Jan 17, 2023

IL/Admin - CBT Counselor

  • WestCare Foundation, Inc.
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full-Time Administration Customer Service Education Facilities Management Nurse Professional Services Research

Job Description

Position Summary:

Person in this position will be responsible forproviding onsite cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group sessions to participants enrolled in the program. Essential job functions include those listed below.

Essential Job Functions:
  • The CBT Counselor will provide services to LifeHouse via tele-health from the Cermak location.
  • Facilitate groups (specifically cognitive behavioral therapyCBT), family groups, and assist clients of the program.
  • Deliver individual and group counseling services, case management services, education and community outreach services, and referrals to appropriate services and community resources.
  • Complete assessment of each client with required assessment tools.
  • Maintain relationships with referring and supporting agencies and represent the agency at various community meetings as requested.
  • Participate in facilitating ancillary services, e.g., family support groups, family education groups, continuing care, networking with community agencies, developing and updating referral and resource information, etc.
  • Supervise the maintenance of individual client treatment files in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including documentation of vocational/educational activities as well as all other pertinent documentation.
  • Provide general client supervision, including planning and scheduling therapeutic activities.
  • Prepare client progress reports, when necessary.
  • Interact with the criminal justice system and/or referral sources, when necessary.
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


Essential Qualifications:

  • None required for this position

  • Masters or bachelors degree is preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience and Competencies:
  • Experience with cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum
  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Must be highly organized, detail focused, and have excellent time management
  • Must possess strong computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Ability to obtain and maintain OIG LEIE clearance
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Adherence to the highest standard of ethical conduct, especially to standards governing confidentiality
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must be culturally/linguistically sensitive to populations served
  • Ability to obtain and maintain clearance from Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR certification, first aid certification, and an annual tuberculosis test

Working Conditions:
  • Work is primarily performed on site in a professional setting or in schools and communities.
  • Some outdoor activities may be required.




$16.83 - $19.23 Hourly

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