Employment/Internship Opportunties

Clinical Mental Health Therapist 

Only complete applications, including a cover letter (see below for specific requirements), a current IL professional license, and three professional references will be considered.

The Center for Self-Actualization, a mental health private practice in Evergreen Park, with a focus on assisting clients toward their unique and full behavioral and emotional potential, is currently hiring licensed clinicians (LCPC, LPC,  LCSW, LSW, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist) to begin as soon as possible, providing services to individuals, couples, families, groups, children, adolescents, and adults.

***While all areas of specialization will be considered, our greatest current need is clinicians experienced in working with children/adolescents, and their families. We are excited to be partnering with Evergreen Park School District 124 for the 2022/2023 school year to bring counseling services into the schools to supplement the school social workers/psychologists' work. Experience in a school setting is preferred.**** 

 

Other specializations that make you a stronger candidate; marriage and family counseling, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alcohol and other Drug Counseling, bilingual, group work. 

New hires will learn every aspect of working in private practice including outreach and education, building a caseload and providing and documenting counseling services while avoiding being micro-managed and overworked. This is a unique opportunity to work with clients of your choosing during hours comfortable for you, in a beautiful office space or virtually, with free parking, and amazing co-workers.

We are looking for self-starters with a proven entrepreneurial spirit to manage his/her own calendar, client communication, intake, etc., while benefiting from the support of an experienced and compassionate supervisor, and full-time admin. We demand a high level of legal and ethical conduct and emphasize a client-centered humanistic orientation, while encouraging your own application of your preferred theoretical orientation(s). Hours will be few at first. As you build your caseload, hours will increase, ideally to approximately 24 client sessions per week. We offer flexible scheduling. Supervision toward LCPC and LCSW is available.

Compensation is per completed client session; average $54.

Benefits available to full-time employees (24 completed sessions per week) medical (BCBS PPO) and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, CEU Stipend, maternity leave.

Required Qualifications (please do not apply if you do not meet the following):

  • Completion of a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, social work, or clinical psychology

  • Current state license, LCPC, LPC, LCSW, LSW or Clinical Psychologist, in IL (provide license # on resume). Do not apply if you are not currently licensed.

  • Previous experience in a professional environment; min 2 years.

  • Successful internship in the field of counseling or social work, or post-doc in clinical psychology

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Ability to build your own caseload, ideally to 24 completed sessions per week.

  • Commitment to attending weekly supervision meetings in accordance with state law (for LPCs and LSWs only).

Preferred:

  • Spanish/English Bilingual (preferred not required)

  • Area of expertise not already represented within the practice. What can you offer our clients that we aren't already offering? (Psychological Testing, Autism specialist, Learning disabilities, ADHD testing, Groups, CADC, EMDR Certification, etc.)

 

Please submit resume, position specific cover letter indicating how many client sessions per week you would like to complete, the population(s) you most prefer working with, your specific availability, three professional references, and a resume including IL License# to Dr. Tammy Bobel at Tammy@forSelfActualization.com.

No calls no walk-ins please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those being offered an interview will be contacted.

Start date: As soon as possible

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: Approximately $54.00 per completed session

 

COVID-19 considerations:
We offer Telehealth. Clinicians may choose to work in our Evergreen Park or Blue Island offices and/or virtually via Telehealth.