Youth and Family Services

Township Center
8 A.M.-4 P.M.


Part-Time Family Therapist II

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Youth Services, the Family Therapist II provides professional counseling and referral services to youth and families.  Utilizing various theoretical approaches, the Family Therapist II provides individual, marital and family counseling,  with the goal of providing support, alleviating conflict and fostering personal, family and community well being.

This is a part-time position.  Most counseling sessions are scheduled Monday through Thursday in the afternoon or evening and/or Saturday mornings.  This position should average 20-25 hours a week; however, there may be a reduction in hours during slow periods (e.g., summer). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessment interview with clients and their families
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling to client(s) and their family
  • Conduct individual, family and group counseling sessions
  • Assist clients in developing solution-focused resolution to problems
  • Make referrals to other community agencies when appropriate
  • Provide public education on a variety of topics
  • Maintain and complete files and client documentation in compliance with quality assurance and utilization policies and procedures
  • Close counseling cases following established protocol
  • Provide follow-up counseling as necessary
  • Maintain HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines
  • Adhere to agency policies
  • Operates pursuant to federal and state laws, as well as professional codes of ethics and codes of conduct
  • Maintain professional ethics and behaviors
  • Submit and keep current a weekly schedule of counseling sessions, meetings and office hours
  • Meet for supervision
  • Establish positive relationships and networks with community and referral agencies
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff members
  • Attend staff meetings as requested
  • Maintains licensure through continuing education and seek professional development through conferences, trainings and CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
  • Participate in Township related events as requested
  • Perform overflow duties as needed.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and working knowledge of treatment theory, techniques and processes, including individual and family therapy dynamics, focusing on adolescent and family orientation
  • Ability to evaluate ongoing treatment progress
  • Working knowledge of DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition)
  • Ability to diagnose and complete psychosocial assessments
  • Knowledge of principles related to child and adolescent development
  • Skill in developing effective and productive therapeutic relationships with clients and their families
  • Knowledge of federal, state laws and regulations, ethical standards and code of conduct in dealing with clients and the public
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of basic computer and software programs.

 Job Specifications

Minimum Education, Experience and Certification

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in a human service field and a license or license eligibility in Illinois as an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Two to three years experience working with youth and families required.  Experience working with drug/alcohol dependencies preferred.  CADC licensing ideal.  Play, anxiety and/or trauma therapy experience helpful.

Bi-lingual in English/Spanish a plus.

This is a part-time position.  Most counseling sessions are scheduled Monday through Thursday in the afternoon or evening and/or Saturday mornings.  This position should average 10-15 hours a week; however, there may be a reduction in hours during slow periods (e.g., summer).

Successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  The physical and mental demands are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to sit or stand for extended periods.  Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, strength to lift  up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Please send resumes to sherrylj@warrentownship.net.

Warren Township is an equal opportunity employer committed to complying with all laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunities.  The Township does not base employment on an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, parental status, disability, or perceived disability.

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