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Bilingual Therapist

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to unleash your purpose and potential?

Come join our dynamic social service enterprise as we help over 200,000 individuals across the Chicagoland area.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women's organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To learn more about the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, please visit our website at https://ywcachicago.org.

The Therapist is responsible for providing crisis intervention, short- or long-term therapy and group counseling for children, adolescents and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse and their non-offending significant others. The Therapist actively supports the promotion of synergy across YWCA programs and in Racial Justice work.


Direct Service: Provide short-term or longer-term counseling/therapy for children, adolescents and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse and their non-offending significant others. Facilitate group services and workshops for members. Provide telephone and in-person crisis intervention, information, and referral, as needed, and monitor member intake and member caseload. Conduct individual and group intake screening. Maintain an active caseload of designated members (an average of 18-20 clients). Provide advocacy referral for members to legal, medical and social services systems when needed. (75%)

Member Data Management: Maintain comprehensive member records as required. Maintain all data entry and statistical records for multiple funding sources regarding counseling services performed. Maintain member confidentiality as required by law and funding sources. (10%)

Professional Development & Clinical Knowledge: Collaborate with other Therapists in Clinical team meetings and regularly participate in group consultations. Participate in regular reflective supervision meetings as required. Complete twelve hours per year of continuing education in providing counseling services, with at least six of those hours addressing the specific member populations served. Complete other continuing education and training as set by ICASA or other agencies/funders. (10%)

Community Engagement: Establish and sustain community contacts to develop and advance the SVSS public presence and referral base. Participate and provide leadership in appropriate local, state and national sexual assault, mental health and human services coalitions. Consult with outside community members and groups to help design and implement new services, or target underserved populations, as needed. Assist with planning and implementing special programs.

NON-ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: May be asked to perform public speaking responsibilities specific to programming and public policy issues and carry representative responsibilities to other groups, agencies, and organizations. May recruit, train and evaluate and/or supervise program volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of one year of experience in counseling is required. Previous experience in working with trauma populations, specifically with survivors of sexual violence preferred. Previous training in sexual assault or related issues is highly preferred. The ability to work collaboratively or independently, as situations require, is necessary. Requires a basic skill level in MS Outlook; specific program data entry needs require skills in MS Office, specifically in Excel. Knowledge of databases such as Infonet is advantageous.

Skills in creativity, innovation and ease in engaging members are highly preferred. The ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations is necessary. Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills with victims/families are required. Social perception and cultural awareness are required for this role. The role requires a strong service orientation and complex problem solving skills. The Therapist must be effective regarding use of time and able to prioritize work assignments.

Professional Training Required: Complete the ICASA forty-hour sexual assault crisis intervention training within thirty days of employment start date (if not completed within the prior two years). Complete ongoing continuing education as required. Complete other continuing education and training as set by ICASA or other agencies/funders.

Note: A bilingual Therapist must have cultural competency and conversational and written fluency in the language (Spanish speaking) of the population that is served.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: A Master's degree MA, MSW, etc. from an accredited college or university.

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE REQUIRED: A holder of a Master's degree should be licensed, or working toward becoming licensed. (Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Licensure as: LPC, LCPC, LSW or LCSW.)

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, this position requires work a minimum of two evenings/week. schedule can vary depending on the needs of the agency.

Pay Range: $50,000 - $55,000


  • Generous amount of PTO & Sick Leave,12 Observed holidays, & Floating Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, & 401(k)
  • Flexible Benefits - employee, dependent, commuter & HSA
  • Employee Assistance Program (24/7)
  • YWCA Retirement Fund (after completion of 2 years of service)
  • Pet Insurance
  • 37.5 hour work week

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY DISCLOSURE: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Candidates who are offered a position must provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. Individuals in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

***This job description is not intended to represent a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.***


Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-19

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