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LYDIA Home

LYDIA Home At a time when our culture often seems to be coming apart, LYDIA is helping put families back togeth LYDIA provides Hope, Healing and Home to children in foster care.

Hope is a future. Lydia empowers kids exposed to trauma to believe in a brighter tomorrow. Healing is the restoration of God-given dignity. Lydia provides an integrated, holistic approach to help children recover from the emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse they’ve endured. Home is finding a child's forever family. For those who live at Lydia, home means a safe and nurturing environment for th

Hope is a future. Lydia empowers kids exposed to trauma to believe in a brighter tomorrow. Healing is the restoration of God-given dignity. Lydia provides an integrated, holistic approach to help children recover from the emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse they’ve endured. Home is finding a child's forever family. For those who live at Lydia, home means a safe and nurturing environment for th

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We had such a wonderful time meeting so many of you this weekend at the job fair, and we still have a few positions left...
03/30/2022

We had such a wonderful time meeting so many of you this weekend at the job fair, and we still have a few positions left! This position even offers a $500 sign on bonus! 💥

We are looking for an.... 👏Intact Family Services Case Worker. 👏

What does it entail? Read below!

FUNCTION:
The worker needs to be able to communicate and work effectively with biological parents and their children, family members, service providers and Lydia staff. Good writing and organizational skills are essential. Must be willing and able to support the mission of Lydia Home Association. Must successfully complete licensure in Child Welfare and secure CERAP certification.

The Intact Family Services worker bears responsibility for the case management duties related to the family and the children.

Job Type: Full-time

Responsibilities, duties and expectations will be discussed or can be viewed at: lydiahome.org/employment

➡️To Apply: Email resume and questions regarding the position to [email protected]

Next up in our position highlight series is.... A Part-Time Therapist!This Saturday, we'll be looking for you if this so...
03/23/2022

Next up in our position highlight series is....

A Part-Time Therapist!

This Saturday, we'll be looking for you if this sounds like you below. 👇👇👇

LYDIA Counseling Center is focused on serving children and families in the community, especially those with limited resources who are struggling with issues such as trauma, adoption, substitute care, and child behavior problems. Additionally, we provide individual and marital counseling from a faith-based perspective. Our clinicians use a strengths-based approach to provide individualized care to clients.

Therapist Responsibilities:

⚫Establishes positive, trusting rapport with clients.

⚫Diagnoses and treats mental health disorders.

⚫Creates individualized treatment plans according to client needs and circumstances.

⚫Meets with clients regularly to provide counseling, treatment, and adjust treatment plans as necessary.

⚫Conducts ongoing assessments of client progress.

⚫Involves and advises family members when appropriate.

⚫Refers clients to outside specialists or agencies when necessary.

⚫Maintains thorough records of client meetings and progress.

⚫Follows all safety protocols and maintains client confidentiality.

⚫Contributes to the counseling center by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

⚫Contributes to counseling center by participating and contributing as a member of counseling team.

Therapists establish their own work hours in accordance with their availability and client need. Therapists determine their caseload, with a minimum availability of 4 weekly client sessions. Liability insurance and office space are provided. This is a part-time position that does not include benefits.

Therapist Qualifications/Skills:

➡️Strong clinical skills

➡️Strong interpersonal skills

➡️Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks

➡️Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

➡️Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field

➡️Current with all state licensing requirements, including LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT

➡️Previous clinical experience

Come see us Saturday! 🏡💜One of the positions we'll be hiring for is a Foster Care Case Manager. The foster care case man...
03/22/2022

Come see us Saturday! 🏡💜

One of the positions we'll be hiring for is a Foster Care Case Manager.

The foster care case manager bears responsibility for the case management duties related to children in placement, including the biological and Foster Care families.

The responsibilities include:

Provide reasonable efforts for biological parents through ongoing assessment and referrals. Work effectively with parents to help them improve parenting skills and fulfill the service plan to effectively care for their children.

Effectively move cases toward permanency, whether that means return home, adoption, guardianship or independence, within court determined time frames. This includes extended family evaluations & concurrent permanency planning.

Conduct and document regular home visitations to foster homes to ensure safety and welfare of the child and to monitor the placement. The frequency of visitation is dictated by contractual obligation & case specific need. Develop a positive relationship with foster children.

Provide and document ongoing support services to foster care parents (i.e., in-service training, crisis intervention, etc.)

Provide and document ongoing case management services to children in care, including: development of service plans, attending court and administrative case reviews, establishing visiting plans for parents and siblings, and completing comprehensive assessments.

Maintain a positive working relationship with foster parents to provide support and encouragement for a high standard of care.

