Who We Are:
- Our Mission - Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a behavioral health advocate and social service provider, offers quality, comprehensive customer-oriented services tailored to the diversity of its consumers.
- Our Vision - Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) will be, and will be recognized as, essential to the wellbeing of the communities we serve.
- Philosophy - C4 believes that people recovering from mental illness and emotional trauma are able to live, work and thrive in the community.
- Visit us at www.c4chicago.org
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) serves some of Chicago’s most vulnerable residents. We are a pioneer in building hope and breaking down barriers to healing-from the personal to the systemic—through an integrated, community approach.
You have an opportunity to be a part of a dramatic turnaround at C4 and creating strength in community. In the depths of multiple societal traumas for our clients—personal challenges, COVID-19, America’s racial reckoning, massive unemployment numbers—C4 also found itself in a management and financial crisis. With new leadership in place since June 2020, we have stabilized our financial position, improved cashflow, won new grants, increased staff productivity and morale, and hired over 50 new staff members! All of this is being achieved through a transparent, participatory process through engaging our Board of Directors, clients, employees, and a variety of community partners.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary based upon relevant education and licensure
- Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and 403(b) plan (no match).
- National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan forgiveness for qualifying clinicians
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Provide therapy, community support, case management, and consultation services as needed to youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses and to their support systems. Services consist of family-oriented and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions that facilitate healing, skill-building, identification and use of natural supports, and use of community resources. Work collaboratively as part of an outpatient team. Articulate C4's mission and vision.
Services will be provided mostly at the agency, with occasional community-based work necessary. Some evenings required.
- Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field is required
- One or more years of experience working with children and adults with mental illnesses is required. This can include internship experiences.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Spanish fluency
Competencies (Minimum Skills, Knowledge, and Experience):
- Ability to be respectful of the diverse cultures of the people served and to provide culturally appropriate, anti-racist, competent, and individualized support according to each client's age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and culture
- Experience and high level of interest in working with youth, families, and adults
- Knowledge and experience with integrating mental health and physical healthcare
- Ability to use trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions
- Understanding and use of personal and professional boundaries
- Excellent time management skills, as some services will be provided at various locations in the community
- Excellent organizational skills as completing documentation in a timely manner is required
- Teamwork and collaboration skills
- Conflict-resolution and diplomacy skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility to meet clients’ and agency’s needs
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment planning, therapeutic services, case management, and treatment evaluation for youth and adults with a mental illness in person and via telehealth
- Facilitate treatment interventions to maintain or enhance the client’s capacity for healing and a return to a person-centered baseline of functioning
- Provide services in the client’s home, or in the community near the client’s home, to overcome obstacles to the client’s access to services, and to support the client in using community resources as fully as possible
- Interview and evaluate clients
- Develop treatment plans collaboratively with the client by defining goals, specific outcomes, and time frames for treatment
- Complete all necessary documentation (Mental Health Assessments, Treatment Plans, Progress Notes, etc.) in a complete and timely fashion, meeting agency standards/requirements
- Work collaboratively with the Clinical Supervisor and other members of the Children Outpatient team, as well as other community service providers, to coordinate and integrate all aspects of care
- Adhere to confidentiality practices and procedures according to agency policies
- Always maintain compliance with agency policies and procedures
- Meet direct service hour expectations for the benefit of clients
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor