LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Project Vida Inc. - Chicago, IL

Full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Licensed Clinical Social worker we are seeking will serve as the Clinical Supervisor of Care Services. The primary responsibility of the Clinical Supervisor of Care Services is to oversee the success of all programs within the department. These include mental health services, medical case management, and wellness center services. Within Project Vida’s small-agency structure, the Clinical Supervisor works hands-on as the agency’s senior clinician to meet operational demands. This includes direct service to clients, staff supervision, and team mentorship. The Clinical Supervisor works with both the Executive Director and the leadership of the Prevention Department to ensure agency productivity and sustainability.

JOB DUTIES

Agency Operations

  • Develops cross-sector and inter-agency relationships with local schools, community organizations, medical facilities and community partners
  • Assists in resource development to support agency programming
  • Partner with the leadership team on agency-wide projects as needed

Department Operations

  • Oversees development and implementation of departmental strategic plans with program staff
  • Manages fiscal and programmatic operations of all department programs, including mental health services, medical case management, and wellness center services
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise department personnel with an emphasis on clinical guidance
  • Enforces professional culture centered on quality care, cultural competency, and client service
  • Evaluates department programs based on goals/objectives, personnel performance reviews, and other relevant metrics
  • Submits substantive reports internally to Executive Director and externally to funding institutions (e.g. Centers for Disease Control and Chicago Department of Public Health) in accordance with established deadlines
  • Supports event planning and support group facilitation as needed

Direct Service

  • Provides direct services to clients in mental health and wellness center services, including client assessments, individualized treatment plans, and counseling
  • Advocates for client, with information on relevant policies, services, and events which can improve quality of life
  • Supports outreach, client recruitment, intake processes, and linkage to care as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and two years’ experience in social services required
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Certifications/licensure: LCSW required
  • Knowledge of HIV care and supportive services strongly preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • HIV Prevention certified or able to be certified by the American Red Cross
  • Cultural sensitivity to African American, Latino, and LGBTQ populations required
  • Knowledge of Rule 132 billing protocol, procedures and standards.
  • Word processing/computer skills required
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Presentation skills/group facilitation skills

About Project Vida

Our mission is to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in under-served communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services. Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Today, we have expanded our community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Word Processing: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master's (Required)

License:

  • Illinois LCSW (Required)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)
  • Spanish (Preferred)

Working Days:

  • Monday (Required)
  • Tuesday (Required)
  • Wednesday (Required)
  • Thursday (Required)
  • Friday (Required)
  • Saturday (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused