Supportive Roommate

Community Choices

Location: Champaign

End date: 2019-08-31

http://www.communitychoicesinc.org

Description

A Supportive Roommate is someone who lives with an individual with a disability in exchange for free or reduced rent. The roommate acts as a built-in support person, providing regular assistance and guidance as needed. They are there to be a companion and teacher. At the same time, privacy and other personal obligations are always taken into consideration. Additional pay may be an option for providing extra support.

Contact Info

Amy Wyatt

44 E. Main, Suite 419 Champaign, IL 61820

217.722.4535

amy.communitychoices@gmail.com

Salary

Rent compensation +

Personal Support Worker

Community Choices

Location: Champaign

End date: 2018-12-31

http://www.communitychoicesinc.org

Description

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) acts as an aide and companion to an individual with a developmental disability. Personal Support Workers are paid through a state funded program called Home-Based Support (HBS). The purpose of this program is to promote independence and integration. Individuals who have been selected to receive HBS are allotted a certain amount of money each month, which can be used to pay for PSWs. It is the role of the PSW to help the individual they are supporting work towards their goals of becoming more independent and connected with others and their communities. Specific duties depend entirely on the needs of the individual and may change over time, but areas that people might need assistance in include: discovering new activities, grocery shopping, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, using public transportation, community safety, job coaching, exercising, socializing and relationship building.

Community Choices is not the direct employer; rather, the individual or their representative assumes that position. Community Choices can train and help refer PSWs to individuals needing support, as well as offer assistance with enrollment and time keeping.

Contact Info

Amy Wyatt

44 E. Main, Suite 419 Champaign, IL 61820

217.722.4535

amy.communitychoices@gmail.com

Salary

avg. $15/hr.

PARTNERSHIP MANAGER (FT)

Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Location: Urbana, IL

End date: 2018-09-28

https://eifoodbank.org/about/employment.html

Description

Manage and conduct outreach and compliance activities within the 18-county service area of Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Position is responsible for increasing opportunities by preparing effective strategies to maintain positive relationships with current business and agency partners, create new community partnerships, increase food donations and food distribution, monitor and report progress of efforts. Acting as a liaison to counties in EIF’s service area, the Partnership team will provide leadership and customer service to hunger relief agency partners as well as identifying, developing, and building agency capacity. Visit – https://eifoodbank.org/about/employment.html – to view the complete job description.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Attn: Patti Martin, 2405 North Shore Drive, Urbana, IL, 61802 or email pmartin@eifoodbank.org by Friday, September 28.

Contact Info

Patti Martin

2405 North Shore Drive, Urbana, IL

2173283663

pmartin@eifoodbank.org

Additional Information

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. What We Do The Eastern Illinois Foodbank is the primary food source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs working to feed the hungry. The Foodbank acquires millions of pounds of food and grocery product through purchase or donation and distributes it across our network of more than 160 feeding programs. Together, we’re working to create a hunger-free eastern Illinois. By partnering with EIF, emergency food programs are able to save millions of dollars each year in food purchase and handling costs. These savings allow them to focus their efforts and funds on more effectively working to alleviate hunger in our area. The Foodbank also operates programs targeted to children, seniors and veterans. Learn more about our programs here. Service Area We fight hunger in communities throughout these 18 eastern Illinois counties: Champaign Clark Clay Coles Crawford Cumberland DeWitt Douglas Edgar Ford Iroquois Jasper Livingston McLean Moultrie Piatt Vermilion Woodford

Lead Children’s Specialists – PT 2nd and & Shifts available

Crisis Nursery

Location: Urbana

End date: 2018-09-21

http://www.crisisnursery.net

Description

The primary function of the Lead Children’s Specialist is to coordinate and oversee the care of the children at the Nursery who are in our Safe Children’s Program. Responsibilities include planning and directing children’s activities, organizing various stages of the daily schedule such as overseeing and directing volunteers, documenting records, and completing special projects as needed. This individual will work closely with the Children’s Specialist, Volunteers, Crisis Advocates, and Program Coordinator in order to best care for the children.

Qualifications:

· At least 21 years of age

· 2 years college credit with a background in child development

· Previous experience working with children aged birth through six

· Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds

· Good communication and problem solving skills as well as being able to maintain an overall positive attitude about Crisis Nursery is important

· Must be able to perform well under stress and in a fast-paced environment

Contact Info

Erin Zorns

1309 W. Hill Street

2173372731

erin@crisisnursery.net

Additional Information

2nd Shifts (3pm - 11 pm ) Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays are available 3rd Shifts (11 pm - 7 am) Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday are available

School Social Worker -FT 18/19

Futures Education

Location: Chicago, IL

http://futureshealthjobs.com

Description

Futures Education is seeking 2 FT School Social Workers to work with our Charter Based Schools in Chicago for the 18/19 ASY.

