Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Social Worker I or II to join our Adult Mental Health Outpatient Team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides therapeutic services to adult clients diagnosed with an Axis I Mental Health Disorders within multiple programs. Some clients also present with substance abuse problems.
Provides comprehensive mental health assessments and develop recovery oriented and individualized treatment plans specifying service array.
Provides individual and group therapy, and family education and support activities for outpatient clients. 60% of supportive services work in the community will be involved.
Required to work one (1) evening) per week to accommodate client need.
Performs comprehensive, in-depth assessments for a variety of program services. Performs intake as assigned.
Provides a full range of case management, counseling, advocacy, educational, and related services.
Identifies and utilizes agency and community resources.
Assesses community conditions affecting clients to identify resource gaps and problems.
Joins or develops groups and coalitions to address community needs.
Recommends financial assistance for clients.
Provides group services as indicated by program need.
May be responsible for meeting contractual requirements such as 24-hour coverage.
Represents and interprets programs of agency in community.
May serve on regional or agency-wide committees.
Meets agency expectation for quantity of direct service.
Complies with agency record-keeping expectations.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university required.
Two (2) years of post-Masters experience working with mentally ill adults required.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to perform essential job functions.
Requires mobility to work with a community-based caseload.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home-based services.
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stretch, stoop, kneel and crouch.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and viewing a computer terminal.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Wellness Initiative Program
Employee Assistance Network
Internal Number: SOCIA01597
About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.