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School Based Therapist

Children's Home Association of Illinois

Peoria, IL

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We are offering a $7,500 sign-on bonus for candidates who have a Master's Degree and $12,000 for those who are a LCSW or LCPC!

About Children’s Home Association of Illinois (CHAIL):

CHAIL is a youth, family, and community focused non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with multiple locations and 400 staff, located in Peoria, IL. For over 157 years CHAIL has been helping the kids and families who need it most. Children’s Home Association of Illinois (CHAIL) is the largest social service agency for youth and families in downstate Illinois. The services we provide don’t just impact the individual child, they create positive ripple effects within their immediate family, neighborhood, community, and world by providing an opportunity to thrive.

Here at CHAIL, employees experience a “People First - Culture of Care” working atmosphere. From the most tenured staff to the newest team member, everyone is welcomed into a community that prioritizes diversity, equity, wellness, belonging, and good health. Starting with our CEO/President and migrating to every employee, this agency takes pride in taking care of each other. We believe if our employees are cared for, they can better live out the mission of the agency which is to help the kids and families who need it most. By putting our people first at CHAIL, they have the opportunity to share their expertise, talents, and passions with clients as they are changing the lives of the kids who will change the world. Our employees at CHAIL will tell you that they love working for the agency because they love what the agency does!

About the position:

A Behavioral Health Therapist provides direct community-based clinical services to clients and families residing in the Tri-County area. A Behavioral Health Therapist positively represents the program and agency at internal and external groups/meetings. In addition to providing therapy, a Behavioral Health Therapist provides advocacy, parent education, skill-building, crisis intervention, and case management services to meet the client and family needs. An average day for a therapist could involve multiple individual, family, or group therapy sessions; internal or external meetings; and completing clinical documentation on a daily basis. The therapist will also be responsible for achieving the productivity goals of this position. All paperwork including integrated assessment and treatment plans, billing notes, case closings, and other written documentation need to be accurate and complete in accordance with the Medicaid Rule 132/140 and completed within the prescribed time lines.

* A School-Based Therapist provides direct clinical services to clients in their designated school.

Job Function:
Provide community-based clinical services to children and their families.

Job Qualifications:

Master’s or Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field and experience or other training preparing an individual to work with families and youth involved with DCFS
Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients, staff, foster parents and families served
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to work within a treatment team
Ability to handle job related manners in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner
Thorough knowledge of community resources and services
Ability to organize and execute responsibilities in an independent manner
Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
Ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations
Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress

$43,680.00, onward
  • Community Advocacy
  • Social Services