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

PURPOSE: To provide in-home therapy for children, adolescents and teens, 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 most are current or former clients of Little City's Foster Care & Adoption program (licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services). This is a hybrid remote position, where you will be working primarily from your home office in the morning and traveling to see clients in the afternoons and early evenings. Clients are located in the city of Chicago as well as both North/Northwest Suburbs and South/Southwest suburbs. Therapist will be expected to come to either Little City's Chicago office in Humboldt Park or south suburban Matteson office on a monthly basis for in-person meetings. Therapists have access to both offices at all times for supplies and to use as work space.

  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.