Shelter Care Coordinator

Crosspoint Human Services

Location: Danville, IL

End date: 2019-01-18

http://crosspointhumanservices.org

Description

Come join a team of caring, dedicated professionals at Crosspoint Human Services! We offer a great work environment with supportive, knowledgeable supervisors and directors and opportunities for professional, as well as personal, growth!

Crosspoint Human Services has a domestic violence program/shelter and shelter for women and their children experiencing homelessness in Danville, Illinois. We are seeking a Care Coordinator for that program to provide direct service and service coordination to persons we serve in the shelter and other natural environment settings.

Care Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

*Complete assessments of the individual’s history, mental status, strengths, needs, abilities, preference, and resources that include recommendations for services.
*Complete individual service plans and reviews
*Complete specialized assessments
*Provide group services, as required, with an approved curriculum and deliver and monitor group work including all required documentation
*Complete daily logs of the service rendered, behavioral observations, intervention employed, and a plan of action.
*File daily logs within 24 hours.
*Provide the required number of service hours per month
*Participate in mandatory overtime when deemed necessary
*Participate in the on-call rotation schedule

Care Coordinator Job Requirements:

*Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field or equivalent life experience
*Two years of work experience in human services preferred
*Knowledge of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
*Domestic Violence Professional Certification
*40 hours Domestic Violence training – provided on the job if necessary
*Knowledge of the needs of women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence and/or homelessness
*Possess the temperament to work closely with individuals and families experiencing domestic violence
*Excellent assessment, counseling, and training skills
*Ability to work flexible hours including some weekends and evenings.
*Current CPR and First Aid
*Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
*General computer skills with the ability to learn and operate agency’s software.

Benefits:

*17 paid vacation days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 17 days
*12 sick days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 12 days
*Holiday pay at time and a half or double time for holidays worked
*Crosspoint pays 80% of the premium for health insurance for our employees and their families
*Group dental and vision
*Crosspoint paid Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment/Long Term Disability insurance
*Flex benefits through Colonial Life
*Employees may participate in the 401k after one year of service

Full Time. May require working holidays.

Crosspoint Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as qualified individual with a disability.

Contact Info

Michelle Nelson

210 Ave. C, Danville, IL 61832

mlnelson@crosspointhumanservices.org

Salary

$14.00/hour

Additional Information

Please apply online at: http://www.crosspointhumanservices.org/employment-opportunities/

Mental Health Therapist

Crosspoint Human Services

Location: Danville, IL

End date: 2019-01-18

http://crosspointhumanservices.org

Description

Come join a team of caring, dedicated professionals at Crosspoint Human Services! We offer a great work environment with supportive, knowledgeable supervisors and directors and opportunities for professional, as well as personal, growth!

Crosspoint Human Services is a Community Mental Health Center serving individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, mental illnesses, individuals who have experienced domestic violence, perpetrators of domestic violence, women and children who have experienced homelessness, and children in our Early Learning Center. One of the many services that we provide is outpatient mental health therapy and we are seeking therapists that will work primarily with children and adolescents in schools, the office, and their homes. A small caseload of adults may be required.

Our therapists provide mental health screenings, initial assessments, and various therapeutic interventions addressing the mental health needs of the persons served.

Therapist Job Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

*Complete assessments that include an individual’s history, mental status, strengths, needs, abilities, preferences, and resources including recommendations for treatment.
*Complete all specialized assessments, as needed.
*Complete Treatment Agreements in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
*Complete progress notes that include a description of service rendered, behavioral observations, a description of interventions employed, and future plan of action within 24 hours of the service provided.
*Utilize appropriate evidence-informed practice consistent with treatment plan goals and objectives.

Therapist Job Requirements:

*Requires a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field with the ability to be credentialed as a QMHP per State of Illinois, Rule 132, definition: A licensed social worker (LSW) possessing at least a master’s degree in social work and licensed under the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act [225 ILCS 20] with specialized training in mental healthservices or with at least 2 years experience in mental health services; A licensed professional counselor possessing at least a master’s degree and licensed under the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act [225 ILCS 107] with specialized training in mental health services or with at least two years experience in mental health services; An individual possessing at least a master’s degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, or family therapy or related field, who has successfully completed a practicum or internship that included a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised direct service in a mental health setting, or who has one year of clinical experience under the supervision of a QMHP.
*LSW/LPC or LCSW/LCPC preferred
*Capable of working with a multidisciplinary team.
*Sound holistic client assessment skills is required and the ability to think and operate in a broad conceptual level as well as with detail.
*Knowledge/skills in the area of individual and family functioning.
*Skills in working with resistant individuals and families.
*General computer skills and the knowledge and ability to operate the agency’s software.
*Current driver’s license and automobile insurance.

