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Youth Care Workers – DuPage County

Job Summary: Provide for the physical and emotional needs of residents as directed. Work with Group Home team to ensure performance of team duties, and to receive supervision. Responsible for supervising and monitoring residents. Enforce and maintain consistency concerning policies, rules and licensing standards. Work cooperatively with other staff in planning and supervision of recreational and leisure time activities within Group Home and community, assisting in planning and carrying out of therapeutic activities for assigned clients. Make frequent decisions regarding resident’s activities and behaviors; know whereabouts of each resident at all times; coordinate coming and going of each individual in residence. Maintain directions for use of all mediations; alert Manager to any need for medical attention. Exercise control over admission of visitors and use of telephone; maintain proper privacy and security of residents and staff on duty. Teach and assist residents in life skills, i.e. maintenance of their rooms and assigned areas of Home; good personal hygiene practices; meal preparation and clean up. Perform required record keeping for daily logs and resident files; process resident intakes and discharges. Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications. Must have flexibility to work various shifts plus holidays & weekends.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field from accredited school.1-3yrs experience with teens in a social service setting required.Minimum age requirement is 21. Must posses good organization, decision-making and judgment skills.Must be flexible and willing to work weekend and/or evening shifts & holidays to meet staffing needs.Must be able to work with the adolescent population and be able to maintain confidentiality.Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Maintenance of required DCFS driver approval standards plus insured automobile that meets standards for safety. Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Contact: Childserv HR
Apply By:
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Youth Care Aide/Resident Assistant-Resource Staff for DuPage County

Residential Group homes & Transitional Living Program for Teen Boys and Girls.

***WORKING ON CALL AS NEEDED MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FOUR SHIFTS PER MONTH ***

Job Summary: Provide for the physical and emotional needs of residents as directed. Work with Group Home Team or TLP to ensure performance of team duties, and to receive supervision. Supervise and monitor residents. Consult with supervisor before making major decisions pertaining to a resident. Enforce and maintain consistency concerning policies, rules and licensing standards. Work cooperatively with other staff in planning and supervision of recreational and leisure time activities within Group Home/TLP and community, assisting in planning and carrying out of therapeutic activities for assigned residents. Make frequent decisions regarding residents’ activities and behaviors; know whereabouts of each resident at all times; coordinate coming and going of each individual in residence. Maintain directions for the use of all medications; alert Manager to any need for medical attention. Exercise control over admission of visitors and use of telephone; maintain proper privacy and security of residents and staff on duty. Perform required recordkeeping for daily logs and resident files; process resident intakes and discharges, including required documentation for Medicaid standards. Participate in individual supervision from Group Home or TLP supervisor. Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.

Job Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required.Bachelor`s degree in social services preferred.Minimum age requirement is 21.Must posses good organization, decision-making and judgment skills.Must be flexible and willing to work weekend and/or evening shifts & holidays to meet staffing needs.Must be able to work with the adolescent population and be able to maintain confidentiality.Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required.Min. of 1-3 years experience working with teenagers in a social service setting required.Maintenance of required DCFS driver approval standards plus insured automobile that meets standards for safety.Must be able to work four shifts per month.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Friday, January 31, 2014
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Marketing Intern

ChildServ currently seeks an energetic, thoughtful and committed person for an unpaid internship position in marketing. The intern's primary role will be to:

  • Create a cache of client stories for marketing and development purposes.
  • Write and implement summer marketing outreach plan for early childhood-focused programs.
  • Monitor social service news in local press and distribute internally
  • Implement social media outreach to raise brand and program awareness.
  • Write and distribute PSAs and calendar listings
  • Develop an up-to date library of state and national statistics
  • Develop agency statistical document
  • Provide assistance to development coordinator, events coordinator and grant writer
  • Other duties, as needed

    Qualifications:

· Upper-level undergraduate student, graduate student or recent graduate in marketing, public relations, English, journalism, public affairs, political science or related field

· Strong written and oral skills

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Power Point

Interest, skills or experience in the following types of projects are a definite plus.

1) Media relations: writing press releases, building key media relationships, research and write success stories

2) Marketing

3) AP-style news writing

4) Brand messaging/ brand building in ChildServ marketing tools and materials

5) Social networking

6) In order to qualify as an intern, you must be receiving class credits for the internship. 

Project responsibilities will be tailored to the individual's skills, talents, and interests while offering hands-on experience impacting the success of marketing on behalf of ChildServ's mission, which is to help Chicagoland's at-risk children and their families build, achieve, and sustain better lives.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Director Program Evaluation (Part-time) Chicago/OHare Location

Part-Time Position 3 days per week.


