The City of Naperville’s Police Department seeks a full-time Police Social Worker/Counselor. This position provides 24-hour crisis intervention assistance to the Police Department in handling critical incidents and/or traumatic events. In addition to providing direct services to citizens in need, the position also acts as a liaison with various resources and community groups within local, county and state organizations.
Work schedule (requires flexibility): Monday - Friday, with regular rotations between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm shifts. There is also the obligation to provide service on a 24-hour emergency basis, as needed (call outs can be for suicides/homicides, DV, volatile parent/child conflict, case of severe mental or physical trauma, sexual assault cases).
The Police Social Worker/Counselor may focus on certain areas of need and specialized programs and/or populations such as: trauma, severe mental illness, victim advocacy, domestic violence, sexual assault, elderly services, transient supports, and other vulnerable populations. The Police Social Worker/Counselor performs a variety of tasks that may include such things as: crisis intervention; solution-based short-term counseling to individuals and families; victim advocacy, crisis assessments and referrals to support services; and assisting community members following police contact. The position may provide clinical assistance to Police Department employees for personal or professional wellness and provides training to Police Department employees and other City departments.
A Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling is required along with a minimum of one to three years of related experience. Licenses Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is required with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) distinction preferred. 60-hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification is preferred and may be completed within one year after hire. Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License is required. Strong communication skills (including report writing), excellent time and case management skills, and the ability to work in crisis situations is critical. The selected candidate will undergo a background check, polygraph exam, and post-offer drug screen.
The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It’s also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.
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