Benefits:

*17 paid vacation days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 17 days
*12 sick days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 12 days
*9 paid holidays off
*Crosspoint pays 80% of the premium for health insurance for our employees and their families
*Group dental and vision
*Crosspoint paid Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment/Long Term Disability insurance
*Flex benefits through Colonial Life
*Employees may participate in the 401k after one year of service

Full time. MA/MS/MSW: $18.49/hour; LSW/LPC: $19.24/hour; LCSW/LCPC: $19.98/hour.

Crosspoint Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as qualified individual with a disability.

Contact Info

Michelle Nelson

210 Ave. C, Danville, IL 61832

mlnelson@crosspointhumanservices.org

Salary

Dependent on license

Additional Information

Please apply online at: http://www.crosspointhumanservices.org/employment-opportunities/

Shelter Supervisor

Crosspoint Human Services

Location: Danville, IL

End date: 2019-01-18

http://crosspointhumanservices.org

Description

Come join a team of caring, dedicated professionals at Crosspoint Human Services! We offer a great work environment with supportive, knowledgeable supervisors and directors and opportunities for professional, as well as personal, growth!

We are seeking a full time Shelter Supervisor to provide clinical supervision and lead staff in providing direct assistance to women and children experiencing issues related to domestic violence, homelessness, and co-occurring disorders.

Supervisor Job Responsiblilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

*Promote the integration and coordination between Domestic Violence programming and Transitional Shelter programming in order to function as one shelter/program.
*Assure program compliance with regard to grant requirements, federal, state, and local laws, and all Crosspoint rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
*Advocate for the rights of victims of domestic violence and homelessness in the community and develop and maintain positive relationships with partner agencies, community representatives, funders, and professional organizations.
*Participate in grant planning and writing, identifying goals and objectives of the programs, and the resources needed for meeting these goals and objectives.
*Ensure the facilities are safe, clean, and maintained at all times.
*Monitor staff service hour requirements to ensure that programs operate within the requirements of all grants and funders.

Supervisor Job Requirements:

*Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field; Master’s preferred
*Minimum of two years supervisory experience preferred
*Three to five years of work experience in the human services filed; experience working in domestic violence and shelters preferred
*Domestic Violence Professional Certification required
*40 hours domestic violence training
*Ability to apply knowledge, principles, and procedures to address domestic violence and homelessness needs
*Excellent assessment, counseling, and training skills
*Skills in working with resistant individuals and families
*Capable of independent decision making
*Excellent organizational and project management skills
*General computer skills and the ability to operate the agency’s software
*Valid Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Benefits:

*17 paid vacation days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 17 days
*12 sick days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 12 days
*9 paid holidays off
*Crosspoint pays 80% of the premium for health insurance for our employees and their families
*Group dental and vision
*Crosspoint paid Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment/Long Term Disability insurance
*Flex benefits through Colonial Life
*Employees may participate in the 401k after one year of service

Full time. BA/BS/BSW – $15.00/hour; MA/MS/MSW: $19.00/hour; LSW/LPC: $19.61/hour; LCPC/LCSW: $23.82/hour

Crosspoint Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as qualified individual with a disability.

Contact Info

Michelle Nelson

210 Ave. C, Danville, IL 61832

mlnelson@crosspointhumanservices.org

Additional Information

Please apply online at: http://www.crosspointhumanservices.org/employment-opportunities/

Mobile Crisis Counselor – Vermilion County

Crosspoint Human Services

Location: Danville, Illinois

End date: 2019-01-18

http://crosspointhumanservices.org

Description

Job Description

Come join a team of caring, dedicated professionals at Crosspoint Human Services! We offer a great work environment with supportive, knowledgeable supervisors and directors and opportunities for professional, as well as personal, growth!

We are seeking a Crisis Responder for our mobile crisis response team in Vermilion County; located in East-Central Illinois. Our crisis workers are the point of contact for all mental health crisis calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week; whether someone just needs to talk over the phone and be given coping skills or they need to be assessed in person for a psychiatric hospitalization.

