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Psychotherapist (Unlicensed) Part-Time Job Description 

Lu Rocha Counseling Services, P.C. (LRCS) is a private group practice that offers diverse and inclusive therapy (DIT) to individuals, couples, and families, whose needs are not often addressed within the mental health field.  At LRCS, clinicians are encouraged to explore the effects that racism, historical trauma, migration, and identity (and other momentous events) may have on one’s mental health and overall well-being. 


LRCS is dedicated in supporting mental health providers, especially clinicians of color, gain experience in the private practice setting. We hope to create a network of clinicians that assist people in their healing by using a more culturally accessible approach. Therefore, we are seeking an experienced, committed, and compassionate therapist to join our team and support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. This role requires someone who is willing to invest time in their professional and personal growth, is not afraid of thinking outside the box and enjoys working closely with people—not just with clients, but also with staff and our community members.


This is a non-benefitted part-time unlicensed position. Therapist will be paid $25-$27 per hour, plus weekly clinical supervision. Initially, the therapist in this position will be expected to have a caseload of 5-7 clients, which results in an average work week of about 5-8 hours per week. Therapist will be expected to increase their caseload to 15-18 clients by their 12 months of employment. This position has the potential of becoming a full-time position. 

Therapist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular appointments with clients (virtually and in-person at the Uptown office)

  • Establish positive and trusting relationships with clients

  • Implement various treatments and protocols to appropriately address client needs

  • Continually assess client situations and provide the proper ongoing treatments

  • Educate and involve family members or other loved ones in the treatment process when necessary

  • Record and maintain adequate notes and other documentation related to client services

  • When required, refer clients to outside sources or agencies that can better address their specific needs

  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality for every client situation

  • Maintain required registration with the State of Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

  • Adhere to the required laws and ethics of the mental health profession, including HIPAA, Mandated Reporting, etc.

  • Be open to ongoing learning and contribution to a collaborative learning environment

  • Attend and participate in LRCS’s regular DIT trainings

  • Provide 2-3 annual community mental health presentations

  • Minimum participation of one year in a community effort (i.e. committee, coalition, task force, etc.) 

  • Participate in weekly supervision to support high quality clinical work

  • Engage in group practice meetings and case reviews

  • Maintain consistent communication with founder/supervisor regarding client care, documentation, and operations


Therapist Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or a related field

  • 1+ years of clinical experience, ideally working directly with clients (internship experience applies)

  • Bi-lingual Spanish, preferred 

  • Must obtain state license within one year of completing required supervision hours

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience/knowledge in trauma-informed therapy

  • Solid relationship building capabilities

  • Positive and compassionate attitude

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability to problem-solve

  • Capacity to time manage

  • Willingness to stay updated on new treatments, protocols, and licensure requirements 

  • Commitment to serving diverse clientele of individuals, families, and communities

  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team


Ideal Additional Experience!

  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish 

  • Knowledge and experience in activism, advocacy, and/or community organizing

  • Capability to articulate the effects of racism, oppression, and/or colonization on one’s health and well-being

  • Experience/knowledge in non-Western healing techniques (i.e. yoga, acupuncture, etc.)

  • Knowledge in popular education and/or adult learners

  • Skilled in public speaking

  • Experience in working with marginalized community members 

Email your cover letter and resume to   Please, no phone calls.


This position is scheduled to start on 11/02/20.


Office location is 4071 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL  


Services are offered virtually during the pandemic, no in-person appointments, at this time.

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