Job Scope: Child & Adolescent Therapists provide behavioral health services in an outpatient community based program serving individuals ages 3-24 years old and their families. Therapists will engage client/ families in treatment planning and motivational enhancement while planning evidence based services to most effectively attain the client’s/ family’s clinical goals. Specific team assignments and duties will be determined based on clinical expertise, experience, interest and credentials.
Provide initial screenings and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care.
Share assessment findings with clients and their families.
Involve client and their families in the development of treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs.
Provide individual, family and group therapy services.
Provide case management services to assist clients and their families with access to needed benefits and services
Provide coordinated care by initiating or participating in client centered consultation with other internal and external providers involved in care or services.
Reassess and review treatment progress with clients and their families at proscribed intervals.
Assist in establishing effective communication between the Center, other social agencies serving clients, and the community
Work cooperatively with Childhood Services team members to assure clients timely access to quality services
Meet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner.
Meet or exceed service productivity target.
Implement evidenced based practices to ensure use of effective and efficient treatment that best address client needs
Participation in Staff training and development seminars
Working cooperatively with other Center teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
Become familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients
Participate in supervision with Coordinator and in regular performance appraisals as directed
Demonstrate knowledge of child development and emotional disorders
Demonstrate knowledge of Family Systems assessments, differential treatment approaches and interventions including intensive case management services
Demonstrate knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations
Provide Childhood treatment services within a Wraparound context involving multiple system planning and coordination
VII. Clinical Competencies
Has ability to effectively engage clients in care
Has ability to diagnose mental health disorders
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions.
The employee is required to travel by automobile to and from Schaumburg and Elk Grove Township office locations several times weekly as well as occasional meetings/trainings in and around KYC’s catchment area
Exempt, Full-Time, Salaried, 37.5 hour work week
Must work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served, including evening and Saturday hours.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree from an accredited college or University in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or closely related discipline required (candidates currently enrolled in a master’s program will be considered on a case by case basis).
LCSW/LCPC preferred, but will consider applicants that are eligible to sit for the exam in the future.
Must have supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, long and short term treatment, family systems theory and group treatment
Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience