Clinical Supervisor, Chicago Torture Justice Center
Background: On May 6, 2015, in response to a movement spanning three decades, the Chicago City Council passed historic legislation providing reparations to the survivors of racially motivated police torture committed between 1972 and 1991–specifically, the twenty years of police torture orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge and detectives under his command. This makes Chicago the first municipality in the United States to provide reparations to those harmed by racially motivated law enforcement violence. The push for reparations was driven by the lack of redress for systemic harms; the package provides for financial compensation to the survivors; job training; free education at the City Colleges; an official apology; required teaching in the Chicago public schools; and a public memorial. Lastly, the Ordinance requires the creation of a community center informed by the needs of survivors of police torture, their family members, and community members. The Center is the first in the nation to provide specialized trauma services to those tortured by law enforcement officials within the U.S.
For more information about the reparations movement in Chicago, we invite you to read Reparations: A Blueprint to address systemic police violence by Joey Mogul and Chicago Torture Victim: The War Isn’t Over Yet by Darrell Cannon.
The Clinical Supervisor provides support to the clinicians on staff, as well as provides direct clinical services to participants of the Chicago Torture Justice Center. Services are inclusive of individual therapy, family therapy and group work. Services will be provided at CTJC and community-based spaces.
- Provide clinical supervision to staff therapists and clinical interns
- Provide oversight to the clinical aspects of the program evaluation
- Ensure agency clinicians maintain complete, accurate and confidential clinical progress notes, treatment plans and files meet agency requirements
- Oversee clinical aspects of program evaluation
- Implement program model work plan for clinical service delivery
- Provide individual, marital, family or group therapy
- Provide initial intake screening and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care
- Involve survivors in the development of treatment goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs
- Reassess and review treatment progress with participants
- Provide coordinated care by initiating or participating in participant centered consultation with internal and external providers
- Identify pathway and implement steps for agency accreditation
- Identify pathway for service delivery for incarcerated survivors
Essential Skills and Experience:
- Clinical license required
- At least 5 years of experience in clinical supervision and program management, at least 8 years of experience in clinical practice
- Must be able to build and maintain strong collaborative healing relationships with survivors and their families
- Experience working with formerly incarcerated folks
- Experience working with former members of street organizations
- Experience working with and within African-American communities
- Experience working with communities impacted by police violence
- Understanding of harm reduction, community-based organizing, trauma-informed systems of care, impacts of torture and healing justice highly regarded
- Proven success cultivating relationships with program participants, staff, community groups, and other related agencies
- Experience with Electronic Billing / Record Keeping Systems preferred
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Familiarity with Chicago
- Proven leadership skills
- Exceptional verbal an written communication skills
- Deep personal commitment and passion for the Center’s mission
- Strong personal and professional integrity
- Excellent relationship building skills
Compensation and Benefits:
- The position is a full time position
- Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications
- Location: Chicago
To apply: Please submit a current resume as well as an applicant’s statement of no longer than three pages.
Submit application materials via email to email@example.com with the subject line “CTJC CS Application”.