for working with older adults

Exceptional organizational skills

MPAC’s Mission:

We are building a company to thrive in tomorrow’s healthcare system. With a focus on purposeful, quality care, our comprehensive services are raising the standard in post-acute medicine. Transforming how healthcare is delivered to the aging population.

School Social Worker UCAN Academy - UCAN

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Social Worker provides individual, group and family social work services to students.

Assessment and Service Planning

Performs diagnostic tests and evaluation of students referred for services; interviews students and individuals closely related to students such as family members.
Evaluates test results; plans IEP goals and therapeutic approaches.
Effectively applies clinical knowledge to evaluate student situations and needs
Develops clear and specific IEP goals for each student based upon his/her individual needs
Identifies at-risk students and behaviors

Therapeutic Intervention

Effectively conducts appropriate social work minutes in a timely manner
Successfully engages and develops rapport with a wide range of students
Utilizes clinical knowledge and skills to provide appropriate and effective therapies
Structures therapy sessions in accordance with IEP goals
Creates a therapeutic environment by providing adequate, varied, culturally competent and developmentally appropriate activities/materials
Maintains consistency and safety throughout the session
Planning and Organization

Plans time effectively and efficiently to meet all job commitments
Keeps information organized as to quickly respond to information requests about their students
Organizes caseload to meet expected level of IEP service minutes on a monthly basis
Effectively balances multiple responsibilities
Obtains and evaluates information necessary to implement student services
Responds in a timely manner to all written correspondence, email and phone call inquiries regarding students.

MSW with Type 73 Certification Preferred
0-2 years experience providing therapy in a clinical or related setting
Two (2) years experience in child and adolescent individual and group therapy
LSW or LCSW a plus

If Interested please contact:

Bianca Teague Staff Recruiter

Mental Health Therapist - Pillars Community Health

Mental Health Therapists We are looking to hire several clinicians to support our Mental Health program, including clinicians that are bilingual in Spanish and Arabic. Provides office-based, home-based, and community-based therapy to a caseload of clients. Our goal is to give all people access to a variety of services to encourage stability, health, and independence in the community. We provide our staff with a comprehensive benefit package supportive to all aspects of your life & career!

We invest in your well-being and contribute over $25,000 annually in benefits and perks for each employee including:

• Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Dental Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program with 3 free clinical sessions, Wellness & Perks discount program.

• Accrue 16 days of PTO, receive a supplemental Sick Bank, Floating holidays, & Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID related absences.

• 401(k) with company match and complimentary sessions with a financial advisor

• Weekly clinical supervision and consultation groups, and professional development with free CEU’s! You never have to go outside the organization to get CEU’s!

• Staff receive a wage increase once clinically licensed and we provide reimbursement for clinical license exam and renewal fees.

• Loan forgiveness programs through National Health Services Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness

• Open positions include both remote and on-site work. Laptops are provided and equipped for tele-health sessions.

Oncology Support Counselor - Wellness House

Position: Full-Time Oncology Support Counselor
Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt

The mission of Wellness House is to better the lives of people living with cancer. Programs and services include exercise classes, nutrition seminars, support groups, and more. In our goal to offer psychosocial support, we are currently seeking to fill the position of Full-Time Oncology Support Counselor.

Summary Job Description:
The Oncology Support Counselor provides direct psychosocial support to individuals and families living with cancer. The Oncology Support Counselor is responsible for facilitating support groups, providing individual consultation and counseling, and leading workshops and classes for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Counseling may be held at Wellness House, partner locations, or on line. With the Program Manager, this role is responsible for planning and coordinating partner programs for people affected by cancer and maintaining productive professional relationships with hospital, medical, and community partners. Additionally, the Oncology Support Counselor contributes ideas and feedback regarding program development and evaluation.

• Education: Master’s degree or higher in psychology, social work, or related field; must be licensed or soon to be.
• Job Experience: Two years professional experience in community health-related work.
• Special Knowledge & Skills: Experience facilitating support groups required; knowledge and aptitude working with Microsoft Office.
• Demonstrated Competencies: Solid organization and planning skills, willingness to collaborate with peers, innovative thinker, highly ethical, commitment to the mission of Wellness House.

Interested individuals should forward cover letter and resume to
No phone calls please.

Wellness House is an EOE.

Therapist - Cunningham Children's Home

Cunningham Children’s Home, an agency committed to providing a safe place for individuals and families to learn, heal and grow, is seeking full-time Therapists and Licensed Clinical Therapists to provide assessment, treatment planning, therapy, and other mental health services to seriously emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and their families as well as clinical guidance to staff and consultation with collaterals.

