Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving a low-income working class neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side.
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Clinical Services is responsible for supervising mental health counselors and case managers. Counselors provide comprehensive school-based mental health services to youth ranging from preschool to high-school ages and their families and case managers provide support services for at-risk middle-school and high school aged students. Additionally, the Director of Clinical Services will work the Director of Community Partnerships and related staff to facilitate a community coalition of schools and service providers working collaboratively to design strategies to effectively address the negative impact of inter-personal and community violence in the neighborhood (the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network Violence Prevention Coalition). This will include designing and implementing a series of trainings for teachers/service providers on trauma-informed care and violence prevention. Candidates should be passionate about working in a community setting, and working with members of our coalition to end violence, trauma, and mental illness in Brighton Park through a larger organizing campaign.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide high-quality individual clinical supervision on a weekly basis to school based clinicians and case managers working at several elementary/high schools in the Brighton Park neighborhood.
Provide group supervision for approximately four school-based clinicians on a bi-weekly basis, as well as approximately three case managers.
Conduct regular file reviews for counselors and case managers to ensure compliance with required documentation.
Implement and ensure that all legal, funder, and agency standards are being met in the area of mental health services and case management.
Provide training to counseling/ case management staff regarding clinical and procedural issues.
Perform other duties related to the counseling/case management program, as well as the organization, as needed.
Monitor implementation of therapeutic curricula for individual and group services to support best practices.
Provide on-call 24/7 coverage for clinical crises/consultations/risk and safety assessments.
Prepare and write monthly, year-end and other reports as required.
Coordinate all meetings, seminars and committees related to the violence prevention coalition.
Coordinate and implement staff/teacher/service provider trainings on trauma-informed care and issues related to violence prevention.
Organize and participate in regular meetings with all school and service provider partners.
Assist in hiring process for new staff.
Please send resume and letter of interest to Sara Reschly, Director of Community Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be asked to provide three professional references following an interview.
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or related field with at least two years of clinical AND supervisory experience.
Illinois LCSW or LCPC is required.
At least 1-2 years of experience working with school age children and adolescents
Preferred biculturaland required bilingual in Spanish
Sensitive to the clinical and case-management needs of low-income/immigrant youth and their families
Must be highly organized, self-motivated and comfortable working independently
Ability to creatively and flexibly support a trauma-informed work environment within the organization and the school setting
Ability to pass a routine background check
Ability to keep up to date with best practices for mental health care, program implementation, and government regulations.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, a must.
Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
Upon offer of employment, applicants must complete all forms related to hiring, including BPNC’s application and if required a background check. BPNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected under Federal and state law as outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations.
About BPNC (Brighton Park Community Council)
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving a low-income working class neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrants’ rights, promote gender equity, and fight all forms of violence. Founded in 1997, BPNC unites individuals and neighborhood institutions to organize campaigns to win essential resources for one of Chicago’s most under served communities, improve public policy and address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
BPNC organizes campaigns to address the following issues: Education Justice, Housing and Economic Justice, Community Safety, Youth Development, and Immigrant Rights. In each of these core issue areas, BPNC assists community leaders in organizing their own resources and capacity to affect substantial and meaningful change. BPNC also provides a series of social services to affect positive change in the same issue areas, and maintains Full-Service Community School (FSCS) partnerships with five local schools (Burroughs Elementary, Davis Eleme...ntary, Shields Elementary, 'Shields Middle, and Kelly High School). These partnerships have increased our ability to not only sustain and increase our impact in the community, but has also assisted us in obtaining successful outcomes for all of our initiatives and services.