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Child Clinical Group Therapist

Compass Health Center

This is a Contract position in Northbrook, IL posted June 12, 2020.


Compass Health Center is seeking a Child Clinical Group Therapist for our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs in our Northbrook office.

Compass Health Center is a recognized leader in crisis-level mental health, setting the standard for excellence in the PHP/IOP space. Our evidence-based approach (CBT, DBT, ACT) and collaborative, team-based environment make Compass the best place to start or build your career.

Our rapid growth continues to create new opportunities as we continue to push for better and differentiated care for our patients seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and other co-occurring conditions.

We are seeking an experienced clinician with a passion for delivering evidence-based therapy to children with a variety of mental health needs. If you are passionate about working with children and their families to communicate, develop and carry out appropriate treatment plans and compassionate care, you would be an ideal addition to our team.

Responsibilities Include

  • Developing and implementing DBT/CBT skill groups
  • Teaching and facilitating coping skills groups to support patients in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Co-facilitating creative expression, recreational therapy, and other experiential therapeutic groups
  • Managing group dynamics and behaviors in group therapy
  • Developing and documenting treatment plans and weekly updates
  • Completing daily notes and other designated responsibilities.
  • Developing and implementing therapeutic interventions (e.g., behavior plans) for patients
  • Assisting program directors in supporting families through phone coaching and follow-up calls
  • Providing individual support to patients, as needed
  • Contributing clinical observations and insights during interdisciplinary meetings
  • Collaborating with treatment team about changes and progress for patients
  • Participating in discharge planning for patients
  • Providing support to other team members in various treatment groups
  • Implementing crisis intervention, as needed

Qualifications (necessary Skills And Experience Required)

  • Have two years post master’s experience
  • Possess a core skill set of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Hold the following licenses or certifications: LCSW, LCPC, MSW, LPC, MFT, LMFT, LSW, PsyD, or PhD
  • Have prior experience treating the following:
    • Depression/mood disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders

Qualified applicants will be willing to complete 8 hours of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training. The CPI model fosters prevention of crises from occurring, de-escalation of potential crises, effective management of acute crises, reduction of potential and actual injury to children and employees, and opportunities to reflect on more effective ways to handle stressful situations.

Key areas of responsibility: Clinical

Consults with (those who the person works with on a regular basis): Program Directors, Staff psychiatrists, Family Therapist, Staff Therapists, Educational Directors, and Patients.

Compass Health Center offers our full time employees a competitive total compensation package, including:

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision and Accident Insurance
  • 401K with generous company match
  • Increased PTO with years of employment
  • Performance based raise structure, with the opportunity for an annual raise up to 6%, based on annual review.
  • No weekends or on call responsibilities
  • Annual CEU series provided on site