Now accepting Community Therapist applications.

Be a part of an organization that motivates youth-at-risk to become productive and responsible young men and women by providing the highest quality counseling, education and social services to youth and their families.

The Community Therapist acts as an outreach therapist for youth at-risk in the community. The Community Therapist also provides therapeutic services through Arrowhead aftercare, group programs, program development, and individual and family therapy.

Performance Objectives

Intervention Program:

  1. Coordinate Arrowhead referrals, intake appointments/assessments for clients referred.

  2. Serve as an advocate and role model for all program participants.

  3. Supervise youth in the community while on recreational/cultural outings and community service projects.

  4. Develop and maintain positive relationships with the court, human service agencies, schools, law enforcement, etc.

  5. Attend Juvenile Court proceedings, as appropriate.

  6. Maintain and monitor participant files, including assessments, progress reports, case notes, court orders, service plan outcomes, and other relevant information.

  7. Attend training, as required.

  8. Meet with each client individually as required by outreach program.

  9. Facilitate family support, therapy and intervention as needed.

  10. Make school visits as necessary.

  11. Maintain weekly communication with probation officers and other referral sources.

  12. Assist with program planning, development and evaluation.

  13. Have knowledge of basic computer skills.

Arrowhead Aftercare:

  1. Participate in the discharge process of all youth leaving Arrowhead with a positive release.

  2. Participate in the transition meetings prior to discharge

  3. Complete required documents for all aftercare clients

  4. Keep statistics on aftercare and submit to Community Outreach Director

  5. Maintain monthly communication with referral sources 

Strategies to Succeed or other outreach group programs:

  1.  Coordinating referrals and family team meetings for participants referred.

  2. Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with children, families, referring agents and other community collateral.

  3. Maintaining and monitoring participant files, including statistics for outcomes.

  4. Facilitating Therapy groups.

  5. Assisting with on-going group planning, development and evaluation.

  6. Carry a caseload for groups as deemed appropriate for group make up.

  7. May be required to follow up with grant funded programs 

General Duties will include

  1. Maintaining personal records (i.e. Time Sheet and Mileage expense reports).

  2. Attending all required meetings. 

Individual and Family Counseling

  1. Coordinate referrals and intake meetings/assessments with client and family.

  2. Complete, develop, and maintain all required documentation for client files including mental health assessment and treatment plan.

  3. Keep statistics on aftercare and submit to Community Outreach Director as needed.

  4. Document client billing method and submit to Community Outreach Director for monitoring of sliding fee scale and grants.

  5. Maintain monthly communication with referral sources.


  1. Must possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college/ university in a Human Service field of study (social work, psychology, sociology, criminal/juvenile justice, or related field). Clinical licensure is preferred.

  2. Three-five years experience working with behaviorally at-risk youth is preferred.

  3. Must be 25 years of age.

  4. Will value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into treatment planning and implementation in order to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Will pay careful attention to group dynamics and cultural differences and assessment as to what adaptations and changes need to be made and who should assume responsibility for these changes.

  5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children. Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead Youth and Family Services insurance carrier. Must successfully complete a criminal background and reference check.

To apply please fill out the form below.