JPA is expanding its school-based therapy program, adding new school partnerships throughout Chicago. We are currently seeking full-time clinicians to provide relationship-oriented, talk and play-based therapy for individuals and small groups for children in elementary school. Therapy takes place at one of JPA’s partnering schools in Chicago.
Provide individual therapy and small group therapy to children in the school setting. Caseload must meet program’s funding requirements and is subject to review by the Senior Director of School Partnerships, Director of Clinical Operations, and Clinical Supervisor.
Provide clinical support and guidance to clients’ parents/caregivers, as it relates to the well-being of the client.
Regular collaboration and consultation with school staff, as it relates to caseload and social-emotional topics.
Support clinical and logistical elements of maintaining on-going school partnership including, but not limited to, attending regular meetings with school administration and other relevant stakeholders.
As a leader within the therapeutic milieu, serve as a role model, particularly regarding treating oneself and others with respect and dignity, in a thriving learning community.
Adhere to ethical, legal, and the organizational expectations of documentation of clinical services, record keeping, and data collection.
Document all direct and indirect clinical services, and any other miscellaneous professional activities (such as school meetings), in a timely manner.
Attend all relevant organizational meetings, including but not limited to case consultation, clinical team meetings, and program meetings.
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes:
Clinical approach rooted in a trauma-informed, child-development, relationship-based, family systems, psychodynamically-oriented lens.
Experience and understanding of urban, under-resourced educational environments.
Ability to travel, and must be able to travel to multiple sites if necessary during the work day.
Excellent communication skills that can be applied to a variety of settings. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and articles; write treatment plans, mental health assessments, and case conceptualizations. Able to present information to and respond to questions from key stakeholders.
Computer Skills Include: proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other data entry required by JPA.
Commitment to on-going education and curiosity regarding race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, other cultural components, and issues of social justice.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy and a valid licensure in Illinois as an LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, or LMFT.
Additional Salary Information: •Weekly individual clinical supervision
•Weekly case consultation, which includes case presentation and analysis,
with clinical team and clinical consultant.
•Opportunities to gain additional clinical and administrative experience within
various JPA programs.
•Yearly professional development stipend.
•Opportunity to join office-based, fee-for-service group practice, New Light, for
•Generous PTO package (vacation, sick and personal days).
•Health and dental benefits
•Family leave, if applicable.
•Retirement plan with employer matching