Licensed Clinical Therapists
Come work for a cause you can believe in – at an organization that will believe in you! Lakeview Pantry is looking to hire two (2) Licensed Clinical Therapists.
NO CALLS PLEASE.
As the largest food pantry in Chicago, Lakeview Pantry’s vision is to be a stable and trusted resource for low-income residents in our communities. Our approach focuses on both meeting the immediate hunger needs of our clients and working on longer-term solutions to address the root causes of hunger.
We do this through emergency food assistance and social service programming for our neighbors throughout Chicago (in 40+ zip codes across the city) at multiple physical sites as well as through an Online Market and Home Delivery Program.
Lakeview Pantry serves over 150,000 individuals through more than 50,000 site visits and partnerships with other community organizations, distributing 4 million meals each year. This year, more than 3,000 low-income neighbors will also receive case management and social services. In 2020, Lakeview Pantry received a grant from the City of Chicago to expand mental wellness services to the Humboldt Park and Avondale neighborhoods.
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 this individual will be licensed (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT) and 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).
- 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.
TOP CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
- Master’s degree in social work or counseling; LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT required.
- Minimum two years experience working in a human services setting and engaged in direct client work.
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) required.
- 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.