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Lydia Home Association

Child Care Worker/Mental Health Professional

Lydia Home Association
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 09/14/2016
Categories: Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The residential program at Lydia services youth ages 6-17; many of whom are involved with the IL Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  The youth reside at Lydia and are provided a structured living environment in addition to treatment that focuses on skill-building, regulation and the trauma/neglect they endured.  The CCW/MHP role inculdes: enhancing clients' daily living skills; monitoring clients at all times to ensure safety; participation in training; asisting clients in growing emotionally and socially through informal counseling and facilitating skill-building groups; encouraging clients in education by monitoring and assisting with homework, teacher communication, school behavior and special school activities; planning, supervising and participating with clients in recreational activities; documenting mental health services provided.


Candidate must be at least 21 years old, have a BA degree in human services or a minimum of five years supervised experience in mental health or human services; valid IL drivers license (preferred).  In addition, candidate must have experience with at-risk/challenging youth; open to supervision and able to work as part of a team; role model appropriately; nurture, teach and structure the daily living setting; and willing to support the mission of Lydia Home.