Social Worker - Eating Disorders at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


BSD PSY - Clinical Social Work

About the Department

The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program is recognized internationally as a leader in eating disorders treatment and research. Our comprehensive outpatient program provides state-of-the-art assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of eating- and weight-related problems.

Job Summary

The job provides professional support and solves straightforward problems in chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services.


  • Provides clinical diagnostic evaluation and assessment of clients. Provides emergency and crisis intervention services. Documents all pertinent information.

  • Provides follow-up care as is necessary, via appointments, visits, or telephone contact with patients, families, and/or other medical providers.

  • Develops community and University resources and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Conducts outpatient psychotherapy using evidence based practices (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy).

  • Engages with multi-disciplinary team including members of the Psychiatry department and the Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity.

  • Attends team rounds, didactics, and clinical supervision meetings weekly.

  • Interprets, monitors, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.

  • Analyzes potential problems in home or work environments of clients.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Post secondary work experience in a field related to psychiatric assessment or weight management.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed in the State of Illinois, LCSW.

  • Advanced degree or higher in Social Work from an accredited institution.

Preferred Competencies

  • Interactive Communication.

  • Teamwork.

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, Code of Ethics, policies, and procedures as related to social work.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to develop reports and maintain records.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.

Working Conditions

  • Requires the ability to work independently.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
More jobs in Chicago, Illinois


Invenergy LLC

Invenergy LLC
More jobs in Other

Watermark Risk Management