Assessment for & referral to all services needed for the children, the biological parents and the foster parents. Coordinate & facilitate communication between service providers.

Prepare all necessary paper work for adoption and guardianship subsidies within mandated time frames.

Pursue ongoing professional development through participation in training, seminars and course work.

Participate in fundraising activities on behalf of the agency.

Sound like something you'd be interested in?

Announcement! 🏡💜We're having a job fair! If you or someone you know is in search of a new career, we invite you to come ...
03/20/2022

Announcement! 🏡💜

We're having a job fair! If you or someone you know is in search of a new career, we invite you to come and see us!

Mark your calendars stay tuned! This week, we'll be talking more about each of the positions available.

#chicagojobs
#chicagojobfair
#fostercare
#fostercarecareers

Meet Mel! 🏡💜As you hear Mel's interview you will, without a doubt, hear her heart for Lydia and the kids. She is the res...
03/09/2022

Meet Mel! 🏡💜

As you hear Mel's interview you will, without a doubt, hear her heart for Lydia and the kids. She is the residential coordinator and handles all aspects of the volunteer and mentor opportunities at Lydia Home. If you've ever visited Lydia, you've likely met her!

Mel is a true example of the HOPE that comes from Lydia and its mission of serving the children of Chicago every single day. Click the link below to watch! 👇🏼

https://youtu.be/VkwuXcIx-Q4

Hoping to start your Monday off with some JOY and a picture of some of the kids playing in the snow last week. The post ...
02/14/2022

Hoping to start your Monday off with some JOY and a picture of some of the kids playing in the snow last week. The post is worth the read, too.

What you can also see in this photo.... are the volunteers, events, fundraisers, and donors like YOU that have contributed to this in more ways than you know.

...Your efforts and donations help fund the boots on their feet.
...Coats were donated to keep the kids warm
...We are blessed to see the kids grow each and every day, and that sometimes means new coats are needed year to year, we fall back on your donations to do that!
... Hats and gloves are needed each year as we find homes for the kids and get new admissions. You help us be able to do that.
....You think finding the match to socks and gloves are hard in your home, try matching up 40 kids worth of those! Yup, thanks to your donations, when a pair of gloves are needed, we can buy them.
... The warm drinks they get to have when they come indoors, donors like you have held food drives, and donation drives at your place of work that support this.
.... Mentors like you that have been approved get to take their kids out and play in the snow, too. (To be an approved mentor you can apply on our website)
.... Snowball fights are priceless but couldn't happen without our staff that take the time to lace up all those boots and put all the layers of clothes on you've helped provide!

We could go on forever and explain the depth your donations, events, work food/monetary drives, fundraisers, Facebook/Instagram events, and what they truly provide for our kids.

So THANK YOU. Thank you for loving our kids, helping us find them homes, and supporting Lydia Home. We hope seeing just a glimpse of the JOY you help provide starts your day with a smile! 🏡💜

#hopehealinghome #lydiahome #fostercarehome #fostercare #fosterkids #changinglives

Meet Mach!  💜 🏡Mach is a warm familiar face around Lydia Home.  He cares for the kids deeply as you'll hear in his inter...
02/05/2022
Meet The Staff - Mach | On-Site Supervisor | LYDIA Home | EP.1|

Meet Mach! 💜 🏡

Mach is a warm familiar face around Lydia Home. He cares for the kids deeply as you'll hear in his interview. Lydia Home is blessed to have such wonderful staff that love our kids.

When you support Lydia Home, you are being a blessing to the kids and making a difference in their lives, learn more about ways you can get involved to foster a child, volunteer, donate and become a mentor at www.lydiahome.org

https://youtu.be/5X1X44kKqCs

___________________Meet Mach! Mach is a warm familiar face around Lydia Home. He care for the kids deeply as you'll hear in his interview. Lydia Home is b...

We hope you'll join us!  Be among the first to get a glimpse of the latest vehicles while sampling gourmet food and beve...
01/17/2022

We hope you'll join us! Be among the first to get a glimpse of the latest vehicles while sampling gourmet food and beverages, all while supporting LYDIA Home. Purchase your tickets today at the link in bio. #FLFC2022

While LYDIA Home has many opportunities to make an impact, mentoring children who are preparing to age out of the foster...
01/14/2022

While LYDIA Home has many opportunities to make an impact, mentoring children who are preparing to age out of the foster care system is one of the most important. It’s also why mentors are always needed.

Through our Safe Families PLUS Pillar Program, LYDIA Home provides trained volunteer mentors with youth residents of LYDIA Home who are aging out of the foster care program.

To learn more: www.lydiahome.org/mentor

Address

4300 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
60641

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+17733555577

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