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POSTED: September 20, 2021
POSITION: Foster Care Case Assistant

LEVEL: Entry Level - Full Time - Day Shift – High School - Nonprofit Social Services

JOB LOCATIONS: Belleville, Carterville, & Sparta, Illinois Offices

SALARY: $13.50-$14.50 hourly

TRAVEL: Road Warrior

Caritas Offers:

  • Tuition assistance up to $3000 per year
  • Paid time-Off days accrue from day one
  • Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options.
  • Agency sponsored life insurance available based on salary
  • Voluntary Supplemental Allstate products for eligible family members
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free counseling and consultation supportive services

The Foster Care Assistant performs clerical tasks, transportation of clients, and supervision of visitations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Transports and supervises visits of children with designated persons.
  • Records case notes regarding visitation and other child related activity accurately and objectively and in a timely manner.
  • Completes time sheets, mileage sheets, vouchers with receipts, and other appropriate forms within three working days of the end of the month.
  • Provides transportation of clients to clinics, hospitals, schools, psychological appointments, and other case related activities as required.

Qualifications:

A high school diploma and some technical training in human services or related field are required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

APPLY ONLINE: caritasfamilysolutions.org


POSTED:  September 20, 2021
POSITION:  Foster Care Case Manager

LEVEL:  Entry Level - Full Time - Day Shift - 4 Year Degree - Nonprofit Social Services

JOB LOCATIONS:  Belleville, Carterville, & Sparta, Illinois Offices

SALARY:  $38,000.00/year

TRAVEL: Up to 25%

Caritas Offers:

  • Tuition assistance up to $3000 per year
  • Paid time-Off days accrue from day one
  • Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options.
  • Agency sponsored life insurance available based on salary
  • Voluntary Supplemental Allstate products for eligible family members
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free counseling and consultation supportive services

The Foster Care Manager collaborates with DCFS to provide appropriate casework services to individuals and families in the Foster Care program including case management and adherence to licensing requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Place and supervise children in foster care while remaining in compliance with contract/program plan requirements
  • Maintain and monitor appropriate placements ensuring safety, permanency and well-being objectives are met.  Ensure that documentation and required visits are completed within required time frames.
  • Complete all referral forms and other documentation necessary for the effective, and efficient achievement of the permanency goal by established time frames.
  • Complete all Caritas paperwork and comply with program expectations as related to the position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related human services field.  2 years' experience needed for Specialized Case Work; previous Case Manager experience preferred.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must successfully complete the requirements for Child Welfare Licensure.  The individual must also be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

APPLY ONLINE:  caritasfamilysolutions.org


POSTED:  September 14, 2021

Stress & Trauma Treatment Center, Inc.
Matt Buckman, PhD Licensed Psychologist; 1200 Locust St Eldorado, IL 62930

Position Title: Afterschool Program Coordinator - Southern Illinois Resiliency Project

Type of position: Full Time or Part Time positions available

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter with at least three professional references to kaseybuckman@stressandtrauma.org

Characteristics of a Good Candidate: Good interpersonal skills, relationship building and maintenance skills, good teacher or trainer, and flexible thinker.

Location: Eldorado office with the possibility of co-location in Jackson and/or Franklin counties.

Job Description:

  • Conduct formal or informal screening to identify eligible youth who have experienced multiple types of victimization (or interpersonal adversities) as defined by the Victim of Crime Act. Conduct community outreach, recruitment, and engagement of eligible clients and families as well as volunteers to support working with youth or the program.
  • Plan and implement evidence-based social emotional learning curricula, games, and activities to small groups and manage class-wide and individual behavioral concerns that may arise during after school or out of school time programming.
  • Provide individual or family-based mental health services (e.g., vocational training, educational supports, advocacy, or treatment) to youth who have experienced multiple forms of victimization.
  • Create, implement, and modify individual treatment plans for youth who have experienced multiple forms of victimization, including writing goals and objectives for eligible youth.
  • Document and submit timely reporting of progress monitoring and outcomes, including time tracking of self and volunteers, documenting progress notes and monitoring within 48 hours, and process and outcome objectives of activities of the project.
  • Actively work toward self-sustainability of the role within the three-year project term.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned related to the Stress & Trauma Treatment Center’s mission.

