CHANGING the CULTURE of MENTAL HEALTH

Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Downers Grove, Illinois

Full Time

We are excited to bring the first Ellie clinic in Illinois to the Downers Grove area with a target opening date of July 2022. Ellie Mental Health is a growing mental health and wellness agency based out of Minnesota providing individual, family, and group therapy services. The Ellie Staff prides itself on being an innovative and creative team that works collaboratively with clients and community providers to deliver the most comprehensive and personalized treatment to all clients.  

Clinic Description

Are you interested in joining the national movement to help destigmatize mental health? Are you looking for work-life balance, flexibility to set your schedule, a warm and inviting office, and more of the good stuff while removing the "busy" stuff? Then we want to meet you.  Ellie Mental Health is structured to remove many of the daily obstacles that get in the way of providing world-class mental health services. New patient phone calls will be routed, answered, matched, and scheduled by a dedicated client care team...including all new patient intake forms. Another dedicated team manages billing and collections to ensure all insurance claims get processed and paid promptly.  BIPOC and LGBTQ encouraged to apply

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Evaluate mental health diagnosis, create and implement a treatment plan, complete ongoing documentation including further diagnosis, treatment plan reviews, and case notes according to company policy 
  • Exhibit the Ellie values of Acceptance, Authenticity, Creativity, Compassion, Determination & Humor 
  • For Full-Time status clinicians must maintain a caseload of 25 client visits per week (monthly target is 110 sessions) 
  • Provide excellent customer service for clients and collaborate with a dynamic team to further the mission of filling gaps in our community 
  • Utilize creativity in interventions to help clients achieve and exceed goals 
  • Prepare and submit individual documentation for each session per company guidelines and protocol 
  • Coordinate services with case managers, families, work personnel, medical personnel, other Ellie staff, and school staff as needed 
  • Attend and participate in all clinical staff meetings and trainings 
  • Other stuff we probably forgot to add but just as meaningful and important to your role ;) 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and on track to obtain licensure in their designated field  
  • Candidates should have or be pursuing clinical licensure (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW, etc)  
  • Required experience with completing DAs, treatment plans and clinical case notes 
  • Required experience with children, adolescents and teens 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate and model stable, appropriate boundaries with clients 
  • Ability to complete and submit documentation of services and other documents in a timely manner 
  • Comfort and familiarity working with a diverse client base 
  • Proficient in the use of typical office technology (computers, e-mail, etc.) and Electronic Health Record systems (Valant experience a plus!) 
  • Ability to pass a background check 

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and on track to obtain licensure in their designated field  
  • Candidates should have or be pursuing clinical licensure (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW, etc)  
  • Required experience with completing DAs, treatment plans and clinical case notes 
  • Required experience with children, adolescents and teens 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate and model stable, appropriate boundaries with clients 
  • Ability to complete and submit documentation of services and other documents in a timely manner 
  • Comfort and familiarity working with a diverse client base 
  • Proficient in the use of typical office technology (computers, e-mail, etc.) and Electronic Health Record systems (Valant experience a plus!) 
  • Ability to pass a background check 

Benefits

  • Full-time W-2 based compensation 
  • Paid PTO 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Medical benefits are being evaluated for shortly after opening 
  • Free access to Ellie CEU Learning Management System & CEU fee reimbursement 
  • Bi-annual licensure fee renewal reimbursement 
  • Tons of consultation, support, supervision*, and flexibility in scheduling and hours 
  • Opportunity to be creative and develop your passions into new programs and services 
  • Awesome Team Building Activities and Swag 
  • More to come as we grow! 

[*our Clinical Licensure Supervision Program has supervisors for folks seeking licensure as LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT. This is based on staff availability, and we cannot guarantee that a supervisor match will be immediately available. We encourage license-seeking clinicians to have one supervisor at Ellie and one outside to help enhance their learning experience, have additional perspective, and utilize the full range of cultural and clinical experiences provided by multiple clinical licensure supervisors.]  

Ellie Family Services, PLLP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran by following applicable federal, state and local laws. Ellie Family Services, PLLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Ellie Family Services, PLLP expressly prohibits any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellie Family Services, PLLP employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated. Violation of this policy may lead to progressive coaching up to and including the possibility of termination.