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Therapist Part-Time

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Little City Foundation

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Level

Entry

Job Location

Chicago - N Sacramento - Chicago, IL

Position Type

Part Time

Education Level

MS Beh Sci or equiv req. LSW or LPC

Travel Percentage

Local

Job Shift

20-30 hrs a week | PT

Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services

Description

PURPOSE:

To provide in-home therapy and behavioral planning for children and some adults who have developmental, behavioral, and/or emotional disabilities and their families for the foster care and adoption program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Carries a caseload of clients and families focusing on the use of individual, group or family treatment.

Assesses clients using Rule 132 Medicaid standards and completes the appropriate assessment authorizing services.

Develops the treatment plan, per Rule 132 standards and routinely evaluates the individuals success in treatment

Attend or request staffings, as necessary, as well as attend any other meetings related to the child for the purpose of coordinating interventions with the interdisciplinary team including testimony in court.

Provide consultation with other program staff, biological parents, foster parents, etc. regarding childrens therapeutic issues as needed.

Documents contact with client, clients family (clinical documentation requirements) according to Medicaid Part 132, agency, and DCFS standards.

Attend and participate in individual and group clinical supervision on a weekly basis.

Attend and participate in team and department meetings as scheduled.

Maintain and increase clinical skills through training and research.

Provide training to families, staff and other service providers.

Provide on-call crisis intervention and support on a rotating basis.

Maintain an awareness of all safety activities in the area and immediately report all accidents and safety hazards to supervisor.

Maintains a current American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.

Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in a clinical field (i.e. psychology, social work, counseling) required; LCSW or LCPC is preferred, or eligibility for such licensure. Must have at least one (1) year of experience conducting individual, group and family therapy with children who have developmental, behavioral and/or emotional challenges. Experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder preferred. Experience providing trauma and attachment-based therapy preferred. Must also be capable of transporting children and traveling to foster homes within a 40-mile radius of the Chicago office, possessing a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable vehicle. Must be available to work weekdays, including Tuesdays for department and team meetings. Must be available to work afterschool and evening hours.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working with persons served and when handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up to 25 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on an infrequent basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Generally, no occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances, but may require performing unplanned Category III tasks (Category II). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Created from the dream of a group of committed parents, Little City Foundation opened its doors more than 50 years ago to provide help, hope, dignity and love for children with disabilities. It was a vision that would develop into a revolutionary new environment and concept in services for these children who “experts” often said should be institutionalized.

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