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School Social Worker - Chicago Public Schools


Chicago Public Schools are an urban district on the rise. The support and resources we provide to our staff enables them to make the greatest difference where it’s needed most. Be a part of the change. Our mission is to provide a high quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life.

Under the supervision of personnel from the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services and in collaboration with the school principal, School Social Workers are responsible for the educational, psychological, and social development, progress, tracking, assessment and support of all students in assigned classes/caseloads, and performs other duties as assigned and required. School social workers are assigned to schools based on the citywide needs of the district of which requirements related to general and special education services, evaluation, staffing, and mandated counseling are carried out in conjunction with the educational, psychological, and health disciplines.

Specialty Functions:

- A valid license issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, endorsed as a School Social Worker

- Provide counseling services to students in both general and special education programs, using individual, group and classroom methodologies, along with consult services to faculty, co-team members, parents, and other appropriate parties regarding socio-cultural and emotional factors impacting the student’s learning experiences

- Perform diagnostic assessments for students needing initial evaluations, re-evaluations or special evaluations and participate in all meetings/conferences to determine eligibility for and adequacy of services on an annual or as-needed basis


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

- A graduate degree in social work from from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

-Completion of the CPS online application and teaching profile at cps.edu/teach

-A valid license or credential issued by the state licensing board, with the appropriate endorsement(s) for the role

Employment Expectations:

As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), an employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago or be willing to become a resident within six months of the date of his/her employment with Chicago Public Schools. For certain high-needs positions, exemptions to this policy may be available.

All new hires must satisfactorily complete all CPS on boarding requirements which include, but are not limited to, passing a tuberculosis test, drug test and state and federal criminal background checks. CPS is a drug and alcohol free workplace.




Child Protection Specialist - Illinois Department of Children & Family Services


Work Locations:
Multiple cities throughout Illinois including Rockford, Waukegan, Effingham, Harrisburg, Olney, Centralia, Bloomington, Decatur and Springfield, IL.

Work Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary: $4,468 - $6,680 (Monthly)
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies: Varies

Agency Contact: DCFS.Work4DCFS@illinois.gov

Vacancy Link: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/job/Charleston-Child-Protection-Investigator-IL-61920-2940/706844500/

Job Responsibilities
Under direction, protects children by performing journeyman level investigations of alleged child neglect, abuse and sexual abuse cases, interviews alleged victims and perpetrators, other members of the household and witnesses; assesses home situation for danger to child; takes child from home and places child in protective custody if necessary to prevent further neglect or abuse; prepares and documents case file for custody hearings and perpetrator prosecution; testifies in court; completes agency-sponsored training programs.

Requirements
• Requires physical, visual and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.
• Requires ability to satisfactorily pass an in-depth background check as a condition of employment.
• Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.

Education Degree
• Preferably requires a master's degree in social work;
• or
• Requires a master's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and one year of directly related professional experience;
• or
• Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional experience;
• or
• Requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field, in criminal justice, criminal justice administration, or law enforcement and two years of directly related professional experience.

The college or university issuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Interested applicants should submit a current CMS 100 Employment Application and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to DCFS.Work4DCFS@illinois.gov. Failure to use a current version of the application may result in disqualification.




Child Welfare Specialist - IL Dept. of Children & Family Services


Work Locations:

Multiple cities throughout Illinois including Rockford, Waukegan, Effingham, Harrisburg, Olney, Centralia, Bloomington, Decatur and Springfield, IL.

Work Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Salary: $4,468 - $6,680 (Monthly)

Agency Contact: DCFS.Work4DCFS@illinois.gov


Vacancy Link: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/job/Alton-CHILD-WELFARE-SPECIALIST-0721800-IL-62002-5946/708441100/

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, performs a variety of casework/case management functions related to the welfare of children who are subject to child abuse and/or neglect or in need of child welfare services. Duties are performed in an independent manner with problem cases being referred to the MSW-qualified supervisor or Child Welfare Advanced Specialist for assistance and technical oversight. Cases carried by an incumbent in this class cover the entire spectrum of difficulty, from routine through complex.

Requirements

  • Requires physical, visual, and auditory ability to carry out assigned duties.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.

