• Residential Therapist

    Posted: 07/08/2022

    Lawrence Hall is committed to keeping our youth and families, employees and communities safe. Therefore, we are requiring that all applicants have at least 1 dose of the COVID vaccine to qualify for hire, with the 2nd dose required 45 days after hire.

    Join a reputable, first rate child welfare agency serving at-risk adolescents and their families through residential treatment, education, foster care and older adolescent programs. Provides therapeutic parent/child visitation, individual, group and family therapy as assigned, including in-home therapy, home visits, and transportation of clients in agency or personal vehicle, etc. Provides emergency clinical intervention placement stabilization and ongoing support during family crises and placement disruptions. Utilization of good verbal and written communication with staff, referring agencies, community resources and clients/families. Maintains flexibility to adjust work schedules according to needs of the program.


    • Carries a selected caseload of clients and families as assigned, focusing on the use of individual, group or family treatment modalities.
    • Develops and frequently reviews Mental Health Assessments and Treatment Plans with supervisor.
    • Completes CANS on assigned clients in collaboration with the assigned case manager.
    • Facilitates client conferences and clinical staffings.
    • Provides data, information and the treatment goals to treatment team.
    • Works with treatment team, collateral staff, and families in completing assessments and developing the treatment plan.
    • Interprets agency's services to assigned clients.
    • Attends Agency and other professional seminars and conferences to increase professional knowledge and skills.
    • When necessary, liaison to DCFS or other agency (courts, school districts, etc.), communicating goals and progress toward their accomplishment.
    • Works with the team on meeting client needs for community programs (schools, recreation, jobs, vocational opportunities, medical, etc.).
    • Documents contact with client, client's family (clinical documentation requirements) according to Medicaid Part 132, agency, and DCFS standards.
    • Participates in psychotropic medication reviews.
    • Assists with psychiatric hospitalizations and follow up.
    • Performs the above tasks under close weekly support, supervision, training, and direction of the designated supervisor.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
    • Ability to work effectively with clients and staff in a culturally diverse environment
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Master's degree in Social Work or related Human Service field with LSW or LPC upon hire and one year of related experience. LCSW or LCPC preferred and required upon eligibility.
    • Must have a valid IL, IN, or WI driver's license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.
    • Must have personal vehicle or access to personal vehicle and provide proof of automobile
    • liability insurance.
    • Experience in working with youth with Sexual Problematic Behavior is a plus.
    • Computer skills required.
    • No history of child abuse or neglect.

    *Therapist may be hired without LSW/LPC but must take and pass the exam on the next testing date after hire.

    Additional Benefits/Perks

    Lawrence Hall will be providing stipends to any employee who is approved to transport youth in their own vehicle as part of their duties. The stipend will be $150/month.

    We will also be providing a $75/month stipend to those who do not transport youth.

    A $10/month wellness stipend will be provided to those employees who provide proof of their gym membership or payment for a fitness app.




    This position meets the FLSA requirements for Exempt.

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V




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