Posting Name: Counselor/Therapist

Chicago, IL 60612

The Safer Foundation is a social service provider to individuals with arrest and conviction records. Through a full range of services, including case management, educational instruction and advocacy, we focus on preparing individuals for the world of work by helping them find and keep productive and meaningful employment.

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General Summary

The counselor/therapist will be housed within the Safer Treatment Center, with cross-functional reporting to the Working | 4 | Peace program—a program that works to engage individuals with arrest or conviction records living in communities affected by gun violence. This position will a) conduct outreach and engagement activities at various community-sites throughout the city, b) provide crisis intervention and case management to referred W4P clients with immediate medical, mental health, substance use needs or housing needs, before engaging in employment or outpatient therapy, and c) provide ongoing therapy and counseling to W4P participants engaged with the Safer Treatment Center

                                This position is budgeted for 10 months.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service discipline (counseling, psychology, criminal justice, etc.) with 2 years providing substance use counseling/therapy in an outpatient setting or in a social service agency serving a similar population. Individuals who also have experience providing mental health assessments and therapy will be given special consideration.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

CADC, LPC, LSW, certification/license or any other licenses that satisfies 77 Ill. Adm. Code 2060.309 governing substance use services in Illinois is required.   

Safer Foundation is a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Veterans

No Phone Calls Please


Safer Foundation 
Location: ChicagoIL 60661
Document ID: AD366-0022  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2019-09-1609/16/2019
Minimum Education: Not Specified