General Requirements:

*Master’s Degree in human services, preferably social work, counseling,
clinical, or counseling psychology.
*Previous clinical experience in child welfare, work with emotionally and/or
behaviorally disturbed or developmentally delayed children/adolescents,
and/or families is preferred.
*Self disciplined, well organized, and detail oriented.
*Highly developed understanding of confidentiality.
*Desire and ability to work cooperatively with a treatment team.
*Flexible scheduling.

Cunningham offers outstanding benefits and opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment. Salary is based on education and experience. We are committed to the values of spirituality, teamwork, integrity and respect. Prospective employees must possess a valid Illinois driver's license and proof of auto insurance, are required to submit to a pre-employment background check. EOE

Clinical Director - Elk Grove Township Adult and Family Counseling


Responsible for all of the Clinical output of the Department. Shall oversee other FT and PT staff in ensuring quality, effective services, and compliance with all legal, professional and ethical guidelines. Shall provide ongoing supervision and training to staff. Shall also concurrently maintain a case load.
Additionally, the Clinical Director shall establish/maintain relationships with key community leaders, particularly student services staff (Social Workers and Psychologists) in local school districts. S/he shall also represent the Department and Township in Community Workshops (such as on “parenting”), open houses and fairs in the community.

1) Duties
• Manage and Supervise Clinical Staff
• Ensure staff compliance with legal, professional and ethical guidelines
• Provide quality individual/couples/family therapy, and assessments.
• Provide Administration with necessary reports as required.

2) Other Expectations, Requirements and Goals
• Perform Telephone Intakes
• Assign Cases
• Have knowledge of relevant community resources, and refer when appropriate
• Have skills in systems therapy (couples and family therapy)
• Work Collaboratively with psychiatric services partner.
• Maintain handouts to parents/children, use as needed.
• Remain current with therapy literature, disperse as warranted.
• Have knowledge of CBT, DBT, and Strategic Therapies.
• Facile with Teletherapy.
• Become certified in IM+CANS
• Become able to use TOVA and GDS in ADHD screenings

3) Additional Responsibilities
• Create Presentations for Board, Community, Professionals.
• Deliver Presentations as required.
• Work collaboratively with other EGT Departments.
• Provide ongoing evaluation/feedback to staff on Clinical Skills.

• Communication skills: written and verbal.
• Ability to create understandable documents for lay audience.
• Has a supervision model utilizing collaboration and respect.

• LCSW, LMFT, LCPC, PsyD or PhD.
• Licensure in the State of Illinois
• Maintain membership in Professional Associations

Elk Grove Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap and complies with the provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Please submit resume to Dean Reschke at

Child Protection Specialist - Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Work Locations:
Multiple cities throughout Illinois including Rockford, Waukegan, Effingham, Harrisburg, Olney, Centralia, Bloomington, Decatur and Springfield, IL.

Work Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary: $4,468 - $6,680 (Monthly)
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies: Varies

Agency Contact:

Vacancy Link:

Job Responsibilities
Under direction, protects children by performing journeyman level investigations of alleged child neglect, abuse and sexual abuse cases, interviews alleged victims and perpetrators, other members of the household and witnesses; assesses home situation for danger to child; takes child from home and places child in protective custody if necessary to prevent further neglect or abuse; prepares and documents case file for custody hearings and perpetrator prosecution; testifies in court; completes agency-sponsored training programs.

• Requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.
• Requires ability to satisfactorily pass an in-depth background check as a condition of employment.
• Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.

Education Degree
• Preferably requires a master's degree in social work;
• or
• Requires a master's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and one year of directly related professional experience;
• or
• Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional experience;
• or
• Requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and two years of directly related professional experience.

The college or university issuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Interested applicants should submit a current CMS 100 Employment Application and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to Failure to use a current version of the application may result in disqualification.

Child Welfare Specialist - IL Dept. of Children & Family Services

Work Locations:

Multiple cities throughout Illinois including Rockford, Waukegan, Effingham, Harrisburg, Olney, Centralia, Bloomington, Decatur and Springfield, IL.

Work Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Salary: $4,468 - $6,680 (Monthly)

Agency Contact:

Vacancy Link:

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, performs a variety of casework/case management functions related to the welfare of children who are subject to child abuse and/or neglect or in need of child welfare services. Duties are performed in an independent manner with problem cases being referred to the MSW-qualified supervisor or Child Welfare Advanced Specialist for assistance and technical oversight. Cases carried by an incumbent in this class cover the entire spectrum of difficulty, from routine through complex.


