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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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Thursday, December 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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Marketing Director

Job Summary:Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Agency marketing and communications strategy and program.

Essential Functions: Manage and coordinate communications, public relations and marketing activities; act as liaison between the Agency and the media community, manage internal and external communications as well as community relations activities, plan and coordinate media and special events, develop and implement an effective marketing and media relations plans in order to publicize and promote understanding good will and support of the Agency, develop the annual report, quarterly newsletters, brochures and other print materials, manage the Agency’s social media presence and use, serve as webmaster for the Agency’s website, support program recruitment efforts in Agencies service communities, develop and maintain appropriate departmental budget, stay current in job- and/or client specific competencies, actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives and activities and other duties as assigned to achieve the mission of the department and the Agency.

Qualifications:Master’s degree in journalism, communications or marketing from an accredited university and at least 5 years experience in public relations or a related field. Experience in social services or non-profit environment preferred. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of print and broadcast media required. Experience coordinating special events, seminars, and workshops and knowledge of Microsoft Office and related 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.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Clinical Supervisor - Chicago Southside

Clinical Supervisor-Chicago Southside

Job Summary: Provides training, support and supervision for Armour clinical staff. May provide clinical services/supports for clients from other ChildServ Programs; Foster Care, & Early Head Start. Supervise supports and provides backup to assigned Armour staff in their work and children, families, ChildServ staff, Juvenile Court, DCFS and other collateral agencies and individuals. Plan and schedule weekly support meetings for staff. May carry a limited caseload. Complete necessary record keeping activities as required for case files, for court reports and collaborators when necessary. Supervises Clinical sub-contractors serving Armour-eligible clients. Accept and process referrals of new clients into the program, and plan clinical staffing schedules and information sharing. Prepare performance evaluations on staff and make personnel recommendations to Vice President of Programs. Also responsible for supervising clinical interns.

Qualifications: Hold Master's degree from accredited college or university, with 5 years of experience, preferably with a similar client population, and at least one year experience as a supervisor. Ability to coordinate work procedures, assigns duties and provides written and verbal instructions. Must have LCSW or LCPC and have access to insured auto.


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Thursday, December 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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Clinical Therapist (Military Project)-Chicago OHare and Southside

Clinical Therapist (Military Project)-Chicago

Job Summary: Provides direct clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, therapy to assigned military clients and their families; Performs timely and clinically sound diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, and therapeutic treatment methods. Provides outreach services; Review case plans quarterly, and as required; Participates in regular clinical consultation; Ensure that military clients & their families are offered quality, professional services per directives of: Council on Accreditation, NASW Social Work Code of Ethics, the Team, and other recognized groups.

Qualifications:
• MSW or Masters in Counseling from an accredited university and minimum of five (5) years direct service experience required
• Preferred Tri Care & Military Once Source Provider and listed in the CAQH directory (CAQH-Universal Provider Data Source).
• Ability to maintain confidentiality; exercise discretion and use sound, independent judgment
• Must have a perceptive awareness and responses of children, adolescents, and the capacity to work effectively with adults
• Previous experience with military families A+
• Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required
• Ability to work some evenings/weekends hours
• Must have access to insured auto

LCPC or LCSW preferred


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Friday, August 28, 2015
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Therapist for ChildServ - Chicago, IL (SouthSide Location) LPC or LSW

Job Summary: Provides direct clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy to assigned clients and families; provide clinical consultation to other programs and staff as needed. Provides individual and group therapy to assigned clients and family; Performs timely and clinically sound diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, and therapeutic treatment methods in accordance with Armour procedures; Provides outreach services, per case plans, as clinically appropriate; Review case plans quarterly, and as required; Assists in marketing of Armour Program to possible referral sources; Participates in regular clinical consultation, and provides consultation to staff as needed; Provides crisis coverage for assigned cases for program per Armour guidelines; Ensure that clients are offered quality, professional services per directives of: Council on Accreditation, NASW Social Work Code of Ethics, the Team, and other recognized groups; Follows agency policies and procedures with respect to Program services and management; Meets billing requirements; maintains records and statistical reports, as required; Recommends psychiatric services for clients as appropriate; refers and consults with all parties; educates and assists client and family with medication management, coordinate collateral therapeutic services; Provides clinical training to staff In Armour or collateral program a minimum of twice per month. Attends hospitals and other staffing;

Qualifications: MA, MSW or clinical degree and a minimum three (3) years direct service experience with similar populations. Ability to maintain confidentiality; exercise discretion and use sound, independent judgment. Must have a perceptive awareness and responses of children, adolescents, and the capacity to work effectively with adults. Ability to work some evenings/weekends hours. . Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Must have access to insured auto and have ability to conduct home visits. Illinois LSW or LPC license required. No exceptions. 


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Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Group Home Supervisor-Naperville, IL.

Group Home Supervisor-Naperville, 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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Therapist for ChildServ - Downers Grove, IL. LPC or LSW

Job Summary: Provides direct clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy to assigned clients in a residential setting; provide clinical consultation to other programs and staff as needed. Provides individual and group therapy to assigned to Group Home clients. Performs timely and clinically sound diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, and therapeutic treatment methods in accordance with Armour procedures; Provides outreach services, per case plans, as clinically appropriate; Review case plans quarterly, and as required; Participates in regular clinical consultation, and provides consultation to staff as needed; Provides crisis coverage for assigned cases for program per Group Home guidelines; Ensure that clients are offered quality, professional services per directives of: Council on Accreditation, NASW Social Work Code of Ethics, the Team, and other recognized groups; Follows agency policies and procedures with respect to Program services and management; Meets billing requirements; maintains records and statistical reports, as required; Recommends psychiatric services for clients as appropriate; refers and consults with all parties; educates and assists client and family with medication management, coordinate collateral therapeutic services; Provides clinical training to staff In Group Home or collateral program a minimum of twice per month. Attends hospitals and other staffing;

Qualifications: MA, MSW or clinical degree and a minimum three (3) years direct service experience with similar populations. Ability to maintain confidentiality; exercise discretion and use sound, independent judgment. Must have a perceptive awareness and responses of children, adolescents, and the capacity to work effectively with adults. Ability to work some evenings/weekends hours. . Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Must have access to insured auto. Illinois LSW or LPC license required. No exceptions. 


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Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Individual Engagement Manager

Job Summary:Responsible for engaging individual stakeholders, including donors and volunteers, through events and outreach.

Essential Functions: Manage and coordinate agency events, oversee group volunteer opportunities, prepare direct mail, execute social media with marketing director, and assist in corporate and major gifts engagement. Utilize Raiser’s Edge database to generate mailings with office coordinator. Other duties as assigned to achieve the mission of the department and the Agency. Availability for a limited amount of evening and weekend work is required for agency events and annual holiday gift drive.

Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 2 years experience in public relations, marketing or event planning. Experience in social services or non-profit environment preferred. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Experience coordinating special events, seminars, or workshops and knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software required. Experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred. Must demonstrate 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.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015
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