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Therapist - Community-Based Mental Health/Foster Care & Adoption

PURPOSE: To provide in-home therapy for children, adolescents, teens and some adults, with a special focus on individuals with dually diagnosed developmental/intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Many of the clients served have experienced traumatic stress and may be current or former clients of Little City's Foster Care & Adoption program (licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services) or Home-Based Supports (licensed through the Illinois Department of Human Services). This is a primarily remote position, serving clients in the city of Chicago as well as some North and Northwest suburbs. Therapist will be expected to come to Little City's Chicago office in Humboldt Park on a monthly basis, but will have access to the office at any time.

  1. Carries a caseload of clients and families focusing on the use of individual, group or family treatment.
  2. Assesses clients using Rule 132 and 140 Medicaid standards and completes the appropriate assessment authorizing services.
  3. Develops the treatment plan, per Rule 132 and 140 standards and routinely evaluates the individuals success in treatment
  4. Attend or request staffings, as necessary, as well as attend any other meetings related to the client for the purpose of coordinating interventions with the interdisciplinary team including testimony in court.
  5. Provide consultation with other program staff, biological parents, foster parents, etc. regarding therapeutic issues as needed.
  6. Documents contact with client, clients family (clinical documentation requirements) according to Medicaid Part 132/140, agency, DCFS or DHS standards.
  7. Attend and participate in individual and group clinical supervision on a weekly basis.
  8. Attend and participate in team and department meetings as scheduled.
  9. Maintain and increase clinical skills through training and research.
  10. Provide training to families, staff and other service providers.
  11. Provide on-call crisis intervention and support on a rotating basis.
  12. Maintain an awareness of all safety activities in the area and immediately report all accidents and safety hazards to supervisor.
  13. Maintains a current American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.
  14. 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.
  15. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.