Nexus Treatment Onarga , IL 60955

Posted 2 months ago

$5,000 Sign On Bonus for all new hires in this role!

Commute Incentive of minimum $400 bi-weekly for a local commute greater than 40 miles one-way.

$2000 relocation bonus to move & live within 40 miles from facility. New employees qualify for relocation bonus after 9 months of employment.

Nexus-Onarga Family Healing is located approximately 90 miles south of Chicago, only a few miles from I-57 on a historic site in Onarga, IL. Nexus-Onarga provides boys, ages 10 to 20, a structured, homelike environment where they can safely address their problematic sexual behaviors and their emotional and behavioral issues. Nexus-Onarga is part of Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit network of mental health agencies providing innovative, customized help for children and families struggling with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues.

Education, Credentials and Experience

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

  • Valid driver's license and driving record that satisfies state regulating agency driving requirements as well as Nexus corporate policy parameters and insurance eligibility standards.

  • 2 years of adolescent counseling and/or residential experience preferred.

  • Previous experience with trauma treatment and experience serving a culturally diverse population, preferred.

  • Because we are a healthcare employer in the state of IL, we follow Governor Pritzker's executive order and require all employees to provide proof of full vaccination status for Covid-19 or test weekly.*

For Therapist position:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or clinically-related field required.

  • Meets Medicaid requirements for a QMHP.

  • LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LCPC or equivalent professional licensure for a masters' level clinically related field strongly preferred.

  • May require employees to have/attain State of Illinois licensure as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider based on program

For Acting Therapist position:

  • Currently enrolled and within one year of graduation from a program which will result in a Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or clinically-related field required.

  • Meets Medicaid requirements for an MHP.


  • Provide assessments, treatment planning, intervention strategies and evaluation of client progress for clients.

  • Communicate with legal systems, schools, medical services providers, social service agencies and the client's family as needed and provide additional support services where needed.

  • Participate, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, to implement treatment plans and therapeutic services.

  • Collaborate with coworkers to ensure an emotionally and physically safe environment for clients that is positive, respectful, clean and therapeutic.

  • Participate in the client's discharge process.

  • Ensure compliance with governing agency and Nexus reporting requirements.

  • Participate in staff meetings, program clinical team meetings, therapy clinical supervision sessions and training, as required, to increase knowledge and skills of currently established standards of practice.

  • Perform other responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to assist staff in proper physical interventions and restraining of residents.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance

  • Must be able to twist, bend, stretch and move with adequate mobility to execute the daily activities within a residential treatment program.

Nexus Family Healing's ICARE Values & Behavioral Competencies:

  • Innovation: Leading the way and implementing creative, cutting-edge ideas and approaches.

  • Compassion: Listening, honoring differences, and showing respect, kindness, empathy care, and concern.

  • Agility: Exhibiting flexibility and adapting quickly.

  • Responsiveness: Being quick, positive and accurate.

  • Excellence: Demonstrating quality results that surpass ordinary standards.

Diversity Statement:

At Nexus Family Healing, we not only support diversity - we celebrate it and rely on it for the betterment of our employees, our services, and our impact on the community. We strive to provide the best quality care for our youth and the best work environment for our employees through an inclusive team culture. Nexus Family Healing is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Please apply today for this excellent opportunity to help youth & their families on our beautiful Onarga, IL campus!

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