•Type 73 Certification (PEL)
•Master’s in School Social Work

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Chris McDaniels @ chris.mcdaniels@futureshealthjobs.com or 413.349.4077

Required Skills
Type 73 PEL
Master’s of School Social Worker

Contact Info

Stacy Smith

136 William Street

9046941165

stacy.smith@hueman.com

Case Manager/Program Associate – Teen Services Program

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

Location: Champaign

http://www.dmbgc.org

Description

Overview

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club is seeking a part-time Case Manager for the Teen Services Program. This position will provide intake, case management, action-planning, training and service-learning to targeted teens with barriers to on-time grade promotion and high school graduation with a plan for the future. Required availability 3:00pm – 8:00pm daily. Some weekends will be required. This is a 20-25 hours a week part-time position.

Responsibilities
• Identify and interact with families and individuals to assess their requirements, find internal and external social services programs that would assist them, assess their most urgent needs, appraise the situation, and listen to the clients’ concerns.
• Develop a detailed plan of action to address identified root causes and needs of eligible clients, set goals and outcomes for said clients, and find necessary resources to meet the goals.
• Establishing and strengthening solid community collaborations with outside agencies, and serving as a client advocate, enhancing a collaborative relationship to maximize the family’s ability to make informed decisions.
• Consult with other external agencies to provide support services and resources.
• Keep comprehensive records of clients’ progress throughout the process, including every call, referral, and home visit to track a family’s success.
• Input accurate and complete data for all contacts with clients into the social services database and required data tracking into KidTrax database. Participate in required social service, counseling, and other appropriate trainings.
• Stay in touch with clients to ensure the services were beneficial and that their needs are still met after pointing clients in the right direction for services.
• Maintain confidentiality, respect privacy, and preserve the clients’ routine and independence as much as possible.

Qualifications
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required.
• Minimum of one year of experience in Social Services field
• Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high risk populations.
• Experience working with persons in crisis.
• Good documentation skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport.
• Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.
• Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, non-judgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.
• A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
• Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
• Ability to speak English (Spanish preferred).
• Valid driver’s license that meets the Club’s insurance requirements.
• Access to own vehicle.

Contact Info

Charles Burton

201 E Park St

2173555437

cburton@dmbgc.org

Salary

11.00/hr

Social Work Intern

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

Location: Champaign

http://www.dmbgc.org

Description

Summary
The Social Work Program Intern works as a team with other program associates to plan and facilitate innovative activities and programs geared towards Club members, in the core areas of Character & Leadership, Education & Enrichment, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports & Recreation. Individual must be creative, energetic, open-minded, and a self-starter; must maintain a healthy mentor to mentee relationship with all members.

Key Roles
Have basic knowledge of:
• Services and systems available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes and generic community resources.
• Different types of assessments, including functional assessment, and their uses in service planning;
• Treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination.
• Types of mental health, developmental, and substance abuse programs available in the locality;
• The service planning process and major components of a service plan.
• Identifying and documenting an individual’s need for resources, services, and other supports.
• Using information from assessments, evaluations, observation, and interviews to develop service plans.
• Input accurate and complete data for all contacts with clients into the social services database and required data tracking into KidTrax database. Participate in required social service, counseling, and other appropriate trainings.
• Stay in touch with clients to ensure the services were beneficial and that their needs are still met after pointing clients in the right direction for services.
• Maintain confidentiality, respect privacy, and preserve the clients’ routine and independence as much as possible.

Qualifications
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.
• Minimum of 1 year experience in youth development.
• Previous Boys and Girls Club experience is highly desirable.
• Ability to work flexible schedule based upon program/organizational needs.
• Experience working with youth aged 12-18.
• Strong youth group management/discipline skills.
• Ability to help youth develop healthy habits and healthy lifestyles.
• Ability to engage and develop positive relationships with youth from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to develop and implement organized youth development programs and services (including Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles).
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.
• Computer skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite or similar programs.
• Physically able to be actively involved in children’s recreational activities.
• Valid Driver’s License and be approved by the Club’s auto insurance provider.
• Positive “can do” team attitude.

Contact Info

Charles Burton

201 E Park St

2173555437

cburton@dmbgc.org

School Social Worker (Grades 5-8) 2018-19 SY

ReGeneration Schools

Location: Chicago, IL

http://www.regenerationschools.org/

Description

ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that’s dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We oversee three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) in Chicago: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. The mission of ReGeneration Schools is to ensure that all children have equal access to high quality, college preparatory education. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students, with over 93% of our students identifying as African-American and Hispanic. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap because we believe the only way for our society to build a better democracy is by rebuilding America’s failing schools.

