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Family in Transition Trauma Therapist


In partnership with BEDS Plus, a leading homeless services provider, Pillars Community Health provides clinical services to individuals in the Family in Transition (FIT) program. The FIT program offers rental assistance and intensive case management for families who need additional support after fleeing a domestic violence situation.  The PCH staff will be the lead clinician for program participants and ensures continued supportive services in a progressive model through the Rapid Rehousing component.

Facilitate individual, family, and group counseling with sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence survivors in order to alleviate the trauma of sexual abuse and/or domestic violence and to work toward achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.


  • Maintain caseload and deliver quantity of direct service as suggested by program administrators and program funders.
  • Through in-person interview with clients and significant others assesses clients’ safety concerns, mental health status and other relevant information in order to determine the scope of the client/family need for service as it relates to their experience of sexual assault and/or domestic violence.
  • Apprise each client of the services available both within the organization and in the community at large which might address clients’ needs.
  • Develop and review at regular intervals with client, their treatment plan related to the client’s presenting issue, safety needs, strengths, and resources.
  • Inform each client of their rights and responsibilities as a client.
  • Refer clients to outside resources as appropriate.
  • Provide crisis intervention for clients as needed throughout the duration of services.
  • Maintain collateral contracts with others as needed with client’s explicit authorization.
  • Document all clinical activity in accordance with program policy which can include an intake form, progress notes, treatment plan, treatment plan reviews, trauma symptom surveys/checklists and termination summary.
  • Comply with agency and program funding requirements such as administrative/statistical reporting including submitting personnel activity reports (PARs), direct service reports and timecards in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in professional development programs or training as required by agency policy or licensing standards.
  • Other duties are assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


Master’s degree in clinical psychology, social work or counseling required.  Experience working with trauma survivors preferred.  Knowledge and/or training in areas of sexual assault and/or domestic violence preferred.  IL 60-hour domestic violence/sexual assault training preferred.


Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from agency offices in Hickory Hills, Berwyn and community partner locations. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.

Email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@pchcares.org

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