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Therapist – The Loft @ 8 Corners Program

Based on the national living room program model, The Loft @ 8 Corners program is designed to engage teens in their mental health journey; to encourage teen voice to empower and advocate for their own services and family support. Program activities offer a continuum of individual and group supports including screening, mental wellness education and skill building to equip teens and their families with strategies for support and self-management; crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization; and referrals to other resources as needed. A collaboration between Pillars Community Health and NAMI Metro Suburban, the program is located in Brookfield, IL.  The program is staffed by an interprofessional team including Recovery Support Specialists (young adults living well in their own mental health recovery), Family Support Specialists, and Mental Health Professionals.

Program hours are 12p-8p 7 days a week.  Full-time and Part-time positions are available, however PT shifts must meet the program coverage needs.  All Program services are delivered in person, this is not a virtual position.


Working collaboratively with PCH & NAMI program staff, this position is responsible for  providing mental health screening and assessment, brief individual counseling and support, facilitation of group activities including educational and therapeutic support groups, and  crisis intervention services as needed.  This position will support the development, implementation and maintenance of program activities and curriculum based on identified needs of the community and teens utilizing the program services.


Position Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts screening and assessments of program participants at the program site to help identify program activities and other resources that are available to the individual
  2. Facilitates or co-facilitates program activities including workshops, educational groups, and therapeutic group activities.
  3. Participate in the development of program curriculum and monthly activity calendars that support the program goals and mission, and meets the identified needs of the program participants.
  4. Work collaboratively with all NAMI and PCH program staff to review and evaluate impact and effectiveness of program activities, measure outcomes, develop new or revise existing program activities
  5. Provide clinical support to Community Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS) on site.
  6. Work with NAMI team members within The Living Room
  7. Provides individual, family, or group counseling and interventions based on identified need
  8. Provides crisis intervention/mobile crisis response services to support program participants experiencing a crisis situation while at the program site.
  9. Provides case management  to support, and advocate for program participants who may need additional services and supports through PCH, NAMI or another community based organization.
  10. Works in collaboration with other Pillars Community Health programs and staff.
  11. Participates in community engagement and outreach activities that support education about The Loft at 8 Corners program, raise awareness of and access to mental health services for youth and families, and help evaluate needs of the community.
  12. Maintains records in accordance with agency policies and complete required outcomes protocols.
  13. Participates in agency meetings and in-services.
  14. Maintains compliance with all training and certification requirements
  15. Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed 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 Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree required.  Previous related experience should include work with young adults, adolescents or children and families.  Experience developing and facilitating group activities for youth, crisis services, or school based services are preferred. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with consumers, referrals sources, and other community providers is absolutely essential. Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter.  Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent communication, decision making, organizational and planning skills.


Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.

To apply for this job please visit pchcaresorg.

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