Therapist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/12/2018

Address

1140 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago
IL
60607
United States

Description

The Therapist provides therapeutic services within the milieu, supports and implements the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency, participates in all supervisory meetings appropriate to the job function, works collaboratively with other Youth Program departments.


This is a full-time position located at our Boys Campus: 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607.


The schedule for this position is: Monday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday- Thursday 1-9pm


Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 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.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

jobs@mercyhome.org
http://www.mercyhome.org

To apply please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e4162d97-8202-4b9b-8a7d-f4cf54b059f3&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=229175&lang=en_US


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