Education Degree

  • Preferably requires a master's degree in social work; or a master's degree in a related human service field, supplemented by one year of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field;
  • or
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and one year of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field;
  • or
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in a related human service field and two years of directly related professional casework/ case management experience related to family preservation, family reunification, adoption, youth development, counseling and advocacy services or a related field.

The college or university issuing a bachelor's or master's degree must be accredited, and the degree program in social work must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Interested applicants should submit a current CMS 100 Employment Application and preferably a legible copy of your Official college transcripts to DCFS.Work4DCFS@illinois.gov. Failure to use a current version of the application may result in disqualification.




Events & Education Coordinator @ NASW-Illinois Chapter


Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. OVERVIEW The events and education coordinator position plays an integral role in the NASW-Illinois Chapter’s mission to provide quality and affordable continuing education and networking opportunities to our members. The events and education coordinator will work to continue the chapter’s existing online virtual training program with an eye toward the resumption of in-person events when safe to do so (est. spring 2022). Position will manage events for the chapter from the ground up, including (but not limited to) securing presenters and venues, scheduling, registration, registrant management, day-of event moderation and recording. This position will eventually also manage and design our annual conference and lobby day. NOTE: While the chapter has currently put in-person events on hold until safe reopening in Illinois, there is an aim to resume in-person events as early as spring 2022. MAJOR FUNCTIONS Organize, manage, and moderate continued live virtual education events for the chapter

NOTE: Position will eventually transition focus to in-person events when safe to do so, requiring some travel in local Chicagoland area and the ability to work offsite for events

  • Coordinate events and meetings for affiliated chapter districts, shared interest groups (SIGs), and sister chapters (Nevada and North Dakota)
  • Maintain chapter documentation in accordance with IDFPR regulations for educational providers
  • Special projects as assigned by managers including annual conference, grants, and membership recruitment.
  • Answering general office and member queries relating to events and licensure
BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Event Planning: Work with speakers and chapter staff and leadership to schedule chapter events in accordance with chapter’s existing event requirements and calendar. When in-person events resume, will research and coordinate hosting venues around Chicago to establish space and amenity requests as per chapter standards. Create and manage event registration forms and handle follow-up queries.
  • Speaker Management: Solicit and guide presenters through approval process to provide courses suitable for social workers while fulfilling state licensing requirements. Schedule test runs with presenters before event date to run through tech and familiarize them with event hosting platform. Secure event handouts, Power Point presentations, etc., as needed.
  • Event Registration: Create online registration forms; verify registrations for active membership, payment; process rescheduling/refund requests.
  • Event Preparation (In-Person): Coordinating event reminders to speakers and registrants. When in-person events resume, handling room set-up, event sign-in sheets, continuing education unit (CEU) certificates, as well as on-site logistics on day of the event (some travel required)
  • Event Hosting: Moderate events, handling day-of inquiries, creating a seamless an experience as possible for participants and securing accommodations as needed; send. Post-event surveys.
  • Online Recordings: Work with rep to record and upload trainings for purchase in national education database
  • Event Promotion: Posting event to chapter website and social media outlets
  • Processing of continuing education unit (CEU) certificates and reprint requests
  • Assist as needed for larger chapter events/conference/symposia/lobby day
SPECIAL PROJECTS Maintenance of Supervisor Registry
  • Advertising: Posting, promoting, and management of chapter job board and classified ads
  • Organizing and presenting on membership at social work school and agency visits (some travel required) & licensure
  • Representing chapter at job fair, orientation, exhibit halls, or other like events
  • Assist staff as needed
PREFERRED SKILLS Must be extremely detail-oriented, organized, and responsible
  • Familiarity with event hosting platforms such as Zoom
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written), including the ability to interface effectively at the executive level and across the organization
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills, including a strong customer service orientation
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Strong project management skills. Must be able to plan, organize, and lead projects and tasks effectively while paying close attention to details, identifying deliverables and meeting timelines
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)

The Chapter office is located in Chicago, IL.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits, including 401k and health insurance.


NASW offers reasonable accommodation during the application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance during the application or interview process and in completing new hire paperwork to accommodate a disability, please email requests to: office.naswil@socialworkers.org

Apply here: https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/nasw/Posting/View/153




Intake Social Worker / Access Clinician @ JCFS Chicago


ABOUT THE POSITION:

The JCFS Chicago Access Clinician will be responsible for responding to inquiries, assessing need, determining the most appropriate resources and conducting initial intakes when indicated for all JCFS Chicago programs and services. At this time, this position currently requires working from home as part of a virtual team.

