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PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide therapeutic services within the milieu, to support and implement the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency, to participate in all supervisory meetings appropriate to the job function, to work collaboratively with other Youth Program departments.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position located in our Girls Campus

Schedule: Sun-Thurs, 2 days 9am-5pm, 3 late days mandatory 1pm-9pm (time and days are flexible) off Fridays and Saturdays.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:        

· Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related clinical field. 

· Clinical experience working with troubled youth, preferably in a residential clinical setting.

· Ability to work a minimum of three nights per week, until at least 9:00 p.m.

· Ability to work as a team member on an administrative and interdisciplinary level, and work within a team approach model.

· A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.

· Regular and predictable attendance.

· Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.

· Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

· Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.

· Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.

· Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

· Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals. 

· Ability to write reports and correspondence.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Ability to attend required Agency trainings (including CPR/ First Aid and Crisis Prevention Institute Training) and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours

· Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.

· Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.

· Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Be responsible for individual, family, and group therapy.

· Be responsible for the implementation of each Youth’s Individual Treatment Plan.

· Promote and support educational, employment, and treatment goals of the Youth.

· Be responsible for timely and accurate communication within Program, i.e. ITPs, discharge-transfer summaries, log entries.

·  Be responsible for (or accessible to advise on) the use of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.

· Provide supervision of Youth and space (milieu/grounds as appropriate).

· Be able to read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. 

· Employ all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.

· Learn, align with, and execute the treatment philosophies, modalities and practices of the Agency.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide therapeutic services within the milieu, to support and implement the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency, to participate in all supervisory meetings appropriate to the job function, to work…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and much more.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus

Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus

Location

On-site
11600 S Longwood Dr, Chicago, IL 60643, USA

How to Apply

PDF or word document of Cover letter and Resume

PDF or word document of Cover letter and Resume

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