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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 cps.edu/teach

-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.




Director of Family & Community Services - The Baby Fold


The Baby Fold is a premier social service agency known for its trauma informed treatment, quality of service to children and families, and professional development supports for our staff. We are offering a unique employment opportunity to join The Baby Fold’s dynamic team of Executive Leaders, through application for our Director of Family and Community Services vacancy.

The Director of Family and Community Services is responsible for the planning, development, and Executive level oversight of an array of family support services, including our Foster Care program.
This position has their own department team of veteran Program Managers, to assist the Director in the direct supervision and monitoring of service delivery in each specific program area.

Responsibilities also include an ability to apply trauma-informed principles into daily practice, and an ability to demonstrate care and respect in considering the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. We seek an individual with effective communication skills to promote collaborative problem solving, and to form creative partnerships with other child and family serving organizations within the community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred, or Master’s in related field that meets requirements for Child Welfare Agency Licensure.
2. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) preferred.
3. Minimum of five years of work experience in human services supervision and administration.
4. Minimum of three years of experience providing direct services in child welfare or family support services.
5. Advanced working knowledge of DCFS Rules and Procedures preferred.

To learn more or apply, please visit www.TheBabyFold.org.




Clinical Therapist - 360 Youth Services


360 Youth Services, a non-profit agency transforming the lives of youth for almost 50 years, is looking to hire a full time Clinical Therapist to support youth and families. Our ideal candidate enjoys variety in their week and case load. Our staff work with office based youth as well as provide services within a school setting 2 days a week. Additionally, our team participates in on call hours each week to assist the local community with youth who have runaway or have been locked out of their home. We are looking for a clinician that has clinical experience related to working with youth in between the ages of 10 to 25 as well as with experience in providing effective family therapy. Ideally the candidate has experience or knowledge related to working with youth that have experienced complex trauma and providing affirming counseling with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQ+ population. The ideal candidate can nimbly adapt to providing services in many contexts and with youth and families that present with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, drug use, running away, fighting, and trauma. For more information and a full job description, please go to www.360youthservices.org/employment/ Please email a cover letter and resume to msmith@360youthservices.org




Therapist / PRN Therapist - Psychiatric Medical Care


Therapist / PRN Therapist needed for unique Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Program in Anna, IL. Master’s degree in Social Work or related counseling field is required. Must possess an Illinois LCSW,LSW, or LCPC license. Two-three years of experience of clinical experience with seniors, extensive group work, hospital or nursing facility preferred. To apply visit our website at https://www.psychmc.com/careers/.




Clinical Screener, Integrated Assessment - IL Dept of Children & Family Services


The Clinical Screener is a position in the Integrated Assessment Program of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) under a contract with Northern Illinois University. The position will work closely with NIU, IDCFS, other agencies and organizations that are participating in the statewide IA program.

This position is not located on the Northern Illinois University (NIU) campus. We are looking for qualified applicants, licensed Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Psychologists interested in conducting assessments in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois, such as but not limited to; Decatur, East St. Louis, Carbondale, Springfield, Champaign, Marion, and Effingham areas.

Required Qualifications

• Current Illinois LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, Clinical Psychologist.
• Must have a working knowledge of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
• Must have knowledge of empirically supported clinical practice.
• Must have knowledge of social, emotional and physical development across the lifespan.
• Must possess the knowledge to make risk determinations of self-harm, or violence.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills of clinical knowledge.

For a more detailed description of this position, please refer to the following link: http://employment.niu.edu/postings/54269

Background Check: This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University and IDCFS will conduct a pre-employment background check, which includes finger printing, state police check, FBI, and child abuse and neglect (CANTS) background check.

Application Process

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at http://employment.niu.edu/postings/54269 by December 16, 2020. Review of completed applications will begin the following day; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For questions contact Andria Maxwell (amaxwell@niu.edu).

Required Applicant Documents  
Cover letter
Resume 

Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment background checks and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required.





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In my thirty years of practice as an individual, couples and group therapist, I have enjoyed providing consultation to therapists. I know from this experience that informed and thoughtful consultation can have a significant impact on outcomes.

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I have a particular specialty helping people who have a significant trauma history and trouble attaching or feeling safe. I also have a wealth of experience treating couples using an attachment and Emotionally Focused couples therapy lens. I have worked at an agency, a psychiatric hospital and have been in private practice for over 23 years. I love helping therapists navigate cases and have a sensitive and gentle yet direct style.

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