Job Summary: 
Provide leadership and direction to agency program evaluation projects and the compilation of statistics concerning Agency operations under the direction of the Chief of Staff/Vice President of Human Resources.

Qualifications: MSW, or master's degree in related discipline, with specialized training in program evaluation and/or social research. LCSW preferred. Minimum 5-7 years current/relative experience required. Well-developed and written oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to provide effective training for groups and individuals. Computer expertise, to include word processing and statistical software. Maintenance of required driver approval standards, plus insured auto that meets standards for safety and drive-ability.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Human Resources Internship (Unpaid)-Chicago O’Hare

Human Resources Internship (Unpaid)-Chicago O’Hare accessible by CTA Blue Line (Cumberland exit)

Job Summary: Working with Human Resources Dept. in recruiting and benefits. Will have opportunity to work with HR strategic planning, recruitment and retention, training and development, benefit administration, managing projects and salary administration.

Qualifications: Master’s level student currently enrolled in Human Resources program or similar field of study required. Must be receiving class credits in order to qualify as an intern. Interest in non-for-profit sector preferred. Previous HR internship experience a plus. Strong written skills and ability to work independently required. Must be able to work two to three days per week for at least two semesters. Basic computer skills required.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Foster Care Supervisor - Chicago Southside

Job Summary: Provide day-to-day direction, training, support and supervision of placement service staff overseeing foster care cases; collaborate with external stakeholders and staff to ensure proper management and care of caseloads. Supervise, support and provide back-up to assigned foster care staff in their work with children in placement. This includes work with the families, juvenile court, DCFS and other collateral agencies and individuals; ensure mandated and appropriate services are provided; assist in the planning and scheduling of monthly training and meetings for staff and foster parents; manage and/or complete required record keeping activities for case files, reports and case management; accept and process referrals of intake and plan pre-placement visits, staffing and information sharing as required; participate in foster parent recruitment, licensing and adoption and foster parent orientation as needed; attend ACR’s, and other case-related meetings as required to support staff and advocate for clients needs; assist with identifying community resources to address client needs.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work or, or similar degree from an accredited university and 3-4 years recent experience in child welfare and at least 1 year supervisory experience required. LCSW preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of staff and maintain a high level of confidentiality required; must be team-oriented; Proficiency with Outlook, Word and other relevant software required. Must demonstrate independent and sound decision-making and judgment always maintaining what is in the best interest of ChildServ. Must be willing to travel as needed and meet all other DCFS employment requirements including Child Welfare License. Must already have DCFS Licensure/CERAP, SACWIS & CANS certification.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Director of Information Technology-Chicago O’Hare Location

Job Summary: Manage and direct the information, technology and telecommunication services for the Agency; Act as liaison and project manager to coordinate and implement all related projects; Responsible for all systems and Network management, mobile communications, and strategic technology planning. Execute department operational plans that are aligned with the Agency’s strategic plan. Work collaboratively with appropriate staff around external development opportunities and special projects. Work collaboratively to design and manage the Agency websites (intranet and Internet). Provide oversight for systems and network management, telecommunications, mobile communications, technology planning, security over IP and all business/disaster planning as it relates to backups and business/disaster recovery plans. Oversee implementation of all Information Technology & Telecommunications related activities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field from an accredited university and 5-7 years recent experience. Management and supervisory experience required. Must have an excellent understanding of internetworking, including TCP/IP, and Windows network administration with Active Directory. Must possess experience with Microsoft SharePoint (2010 and above); Exchange (2007 and above); SQL Server (2005 and above); Office; Windows Terminal Server; Windows Server (2003 and above); Windows 7/Vista and with Cisco internetworking devices (routers, switches, firewall, VoIP and CUCM 8.5); Preferred Skills: Proficient with VMware; Symantec Backup Exec; A+ certification and the Isonas security system. Must be a team player and work cooperatively with Senior Management and Board Members. Must be willing to travel locally and have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance. Some lifting is required.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Monday, March 31, 2014
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Group Home Supervisor - Lisle, IL.

Job SummaryProvide day-to-day management of assigned Group Home program; supervise and coordinate job related activities of staff and ensure the safety and well-being of teenage residents. Provide ongoing supervision and monitoring of all assigned staff, volunteers and interns; ensure proper staff coverage of homes including scheduling staff, ensuring back-up coverage when necessary and coordinating services; ensure orderly maintenance of home assuring the physical, emotional and medical needs of residents are met, also responsible for ensuring the facility is adequately maintained; monitor client database and Medicaid billing. serve as surrogate parent for clients; manage and monitor house budget; acts as a liaison to community, schools, families and other external sources and stakeholders; participate in public relation activities as needed.