Clinical Assessment

Responds in an appropriate manner to all inquiries including providing clear and timely follow up, providing appropriate referrals or linkages to internal and external resources, conducting initial intakes when indicated, and seeking consultation as needed
Creates a warm welcoming reception for all callers
Assesses callers’ needs accurately and formulates an understanding of callers’ situations
Develops expertise in both the internal and external resources.

Program and Agency Support

Functions as an active team member, collaborating to identify the best resources for an inquiry
Functions as a strong collaborator with agency staff and community resources
Collaborates with other agency personnel, the Access Supervisor and the Access Director or appropriate specialists on inquiry specific issues
Functions as a liaison for Access with designated JCFS Chicago programs
Participates in agency staff development programs, professional group seminars or conferences to increase professional knowledge
Participates on Agency committees as indicated

Administrative Support

Performs clinical and non-clinical administrative duties as required by the Agency, including written intake documentation within the required time frames.
Utilizes technology in an effective manner to access and organize resources

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & ABILITIES):

Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited program
Speaks and writes clearly and informatively with a diverse range of stakeholders
Excellent customer service skills
Prioritizes, plans, and manages work activities in a strategic and thoughtful manner
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment, variety of inquiries and responsibilities, and high volume of work.
Demonstrates ability to remain calm while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor
Ability to travel occasionally to other local JCFS locations
Ability to occasionally accommodate a client with an early morning or early evening intake appointment
Bilingual in English/Spanish (spoken) beneficial but not required; for occasional use

New hires would need to be either fully vaccinated and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the vaccination within 2 weeks of being hired and participate in weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated OR provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing.

BENEFITS:
JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

Please visit us at http://www.jcfs.org

JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

To apply to the position please visit our website https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/JEW1002/JobBoard/d02ef047-eef4-417a-8aea-0cba56e6f472/?q=&o=postedDateDesc




Executive Director @ PEER Services


Founded in 1975, PEER Services is a leader in providing substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and outpatient treatment services to youth and adults, aged 12-90+ in Northern Cook County. PEER Services is proud to provide high-quality, affordable treatment to all in need, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

PEER Services was founded by a diverse group of community leaders and citizens who were concerned about the impact of substance use on the lives of individuals, families, and the greater Evanston community. After a decade of providing a variety of services out of its Evanston offices to the communities of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago, PEER Services began to provide additional services on-site at local schools.

PEER Services provides an array of Prevention and Treatment services for adults, adolescents and their families. It also collaborates with other organizations to bring innovative solutions to address the SUD issues faced by the communities it serves. PEER Services is known for excellence in the clinical care that it provides to clients across the lifespan. It is unequivocally committed to delivering quality services through a variety of clinical programs and through utilization of best practices in the field.

The PEER Services mission is to reduce the harms of substance use, addiction and stigma by engaging youth and adults with innovative prevention programming and by supporting people on their path to recovery through holistic, evidence-based treatment. PEER Services provides Medication-Assisted Treatment, Adult & Adolescent Treatment, and Prevention programming; it also conducts outreach to persons being treated in the emergency department and inpatient units of St. Francis Hospital.

PEER Services seeks a proven, energetic, and decisive leader with an affinity for the mission of PEER Services and who is passionate about improving the quality of life for youth, adults, families and communities. The successful candidate will be able to develop and execute strategies for moving the organization to its next level. Candidates will demonstrate leadership characterized by a strategic execution and an emphasis on growth and teamwork; they will be able to operate in a fast-paced environment with a sense of calm and order and will bring a record of innovation and sustainable management from the healthcare, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, or broader human services fields.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit https://bit.ly/32KsNCD

