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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Juvenile Justice Clinician

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Juvenile

Hours: Full-Time: Day & Evening hours, some weekend coverage for crisis intervention

Salary: $45,104 annually

The responsibilities of this position include:
•    Maintain a caseload of high and medium risk, probation-involved juveniles;
•    Provide intensive, therapeutic services in the family’s home and/or community;
•    Provide 24-hour coverage to address crisis situations on the caseload and participate in rotating crisis coverage for team;
•    Conduct case assessments which include reviewing referral information, identifying and engaging involved participants in the therapy process, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and analyzing problem behaviors within an ecological context;
•    Engage the primary caregiver and other involved participants in active, change-oriented treatment;
•    Identify problems which contribute to delinquent behavior, develop treatment plans and implement interventions using methods compatible with the principles and practices of the therapeutic model;
•    Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts for peer and supervisory review and feedback;
•    Collaborate with involved participants in all relevant systems to ensure their buy-in and cooperation;
•    Provide coverage for initials;
•    Participate in comprehensive training, including quarterly booster trainings, intensive weekly supervision.

Requirements for this position include:
•    Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related Human Service field;
•    Must be licensed as a LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, LMFT, or ALMFT or eligible for certification within two years of employment;
•    Knowledge base in the following areas:  family systems theory, social ecological theory, behavioral theory, cognitive behavioral theory, child development research, and social skills assessment and intervention;
•    Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license with the ability to drive;
•    Prefer bilingual Spanish and English capabilities.

The preferred candidate will have experience and/or training in family therapy (structural, strategic and functional family therapy), systems and ecological approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and child development knowledge and training.

PLEASE NOTE: Email your application to the Human Resources Manager at probation.hr@dupageco.org.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer