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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Juvenile Justice Clinician

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Juvenile

Hours: Day and evening hours- some weekend coverage for crisis intervention

Salary: $52,104

Benefits includes an array of County health insurance plans a generous IMRF pension plan

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The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Maintain a caseload of high and medium risk, problem-involved juveniles;
  • Provide intensive, therapeutic services in the family's home and/or community;
  • Provide 24-hour coverage to address crisis situations on the caseload and participate in rotating crisis coverage for the team;
  • Conduct case assessments which include reviewing referral information, identifying and engaging involved participants in the therapy process, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and analyzing problem behaviors within an ecological context;
  • Engage the primary caregiver and other involved participants in active, change-oriented treatment;
  • Identify problems which contribute to delinquent behavior, develop treatment plans and implement interventions using methods compatible with the principles and practices of the therapeutic model;
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts for peer and supervisory review and feedback;
  • Collaborate with involved participants in all relevant systems to ensure their buy-in and cooperation;
  • Provide coverage for initials;
  • Participate in comprehensive training, including quarterly booster trainings.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related Human Service Field;
  • Must be a licensed as a LPC, LCPC, LSW, LWFT, or ALMFT or eligible for certification within two years of employment;
  • Knowledge base in the following areas: family systems theory, social ecological theory, behavioral theory, cognitive behavioral theory, child development research, and social skills assessment and intervention;
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license with the ability to drive;
  • Prefer bilingual Spanish and English candidates.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience and/or training in family therapy (structural, strategic and functional family therapy), systems and ecological approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and child development knowledge and training.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer