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Office Support Assistant (multiple positions available) - Location Springfield, IL

The Office Support Assistant will serve as the liaison between the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and its stakeholders. Individuals will effectively handle issues, complaints and inquiries keeping satisfaction at the core of every decision and behavior. (Closes November 4, 2021)

Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

The School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for Field Education. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with academic responsibilities that is campus-based or remote with in-person visits as needed to campus throughout the semester. The Clinical Assistant Professor will encompass all activities related to Field Education including, but not limited to, planning for student field placements, field liaison duties with students and partner organizations, teaching field seminar classes and developing placement sites. (Closes January 7, 2022)

Family Advocate Specialist

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). The Family Advocate Specialist works with the Family Advocate Coordinator to train and support Family Peer Supporters in the Integrated Health Home model. The Family Advocate Specialist will provide leadership, ongoing coaching, and support for Integrated Health Home staff, provide oversight of fidelity to the family peer support model and serve as Subject Matter Expert for family peer support. (Closes November 29, 2021)

Instructional Designer

The Instructional Designer collaborates with team members, subject matter experts, and facilitators to develop and implement creative, engaging, and high-quality learning and development solutions for the workforce, across all levels and job classifications.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or technology, organizational development, behavioral psychology, education or related field. Two (2) years of demonstrated experience assessing training needs and developing related content. Experience with eLearning resources and authoring tools and implementation thereof, including SCORM and AICC. Proficiency in Articulate Storyline authoring software preferred.

 

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by October 15, 2021. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references. Please include a link to your professional portfolio within your resume. Ideally, your portfolio will include eLearning that you have created, specifically in Articulate Storyline. 

Field Specialist

The Field Specialist will train the IM+CANS model and other HFS directed clinical initiatives to community behavioral health staff and leadership, provide on-going coaching and support for new initiatives, and serve as Subject Matter Expert for New Service Initiatives and Systems of Care (SOC)  curriculum.

(Closes December 13, 2021)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Overview: The UIUC School of Social Work, invites applications for postdoctoral training in the context of an NIH-funded randomized trial testing virtual reality (VR) software to treat depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients. The postdoctoral scholar will join Dr. Rosalba Hernandez’s lab which is focused on exploring the effects of positive psychological assets on cardiovascular health, particularly as it applies to racial/ethnic minority populations. In addition to hands-on training, by overseeing a large randomized trial, the position provides multidisciplinary training and mentorship for scholars to develop their research portfolio and train as a researcher and author of independently funded research.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage research studies, collaborating with staff including sponsoring agencies, organizations and other research or educational institutions to ensure project objectives are attained.
  • Monitor study performance, including recruitment and retention; analyze & review results.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all study protocols and serve as a primary liaison with external collaborators, and sponsors.  Manage and ensure completion of study activities per protocol.
  • Responsible for designing materials, developing study forms, measures, and protocols.
  • Collaborate with faculty on NIH funded projects.
  • Oversee IRB maintenance for all studies under supervision including development of new IRB protocols, maintenance of UIUC IRB approvals, and coordination with other partner IRBs.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of new grants proposals and project.
  • Lead meetings and present weekly updates on recruitment, retention and study progress.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Develop surveys and other data collection instruments and protocols. Data collection, interpretation and utilization of data findings.
  • Develop detailed and well-documented SAS programs to manage, manipulate, and analyze complex datasets
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
  • Present research at scientific conferences, both national and international.

Qualifications:

An earned PhD from fields of social work, public health, psychology, epidemiology, health services, or nursing. Demonstrated proficiency using various statistical software programs and knowledge of RedCap and other online data collection tools. Good oral and written communication skills, strong analytic and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively follow through with multiple priorities under deadline pressure. Spanish fluency preferred.

Salary and Appointment Information:

This is a full-time (100%), postdoctoral research associate position with a proposed start date of October 2021.

To ensure full consideration, email sw-hr@illinois.edu with your curriculum vita, letter of application outlining research goals (3 pages, double spaced, max), two letters of reference, and two samples of written/published materials which reflect your potential as a postdoctoral research scholar.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 13, 2021.

