Lead II Clinician

Chicago, IL
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Chicago, IL

Job Code

Position Summary:

TCS Forensic Center is seeking a licensed clinician. The position entails specialized work and experience with forensic populations and those from marginalized communities. The position is part of the Forensic Center's outpatient fitness restorative program funded through IDHS, and as such, the position mainly entails providing fitness restoration services to clients who have been adjudicated unfit to stand trial. The clinician's responsibilities can include but not limited to conducting evaluations, providing treatment and treatment monitoring, working with families whose members have been found UST, and working with staff to provide pre-release, step-down, and linkage services to clients being released from inpatient psychiatric care to the community. The clinician will also have responsibilities that address other forensic center needs that can include direct service, teaching 1-2 service-learning courses per academic year, and supervising graduate level trainees.

Principle Duties:
  • Conducts evaluations for fitness clients
  • Provides fitness restoration interventions
  • Provides pre-release, step-down, and linkage services to individuals who are to be discharged from inpatient psychiatric care to the community for outpatient treatment fitness restoration services
  • Provides therapeutic services such as individual, group and family psychotherapy using empirically-based and supported treatment interventions
  • Consults with assigned clinical manager, other psychotherapists and consulting psychiatrists on details of cases and treatment plans
  • Completes information and procedures to document outcomes and deliverables in a timely manner
  • Assists with the referral process to enroll clients into services
  • Completes and maintains documentation in accordance with HIPPA and funding requirements
  • Supervise graduate level trainees
  • Teach 1-2 service-learning courses per academic year
  • Contacts other social service agencies, schools, hospitals, courts and public mental health organization to maintain continuity of care or to obtain case-related information

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge in clinical psychology and forensic mental health
  • Must have experience in individual, family, and group therapeutic modalities
  • Must have knowledge of regulatory standards governing clinical care and operations
  • Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must have experience with diverse populations
  • Must be able to work independently and in a fast pace environment
  • Must be able to work as part of a coordinated team
  • Must be able to multi-task at a high level
  • Must be licensed to practice in the state of Illinois as a LCPC or clinical psychologist

Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum master level degree in a clinical psychology related field, with interest in forensic psychology


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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