Crisis Counselor Job Responsiblilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

*Complete assessments of mental status, history, strengths, needs, and abilities
*Complete crisis assessments to meet the requirements of the State of Illinois and Crosspoint
*Complete specialized assessments as indicated
*Complete treatment agreements at the time of crisis
*Complete progress notes for services rendered within 24 hours of providing service
*Make appropriate referrals to area resources and facilitate those referrals as able

Crisis Counselor Job Requirements:

*Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field; Master’s degree with license preferred (Master’s level candidates must be able to be credentialed as a QMHP as defined by the State of Illinois)
*Requires sound knowledge of human services field; especially mental health counseling
*Must be capable of working with a multidisciplinary team
*Sound holistic assessment skills are required with the ability to think and operate in a broad conceptual level as well as with detail
*Demonstrate the ability to handle stressful situations
*Demonstrate maturity and sound judgment
*General computer skills with the ability to learn and operate agency’s software
*Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

Benefits:

*12 sick days per year; hours accrued each pay period to total 12 days
*Holiday pay at time and a half or double time for holidays worked
*Crosspoint pays 80% of the premium for health insurance for our employees and their families
*Group dental and vision
*Crosspoint paid Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment/Long Term Disability insurance
*Flex benefits through Colonial Life
*Employees may participate in the 401k after one year of service

Our crisis counselors work on a four week rotation that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. During their three weeks on call, they serve as either the primary or back up worker on the crisis line or as the office worker. As the primary crisis worker, they take care of all crisis calls coming through. As the back-up worker, they take care of any over flow crisis calls that the primary worker cannot handle or respond to within required time-frames or to relieve the primary worker when they’ve worked too many consecutive hours. During normal business hours, when they are not responding to crisis’, the primary and back up on call workers assist with intakes or complete required follow ups. When they serve as the office worker, they work with walk in crisis, and conduct intake appointments. During their fourth week of the rotation, they are off with pay. In lieu of accruing vacation time, they are off work with pay every fourth week; totaling 13 weeks of vacation per year.

Full time. BA/BS/BSW – $15.00/hour; MA/MS/MSW – $18.49/hour; LPC/LSW – $19.24/hour; LCPC/LCSW – $19.98/hour. This position requires working nights, weekends, and holidays during the on call rotation.

Crosspoint Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as qualified individual with a disability.

Contact Info

Michelle Nelson

210 Ave. C, Danville, IL 61832

mlnelson@crosspointhumanservices.org

Salary

Dependent on license

Additional Information

Please apply online at: http://www.crosspointhumanservices.org/employment-opportunities/

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

SIU Center for Family Medicine

Location: Springfield, IL

End date: 2018-12-31

http://www.siumed.edu/hr

Description

The Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This position will serve as an integrated care professional at SIU Center for Family Medicine, a Federally Qualified Health Center. The position will work in the general continuity clinic to engage patients at the medical visit, determine the extent of their needs for therapy and/or community assistance and/or referral to psychiatry. This position at times will participate in the counseling of medical students in the second, third and fourth years of medical school. Qualified applicant must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. Preference will be given to applicants who have previously worked in a federally qualified health center or rural health clinic and have experience with substance use therapy. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. For more position-specific information, and to complete the on-line application materials, visit our website at: www.siumed.edu/hr
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law.

Contact Info

Bobbie Schilling

520 N 4th St

+12177578122

bschilling@siumed.edu

Youth Care Worker

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Location: 1140 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago IL 60607

End date: 2019-03-15

https://www.mercyhome.org/mercyworks/

Description

The MercyWorks program is a one year commitment to working with at-risk youth in Chicago. Throughout the year, MercyWorkers commit to growing in their understanding of social justice, spirituality, sustainability, community, and professionalism. You will have the opportunity to take part in weekly community nights and seasonal retreats. You will also be matched with a professional mentor that is dedicated to support you with next steps and future career goals. This is a great program that provides you with the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the children of Mercy Home. Benefits include housing, food, transportation, bi-weekly stipend, medical/dental insurance, an education award, and AmeriCorp Membership.

Youth Care Worker
A Youth Care Worker acts as an advocate, educator, coach and role model for the residents of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Youth Care Workers are responsible for the following: doing both one-on-one work with youth as well as some group work (i.e. facilitating milieu meetings); crisis stabilization; the implementation of each youth’s Individual Therapy Plan; insuring that the youth’s therapeutic, educational and employment plans are followed; timely and accurate communication within program, specifically with incident reports, contact with the youth’s families, supervision, and all log entries; and providing leadership for the youth in the provision of a healthy living environment.