For further information about this specific position, contact sw-hr@illinois.edu. You may also visit http://www.socialwork.illinois.edu for additional information

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Systems of Care (SOC) Specialist

The Systems of Care Specialist will train the Illinois model of wraparound to IHH care coordination staff and leadership, provide on-going coaching and support for IHH staff, provide oversight of fidelity to the wraparound model, and serve as SME for SOC curriculum.

(Closes December 13, 2021)

Implementation Coach and Training Technician (multiple positions available)

As a member of a specialized Statewide training Field Support Team, the Implementation Coach and Training Technician will facilitate trainings to support in the application of family-centered, trauma-informed and strength-based practices, as well as other key Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) initiatives. This person will provide field support to enhance the transfer of learning from the training classroom to field operations; partner with staff, supervisors, and key stakeholders and conduct regular and frequent face-to-face meetings; conduct assessments, complete gap analysis, identify strengths and areas of challenge for agency staff as assigned; and provide coaching, constructive feedback and solution focused problem solving with references to identified challenges and areas of improvement.

 

Implementation Coach and Training Specialist (multiple positions available)

As a member of a specialized statewide training Field Support Team, the Implementation Coach and Training Specialist will work collaboratively with agency partners to provide training, coaching, mentoring and professional development to agency staff, supervisors, and managers; provide both introductory awareness and post-training content reinforcement/support in the application of family-centered, trauma-informed and strength-based practices, as well as other key Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) initiatives. This person will facilitate and at times develop training, learning groups, and coaching for agency leadership (supervisors and managers) in content related to leadership and supervisory skills, and provide field support to enhance the transfer of learning from the training classroom to field operations.

Training and Learning Facilitator (multiple positions available)

The Training and Learning Facilitator will provide staff and services required to provide professional, administrative and support functions including, but not limited to the development, design, delivery, management, support and/or evaluation of a wide array of training programs and technical training support as mandated by state law and administrative rules, federal court order, federal Title IV-B and Title IV-E.

Pre-Service & In-Service Trainer (multiple positions available)

Pre-Service and In-Service Trainer
School of Social Work
Workforce Research and Development

Multiple positions available Statewide

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Office of Workforce and Research Development (WRD).

The Pre-Service and In-Service Trainers are responsible for facilitating child welfare employee staff trainings, supporting the School of Social Work’s Workforce Development Project which serves the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ Pre-Service and In-Service Training Program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate child welfare staff trainings as needed, which includes classroom and or online trainings. Trainer can only decline 50% of the trainings assigned. Trainers will adhere to teaching from training curriculum, but may also share approved stories, experiences, and testimonies which reinforce training objectives. Facilitate a minimum of 2 trainings (classroom and online) over a 6-month period (4 yearly).
  • Responsible for monitoring work schedule, based on job classification hourly/daily allowable work hours. Responsible for not exceeding allowable work hours for Job classification and UIUC approved hours. Trainers are responsible for submitting payroll and travel documentation according to Manager’s expectations to meet UIUC payroll and mileage expectations. Responsible for completing documentation related to all trainings facilitated, including entering participant attendance into the online Learning Management System.
  • Quarterly, the Trainer will participate in classroom observations, supervision, coaching, and/or staff Development activities.
  • Travel Required.
     

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience as an IDCFS Child Protection Specialist, or prior experience in training Illinois Child Protection Specialist direct service employees required.
  • Current or previous Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL) in Illinois required.
  • Prior experience training Illinois child welfare employees preferred.

Successful candidates will also have:

Good organizational, problem solving/multitasking skills; Innovative thinking to develop new systems and strategies for effective workflow; Aptitude and skill level necessary for the use of independent judgement; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Follow oral and written instructions; Strong phone, verbal communication and active listening skills; Good customer service focus; Strong facilitation skills with capacity to deliver multi-day child welfare staff training inclusive of pre-service new hire staff training for child protection specialists in Illinois; Computer literacy, including various internet browsing systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), and Windows Operating Systems; Operate standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers filing cabinets and fax machines; Personal Computer/Laptop with Microsoft office software; Internet access and proficiency in the use of internet-based computer programs; Familiarity and capacity to facilitate trainings over common online video conferencing platforms; Email access; Ability to access PDF files (Adobe, Excel and Acrobat Reader) and perform data entry skills.

 

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a part-time Academic Hourly position, appointed on a 12-month service basis. The position is grant funded and several positions are available statewide.  Renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. The expected start date is as soon as possible.

To Apply:

Send Resumes, Transcripts, and references to sw-hr@illinois.edu. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit Cover letter and Resume or Curriculum Vitae to sw-hr@illinois.edu.

Step 2) Submit transcripts (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable)

Step 3) Submit names/contact information for three references.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jana Lenz at (217) 244-1654.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Contract Specialist - multiple positions available Chicago or Champaign-Urbana

As a key member of the team of the Office of Professional Development and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Clinical and Child Services, the Contract Specialist manages, monitors and reconciles contracts with appropriate staff in resolving fiscal and programmatic issues with contracted vendors to ensure services are expedited according to program plans and budgets. (Closes October 21, 2021)

Workforce Learning and Development Specialist-PATH

The Workforce Learning and Development Specialist works as a member of the Workforce Development team to design and implement engaging, effective course curriculum to meet workforce needs of behavioral health and other professionals in the field. Under the general direction of the Workforce Development Clinical Lead in coordination with Workforce Development Coordinator, the Workforce Learning and Development Specialist will collaboratively develop and publish content across a variety of learning and development formats.

(Closes October 25, 2021)

 

Data Analyst Programmer

The Data Analyst Programmer will work within a team environment on Illinois Department of Children and Family Services projects to contribute to scientific knowledge about child safety, family permanence, and child and family well-being and support strategically important goals needed for informed decision making in Illinois child welfare by providing data extraction, data management, data reporting, data analysis, and visualizations. (closed October 14, 2021)

PRIDE Trainer - Academic Hourly Teaching (multiple positions available)

PRIDE Trainer

School of Social Work

Workforce Research and Development

Multiple positions available Statewide

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Office of Workforce and Research Development (WRD).

 

The PRIDE Trainer, as funded by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), is responsible for facilitating trainings for the PRIDE Foster & Adoptive Parent Training program to Prospective, Relative/Fictive Kin, Licensed, and Adoptive/Sub Guardianship caregivers for the Learning and Development Unit within the Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLPD).

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a combination of 4 pre-service & in-service trainings a quarter, 1 in-service and 1 online course a quarter using either instructor-led/in-person, videoconferencing, and online delivery methods. A minimum of 16 facilitated pre-service/in-service trainings required annually. PRIDE Trainers will adhere to teaching from training curriculum, but are encouraged to share experiences, stories, and testimonies reinforcing training objectives. The Trainer is responsible for follow-through, with required paperwork. Quarterly, trainer skills will be observed and trainers will participate in coaching, staff development, and workshop activities.
  • Responsible for reviewing training assignments to avoid overbooking and monitoring work schedule, based on job classification and hourly/daily work hours not to exceed a 40-hour work week. PRIDE Trainers are responsible for submitting payroll and travel documentation according to Manager’s instructions to meet UIUC payroll and mileage submission expectations.
  • Travel Required.

 

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience as a PRIDE Trainer, Foster and/or Adoptive Parent, or as direct service staff with a public or private child welfare agency.
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred.

 

Successful candidates will also have:

  • Good organizational, problem solving/multitasking skills.
  • Innovative thinking to develop new systems and strategies for effective workflow.
  • Aptitude and skill level necessary for the use of independent judgement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Good customer service interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication and active listening skills and ability to perform data entry.
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).  Ability to operate standard office equipment, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines and access PDF files (Adobe and Acrobat Reader).

Highly successful candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of child welfare, 3 or more years as a Foster or Adoptive/Guardianship Caregiver.


Salary and Appointment Information

This is a part-time Academic Hourly position, appointed on a 12-month service basis. The position is grant funded and several positions are available statewide.  Renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. The expected start date is as soon as possible.

 

To Apply:

Applications must be received by October 31, 2021. Send Resumes to sw-hr@illinois.edu. To complete the application process:

 

Step 1) Submit Cover letter and Resume or Curriculum Vitae to sw-hr@illinois.edu.

Step 2) Submit transcripts (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable)

Step 3) Submit names/contact information for three references.

 

For questions about the application process, please contact Jana Lenz at (217) 244-1654.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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