Trauma Therapist
at La Rabida Children's Hospital

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Description

Who we are:

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago.  We specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. 

La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.

La Rabida is a very special place.  Triumphs occur here. Children overcome odds and excel beyond hope. This is where those who serve gain more than they give. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions.

Our lakefront location is spectacular.  If you’re ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you’ve come to the right place. 

Job Summary: Provides outpatient psychological services to children who have experienced psychological trauma and their families. May provide outreach services as needed. CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides, direct abuse- and trauma-focused outpatient psychological services, including clinical assessment and short-and long-term psychotherapy to children exposed to the full range of potentially traumatic events.
  • May be cross-trained to provide other clinical services.
  • May provide clinical services to other populations as warranted by demand for services.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May provide outreach services as needed.
  • May provide trauma training to both hospital staff and outside agencies.
  • May provide trauma consult services to the inpatient unit
  • Provides assessment and quarterly reports, treatment plans, progress notes, billing, etc. within the proscribed time frames.
  • All reports, progress notes and other documentation completed in a timely basis
  • May participate in CCTC Peer Support Group, staffings, case conferences, etc.
  • Completes and submits monthly service forms

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • May carry on-call pager
  • Attends all hospital and program trainings as required.
  • Will work 3 evenings
  • Saturday hours may be required

Job Requirements

What we need from you:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, MSW or MA in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.
  • Substantial training and experience doing diagnostic and therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma required.  
  • Experience and a demonstrated commitment to serving urban families of color required.
  • LCSW, LCPC or Licensed Clinical Psychologist required. Will consider license eligible (must be obtained within 6 months).
  • Excellent writing/communication  skills and computer literacy required.
  • Training and experience with a variety of treatment techniques with children who have been abused required.
  • Experience with child-parent psychotherapy and children with sexual behavior problems preferred. 
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required as well as travel to other offices

What you will receive:

•         Competitive Salary

•         Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

•         Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance

•         Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our customized 403b plan with generous matching

•         Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves!

•         Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

La Rabida Chilren's Hospital is very proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Snapshot

About Us

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago.  We specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma.  La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.

La Rabida is a very special place.  Triumphs occur here. Children overcome odds and excel beyond hope. This is where those who serve gain more than they give. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. We also offer psychology training programs in child clinical and pediatric psychology.

Our comprehensive employee benefits program is competitive. Our lakefront location is spectacular. We are an equal opportunity employer. We promote healthy eating and our facilities are smoke free.

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