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Program Services Aide (Contract)

*** Located in Chicago, IL***

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a dynamic professional to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Office of Workforce Research and Development (WRD), an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) funded program. The Program Service Aide is responsible for supporting the overall functioning of the PRIDE Foster & Adoptive Parent Training Program and other Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLPD) programs, projects and assignments as needed. (Closes October 24th)

Training and Development Team Lead

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). Under the general direction of the Workforce Development Coordinator, the Training and Development Team Lead supervises, mentors and supports members of the Training and Development Team, leads course development processes to ensure accuracy and relevance of content,  ensures needs of PATH are met across all delivery settings, and works closely with Subject Matter Experts to design and develop curriculum ensuring quality and consistency in messaging in the field (Closes October 13, 2022).

Office Support Assistant (Contract)

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between the School of School of Social Work and Office of Workforce Development. 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. There are multiple positions available and they are located in Springfield, IL (Closes October 5, 2022). 

Intensive Home Based 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).

This position will train the Intensive Home Based (IHB) curriculum 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 SOC curriculum (Closes October 24, 2022). 

Research Data Specialist, CPRD

The Research Data Specialist (RDS) for the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD), within the University of Illinois’ School of Social Work, works on research teams that evaluate Medicaid-funded projects assessing continuity of care and administrative simplification for Medicaid beneficiaries. The RDS is responsible for preparing large datasets for statistical analysis, combining and matching data from a variety of sources, performing and interpreting statistical data analysis, and coordinating project activities. The ideal candidate will have experience with Medicaid and/or hospital billing data as well as statistical analyses on large datasets. Remote or hybrid work arrangement for position will be considered based on skills and experience (Closes October 21, 2022). 

Training Program Assistant

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 Training Program Assistant works with the Training Program Coordinator on data entry, certification tracking, and quality assurance of various programs. Responsible for entering course schedules, tracking attendance and trainee certification compliance, and assisting PATH Coordinators in various data entry and tracking needs. Performs monitoring for continuous quality assurance related to data and recommends system improvements as needed (Closes September 30, 2022).

Field 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 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 September 30, 2022).

Simulation Facilitator

*** Located in Chicago, IL***

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Office of Workforce Research & Development (WRD). The Simulation Facilitator is responsible for providing coaching, support, and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators, placement workers, and intact workers. (Closes October 3, 2022)

Assistant Director, Chicago Child Protection Training Academy

***Located in Chicago, Illinois***

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Chicago Child Protection Training Academy (CCPTA) and Office of Workforce Development (WFD).

The Assistant Director of the Chicago Child Protection Training Academy (CCPTA) will provide leadership in simulation facilitation and support the Associate Director of the Chicago Child Protection Training Academy in the administration of the simulation program. Responsible for providing coaching, support and training related to simulation learning events for child welfare staff. This position will also support program administration through facilitating debriefing for simulations, assisting in simulation development, overseeing simulation weeks, training child welfare staff, training actors, training new simulation facilitators and support staff, and supervising a limited number of simulation facilitators. (Closes October 3, 2022)

Implementation Coach and Training Specialist

Multiple positions available statewide

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a dynamic professional to join a partnership between the university social work program, the Field Implementation Support Program (FISP) and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) to join the exciting and meaningful work of enhancing the practice of child welfare in Illinois.

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. (Closes October 31, 2022)

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:

Send Resumes, Cover Letter, and Academic Transcripts (can be unofficial) to sw-hr@illinois.edu.

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 Michelle Driscoll at 217-333-6380.

 

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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