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Therapist -Foster Care and Adoption | Chicago|S|SW Suburbs

Job Details

Chicago & surrounding South & SW - Chicago South, IL
Full Time
MS Beh Sci or equiv req. LSW or LPC
Business hours to early evening
Nonprofit - Social Services


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Per the Executive Order that Governor Pritzker issued on September 3, 2021, personnel providing Mental Health services are required to be either vaccinated and provide proof of that or be willing to provide proof of weekly negative COVID tests to the company. 


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To provide therapy and behavioral planning for children and some adults who have developmental, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities and their families for Little City’s In-Home and Family Services’ Foster Care & Adoption and Home-Based Services programs.


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.

  1. Carries a caseload of clients and families focusing on the use of individual, group or family treatment.
  2. Assesses clients using Rule 132 Medicaid standards and completes the appropriate assessment authorizing services.
  3. Develops the treatment plan, per Rule 132 standards and routinely evaluates the individuals success in treatment
  4. Attend or request staffing's, 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.
  5. Provide consultation with other program staff, biological parents, foster parents, etc. regarding children's therapeutic issues as needed.
  6. Documents contact with client, clients family (clinical documentation requirements) according to Medicaid Part 132, agency, and DCFS 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.


A Master’s Degree in a clinical field (i.e. psychology, social work, counseling) required. 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. Must be capable of transporting children and traveling to homes within a 45-mile radius, possessing a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and current auto insurance.


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 handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up to 30 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.