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Family First Implementation Support Specialist (East St. Louis, IL or Mt. Vernon, IL)

Be a part of the revolutionary changes that will have an impact on generations to come. As a part of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) are collaborating to support the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI) to prevent child abuse and neglect in Illinois. The Implementation Support Specialist will support provider agencies implementing EBIs throughout Southern Illinois to enhance family access to services, increase awareness, and general knowledge of the EBIs.

LGBTQI Diversity Trainer

The LGBTQI Diversity Trainer directs, coordinates, and manages statewide Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) programs, initiatives, and training to ensure that appropriate services are provided to LGBTQI youth. (Closing date: July 7, 2021)

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.

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.

Implementation Coach and Training Technician

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

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.

PRIDE Trainer - multiple positions

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.
  • Bi-lingual (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 June 15, 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.

Pre-Service & In-Service Trainer

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:

Applications must be received by June 30, 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.

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.

Special Projects and Review Specialist

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Divisions of Quality Enhancement and Clinical Practice have been called upon by the IDCFS Director and the Senior Deputy of Operations to conduct case reviews and clinical assessments for special high-profile cases. These cases often generate media attention. In addition to reviewing these types of cases for lessons learned, there is a need to identify trends and make recommendations for policy/procedures changes to impact direct service practices. As the individual and team level case reviews continue, the position will lead, participate, and consult with both IDCFS teams and child welfare Purchase of Service (POS) agencies to provide agency reviews, data support, and training of caseworkers and supervisors. The position will work in collaboration with IDCFS Quality Enhancement, Operations, Child Protection, Clinical Review Teams, and child welfare agencies throughout the state.

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer: Design for Social Impact

The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in partnership with the Siebel Center for Design, is soliciting a part-time adjunct instructor/lecturer to co-develop and teach an undergraduate section of Design for Social Impact. The course will be developed during Fall 2021 and will be first taught Spring 2022. This course is open to undergraduates of any major across campus and will be taught virtually. The class will meet twice a week for 75-minutes per session (date and time are flexible).

Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Clinical Professor/MSW Field Director

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time open rank, non-tenure track Clinical Professor/MSW Field Director faculty position, effective August 16, 2021. We seek a talented and innovative administrator and educator who will be responsible for the overall administration of the MSW Field Education program to ensure the successful preparation of our graduates for advanced social work practice. In addition to the Director, our Field Education Office currently has four full-time MSW faculty and places about 200 MSW students annually, including online MSW students.

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