About SOS Children’s Villages Illinois Casa Tepeyac Location
Opened in 1997 and built on the mission of Father Flanagan’s interest in young people and their struggle to grow into responsible, productive members of society, Casa Tepeyac was acquired by SOS Illinois in 2011. The intervention facility located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago currently offers Family Strengthening Services, which work with families to build on their strengths, tackle tough problems, and stabilize aid to youth dealing with issues related to gang involvement.
Although distinct from our foster care model, this program enhances and expands SOS Illinois’ ability to effectively provide appropriate services for at-risk youth. Learn more about us and our model at www.sosillinois.org.
Our team passionately provides support and works tirelessly to make a positive impact on the families we serve. We are seeking a full-time Community Based Therapist who exhibits this same type of passion and effort in all aspects of the work they perform at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois.
The Community Based Therapist provides home-based or onsite family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. The Community Based Therapist is responsible for providing professional oversight to all aspects of clinical services at Casa Tepeyac including providing assessments, interventions and psycho-social-educational therapeutic services to children, families and groups.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Ensure the accurate initial assessment for all clients and make necessary recommendations to case management staff, referring agency and to the Director of Programs and Services.
Provide individual, family and group therapy to clients in order to achieve the goals outlined and explained in the client service plan.
Provides screening and assessments in order to identify family protective and risk factors, challenges, strengths and areas to address in the service plan.
Provides services and support in conjunction of the service plan; with review and adjustment as needed.
Provide clinical support and intervention to high risk youth with gang involvement/affiliation and/or youth exiting the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
Maintains expected level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to families via on call, for crisis intervention as needed.
Maintain, complete, accurate and confidential clinical progress notes, treatment plans and files (as indicated by SOS and Medicaid) on all clients and families.
Input Medicaid information into required database and participate in all aspects of Medicaid submission and training when necessary.
Network with appropriate agencies and professionals to assure proper and timely referral to community resources.
Provide consultation and training surrounding behavior management techniques.
Provide written reports on behalf of SOSCVI clients to various outside agencies for the purpose of funding, eligibility and reimbursable services.
Prepare for and attend required case meetings and staffings.
Provide clinical and professional supervision (leadership) to unlicensed therapeutic staff and social work intern staff. Monitor and assist in the training of clinical interns as required by the Director of Programs and Services (which includes signing off on training hours for clinical interns under your supervision).
Maintain regular contact with the Director of Programs and Services regarding administrative programmatic issues and service documentation as assigned.
Prepare and submit reports as required by the Director of Programs and Services.
Develop workshops (or groups) and presentations to address the needs of SOSCVI clients, parents and the community.
Comply with all SOS policies, state, federal, county and city laws, rules and regulations.
Attend required staff meetings, agency meetings, supervision and other meetings as requested.
Participate in ongoing professional development workshops and seminars as required by the organization and other governing bodies.
Minimum Qualifications & Desired Competencies
A Masters of Social Work from an accredited program, or relevant Master’s Degree, and a minimum of two years’ experience in clinical practices.
An LSW, LCSW preferred.
Bilingual capability Spanish/English (read, write and speak) required.
Valid Illinois driver's license with an acceptable driving record, and insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to pass the required DCFS criminal background check, including child abuse and sexual offender registry.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong organization and coordination skills.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
Ability to relate to the clients and staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work in a tobacco and alcohol, and drug-free environment.
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Commitment to SOS philosophy and mission.
Are you an experienced clinician looking to make in a positive impact in our community?
About SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
For 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood... into caring, productive, self-reliant adults.
In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families. Learn more about us and our model at www.sosillinois.org.