Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 02-Apr-2018 to 01-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Instruction
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary:

This is a clinical position involving the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with mental, emotional, behavioral, or nervous disorders, including but not limited to mood disorders with our without suicidal ideation, severe anxiety disorders involving debilitating obsessions and compulsions or school refusal, cognitive disorders involving psychotic symptomology such as schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia, and pervasive developmental disorders such as high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Provide individual, group, and, at times, family therapy services. Participate in clinical supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist and programmatic and general supervision from the Principal.

Position Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Essential Functions:

60% Therapy Services: Provide individual therapy sessions once or twice a week for up to 14 individuals. Conduct one therapy group once a week. Participate in family work on an as needed basis.

15% Treatment Documentation and Planning: Maintain a contact log for all contacts with parents and other relevant agencies. Ensure the timely completion of quarterly comprehensive progress reports for each student. Contribute to the development and implementation of treatment plans and complete regularly scheduled evaluation of treatment plans. Update all treatment goals, Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and therapy notes on consistent and timely basis. Attend and participate in all clinical meetings, reviews and IEP meetings.

15% Milieu Maintenance: Participate in the development of policies and procedures for all-school programming including clinical and educational services. Provide necessary support to teachers, counselors and adjunct personnel. Assist in crisis management when necessary and appropriate. Model therapeutic and effective interactions with the students throughout all aspects of the program. Participate in all school events and activities including, but not limited to: holidays, birthdays, graduations, new student arrivals and anniversaries.

10% Other duties as assigned by the Principal.



Licensed or License Eligible Psychologist (with Ph.D. or Psy.D.), Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker, Clinical Professional Counselor, School Psychologist, or School Social Worker required, if license eligible, license is required within two year of hire; a minimum of three year's experience providing individual and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents required; experience in providing treatment in a group care setting or school preferred; certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) required within three months of employment; excellent oral and written communication skills required; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required; a strong commitment to strength perspective, empowering families and a willingness to work in a high demanding work situation that requires flexibility and innovativeness required; cultural competency required; physical capacity to be trained in and to utilize non-violent physical intervention techniques required.

Mental Demands:

Must be well organized, task oriented, and capable of completing a number of responsibilities at one time. Must possess psychologically sophisticated understanding of mental health issues and interventions not only so that they can provide mental health services, but also so that they can adequately assist in the training of non-professional mental health care staff.

Physical Demands:

Must have the physical capacity to be trained in and to utilize non-violent physical intervention techniques (TCI), if needed. Must have the physical ability to monitor and supervise an active group of school-aged children.


The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.

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