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Social Worker – LCSW/LCPC

The City of Lake Forest

Job description

Our Licensed (LCSW or LCPC – State of IL) Mental Health Professional is a civilian position providing clinical assistance to the Police Department and the residents of the City of Lake Forest. Partner with the Police Chief, Investigations Commander and Officers in a variety of ways.
See the positive impact daily on community members and our team of dedicated police officers and work with a group of officers who take pride in their community and value the partnership with our social worker.
Every day is different, but some key duties include:
  • Providing Short term crisis intervention and counseling in emergency situations, such as, but not limited to: domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, suicide, serious or fatal accidents, other cases involving emotional trauma, and assistance with hospitalizing individuals in a mental health crisis
  • Independently follows up on referrals from police officers, local schools, hospitals, and the general public and serves as a consultant to police officers regarding management of cases.
  • Assists police in the field with death notifications, critical incident stress management debriefing services, and emergency social service assistance
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Working primarily Monday-Friday 9-5
  • Ability to work flexible hours. Night and weekend hours occasionally required.
  • LCSW or LCPC (State of IL) required
  • 5+ years experience or equivalent education & experience
  • Experience providing crisis intervention & mental health services to individuals and families
  • Valid driver’s license
Supplemental Information
  • Retirement pension (IMRF) – best funded state-wide retirement plan
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Premiums $6/$72 biweekly (single/family)
  • City funded HRA account
  • 34 PTO days annually (Vacation/Personal/Sick/Holidays)
  • Paid training and continuing education (CEU) programs
  • $69,222.00 – $94,625.00 Annually
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