Lakeview Pantry is looking for two (2) Licensed Clinical Therapists.
Come work for a cause you can believe in – at an organization that will believe in you!
Scope and Responsibilities
The Licensed Clinical Therapist will oversee and implement all clinical outpatient mental health services provided through either Lakeview Pantry’s Avondale location or our Humboldt Park location at La Casa Norte, including, but not limited to: client outreach, direct service through scheduled appointments, and facilitating referrals through case management or with the Care Coordinator. Serving a diverse community these individuals will be licensed (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT) and at least one will be bilingual (English and Spanish).
This position will also have an opportunity to develop programs and provide services through other avenues within the Social Services Department and will support the Manager of Social Services in program tracking, assessment, evaluation, and reporting to the greater Lakeview Pantry community. One position will work out of the Avondale location (2718 W. Roscoe Ave) and the other out of our Humboldt Park location at La Casa Norte (3533 W. North Ave).
The holistic wellness of all team members is a top priority at Lakeview Pantry, and as such clinical consultation and professional development are integral parts of the Mental Wellness Program. This position will have access to a professional development budget to fund continuing education trainings, workshops, and seminars. License upkeep and professional membership fees are also funded by Lakeview Pantry. Additionally, this position will have access to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for weekly individual consultation and support, as well as regular group consultation and debriefing. There is no on-call requirement for this position.
Essential Job Functions:
- Oversee and implement all clinical outpatient individual, couples, family, and group therapy appointments as scheduled, managing a full caseload of 25-30 client sessions per week.
- Reach out to clients who request mental wellness appointments to schedule appointments.
- Provide direct services, using trauma-informed care practices, as needed to Lakeview Pantry clients via scheduled appointments face-to-face and via telehealth as needed.
- Implement targeted programs to identified high-risk populations as assigned.
- Maintain accurate client case records that include assessments, interventions, service plans, and case notes in hard files and in Salesforce as appropriate.
- Respond to inquiries from the community members about services and refer to internal and external programs as appropriate.
- Refer clients on caseload to internal Care Coordinator for wraparound social services; including, but not limited to: case management, career services, public benefits assistance, and financial assistance.
- Develop internal mental health focused programs based on assessed needs of clients.
- Collaborate with Lakeview Pantry program team (food and social services) to ensure client needs are met when receiving services at Avondale or La Casa Norte, by identifying and addressing potential barriers to access to services.
- Stay informed on local, state, and federal policies and trends and the impact on clients.
- Participate in community meetings, trainings, gatherings, and events to act as a steward on behalf of Lakeview Pantry and to seek resources that can be helpful for clients.
- Help supervise and train master’s level social work/clinical students as assigned by the Manager of Social Services.
- Work collaboratively with all Lakeview Pantry team members, recognizing the importance of each department and role to ultimately provide quality services to Lakeview Pantry clients.
- Master’s degree in social work or counseling; LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT required.
- Minimum one year experience working in a human services setting and engaged in direct client work.
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Products.
- Strong human relations skills.
- Understanding of the widespread impact of food insecurity and a willingness to work as a part of a team to ensure access to food and support services for all.
- Understanding of the impact of social determinants, institutionalized discrimination, structural inequality, and oppression of social groups including but not limited to: race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, age, and ability status, and the ability to identify how systems have impacted clients and intervene accordingly.
- Understanding of and belief in the importance of trauma-informed care practice.
- Creative and motivated self-starter.
- Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to handle volatile situations calmly, professionally, and respectfully.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Saturdays.
No calls please!