  • Requires physical, visual, and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.

Education Degree

  • Preferably requires a master's degree in social work; or a master's degree in a related human service field, supplemented by one year of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field;
  • or
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field;
  • or
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field.

The college or university issuing a bachelor's or master's degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Interested applicants should submit a current CMS 100 Employment Application and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to Failure to use a current version of the application may result in disqualification.

Simulation Facilitator, Northern Illinoi - Northern Illinois University

Primary Function: Working with the staff of the Northern Illinois Simulation and Learning Center (NISLC), responsible for providing coaching, support and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators, placement workers, and intact workers.
Training support for Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) personnel
Facilitation of simulated learning
Simulation Environment Manipulation
For full description of the position, required qualifications, and to submit an application go here

Director, Northern Illinois Simulation & - Northern Illinois University

Primary Function: Under the Contract with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), position provides administrative oversight and programmatic management for all Northern Illinois Simulation and Training Center (NISTC) staff and services required to provide professional, administrative and support functions including, but not necessarily limited to the development, design, delivery, management, support and/or evaluation of an array of professional development events related to Illinois’ Child Welfare.
• Provide oversight and supervision to IRSTC Facilitator(s) and Coordinator(s) to ensure smooth and effective supervision of staff, professional development, and adequate staffing coverage for all deliverables.
• Coordinate with staff from the IDCFS Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLPD) to ensure effective delivery and tracking of Child Protection Training Academy (CPTA) training and simulations.
• Collaborate with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), university partners, as well as external consultants to ensure the implementation of simulation based training for child welfare and child protection staff.
For full description of the position, required qualification, and to submit an application go here

PT Bilingual (Spanish) Therapist - Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service

Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service is seeking a Therapist, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, to provide counseling to individuals, couples and families. Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service has been providing mental health services in the larger Glen Ellyn community since the late 1970’s. Our mission is to strengthen families through
counseling, education and related support services; no individual or family is denied services based on an inability to pay.

Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Supervisor: Executive Director

Work Schedule: Part-time, 10-20 hours per week; includes evening office hours 1-2 days (specific days are flexible) per week depending on need

Summary: Work with individuals, couples and families to address emotional, behavioral and relational issues and to promote mental health.

Job Responsibilities:
--Clinical (75%)
--Provide direct clinical services to clients across the lifespan in office or via Telemental health, employing appropriate modality
--Conduct diagnostic assessments and develop treatment plans collaboratively with all clients
--Coordinate collaborative case management services with external community partners (schools, hospitals, psychiatrists, doctors) as needed, including advocacy, referral andcoordinating services on behalf of client
--Complete client outcome measures for funding partners and for service evaluation
--Document client case notes, assessments and other clinical documentation in clientdatabase daily
--Maintain direct client service expectation of 60% Community Outreach (15%)
--Develop and facilitate short term psycho-educational groups and community
presentations as appropriate
--Maintain regular relational contacts with specified community partners
--Represent agency by attending community meetings as needed; Additional Duties and Responsibilities (10%)
--Attend all required agency meetings and trainings
--Participate in clinical supervision and actively seek supervision and direction as needed
--Maintain the highest ethical standards and follow the Social Work Code of Ethics
--Utilize staff and other professional resources for continued clinical learning
--Support the Mission of Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service
--Abide by all GEYFCS policies and procedures
--Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
--Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:
--Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
--Clinical license (LCSW or LCPC) a plus
--Minimum of two year’s clinical experience
--Experience working with Latino families
--Valid driver’s license and be willing to travel locally to provide school-based clinical services
--Demonstrated ability to maintain a clinical caseload in an outpatient setting
--Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office
--Complete all required DCFS checks and authorizations
--Proficient in speaking/writing Spanish

Compensation and Benefits:
--Compensation based on experience
--LCSW supervision provided
--Travel reimbursed at federal mileage rate

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Deanna Filkins, Executive Director, No phone calls please.

Clinical Assistant Professor-Non Tenure - University of Illinois-School of Social Work

Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for Field Education. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with academic responsibilities primarily out of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus. The Clinical Assistant Professor will encompass all activities related to Field Education including, but not limited to, planning for student field placements, field liaison duties with students and partner organizations, teaching field seminar classes, and developing placement sites.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Teaching/Field Liaison
• Assist in planning and implementation of the School’s field education program
• Assist in the overall training and orientation of field instructors
• Provide consultation and mediation, as necessary, to field instructors and partner organizations
• Participate in selecting, monitoring and evaluating field placement sites
• Evaluate student learning experiences, progress, and outcomes
• Participate in the field education planning process
• Teach field education seminar courses
• Membership and participation in School committees and taskforces
• Membership and participation in University and/or State, national or
international committees
• Community-based presentations
Scholarly Work
• Participation in scholarly activities
• Additional responsibilities, as assigned, to support the mission of the Field Education Program and the School of Social Work

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work with at least two years of post-graduation experience. Licensed Social Worker (LSW) is required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), prior experience as a field instructor, experience in social work education or on a university campus is highly desirable.

• Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• This position will be located on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
• Travel required, primarily within the State of Illinois.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track faculty position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be submitted by October 8, 2021.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

Case Manager - Loyola University Chicago

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Must have master’s degree in social work, counseling or related mental health discipline.

Certificates, Credentials, or Licenses Required:
Must have current valid licensure in area of mental health specialization (e.g., LSW, LCSW, LCPC)

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Participates as part of the clinical team, providing assistance with managing intake, triage and urgent care/crisis systems and consultation regarding community referrals
2. In coordination with the Wellness Center Counseling Center staff, the Behavioral Concerns Team and Care Team staff, and/or other campus personnel, assists and supports students in accessing services from community resources for outpatient mental health care. Examples include scheduling phone appointments for students who need referral information, meeting with students who need referral information, meeting with students to overcome barriers to accessing community resources, and providing care management for students who may need multiple services across campus.
3. Develops and implements systems for follow-up with students who have been referred to community resources (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinics, intensive outpatient treatment programs). Follows up with external providers to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.
4. Assesses/analyzes the insurance benefits and financial resources available for mental health treatment for identified students/clients (including advocating for low cost services when needed).
5. Assists students who have been hospitalized for mental illness to transition successfully back to Loyola by assisting with discharge planning, coordinating follow-up care, and facilitating students’ access to appropriate services on- and off-campus. Provides care management of these students consistent with best practices for college students who have experienced significant episodes of mental illness.
6. Assists and collaborates with counseling staff in treatment and disposition planning for students with complex mental health needs, particularly for those students who are frequent users of urgent care appointments.
7. Consults with parents, faculty, school administrators, student development staff when appropriate and with appropriate authorization in order to ensure quality care to students
8. Maintains appropriate records and documentation of care management activities, in compliance with law, ethics and best practices
9. Cultivates strong liaison relationships with off-campus mental health providers, private practitioners, hospitals and inpatient units, and other community partners.
10. Maintains a comprehensive database for mental health providers in the Chicagoland area and will assist students in finding mental health care near their homes.
11. Attends and participates in Wellness Center all-staff and clinical meetings, committee meetings by assignment, and other staff meetings and training activities.
12. Assists with mental health phone daytime coverage.
13. Might carry small brief counseling caseload during times of peak student demand, as caseload volume allows.
14. Pursues professional development in service of the responsibilities of the position and profession
15. Performs other duties as assigned

Social Worker - Menta Academy Chicago

As a School Social Worker with The Menta Group, you will provide direct educational and social services to students, as well as work with parents, educators, and other professionals to create supportive academic and social environments for all students.


Full-Time, Direct-Hire position with our school
M-F follows a school calendar (no nights. no weekends)
Plenty of Paid Benefit Time Off during the year!


Employ data-based decision-making regarding multidisciplinary collaboration, functional behavior assessments and behavioral approaches
Build leadership to effectively help students succeed
Develop positive behavioral and academic interventions
Monitor student progress and evaluations, program evaluations, and consult with educational staff, parents, and other professionals
Some local travel to other Menta locations may be necessary at times


ONLY ONE of the following Licenses/Certifications:
Certified School Social Worker (IL PEL Certificate), Certified School Psychologist (IL PEL Certificate), MSW with LSW, LCSW, or LCPC

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Strong consultative and data analysis abilities
Creative thinker who can develop a wide range of interventions meeting the needs of a diverse student population
Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required
Excellent communication skills


10 Month Position with 12 Month Pay
Access to affordable medical, dental, vision plans
403(b) Savings Plan
Generous Paid Benefit Time-Off

The Menta Group’s mission is “To provide innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services.” Menta brings a framework of educational practices that have been designed and are supported through evidence based practices. Menta’s collaborative process with various school and community stakeholders has resulted in programs designed to educate, support, challenge, empower and celebrate students who present with a range of academic, social and emotional needs. At the beginning of a student’s experience with Menta, a collaborative meeting is held that includes the student, significant people in their lives, Menta staff and other professionals as appropriate. During that meeting, a comprehensive assessment of the student’s past, present and future desires is used to establish a student centered plan (MAP) that serves as a foundation of the student’s Menta programming. A guiding principle of Menta is ‘we do not give up’, while also holding our students and staff to high expectations.