AfterCare Care Manager
The AfterCare Care Manager supports former residents and their families to obtain identified goals throughout their life span. The Care Manager collaborates with Agency co-workers to ensure that each resident undergoes a successful transition out of Residential Programs. Through a Systemic Strengths Based Approach, the Care Manager partners with each member and/or their family to broker community and agency resources. He/she also guides youth and families through the process of goal creation and obtainment, building positive structured relationships, and providing opportunities for each member and their family to harness their own potential.

Admissions Case Manager
The Admissions Case Manager provides case management services during the admissions process. The Case Manager assures families, prospective residents, and referral resources of a timely and comprehensive assessment, a thorough explanation of Mercy Home’s programs and an intake decision. For youth that are not accepted into Mercy Home, the Case Manager provides comprehensive and useful referrals in their community for their family.

Academy Coordinator
The Academy Coordinator works closely with members of the School Resources department to provide supplemental educational programming and resources to youth, including: organizational tools, math & reading skill building, support to the evening tutoring program, and enrichment courses in the arts (such as yoga, music & theater). In addition, the Coordinator acts as an assessment tester and sets up learning lab schedules, keeps track of youth scores and incentive points, and regulates learning levels to accommodate individual skills. The Coordinator works directly with the youth and staff to implement these programs and serves on the West Loop or Walsh Campus.

Career Resource Coordinator
The Career Resources Coordinator works diligently to provide boys of all ages with the skills and opportunities needed to give them hope of promising and fulfilling careers. Career Resources implements a variety of programs that build the youth’s self-confidence through work experience. This is achieved through a thorough career assessment inventory, job skills training, financial literacy training, Mercy Home jobs, entry level jobs, full time employment, and professional internships. Career Resources partners with community businesses as well as the Mercy Home board to employ youth and monitor these relationships closely to ensure a positive work experience.

Contact Info

Kevin Felisme

1140 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago IL 60607

312-738-7556

kevfel@mercyhome.org

Salary

Bi-Weekly Stipend

Additional Information

MercyWorks offers over several different placements into working directly with young people who have experienced trauma.

Child Welfare Specialist – Marion

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Location: Marion, IL

http://www.jobs.net/j/JEIzwuYS?idpartenaire=20026

Description

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST – Full-time position providing case management services to children and families in our Foster Care program. Work out of the Vienna office serving multiple county region. Apply and provide three references.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a BSW or Bachelor’s degree in related human services field. Child Welfare Specialist Employee Licensure preferred. Reliable transportation required. Competitive salary and benefits package.

What we offer:

Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure.
Monetary Incentive rewards
Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, Sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours.
Training
We offer room for advancement and an environment where you can utilize your education and experience, knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.

Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Words: Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Personal Care, Medical Health Services, Nursing, Family Therapists, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Child and Youth Services, Services for Elderly, Services for Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Case Manager, Volunteer, Program Coordinator, Resident Assistance, Program Assistant, Community Support Specialists, Service Coordinator, Manager, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP

Contact Info

Jere Murry

Vienna, Illinois

Jere.murry@lssi.org

Additional Information

For more employment opportunities visit www.lssi.org

Child Welfare Program Director

Lutheran Social Services

Location: Peoria, Illinois

http://www.jobs.net/j/Jfktuugf?idpartenaire=20026

Description

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

We offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you.

Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of assigned CCS programs. May include one or more program sites generally involving multiple service lines.

Engages in strategic planning and goal setting for the programs and develops procedures and systems that enhance the effectiveness of the programs.

Provides direct supervision, training, support, review and evaluation for child welfare supervisors and other assigned staff.

Develops, implements, and is accountable for the program budgets along with evaluation of program effectiveness as it relates to cost and objectives.

Collaborates with other management staff in programs and network on programmatic, fiscal, organizational and community issues.

Maintains staffing requirements and assigns responsibilities for coordination and organization of the program staff activities, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements

A qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and significant Head Start experience.

What we offer:

Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure.
Monetary Incentive rewards
Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, Sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours.
Training
We offer room for advancement and an environment where you can utilize your education and experience, knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.

Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Words: Program Director, Director, Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Child and Youth Services, Case Manager, Program Coordinator, Manager, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP.

