Caritas, provides substance abuse treatment services. Caritas has joined a collaborative effort with Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) called Juvenile Court Assessment Project (JCAP). The purpose of this program is to improve permanency outcomes for custodial parent(s) involved with DCFS who have lost temporary custody of their children. Caritas assessment counselors are experienced certified and/or licensed counselors. Service locations are at the Juvenile Court Building located at 1100 S. Hamilton or identified locations in the community. Assessors provide immediate alcohol and other drug use (AODA) assessments and referrals to clients 18 years of age or older who reside in Cook county and have an open case in Child Protective Services. Caritas has an opening in the JCAP Program, for a Mobile Assessor.
Duties of the Assessor include;
Immediate comprehensive psycho-social and substance use assessments and referrals.
In-home assessments for eligible clients.
Referrals to local treatment providers and 30 days follow up on treatment outcome
Referrals provided to Recovery Coach for eligible clients.
Generate a comprehensive Court Summary
Participate in court proceedings as requested
Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred) in psychology, social work, counseling/human services or related field required.
CADC or professional licensure required plus experience in a substance use program.
Minimum of 2 years conducting AOD assessments.
Must have operating automobile and insurance.
Must have experience working with diverse populations.
Must have good writing skills.
Must have basic computer skills.
401(k) with discretionary match
Paid time off
Schedule: 8.5 hour shift - Monday to Friday
Experience: conducting AOD assessments: 2 years (Required)
Education: Bachelors (Required)
License: CADC, LCSW, or LCPC (Required)