We are seeking experienced full-time School Social Workers to join our CICS Basil middle school campus for the 2018-2019 school year. These individuals must have a proven track record of working with families and community agencies in alleviating adverse conditions in order to promote academic success for all students. These individuals will conduct screenings and assessments, and provide individual and group counseling. These individuals will help develop positive relationships with school staff, students and their families and contribute significantly in building a learning team. They will also function as a member of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team to determine student’s eligibility for special services, appropriate programming, and on-going progress.

Qualifications:

Believes low-income students can become college and career ready.
High expectations on personal and team performance.
Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
Organized and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Strong general knowledge of the student population and experience with successful intervention strategies.
At least 2 years of social worker experience in an urban setting required.
Valid State Certification required (IL Type 73).
Master Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution required.

Responsibilities:

Must collaborate, troubleshoot and communicate with students, parents/guardians, school leaders, and community stakeholders (with prompt response).
Develop programs that provide counseling to address the child’s social, emotional and academic needs in areas such as school performance, anger management, conflict resolution or substance abuse, etc.
Facilitate processes for the evaluation of students for special education services and fully participate on the multidisciplinary team to promote student well-being.
Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students.
Assess the need for and conduct instruction to parents on various topics including parenting skills, behavior management, ADHD, etc.
Addresses legal issues such as child abuse, discipline and custodial arrangements.
Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families.
Collaborate with city and state agencies for crisis management strategies.
Participate in IEP conferences including the preparation of IEP goals and objectives.
Provide appropriate supervision of students during class breaks, meals, specials, and transitions to maintain optimal work environment and to ensure students’ safety and well-being.
Help complete necessary school wide duties for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (e.g., hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, field trips, etc.) and other such duties as the Principal may request.
Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (e.g. family nights, student performances, filed trips, report card pick-up, teacher-parent conferences, family orientations, etc.).
Partner with the Dean of Students to design and coordinate family-engagement and family-education activities (e.g. monthly family meetings, home visits and records procurement for newly enrolled students, workshops, etc.).
Engage families in their children’s education.
Be receptive to feedback from school administrators and collaborators to improve practice.
Other duties as assigned.

Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits (based on experience).

ReGeneration is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.

Contact Info

Sarai Martinez

7733243300

talent@regenerationschools.org

Salary

Competitive salary

Additional Information

If interested, please submit an application: https://regenerationschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=120. You can also email: talent@regenerationschools.org or call at 773-324-3300 ex.7030.

Mental Health Counselor

Counseling Associates, Inc.

Location: Keokuk, Iowa

End date: 2019-04-30

http://www.counselingassociatesonline.com/

Description

Counseling Associates is hiring Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Licensed Independent Social Workers!! We are growing and looking for an energetic individual willing to be part of our team. Counseling Associates is a private, for profit organization offering a flexible, family-oriented working environment, with the ability to grow within the company. The qualified applicant will be licensed in their respective field of study, or licensure eligible. We are willing to train and provide supervision for recent graduates. If you are looking for an opportunity to broaden your experience as a mental health professional, come and work with us!
Salary commensurate with experience and a SIGN ON bonus is available.

Contact Info

Meagan Vogel

1522 Morgan St, Keokuk, IA 52632

319-524-0510

mvogel@qwestoffice.net

Additional Information

To apply, please send a letter of interest, state you heard about the position from Keith's posting, resume and references to: Meagan Vogel mvogel@qwestoffice.net

Vocational Options Employment Counselor

Cunningham Children's Home

Location: Urbana

End date: 2018-10-26

http://www.cunninghamhome.org/join-our-team

Description

Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, IL, seeks Employment Counselor to assist our youth and young adults in successfully meeting their vocational goals. The Employment Counselor will assess vocational aptitudes and job skills for the participants in our schools, transitional and independent living programs, adult programs and then work with the participants to implement the vocational plan. The Employment Counselor will develop positive relationships with the participants, educational and treatment teams, referring agencies and local businesses. The ideal candidate will be a positive role model, a patient guide and teacher, detail oriented, work well under pressure, and able to prioritize multiple tasks. Excellent communication skills and organization abilities will be important to the success of the candidate.

Candidates must meet all requirements for the position as designated by the Illinois State Board of Education. A Bachelors degree or Associates Degree with 3 years of experience working with youth or in a vocational program is preferred. Prospective employees must be at least 21 years old, have excellent written and oral communication skills, possess a valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of auto insurance, and be able to maintain our client’s confidentiality. Must submit to a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.

We offer outstanding benefits and opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment. Salary is based on education and experience. We are committed to the values of spirituality, teamwork, integrity and respect. EOE

Contact Info

Kim Robbins

1301 N Cunningham Ave.

2173379016

krobbins@cunninghamhome.org