CAREERS

Would you like a career that changes lives while working with a fun and innovative team? Refuge believes all children have the right to be safe, healthy, happy, and ready to learn. We provide trauma-informed mental health counseling, as well as education and support to parents and caregivers so that children have a chance to reach their potential and thrive. Join our staff to make a difference with the children and families in our community.

Full-Time School-Based Therapist – High School

Therapist to provide trauma-informed therapeutic services to high-school aged children and families exposed to violence, abuse and trauma. In addition to helping clients to develop ways to use their own strengths to cope with issues, therapist will provide education and support to caregivers to enhance their relationships and grow in their understanding of child development and the potential effects of childhood exposure to violence and/or trauma. Services will be delivered within the Alton School District. 

Qualifications

Position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field, as well as experience utilizing appropriate treatment modalities with children who have experienced trauma, and thorough knowledge of childhood development. Must hold Illinois LCSW or LCPC, or be working toward licensure.

Preferred qualities include experience working in a school setting, knowledge of community resources, cultural competency. Some evenings are required. Reliable transportation required.

Application Information
Please send resume and cover letter to:

Megan Slusser, Clinical Director
mslusser@refuge4kids.org

Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Full-Time School-Based Therapist

Therapist to provide trauma-informed therapeutic services to children and families exposed to violence, abuse and trauma in the Madison School District. In addition to helping clients to develop ways to use their own strengths to cope with issues, therapist will provide education and support to caregivers to enhance their relationships and grow in their understanding of child development and the potential effects of childhood exposure to violence and/or trauma.

Qualifications

Position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field, as well as experience utilizing appropriate treatment modalities with children who have experienced trauma, and thorough knowledge of childhood development. Must hold Illinois LCSW or LCPC, or be working toward licensure.

Preferred qualities include experience working in a school setting, knowledge of community resources, cultural competency. Some evenings are required. Reliable transportation required.

Application Information
Please send resume and cover letter to:

Megan Slusser, Clinical Director
mslusser@refuge4kids.org

Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Refuge seeks and celebrates diversity in its staff community and provides a dynamic team environment. A trauma-informed culture with a high value on self-care, mentoring and professional development is an organizational hallmark. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made based on merit and organizational needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or any other factor protected by law.