Contact Info

Jere Murry

Peoria, Illinois

Jere.murry@lssi.org

Additional Information

For more employment opportunities visit www.lssi.org.

Child Welfare Specialist

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Location: Canton, Illinois

http://www.jobs.net/j/JsvFyvMc?idpartenaire=20026

Description

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

We offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you.

LSSI currently has open positions for Child Welfare Specialists in Canton, Illinois. Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related social service field. Additionally, candidates must pass a background check, and possess a valid driver’s license/valid automobile insurance. A State of Illinois Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL) is required for this position, but training and certification to meet this requirement are available upon hire. We are pleased to offer a CWEL sign-on BONUS IF you possess a valid CWEL upon hire! This job requires flexibility, compassion, good communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work well with a variety of personalities, and openness to personal and professional growth. Above all, this position requires a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families requiring foster care or intact family services. For more information regarding the specific job responsibilities of this casework position, check the LSSI web page at www.LSSI.org .

As a member of a child welfare team under the direct supervision of a Master’s level supervisor, the prospective child welfare specialist/caseworker provides a full range of foster care services to children and families within Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandates, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois policies, and Council on Accreditation standards.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provision of direct services to children and families to facilitate timely permanency outcomes for children with their family of origin, extended family, or foster/adoptive family according to the policies and practices of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and the Council on Accreditation.
Monitoring of services to clients by external providers (includes medical, mental health, educational, mentoring, etc. services), including regular communication with providers and collection of reports to document progress and identified problems with service provision.
Attending/participating in all scheduled court hearings well prepared to testify in an effective manner that communicates the essential facts and features of the cases.
In-person contact with children, biological parents, foster/relative care providers as required.
Monitoring parent-child interactions as required.
Transporting clients as needed.
Completion/submission, in a timely manner, of all required contact notes, service plans, court reports, and other documentation required by DCFS and LSSI.
Performing all tasks required by the written client service plan, based upon the comprehensive integrated assessment, engaging children and families in the process.
Scheduling and facilitation of required Child and Family Team meetings, engaging children and families in the process.
Participation in a regularly established supervisory process for guidance, direction, support, and approval of decision-making, assessment, service planning and intervention.
Participation in the organization’s Continuous Quality Improvement process to refine practice and achieve identified outcomes identified by the organization’s CQI process and the Federal Child and Family Services Review.

Requirements

Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or an identified human service field.
A minimum of one year of child welfare experience preferred.
Basic understanding of strengths-based, trauma informed interaction with clients.
Submit to fingerprinting and pass required background checks, including CANTS, LEADS, Sexual Abuse Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI.
Valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation to make home visits, other required appointments, and transport clients.
Ability to pass required IDCFS Child Welfare Employee licensure (CWEL) as a requirement for ongoing employment with LSSI.
Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner.
Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself.
Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure.
Monetary Incentive rewards
Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, Sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours.
Training
Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Words: Child Welfare Specialist, Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Personal Care, Medical Health Services, Nursing, Family Therapists, Mental Health, Child and Youth Services, Community Support Specialists, Service Coordinator, Manager, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP.

Contact Info

Jere Murry

Canton, Illinois

Jere.murry@lssi.org

Additional Information

For more employment opportunities visit www.lssi.org

Child Welfare Specialist

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Location: Rockford, IL

http://www.jobs.net/j/JiiAZYQb?idpartenaire=20026

Description

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

We offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you.

LSSI currently has positions open for Child Welfare Specialists in Rockford, IL. As a member of a child welfare team under the direct supervision of a Master’s level supervisor, the prospective child welfare specialist/caseworker provides a full range of foster care services to children and families within Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandates, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois policies, and Council on Accreditation standards. This job requires flexibility, compassion, good communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work well with a variety of personalities, openness to personal and professional growth, and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Candidates for the Child Welfare position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related social service field. Additionally, candidates must pass a background check, and possess a valid driver’s license/valid automobile insurance.

