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Foster Care Case Manager - 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. 

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. 


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Thursday, December 31, 2015
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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.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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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.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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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.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Bilingual Parent Educator Elgin

Job Summary: Provide paraprofessional assistance to the EHS/Home Based program participants, including pregnant and parenting adults and children from birth to age 5. The Parent Educator is also responsible for providing resources and support through educational and family development activities. Participate in initial orientation and ongoing training; Conduct weekly home visits to families and provide services as outlined in the service plan. Build and encourage constructive relationships with the families to increase their knowledge of their children’s developmental needs and ability to advocate for their family. Serve as a positive role model for parents to help strengthen the parenting skills of adult caregivers in the families. Complete initial assessments on parents and children; May act as mentor for newly hired Parent Educator.

Job Requirements: Parent Educator must be at least 21 years of age. CDA certification preferred, but not required. One to five years experience required. Experience in a social services setting referred. Must be familiar with the ethnic background and sensitive to the cultures of families in target communities. Must have access to an insured automobile. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Bachelors Degree in social service or childhood education required. Must be bilingual in Spanish. 


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Monday, September 30, 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.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Foster Care Supervisor - Chicago Southside


Job Summary: Supervise, support and provide backup to assigned foster care staff in their work with children in placement, their families, Juvenile Court, DCFS and other collateral agencies and individuals. Assist in the planning and scheduling of monthly support/training meetings for staff and foster parents, teen moms and in the quarterly Saturday training meetings. Based on team need, may carry caseload of children in foster homes or pre-adoption homes. Complete necessary record keeping activities as required for case files, and reports for court and DCFS when necessary. Accept and process referrals of new children into the program, and plan pre-placement visits and information sharing. Recruit foster families for the program and process inquiries and licensing documents, and provide orientation for new foster families. Prepare performance evaluations on staff, and/or make personnel recommendations to Director of Program. Responsible for managing Teen Mom program.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work or related field from accredited college or university. Four (4) years experience in child welfare. At least three (3) years experience as a supervisor. Ability to coordinate work procedures, assign duties, and provide written and verbal instructions. Experience with Teen Mom population A+. DCFS Child Welfare Licensure, CERAP, CCA & 402 certifications required. Maintenance of required driver approval standards, plus insured automobile that meets standards for safety and drive ability Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Group Home Supervisor-Downers Grove, IL.

Group Home Supervisor-Downers Grove, IL. (Residential Home for Teen Girls)

Job Summary: Provide 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. Experience with teenagers in a residential or like setting required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of staff and management team. Must have previous experience working with Medicaid billing.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Parent Educators for Harvey, IL.

Job Summary: Provide paraprofessional assistance to the EHS/Home Based program participants, including pregnant and parenting adults and children from birth to age 3. The Parent Educator is also responsible for providing resources and support through educational and family development activities. Participate in initial orientation and ongoing training; Conduct weekly home visits to families and provide services as outlined in the service plan. Build and encourage constructive relationships with the families to increase their knowledge of their children’s developmental needs and ability to advocate for their family. Serve as a positive role model for parents to help strengthen the parenting skills of adult caregivers in the families. Complete initial assessments on parents and children; May act as mentor for newly hired Parent Educator. Refer parents to community resources and provide follow-up to ensure needs were met. Complete all required documentation by established deadlines. Participate in monthly activities offered for families. Encourage and motivate parents to attend center-based socialization activities. Recruit new families through positive promotion of the agency and its programs. Participate in scheduled group and individual supervision meetings, providing progress of families and concerns. Responsible for recruiting entire caseload of 20 clients.

Qualifications: Parent Educator must be at least 21 years of age. One to five years experience required. Experience in a social services setting preferred. Must be familiar with the ethnic background and sensitive to the cultures of families in target communities. Must have access to an insured automobile. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Bachelors Degree in social service or childhood education required. Access to insured auto required.


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Director of Residential Programs - DuPage County

Job Summary: Provide leadership and direction to group home and transitional living programs including staffing, determining appropriate policies , procedures and systems and compliance with all DCFS, COA, agency and other regulatory bodies. Implement and execute department operational plans that are in sync with the agencies strategic plan; oversee implementation of all program related activities including budgeting and staffing, quality improvement, program evaluation, contract monitoring and compliance, funding opportunities, program direction and supervision, recruitment and retention, orientation and training, employee relations and policy and procedure development; ensure safety and well-being of residents and staff and age appropriate, culturally sensitive programming and activities; take a leadership role in the local community; articulates agency services and goals to the community for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the agency’s position within the community.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work or, or similar degree from an accredited university and 5-7 years recent experience in a residential or like facility; and at least 2 years Supervisory experience required. Must have LCSW or LCPC & previous clinical experience. Must posses good diagnostic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills and communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to manage very stressful situations, make good decisions, organize and prioritize work; must be a team player and work cooperatively with the management team, board members and agency staff. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Must be willing to travel as needed and meet all other DCFS employment requirements including Child Welfare License. (if needed.) Previous experience with Medicaid rule 132/billing, program development and best practice models required.


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Military & Grand Family Support Case Manager-Chicago Southside

Job Summary: Perform case work services for children and families in Military and Grand Families Homes programs with an emphasis on meeting the clients environmental and psychosocial needs. Responsible for conducting monthly home visits or more frequently as the program requires; provide case work services to children their parents and/or guardians; coordinate or keep collateral contacts and services as needed; work cooperatively with other agencies and service providers in the performance or case work duties; prepare, maintain and provide documents and reports of cases; complete data entry into client management systems; consult and review cases with supervisor and follow course of action; participate in ongoing training , may recruit and screen potential clients; work effectively with multi-disciplinary team to do what is the best interest of the child/family; Facilitate groups, complete assessments and service plans, referrals and service coordination; assist families with financial literacy; assist families with home management services; ensure families are accessing public benefits.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Psychology or similar degree from an accredited university. Maintenance of required driving standards; plus insured automobile that meets standards of safety and driving required; experience working with military families and aging population preferred; 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.


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Resource Parent Coach-Chicago Southside

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Family Education Program Manager, the Parenting Coach is generally responsible for providing agency and community‐based parenting services, including parenting classes, workshops and individual consultation.In conjunction with other Placement Services staff, coordinate and implement various sessions as it pertains to parent coaching, parenting classes, workshops, and groups held at the agency and in the community. Conduct follow‐up calls with parents, families and class/group participants. Complete pre/post test with parents to evaluate their level of need. Provide supportive services to increase the parents level of parenting. The re-test will be administered every six months as a means of assessing progress and to coincide with the Individual Treatment Plan Review. Conduct parent/child(ren) observation as a part of the parent coaching process. Maintain program statistics. Maintain client confidentiality.Assist in development and implementation of overall program procedures. Participate in bi-monthly supervision with the program manager. Participate in program and agency‐wide staff meetings.

Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in human services field. Proven knowledge of basic computer skills and office equipment. Experience in human services or related field preferred. Working knowledge of Parent‐Child interaction and child development. Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish preferred. Access to insured auto required.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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