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Living Room Therapist (Orland Park, IL)

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Location: Orland Park, IL

Program or Service: Recovery Support Specialist

Schedule/Shift: Varies

HOURS PER WEEK: 40 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Orland Park, IL

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Trinity Services seeks two clinicians to serve as a Full-Time Living Room Therapists. This is a 40-hour per week position performing clinical assessment of individuals who present to Trinity Services’ Living Room program (a mental health respite program) in acute psychiatric crises. Risk assessment will also be conducted, and the therapist will formulate recommendations.  The therapist will work with a team that includes at least one Recovery Support Specialist. Strong skills and knowledge of crisis intervention are required for this position.  In addition, applicants must be able to work collaboratively with team members and guests of the living room.  Flexibility is required with respect to work schedule.  Some evening and weekend availability is also required for the position.    

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE LIVING ROOM THERAPIST:

  • Provides support to guests experiencing mental health crisis
  • Conducts clinical assessment that includes assessment of risk factors
  • Works with the team to take appropriate action with high-risk indicators
  • Assists guests in identifying strengths, recovery and wellness goals, and barriers; and determining recovery and wellness interventions based on his or her life goals
  • Recognizes and reports progress participants make toward meeting objectives
  • Attends relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever possible.
  • Supports guests in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy to combat stigma
  • Conducts outreach
  • Conducts follow up with Living Room guests

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS

  • Master’s degree in field of Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Licensure (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, etc.) is preferred, but individuals with a Master’s Degree and relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experience with crisis intervention and suicide risk is preferred.
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team and to problem solve
  • Able to promote good staff relations and morale
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Contact Info: Melissa Pierce, mpierce@trinityservices.org