Through clinical services, education, and research, The Family Institute at Northwestern University is one of the nation’s leading relationship-based behavioral health organizations committed to strengthening and healing children and adolescents, couples, families, and individuals. When you join The Family Institute, you are joining a team of over 250 collaborators comprised of clinicians, educators, researchers, therapists-in-training, partners, and administrators across four service sites. We are a strong, independent organization focused on advancing the world of behavioral health.
WE HAVE OPENINGS ON THE FOLLOWING TEAMS:
Child, Adolescent, and Family Services
Therapists may work in a hybrid work arrangement from their home office and any office location in downtown Chicago, Evanston, Westchester, or Northbrook.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provide psychotherapy that is empirically informed, theoretically grounded, culturally responsive, and relationally based.
Provide a timely response to all current or prospective clients and provide referrals when necessary.
Perform mental health assessments, identifying at-risk behaviors and developing an appropriate treatment plan.
Document all services in EHR within established organizational timelines.
Build and maintain a caseload by meeting revenue targets.
Obtain two years of clinical supervision with satisfactory evaluations.
Work collaboratively with clients, external systems, colleagues, and operation staff, and in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
Collaborate with team members on complex clinical or shared cases as appropriate.
Support organizational or administrative communication with clients
Attend weekly individual supervision.
Attend a weekly peer clinical consultation meeting.
Attend monthly Clinical Services meetings with all clinical staff, in addition to all other mandatory meetings.
Demonstrate an ongoing investment in professional development. Adhere to confidentiality practices and procedures.
Maintain compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Optional Job Duties:
Contribute to a class (e.g., guest lecturer)
Supervise therapist in-training
Participate in a clinical, educational, or research program
Present a topic to external groups (workshop, presentation)
Receive meta vision
Develop and disseminate a “product” (e.g., workshop, talk, blog) that drives referrals to The Family Institute
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possess a training background and clinical experience that is empirically informed, theoretically grounded, and systemically oriented
Understanding of personal and professional boundaries
Time and stress management skills
Communication skills to include interpersonal, teamwork, and collaboration skills
Minimum Hiring Specifications:
Master’s Degree in a license-eligible discipline
Minimum of one-year post-graduate experience
Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to clearly and effectively compose e-mails and clinical documentation
Limited mobility due to constant attention to a computer screen or sitting with clients
Work requires the ability to hear (perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) and express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word
Work requires the ability to see adequately to perform work-related duties
Ability to comprehend complex ideas and complex diagnostic histories of clients
Ability to develop solutions to problems
Ability to work under stress and successfully handle multiple projects
Vaccination Statement For the safety and well-being of our community, The Family Institute requires employees to submit proof of an up-to-date COVID vaccination and booster record upon employment.
EOE Statement The Family Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice The Family Institute believes in providing access to employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
About The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Through clinical services, education, and research, The Family Institute at Northwestern University is one of the nation’s leading relationship-based behavioral health organizations committed to strengthening and healing children and adolescents, couples, families, and individuals. When you join The Family Institute, you are joining a team of over 230 collaborators comprised of clinicians, educators, researchers, therapists-in-training, partners, and administrators across four service sites. We are a strong, independent organization focused on advancing the world of behavioral health.