For more information about PEER Services, visit https://peerservices.org/




Program Manager @ Mercy Home for Boys & Girls


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To support and implement the policy and philosophy of the Agency and the program, to ensure that the therapeutic milieu is being actively pursued and the Youth are receiving appropriate therapy. To supervise the program environment. Supervise coworkers of the program, which includes providing support, training and performance management for direct reports.
Schedule: Monday-Friday with a minimum of 2 nights per week until at least 9:00 p.m. On-call M-F and rotating weekends.
Why You Will Love Working Here:
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls prioritizes professional development and training to support our co-workers
We have been voted by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top 100 places to work in Chicago for ten consecutive years
Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, a 403b retirement savings plan with matching contributions, vacation and sick time, paid licensure, tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment assistance
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Inclusion and Diversity
Visit us at www.mercyhome.org/jobs
What we need from you:
• Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field
• Experience managing individuals and teams
• Ability to work a minimum of two nights per week, until at least 9pm. Be on call M-F and rotating weekends
• Experience in residential treatment
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model
• A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Must exhibit an appreciation and respect for a diverse work environment, inclusive of youth, families, and co-workers from many social, economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Ability to attend required Agency trainings (including CPR/First Adi and Crisis Prevention Institute Training) and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.
• Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all coworkers in de-escalating situations.
• Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency




Therapist @ Mercy Home for Boys & Girls


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide therapeutic services within the milieu, to support and implement the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency, to participate in all supervisory meetings appropriate to the job function, to work collaboratively with other Youth Program departments.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Schedule: Monday – Friday 2 days 9am-5pm and 3 days 1pm-9pm.
Medical, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan, and more.

Why You Will Love Working Here:

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls prioritizes professional development and training to support our co-workers
We have been voted by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top 100 places to work in Chicago for ten consecutive years
Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, a 403b retirement savings plan with matching contributions, vacation and sick time, paid licensure, tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment assistance

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Inclusion and Diversity
Visit us at www.mercyhome.org/jobs

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related clinical field.
• Clinical experience working with troubled youth, preferably in a residential clinical setting.
• Ability to work a minimum of three nights per week, until at least 9:00 p.m.
• Ability to work as a team member on an administrative and interdisciplinary level, and work within a team approach model.
• A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.
• Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
• Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.
• Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.
• Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Be responsible for individual, family, and group therapy.
• Be responsible for the implementation of each Youth’s Individual Treatment Plan.
• Promote and support educational, employment, and treatment goals of the Youth.
• Be able to read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations.
• Employ all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.




LISW opportunity Genesis-Psych Assoc. @ Genesis Health System


Genesis - Psychology Associates, LISW Opportunity - $10,000 Sign On Bonus!

LISW licensed in Iowa or Illinois
Collaborative work with Primary Care Providers at our Healthplex
Behavioral Intervention and Psychoeducation
Behavioral planning and referrals as needed
Full time, Monday-Friday
Limited call

Genesis Psychology Associates is a specialty clinic of experienced mental health professionals who serve the greater Quad-Cities area through
affiliation with Genesis Health System. Our multidisciplinary team provides a wide range of psychological, psychiatric, and forensic services ranging from individual psychotherapy to medication management. We are one of the Quad-Cities oldest and largest practices with a long history of high quality care. This allows us to offer a competitive compensation model for ambitious professionals looking to make a difference in their community. Our affiliation with the health system enables us to offer health care packages, liability insurance, a continuing education stipend, as well as many other professional benefits. Individuals in our practice also receive a high level of supportive services enabling them to focus on patient care.

Genesis Health System:

For over 150 years, Genesis Health System has been providing compassionate and quality care. Genesis is proud to have been named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list. The region’s largest, comprehensive health network, with over 300 employed providers across multiple specialties, Genesis consistently ranks in the top 10% for quality among the Midwest’s best peer groups.

The Community:

The Quad Cities (made up of 4 larger cities and surrounding communities) is the largest metropolitan area on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Louis. It is 2-1/2 hours west of Chicago and 2-1/2 hours east of Des Moines, Iowa. The area has recently been ranked as a “best place to live” and is known for safe neighborhoods, short commute times and a reasonable cost of living. The community is fortunate to have excellent schools (in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas), the Niabi Zoo, museums, fine arts, a local festival scene, minor league baseball and hockey, and many seasonal outdoor activities. The John Deere Classic, PGA Tour event, and the Bix 7 road race bring in people from all over the world every summer.

To learn more or be considered for this opportunity, please contact:

Angie Stierwalt
Physician Recruiter
stierwalta@genesishealth.com
563-421-2581





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