Full-time therapist to work in therapeutic day school in Arlington Heights, IL. Start date: 12/1/19. Looking to fill 1 opening for a full-time LCSW, Postdoc in Clinical Psychology, or Clinical Psychologist. Position requires clinical experience in a therapeutic day school setting with junior high and high school students with severe emotional disabilities or clinical experience with children, adolescents and families; excellent written and verbal skills. Duties include conducting weekly individual, group and family therapy sessions; scheduling evening hours at least once per month; participating in a milieu setting. Full benefits include health, dental and life insurance. Please email cover letter, CV, and at least two letters of reference to Dr. Megan Hammer, Assistant Clinical Director, NewHope Academy at email@example.com
NewHope Academy's mission is to provide students with a safe, therapeutic, and educational environment where they develop skills to become effective learners, gain personal insight, and acquire coping strategies. Students earn school credit while working to achieve their intellectual and social-emotional potential.
NewHope Academy is a free-standing therapeutic day school serving the needs of students with emotional challenges. Since its inception in September of 2000, hundreds of students have utilized our program; many of them returning to their home schools full-time and achieving success in college.
Our students tend to...
-Be of average to above-average intelligence
-Withdraw socially and emotionally
-Experience difficulty “fitting in” a mainstream environment
-Have difficulty reading social cues
-“Slip through the cracks” until their problems are severe
-Procrastinate (specifically with homework and long-term projects)
-Have difficulty with executive functioning
-Have talents in art and music
-Have the potential for academic achievement
-Struggle with gross and/or fine motor skills
-Have difficulty with social skills
-Use frequent illness to avoid school and... may become “school avoidant”
-Appear sad, lonely, anxious, hopeless, or depressed
-Harbor anger and hostility but do not act out in school or in the community