Qualifications: Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited university and 3-4 years recent experience in a residential or like facility. At least 1-3 years supervisory experience required. LCSW or LCPC preferred. Must have access to insured auto that meets DCFS standards. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of staff and management team. Experience with teenagers in a residential or like setting required.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Case Manager-Chicago Southside

The Emerge Program is a transitional housing program for homeless youth ages 18-24. Intensive services are provided to clients, living in scattered furnished apartments around Chicago, for up to 24 months. The program’s main goals is to help these youth successfully transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency and independence. The program capacity is 5 families with 2 or less children and 15 individuals. During the course of a year, 35 -40 individuals and families participate as clients transition in and out of services.

Job Summary:Coordinate and/or provide case management services and activities for youth in the Emerge Program including medical, school and employment appointments. Collaborate with staff and other key individuals toward implementing an independent living plan. Carry a client caseload with an emphasis on meeting the environmental and psychosocial needs of the client; Provide casework and counseling services to youth and their children. Complete data entry of client information into client management system; Consult and review cases with Supervisor and other team members; perform a number of case management duties. Participate in team meetings, case reviews, staffing, etc; Collaboratively evaluates and plans for treatment of youth where problems exist; Identifies and understands the scope of community resources and how they can meet the needs of families served; Participate in a team approach for client services with therapist, and other support staff when needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and. 1-3 years experience required. Experience working in an Independent Living or similar residential setting preferred. Previous experience working with the homeless population and teenagers required.  Driver approval standards, plus insured automobile that meet standards for safety and drive-ability. Must be perceptive and appropriately responsive to the needs and responses of adolescents and possess the capacity to work well with adults. Ability to organize work, and prepare required reports. Flexibility and willingness to work evening and/or weekend hours, if needed to carry out all job responsibilities. Must be familiar with the ethnic background and be sensitive to the cultures of clients/families in target communities. Must be able to appropriately maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion and use sound, independent judgment. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Case Managers - Chicago Southside

Job Summary:  Perform case work services for children and families in regular, specialized or home-of-relative foster care programs with an emphasis on meeting the clients’ environmental and psychosocial needs, and implementing a permanent living plan for each child; build and/or manage a caseload of foster care providers. 

Case Manager positions available with the following programs:

Burgos-must be Bilingual/Spanish speaking

Teen Mom-must have experience working with pregnant youth

Emerge-must have experience with youth and homelessness

Extended Family Support-must have experience with families obtaining guardianship

Specialized-must have experience with sexually aggressive youth


Job Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Psychology or similar degree from an accredited university. DCFS required examinations and certifications including the DCFS Child Welfare Licensure, CERAP, CCA, 402, CANS, & SACWIS; maintenance of required driving standards, plus insured automobile that meets standards of safety and driving required; must have a perceptive awareness of the needs and responses of children and the capacity to work well with adults; ability to organize work and prepare required reports; flexibility and willingness to work evening and/or weekend hours, if needed to carry out job responsibilities; basis computer skills and knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word required. Must be fluent in Spanish, in both reading and writing. 


Contact: Childserv HR
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Case Aid-Chicago Southside

Job Summary: Provide para-professional support services and assistance to children and families in the foster care programs. Provide transportation for Team clients (children and birth families) to and from various appointments, i.e. family visits, medical appointments, court, staffing, school, etc; Communicate with foster and/or biological parents, teachers, social workers and others to gather information for social service delivery; Supervise uncomplicated family visits, and/or assist in the supervision of complex visits; Supervise children as appropriate, and as requested by Team; Provide written documentation and complete required data entry of all client contact and service coordination; Perform light clerical work as required and data entry as required; Under supervision of appropriate professional, provide parenting skills training during parent-child visits and/or other interactions.

Qualifications: Minimum high school diploma or GED; Associate’s Degree preferred. Must be sensitive to the needs of children and their families. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, and have good oral and written communication skills. Experience working in team environment a plus. Must meet Agency and DCFS driver approval standards, and have vehicle that meets legal standards for insurance, maintenance and driveability. Flexibility and willingness to work evening and/or weekend hours required. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required.


Contact: Childserv HR
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Saturday, May 31, 2014
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