Professional Associations and/or Partnerships: The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Family Therapist II - Warren Township Youth and Family Services

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Youth Services, the full-time and part-time Family Therapist provides professional counseling and referral services to youth and families. Utilizing various theoretical approaches, Therapists provide child and family counseling, with the goal of providing support, alleviating conflict and fostering personal, family and community well being.

Qualified candidates will have a Master's Degree in a human service field and a license or license eligibility in Illinois as an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) or Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD or PsyD).

To apply, the applicant should send an email to, applying for the specific position, including their resume and/or work history. Onsite applications are not accepted.

Mental Health Specialist - YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To learn more about the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, please visit our website at


Knowledge of ASQ. ASQ/SE, ACES and Executive Function.
Work with teachers, teacher coaches, and center directors to identify children who may have social emotional concerns.
Develop a system to track referrals and services provided and monitor the implementation of a follow-up plan to meet any treatment needs associated with social emotional concerns.
Build community relationships/partnerships to facilitate access to additional mental health resources and services at needed.
Works with partner child care providers and staff to establish policies, plans, and procedures to ensure the social emotional and physical safety and security of children.
Works with teacher coaches to evaluate the training and technical assistance needs of each site.
Collaborates with teacher coaches to create site specific training and/or coaching sessions.
Coordinates quarterly meetings at each site to discuss child progress with each teacher in support of children with Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Provide supports for effective classroom management and positive learning environments; supportive teachers practices, and strategies for supporting children with challenging behaviors and other social emotional, and mental health concerns.
Provide mental health consultant services on a schedule of sufficient and consistent frequency to ensure consultation is available in a timely manner.
Provides technical assistance and training presentations to families.
Coordinates training and technical assistance efforts with the Child Care Resource and Referrals Quality Team.
Works with teachers to implement Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Maintains a strong understanding of Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Curriculum, and ExceleRate Illinois as it relates to Mental Health.


Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not required.
Effective communication skills --oral and written -- and strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
Early Childhood Classroom experience
Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check.
A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed.
Must be able to travel to schools and centers in Kane, DuPage and Cook Counties.
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
Well-developed problem-solving, communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills incorporating all strategies for all learning areas.
Ability to adapt to change.
Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from various education, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership, and empowerment are the key cultural elements.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM this position may require work on some evenings and weekends.

*This job description is not intended to represent a complete list of all duties and responsibilities.*

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Assistant Director, Virginia Frank - JCFS Chicago

Clinical Supervision and Oversight

• Provides effective supervision and evaluates the case management and clinical treatment approaches of the professional clinical staff.
• Lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff by providing orientation and ongoing training.
• Assumes full responsibility for the treatment of clients under their supervisees’ care.
• Leads weekly group supervision for clinical staff.

• Facilitates recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new employees.
• Makes recommendations for continuing or terminating employment of professional clinical staff.
• With the Director, screens/coordinates intakes and assigns new and transfer cases to professional clinical staff.
• Performs record keeping functions and other administrative duties as required by the Agency, including written treatment documentation within the required timeframes.
• Oversees administrative tasks related to assigned cases, i.e., case records, quality audits, case staffings, and case consultations.
• May provide services and billing under Medicaid Rule 132 as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), dependent on qualifications.

Program Support
• Interprets Agency programs to other community agencies or groups.
• May provide Field Instruction to students.
• Participates in agency staff development programs, professional group seminars, committees, or conferences to increase professional knowledge.
• Helps develop and refine program policies and procedures.
• Collaborates with other agency personnel, supervisor, appropriate specialists, or consultants on specific case related problems and participates in weekly supervision.

Mental Health Therapy
• May provide a full range of clinical treatment for a caseload of clients, which could include individual adult, child, family, couple, and group treatment modalities.
• Within the context of critical thinking, gathers and analyzes data, completes assessments, and formulates treatment plans, and implements specified treatment.
• Develops and implements a discharge and transition plan for the client and family, when nearing completion of services.

•Provides Infant and early childhood mental health consultation and training.

•Represent JCFS and its programs in a positive manner to both internal and external contacts.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field for an accredited college.
• Clinical state licensure in the clinician’s discipline, e.g., LCSW or LCPC.
• Four or more years of direct clinical practice. 3 or more years of post-clinical license experience preferred.
• Supervisory or administrative experience required.
• Able to work evenings based on client and program needs.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• 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 metropolitan area.

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JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

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