Job Summary:The Little Village Clinician/Site Supervisor position is a full-time position for a bilingual clinician with expertise in working with infants, young children and their parents. The primary role of the Clinician/Site Supervisor is to provide program development and administrative oversight of the new Erikson Center for Children and Families (CCF) located in the Little Village community. This position will also provide a full range of infant/early childhood mental health services on-site at the clinic and in the community -with an abbreviated case load. The Program Coordinator will join the leadership team at Center for Children and Families-River North and may also help train and supervise graduate students and new clinicians.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Provide direct service staff with professional support and supervision which includes administrative and reflective components
Coordinates and manages project developments from idea to implementation
Assist in the ongoing assessment of community needs and recommends services to meet those needs
Develop linkage agreements and maintain relationship with community providers and other stakeholders
Develop and implement an ongoing outreach plan; monitor case loads and parenting group participation
Collect and analyze client and outcome data to inform program activities and needs
Assist in the hiring and orientation of new staff and the ongoing training of current staff
Provide infant and early childhood mental health services to children prenatally through five and their primary caregivers
Lead parent psycho-educational groups and conduct professional trainings and consultations to community professionals including Early Head Start organizations and Chicago Public Schools
Support other CCF projects as needed
REQUIREMENTS: (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Bilingual- Spanish speaking
Excellent interpersonal, written, and clinical assessment, screening and program evaluation skills
Knowledge of Infant-Toddler –Parent Mental Health and concepts of family support practice
Experience facilitating training, developing presentations, project management, and leadership.
Ability to supervise staff as well as work cooperatively and support team collaboration
Master’s Degree in Social Work, LMSW or LCSW or PhD in Psychology or related human service field.
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.