Chicago Counseling is growing

and looking for an independently licensed therapist to provide excellent services to our private practice clients!

Please read all of the following carefully. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Chicago Counseling is seeking dedicated and energetic counselors that want to commit to this practice as it grows. Help bolster Chicago Counseling in its next phase of providing professional mental health services to the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.

This position is for a 1099, independent contractor, outpatient counselor to help with overload of referrals with welcomed opportunity to expand. You will enjoy a beautiful, large shared office with desk, computer, working table, and private waiting room. You determine the times and ways you work with the added supports of advertising, intake, benefit verification, insurance credentialing and billing for BCBS PPO and out of network plans. Web based EHR for near paperless operations with client portal, electronic schedule, and client appointment reminders provided. Referrals from Chicago Counseling will be provided and building up your own clientele that match your specialty is encouraged. Online presence and biography on high traffic website also included.

Applicants must have an independent license, e.g. LCPC, LCSW, LMFT, Licensed Psychologist, in the state of Illinois and be in good standing. Applicants must have evening and weekend availability and must be currently available to work at least 10 hours per week and may build up to full-time status as the practice grows. Candidates that have a specialty, e.g. EMDR certified, Spanish-speaking services, specific specialty, etc. will be given extra consideration.

Candidates will need a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and set up on CAQH. If you are not set-up, this can be completed during the application process. You can get started with this process by visiting https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/#/ and https://proview.caqh.org/PR/Registration

Your responsibilities will include:

-Conduct diagnostic assessment of clients to determine level of need/care as outpatient, and to establish a working diagnosis and develop a treatment plan

-Carry out psychotherapy services according to the established treatment plan to increase client functioning and alleviation of symptoms

-Be self-motivated, able to work independently and contribute to upholding the Chicago Counseling brand

-Provide psychotherapy services in accordance to Illinois state and national regulations, laws and the ethics codes of ACA and NBCC

-Committing to safety and risk reduction by providing triage care, determining and providing appropriate referrals, and committing to ongoing continuity of care follow-ups as necessary

-Maintain the schedule of all active clients and collect client payments based on quotes received from billing

-Complete timely case notes that comply with standard insurance contracts and demonstrate appropriate skills and interventions utilized and progress made during sessions with the appropriate levels of disclosure. Maintain charts capable of standing up against the audit process

-Operate technology, i.e. computer, software, navigate the internet; open to learning and utilizing electronic health records (EHR) and client management system (CMS)

-Collaborate with other providers including but not limited to general physicians, psychiatrists, and hospitals to ensure coordination of care efforts and effective case management

-Participate in consultation to ensure best practice care, legal, and ethical compliance

-Maintain malpractice insurance

-Occasionally submit sample of case material and paperwork when requested for quality assurance

Current office hours available:

Monday 7am-11am; Wednesdays 7am-9pm; Fridays 7am-9pm; Saturday 7am-6pm; Sunday 7am-6pm

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter describing why you’d like to join Chicago Counseling, as well as your resume to info@chicagocounseling.com