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.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Bilingual (Spanish Speaking) 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. Must be fluent in Spanish, in both reading and writing.
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.
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
· 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
3) AP-style news writing
4) Brand messaging/ brand building in ChildServ marketing tools and materials
5) Social networking
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.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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.
Bilingual (Spanish Speaking) Licensing Coordinator-Chicago Southside
ChildServ seeks a Bilingual (Spanish Speaking) Licensing Coordinator-Chicago Southside
Job Summary: Facilitate processing of foster care licenses. Participate in recruitment of foster care parents. Provide assistance to departments on foster home licensing issues. Conduct initial screening of foster home applicants; Process initial foster home license applications and renewals; Maintain foster parents files in a manner specified by DCFS procedures. Investigate foster home licensing complaints per DCFS requirements. Develop corrective action plans and license revocation package as needed; Responsible for completion of semi-annual and 60 days foster home evaluations; Maintain knowledge of current issues in licensing, especially regarding rules, practices, procedures and policies. Provide back-up to foster care staff as needed. Actively recruit foster parents for all agency foster care programs. Provide in-service training for staff and foster parents. May provide state approved pre-service training for foster parents
Job Requirements: BSW or BA degree in Human Services from an accredited college or university.At least two (2) years experience in Licensing required. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Maintenance of required driver approval standards, plus insured automobile that meets standards for safety and drive-ability. Perceptive of the needs and responses of the children, and capacity to work well with adults. Ability to organize work, and prepare required reports. Flexibility and willingness to work evenings hours, if needed, to carry work out all job responsibilities. Must be able to exercise good judgement, organize and prioritize work. Must have DCFS Licensure, CERAP, CCA & 402 certifications. Canidates must be Bilingual English/Spanish and able to read and write in Spanish.
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.
Early Childhood Supervisor-Waukegan
Job Summary: Provide training, support, and supervision for community programs staff. May provide case management for families participating in program.
Essential Functions: Supervise, support, and provide backup to assigned community based program staff in their work with at risk families, & CPS, and other collateral agencies and individuals; Participate in department supervisory team and individual supervision; Accept and process referrals of new families into the program; Administer budget of programs, in consultation with Director; Prepare internal and external reports; maintain appropriate service statistics ad records; Represent agency in the community, and recommend program enhancements; Develop community resources to assist in meeting needs of those served by program; Responsible for maintaining mandatory enrollment numbers. Provides ongoing training to staff on various subject matter.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or similar field from accredited college or university required. Four (4) years of experience in social services, and at least one (1) year of experience as a supervisor required. Ability to coordinate work procedures, assign duties, and provide written and verbal instructions. Must possess crisis management skills and be familiar with various ethnic backgrounds and sensitive to the cultures of families in target communities. Type 04 Certification (Illinois) required. Drivers license and access to insured auto required.
Part-time Bilingual Therapist - Chicago Southside
Job Summary: Provides direct clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, therapy to assigned clients and families; provide clinical consultation to other programs and staff as needed. 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 Armour guidelines. Working with children and families within the DCFS Foster Care system.
Qualifications: Masters Degree, MSW or clinical degree and the ability to become clinically licensed in Illinois. Minimum three (3) years direct service experience with similar populations. Ability to maintain confidentiality; exercise discretion and use sound, independent judgement. 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. Must meet and maintain Agency driving standards. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. LCPC or LCSW A+. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent Spanish.