Juvenile Justice Clinician

Job Title:      Juvenile Justice Clinician              
Job Code:   
Department: Probation & Court Services           
Division:       Juvenile
Schedule:     Day & Evening hours
Starting Salary:  $52,104.00
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The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Maintain a caseload of at-risk or medium- or high-risk probation-involved juveniles and their families participating in a family therapy program;
  • Provide intensive, therapeutic family-based services in the family’s home and/or community;
  • Conduct assessments for families referred to the program to 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 contributing 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 engagement;
  • Participate in comprehensive training, including quarterly booster trainings, and intensive weekly group supervision;
  • Consult with probation staff as needed to assist with case planning;
  • Provide emergency line coverage to address crisis situations via phone and participate in rotating 24/7 phone crisis coverage for team;
  • Facilitate relevant psychoeducational workshops for parents.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related Human Service field;
  • Must be licensed as an LCPC, LCSW, or LMFT or eligible for clinical licensure 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;
  • Bilingual capabilities are preferred but not required.

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.

Additional benefits:

  • Full-time work week is 37.5 hours. The Juvenile Justice Clinician will be expected to work extended hours Monday through Thursday to offer sessions that accommodate school and work schedules for families and then will work a half-day on Fridays;
  • No billing/insurance work required;
  • The Juvenile Justice Clinician is additionally compensated through set on-call pay and flexing hours worked on the crisis line that week;
  • 14 paid holidays in 2023;
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, and personal);
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plan options through the county;
  • IMRF Retirement Plans;
  • Eligible employers for participants of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program;
  • Reimbursement up to $250 for license application, renewal, and/or CEUs;
  • Professional development opportunities through clinical supervision, routine team trainings, and diversity of needs within the caseload including, but not limited to, work with forensic populations, individuals using substances, acute mental health concerns, and family dynamics issues;
  • Clinical supervision provided in-house by an LCPC.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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