The Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families is seeking to hire a staff clinician who specializes in working with infants and young children (pre-birth to 6) and their parents from a relationship-based perspective. The role of the Staff Clinician is to be involved in all aspects of providing comprehensive assessment and treatment services to families with young children with developmental, social-emotional or behavioral challenges. Therapeutic intervention will be provided through a relationship-based lens. Parent education and developmental guidance along with dyadic parent-infant/child treatment or family therapy or groups though an attachment lens are the modalities.
Roles and Responsibilities
Direct Clinical Activities
Provide up to 25 direct clinical hours of individual parent and dyadic parent-child services based on infant and early childhood mental health and developmental practice principles to families with children pre-birth to age six.
Provide consultation and educational trainings to outside programs as needed
Be available to work two evenings per week until 8 pm.
If need be-to work at different sites (River North, Little Village, Humboldt Park)
Availability for Saturday programs at times – with adjusted weekday schedule.
Provide best practice therapeutic services
Conduct clinical paper work in a timely manner
Active and reflective participant in regular clinical supervision.
Participate in weekly clinical team meetings, weekly individual clinical/reflective supervision and other required training opportunities.
Complete all clinical and other paperwork and treatment documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
Other duties as assigned
Licensed or license eligible as a Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist with a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience
Experience working with infants and young children and their parents/caregivers
Knowledge of attachment theory, infant and early childhood mental health and developmental practice
Knowledge of child development, developmental neuroscience, complex trauma
Experience with Child-Parent Psychotherapy and/or Circle of Security desirable
Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred –ability to provide services in both English and Spanish if bilingual
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.