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Bilingual Child & Adolescent School Therapist

Company: Kenneth Young Center
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Bilingual Child & Adolescent TherapistSchool Based TherapistYou are key to our vision: Together We Thrive. At Kenneth Young Center, our staff come together with volunteers, community partners, and the people we serve to create holistic systems of care through interwoven behavioral health programs, older adult services, and community health initiatives. Our team welcomes and celebrates unique perspectives, and represents the diversity and vitality of our local communities. This role helps realize our mission: We partner with communities to support people of all ages to navigate life's challenges through personalized prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Join our team to grow in your career while building stronger, healthier communities.Job Scope: Child & Adolescent Therapists for Northwest Suburban School Districts provide behavioral health services to individual's ages 3-24 years old and their families within School District. Therapists will provide comprehensive mental health assessments, engage client/ families in treatment planning and motivational enhancement while planning evidence based services to most effectively attain the client's/ family's clinical goals. Services will be provided where needed by the client and School District including but not limited in school, in client homes, in clinic, telehealth, or within the community where appropriate. Specific team assignments and duties will be determined based on clinical expertise, experience, interest and credentials.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Accommodation for medical and religious exemption will be considered. Weekly testing required for approved vaccination exemptions.Primary Clinical ResponsibilitiesProvide initial screenings and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care.Share assessment findings with clients and their families.Involve client and their families in the development of treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs.Provide individual, family and group therapy services.Provide case management services to assist clients and their families with access to needed benefits and servicesProvide coordinated care by initiating or participating in client centered consultation with other internal and external providers involved in care or services.Reassess and review treatment progress with clients and their families at prescribed intervals.Provide Translations for clients and families to their KYC provider, School District or other providers.Assist in establishing effective communication between the Center, School District, other social agencies serving clients, and the communityAttend Staffings or meetings as needed to coordinate care and services for the School District clients.Coordinate between the school MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Supports) team and KYC's Behavioral Health team.Flexibility in schedule and job duties during School breaks and summer to continue providing clinical services, education around mental health, presentations for School District and community.Performance RequirementsWork cooperatively School District MTSS team to assure clients timely access to quality servicesMeet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner.Meet or exceed service productivity target which may be achieved with direct service to School District clients or engaging in and providing clinical services to KYC clients until School District client volume meets direct service capacity of this job.Implement evidenced based practices to ensure use of effective and efficient treatment that best address client needsParticipation in All Staff meetings and other staff meetings and training as directed by supervisor.Working cooperatively with other Center and School teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teamsBecome familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clientsParticipate in clinical and administrative supervision with direct supervisor and in regular performance appraisals as directedEducation and ExperienceMaster's degree from an accredited college or University in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or closely related discipline required.LCSW/LCPC preferred, but will consider applicants that are eligible to sit for the exam in the future.IM-CANS certified or obtain within 30 days of hire.Must have supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services.Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, long and short term treatment, family systems theory and group treatmentMust have basic computer proficiency, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Internet skills and keyboarding skills.Applicant must have a valid IL Driver's License and daily access to a well maintained/insured vehicleKenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market. KYC offers all full-time employees the following:403(b) plan with organizational matchingHealth Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois) including 2 options (HMO and limited network PPO) that are completely free to the employee with no employee paid premiums at the employee-only coverage level.Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (UNUM) with low employee premiumsLong Term and Short Term Disability (UNUM), no cost to employeeFlexible Spending Account (with up to $550 annual rollover)Basic life insurance (50k) paid for by the organization and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents (UNUM)Clinical supervision for licensure and approximately 12-20 CEUs offered during regular work hours at no extra cost per yearWork laptop providedSupportive supervisors and managers, opportunities to grow and developIncentive program with potential for quarterly bonusesOption to "cash-out" up to one week of unused PTO at end of year, opportunity for annual bonus, and annual salary increase (discretionary based on annual KYC financial audit)Eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)To further promote an active and healthy work/life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays (Juneteenth added for 2022)3 Personal Floating Holidays annually4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Kenneth Young Center, Hoffman Estates , Bilingual Child & Adolescent School Therapist, Other , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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