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Friday, February 15, 2008

Social Worker, Spanish Speaking

Neighborhood: Logan Square
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $34,000

Responsibilities: Assist in the provision of social work services to children and families with the basic goal of enhancing their abilities to function independently. The Social Worker will provide head start mental health services as assigned. Participate in staffings by making observations of the child and obtaining and sharing relevant family background information. Work collaboratively to integrate services with all departments, staff and volunteers. Conduct intake screenings of new families and individual clients from Christopher House programs, schools in the CH site areas and the community at large, in coordination with the Director of SWS. Make observations and assessments of children and their families. Contribute to the development of the treatment plan(s) and by implementing the social service portion of the plan. Provide individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and their families. Decide frequency, focus and duration of counseling on a case by case basis. Provide consultation to Teachers and to Christopher House staff members regarding specific children and specific treatment issues. Make home visits to clients when appropriate. Manage each case, with necessary documentation including outcome evaluation data and casework activity summaries. Report results to the Director, SWS. Seek advice when needed in clinical issues from the Director, SWS.

Qualifications: Minimum of two years of experience in a social service agency in individual and family therapy. Bilingual in Spanish required.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Master of Science in Counseling, and an LCSW or LCPC eligibility.

Respond with cover letter and resume to: Donald Halperin, Director, Social Work Services 2507 N Greenview Chicago, IL 60614 Fax: 773-472-1083 Email: dhalperin@christopherhouse.org

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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