Careers At Maryville Academy

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Therapist (Floating)

Department: Casa Imani
Location: Des Plaines, IL

Maryville has an opening for a full time Therapist to serve Casa Salama and Imani Programs in Bartlett, St. Dominic Savio Program in Des Plaines, and St. Monica Program in Chicago. 

About Maryville Academy 

For more than 134 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our community’s most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth. 

About the Therapist Position: 

At Maryville, the Therapist provides a wide range of therapeutic services to the clients along with ongoing consultation to treatment team staff. The employee’s primary duty is work that requires advanced knowledge in the field of psychology or social work. Position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.


  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy and case management as needed according to individual needs.  Actively seeks and establishes relationships with family for each client in their caseload;
  • Completes all necessary clinical paperwork, including but not limited to mental health assessments, treatment plans, comprehensive progress reports and discharge summaries, while adhering to established timelines and all licensing and accreditation standards;
  • Completes documentation of all service provided within the week it is provided, meeting all licensing, accreditation and billing requirements;
  • Participates in completing outcome measurements;
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed;
  • Participates in a team-oriented approach to review clients’ progress and provide individualized treatment services;
  • Provides treatment that meets the guidelines of Medicaid, DCFS, and other contracting agencies and meets standards of best practice as well as licensing and accreditation standards;
  • Assesses the placement and service needs and serves as an advocate for the client to assure appropriateness of placement and services;
  • Provides clinical supervision to non-licensed staff, documenting each supervision session according to standards;
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with child-serving providers, medical personnel, educational personnel, program personnel, and appropriate third-party agency personnel;
  • Meets service hour targets set by Maryville Academy and evidenced by documentation;
  • Participates in utilization review as requested;
  • Actively seeks supervision and utilizes supervisory input.


  • Recognizes that duties include evaluating clients in crisis (danger to self/others); 
  • Specialized treatment interventions;
  • Organizes and presents information in a training forum, as needed;
  • Attends and represents the agency at a wide variety of meetings and conferences;
  • Completes all required training;
  • Participates in continued performance quality improvement;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Maryville has an opening for a full time Therapist to serve Casa Salama and Imani Programs in Bartlett, St. Dominic Savio Program in Des Plaines, and St. Monica Program in Chicago. 


  • Graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) from an accredited clinical program.
  • Experience providing clinical services to a child and adolescent population is preferred.
  • Licensed Therapist (LCSW or LCPC) Required.
  • Must conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

 Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods; able to walk up and down stairs;
  • Required to lift/ move objects weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
  • Must possess ability to provide physical restraint to clients;
  • Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.

Environment and Scheduling:

  • Work is performed in and in association with Maryville program settings, as well as, but not limited to schools, recreational facilities, court rooms, hospitals, correctional/detention institutions, and various community settings;
  • Must be flexible to travel to and have reliable transportation to Bartlett, Des Plaines, and Chicago locations.
  • Duties may involve contact with youth who may be threatening, aggressive and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • 24 hour on-call responsibilities;
  • Must be flexible and available to work additional hours when necessary;
  • May be scheduled to work on weekends and/or holidays.

Why Join the Maryville Family? 

Maryville employees get to make a difference in the lives of children and families.   In addition, full time employees also receive:  

  • Competitive pay
  • PPO health insurance options
  • Vision Insurance
  • FSA and HSA
  • 403(b) match
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 9 paid holidays a year
  • After one year of service you will be eligible for dental insurance, long term disability and life insurance and tuition reimbursement. 

For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at


Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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