If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, submit a current resume for this full-time CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provision of direct services to children and families to facilitate timely permanency outcomes for children with their family of origin, extended family, or foster/adoptive family according to the policies and practices of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and the Council on Accreditation.
Monitoring of services to clients by external providers (includes medical, mental health, educational, mentoring, etc. services), including regular communication with providers and collection of reports to document progress and identified problems with service provision.
Attending/participating in all scheduled court hearings well prepared to testify in an effective manner that communicates the essential facts and features of the cases.
In-person contact with children, biological parents, foster/relative care providers as required.
Monitoring parent-child interactions as required.
Transporting clients as needed.
Completion/submission, in a timely manner, of all required contact notes, service plans, court reports, and other documentation required by DCFS and LSSI.
Performing all tasks required by the written client service plan, based upon the comprehensive integrated assessment, engaging children and families in the process.
Scheduling and facilitation of required Child and Family Team meetings, engaging children and families in the process.
Participation in a regularly established supervisory process for guidance, direction, support, and approval of decision-making, assessment, service planning and intervention.
Participation in the organization’s Continuous Quality Improvement process to refine practice and achieve identified outcomes identified by the organization’s CQI process and the Federal Child and Family Services Review.
If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, we welcome your interest in joining the LSSI team!

Requirements

Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or an identified human service field.
A minimum of one year of child welfare experience preferred.
Basic understanding of strengths-based, trauma informed interaction with clients.
Submit to fingerprinting and pass required background checks, including CANTS, LEADS, Sexual Abuse Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI.
Valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation to make home visits, other required appointments, and transport clients.
Ability to pass required IDCFS Child Welfare Employee licensure (CWEL) as a requirement for ongoing employment with LSSI.
Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner.
Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself.
What we offer:

Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure.
Monetary Incentive rewards
Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, Sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours.
Training
We offer room for advancement and an environment where you can utilize your education and experience, knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.

Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

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Contact Info

Bill Franklin

Rockford, IL

Bill.franklin@lssi.org

Additional Information

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we're still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference. We offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you. LSSI currently has positions open for Child Welfare Specialists in Rockford, IL. As a member of a child welfare team under the direct supervision of a Master’s level supervisor, the prospective child welfare specialist/caseworker provides a full range of foster care services to children and families within Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandates, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois policies, and Council on Accreditation standards. This job requires flexibility, compassion, good communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work well with a variety of personalities, openness to personal and professional growth, and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families. Candidates for the Child Welfare position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related social service field. Additionally, candidates must pass a background check, and possess a valid driver’s license/valid automobile insurance. If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, submit a current resume for this full-time CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST position. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provision of direct services to children and families to facilitate timely permanency outcomes for children with their family of origin, extended family, or foster/adoptive family according to the policies and practices of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and the Council on Accreditation. Monitoring of services to clients by external providers (includes medical, mental health, educational, mentoring, etc. services), including regular communication with providers and collection of reports to document progress and identified problems with service provision. Attending/participating in all scheduled court hearings well prepared to testify in an effective manner that communicates the essential facts and features of the cases. In-person contact with children, biological parents, foster/relative care providers as required. Monitoring parent-child interactions as required. Transporting clients as needed. Completion/submission, in a timely manner, of all required contact notes, service plans, court reports, and other documentation required by DCFS and LSSI. Performing all tasks required by the written client service plan, based upon the comprehensive integrated assessment, engaging children and families in the process. Scheduling and facilitation of required Child and Family Team meetings, engaging children and families in the process. Participation in a regularly established supervisory process for guidance, direction, support, and approval of decision-making, assessment, service planning and intervention. Participation in the organization’s Continuous Quality Improvement process to refine practice and achieve identified outcomes identified by the organization’s CQI process and the Federal Child and Family Services Review. If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, we welcome your interest in joining the LSSI team! Requirements Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or an identified human service field. A minimum of one year of child welfare experience preferred. Basic understanding of strengths-based, trauma informed interaction with clients. Submit to fingerprinting and pass required background checks, including CANTS, LEADS, Sexual Abuse Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI. Valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation to make home visits, other required appointments, and transport clients. Ability to pass required IDCFS Child Welfare Employee licensure (CWEL) as a requirement for ongoing employment with LSSI. Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself. What we offer: Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure. Monetary Incentive rewards Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, Sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours. Training We offer room for advancement and an environment where you can utilize your education and experience, knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families. Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law. Child Welfare Specialist, Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Personal Care, Medical Health Services, Family Therapists, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Child and Youth Services, Case Manager, Community Support Specialists, Service Coordinator, Manager, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP. Key Words: Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Personal Care, Medical Health Services, Nursing, Family Therapists, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Child and Youth Services, Services for Elderly, Services for Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Case Manager, Volunteer, Program Coordinator, Resident Assistance, Program Assistant, Community Support Specialists, Service Coordinator, Manager, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP.