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Children's Home and Aid Unlicensed Counselor/Therapist – Redeploy Illinois in Belleville, Illinois


Children’s Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven clinical staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. As a leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality. We strive to hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are lifted and supported.

Opportunities for growth. Therapists and Counselors are supported in obtaining and maintaining clinical licensure through in-house clinical supervision and reimbursement for licensure fees. We also offer opportunities for advanced trainings in your field, which may include Play Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Nurturing Parent Program, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other trainings, depending on your unique interests, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other community partners to expand your professional network and increase your access to supplemental resources to benefit the kids and families you’re serving.

Work/Life balance. We know you can’t pour from an empty cup. We encourage a healthy work/life balance by keeping schedules flexible and caseloads low, with a focus on quality of engagement and services over quantity of billable hours. We offer a generous paid leave package that includes two weeks of paid vacation in the first year (increasing over your tenure to more than five weeks per year!), plus two weeks of paid sick time, two additional floating holidays, and eleven paid holidays (including Juneteenth, Veteran’s Day, and the day after Thanksgiving), and a paid winter break that occurs the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

What you’ll do as a Redeploy Illinois Youth Therapist

  • Provide individualized assessment, diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning for assigned youth.

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to build on the strengths and address the needs of each youth, including family therapy when indicated.

  • Monitor process toward clients' goals and objectives and make recommendations for on-going services when necessary.

  • Work collaboratively with other systems, including Juvenile Justice and educational systems, to meet the needs of clients.

  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of services

Who you are:

  • You have at least a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling, or a closely related field.

  • Experience with clients who are at high-risk of community violence or involved in the Juvenile Justice system preferred.

  • You are able to meet with families in their homes, and you have a valid driver's license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

  • You are comfortable providing telehealth services as needed.

  • You are an intuitive, nonjudgmental listener who easily builds relationships built on respect, trust and positive regard.

  • You are warm, flexible, and hold a strong belief that generational trauma can be healed through counseling.

  • You are detail-driven, highly organized, and enjoy working autonomously but are also excited by big-picture outcomes and the opportunity to innovate and collaborate with a team to reach shared goals.

  • You are looking for reflective, clinical supervision and opportunities for growth and training in your field.

The details:

  • Location: Hybrid (remote/community-based). Therapy provided in homes and other community based locations in Southeastern Illinois locations. Therapists work from home/preferred remote location during telehealth services and when not attending in-home visits, and will occasionally be required to attend in-person meetings and trainings at agency offices.

  • Schedule: Full-time, salaried; general business hours with some flexibility for evening appointments as needed to accommodate client schedules. Therapists participate in an on-call rotation to respond to after-hours crisis calls.

  • Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: Range starts at $50,000. Offers are commensurate with experience and bilingual candidates may receive additional financial compensation.

  • Clinical licensure: Licensure-eligible therapists receive weekly clinical supervision towards licensure, and reimbursement of clinical exam registration fees.

  • Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here)

  • Winter Break: The agency is closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. This paid break allows staff to spend time with their families around the holidays without using their accrued time off balances.

  • Student Loan Forgiveness: Children’s Home & Aid is an approved agency for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Where you work matters.

You’re considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together. (More about who we are here. ( )

We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today.

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