Child/Adolescent Mental Health Therapist
Full Time and Part Time opportunities are available
North Shore Pediatric Therapy (NSPT) is searching for a LCSW / LCPC, LSW/LCP for our Bucktown, Evanston, Des Plaines, and Deerfield/Lincolnwood clinics!
We are the only concierge health and wellness center for children and adolescents that combines the power of multiple disciplines, first class service, and inspiring results. Deemed a thought leader in pediatric therapy, NSPT brings peace of mind to thousands of children and their families with its invigorating blend of positive environment, and our services to include: Metal Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Neuropsychology Diagnostics & Treatment, and Academic Support. NSPT has been assisting families for over 17 years and has expanded to 7 locations. Opportunities for Full Time or Part Time work are available at our Bucktown, Evanston, Des Plaines, Deerfield/Lincolnwood locations.
Our therapists are the most important members of our team. You will have the opportunity to work with children of all ages and diagnoses, including but not limited to Mood Disorders, ADHD, ASD autism spectrum disorders. Applicants should have clinical skills with a wide variety of ages and treatment techniques. Experience in a multi-disciplinary setting is a plus, as we are a clinic who values collaboration with other therapists and professionals.
About the Role…
The Mental Health provider role is to provide 1:1 direct therapy (in person or telehealth) to our pediatric clients; complete screenings and evaluations, write appropriate treatment plans and formulate goals for clients. In addition, the MH specialist makes recommendations for other professional services and cross referrals. Being a supportive part of the NSPT team and helping the family and child meet their goals is of the highest importance. The Mental Health therapist will provide extraordinary care for the client while being sensitive to costs and resources. The MH therapist must work collaboratively with patients, patients’ family, healthcare providers, insurers, community resources, and other involved parties.
The Ideal Candidate…
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology from an accredited school
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselor
- Meets continuing education requirements to maintain license accreditation
- One-year social work previous work or internship experience with children/adolescents
- Previous experience working with children, adolescents and families with diverse social and behavioral challenges
- Ability to appropriately document social work interventions according to office policy
- Insight and ability to appropriately access and utilize manager or supervisor feedback
- Ability to interpret medical reports and write appropriate treatment plans and formulate goals
- Must be able to clearly explain behavior function, intervention and treatment strategies to families
- Must have leadership skills to manage families, as well as program planning
- Exceptional customer service skills and ability to interact with a diverse group
- Able to work in a fast paced, unpredictable environment with changing circumstances while maintaining a positive attitude
- Must be computer proficient, especially with Microsoft Office
- Excellent public speaking, listening, written/verbal communication and self-awareness skills
- Analytical mind and solutions-driven thinking
- Self-motivated with the willingness and accountability to exceed client expectations
- Excellent organization, planning, prioritization and time-management skills
- Works well with others in a supportive manner and is able to forge and maintain relationships
Minimum Physical Requirements:
- Ability to stand and move for 30% of the day
- Use of hearing, hands and eyes 100% of the workday
- Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 30 pounds occasionally during the workday
- Adequate physical mobility to allow for movement and play with children as well as the physical stamina to “keep up” with the energy level of young children
- Stamina and ability to work all assigned hours