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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Paid U.S.
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: World Relief is a unique and invigorating place to work. We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission, vision and values as we partner with churches to empower the most vulnerable in the world. We hope these resources provide more insight into your hiring journey with us.Are you a bi-lingual therapist? Are you passionate about helping victims of trauma and war pursue healing & rebuild their lives? World Relief is looking for a mental health therapist to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health counseling to refugees and immigrants in both a one-on-one and family setting. This role provides clinical treatment and maintenance support and works alongside a multi-disciplinary team that together provides holistic support to clients through wellness & prevention activities. Therapy & wellness groups through the Counseling Center are key supports offered to clients to help them reach stability and move toward long-term community integration.Compensation: $45-55k Depends on experience.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Conduct intake and diagnostic assessments with clientsEstablish positive and trusting relationshipsWork with clients to develop individualized treatment plans with goals and objectivesProvide treatment and therapy contextualized to client goals & cultural backgroundContinually assess client situations and provide appropriate ongoing treatmentProvide crisis intervention as neededMaintain high standards of confidentialityWork with other WR team members & external partners to offer culturally and linguistically appropriate wellness sessions & psycho-educational workshops that promote overall well-beingCollaborate effectively with other community organizations and county services to establish a continuity of counseling servicesWork with Counseling Center Director to develop new program components such as group activities and evaluate and enhance quality of servicesShare skills, knowledge development and experience with multi-disciplinary teamRegularly participate in internal & external training to ensure service quality standardsMaintain case files and notes of client progress, and complete all mandatory paperwork thoroughly, accurately, and in a timely mannerKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:Strong interpersonal communication and active listening skillsAbility to build rapport quickly with others, especially across cultural and linguistic dividesExperience using trauma-informed principles and building on the strengths and resilience of clients during treatmentAdaptability and eagerness to work in a challenging, fluid and often changing environmentLearning orientation and a desire to pursue training, learn new treatments, and proactively seek out information to improve therapeutic approachExperience facilitating therapy groups a plusFluency in one of the following languages strongly preferred: Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, SwahiliDemonstrated ability to adapt therapeutic approach to client's cultural contextGood problem solving and creative thinking skillsFamiliarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a plusREQUIREMENTS:Mature and personal Christian faithCommitted to the mission, vision, and values of World ReliefDesire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communitiesMaster's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other relevant behavioral health field2+ years of clinical experience with clientsLicensed or license eligible in respective field (such as LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, LMFT)Proficiency with using telehealth platforms and moderate computer literacy & typing skillsPHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locationsThe ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 poundsRequires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application informationThe employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hearWORK ENVIRONMENT: General office settingGreat lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be requiredYear-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bendingPhysical, emotional and intellectual demandsEquipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copierAll of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):World Reliefcontributes to monthly premiums:MedicalDentalAdditional Benefits:Offer 16 Paid Holidays!VisionOfferPaidSick andVacationLeavePaidMaternity Parental LeaveFSAs:Medical & Dependent Care,& CommuterFundingSupplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)One remote day possibleWorld Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)LongTermAccidental Death and Dismemberment (AD)Long DistantTravel InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)World Relief - Retirement:401K & RothWR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%Eligibility:Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a yearWorldRelief Discounts(Immediately Eligible):VerizonPet Insurancethrough NationwideHome and Auto insurance through Liberty MutualWe are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Legal Background in the United StatesWorld Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief's Statement of Faith.

Keywords: Paid U.S., Carol Stream , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Carol Stream, Illinois

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