POSTED:  September 13, 2021

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #21

The Regional Office of Education is accepting applications for a Social Worker for the Project ECHO Alternative School and STARQuest Academy Regional Safe School Programs

Description:
School social worker serving At-Risk Students in an alternative learning environment. May conduct assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning or social interaction issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. Works with students and parents to encourage parental understanding of, and participation in, overcoming social issues to maximize the education experiences of the students. Organizes and participates in parent workshops. Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ intervention management plans. Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff to ascertain individual student abilities and needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. Serves as a ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth. This job description is not intended nor should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License Endorsed in School Social; OR
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and also be licensed through Illinois Department of Federal Public Regulations (IDFPR).
  • Experience working with at risk youth is preferred, but not required

Salary/Benefits: 200-day position with salary and benefits

How to Apply:

Interested applications should send a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, proof of IL General Administrative Endorsement, and three professional references to Mrs. Lorie LeQuatte, Regional Superintendent, 502 W Jackson St., Marion, IL 62948. See website for more information.


POSTED:  September 13, 2021

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Division of Adult Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking to hire a full-time Professional Administrative Staff to fill the position of Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Division of Adult Psychiatry. The primary role of the position is to provide outpatient clinical services for adults. This position is located in Jacksonville, IL. SIU SOM is an EEOC employer.

Qualified applicants will have a Master’s Degree in social work; must be licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations. This position has been designated as security sensitive and employment is contingent upon the result of a criminal background investigation. Deadline for receipt of applications will be until filled.

Applicants may apply through the SIU School of Medicine Job Site at https://www.siumed.edu/careers and click on Principal Administrative.


POSTED:  August 16, 2021

Northern Light Health
Wilson Street
Brewer, ME  04412
207-973-7343

Northern Light Health Acadia Hospital is currently accepting applications for PSYCHIATRIC CLINICIAN I/ LMSW-CC, LCPC-C, LMFT and is offering UP TO $15K SIGN ON! We have school based positions available at various locations.

https://www.northernlighthealth.org/careers
Search Job ID: 3827 or 4150

Northern Light Acadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor, Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, including consultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices. Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of a behavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary care practices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved in multiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital is the sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides a substance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and other outpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties. Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLC that operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.


POSTED: August 13, 2021

LAND OF LINCOLN - Legal Aid

Supervisory Social Worker (MSW)

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid seeks a Supervisory Social Worker in its Client Support Service Program (CSS Program). The position is dedicated to preventing homelessness and ensuring safety & stability of Illinoisans. Land of Lincoln provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to working for justice with those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups.

The supervisor social worker will provide direct case services to housing clients in the Northern Regional office located in Springfield, Illinois. The CSS Program is designed to have social work advocates partner with attorneys and support staff in an interdisciplinary manner to help tenants facing eviction during the COVID pandemic.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must have a Master's degree in Social Work
  • Strong commitment to social and racial justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, & racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Attention to detail, as well as excellent verbal, interpersonal, analytical, writing, & organization skills
  • Highly motivated & demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience in program development & measuring program impact strongly preferred

Special Working Conditions & Demands:

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and car insurance
  • Staff are primarily working from home during the pandemic but must have a reliable internet connection

COMPENSATION:

$40,000+ (depending on experience). Excellent insurance and retirement benefits.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Tyler Brown tbrown@lincolnlegal.org

Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.


POSTED:  August 12, 2021

Jersey Community Unit School District #100
100 Lincoln Ave
Jerseyville, IL  62052
618-498-5561

POSITION:  Social Worker

Under the direction of the Special Education Director and Building Principal, the School Social Worker provides direct and indirect social work services to students experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral problems that interfere with their performance in school, and facilitates communication among school, home and community providers.

Duties:

  1. Prepares a social or developmental history on students as required.
  2. Provides appropriate developmental, social, and behavioral assessments as derived from one or more of the following: histories, parent and child interviews, observation, teacher interviews, and self-concept tests as required.
  3. Provides direct and consultative services to parents (individually or as part of a group) concerning poor school attendance, lack of motivation in school, lack of consistency in goals between school and home, lack of adequate parenting skills which affect school performance, and other problems at home which prevent a student from functioning adequately at school.
  4. Provides services (individually or as part of a group) to students, when determined necessary by teacher referral and/or subsequent assessment of the social worker, or when a staffing team so designates, or when requested to intervene by building principal based on school problems.
  5. Provides family counseling when appropriate.
  6. When providing services to students, parents, or families, write specific goals and objectives for the intervention, keep appropriate notes and write a treatment summary upon termination of clients.
  7. Mobilizes and consults with school and community resources to enable the child to receive appropriate benefits from his or her education.
  8. Participates in staffing and various other school meetings when appropriate.
  9. Provides consultation services to general personnel and special education personnel in a systematic way, so as to efficiently and routinely provide feedback concerning students.
  10. Participates in the school district’s screening programs to obtain background information on the student.
  11. Performs additional duties as assigned by administrators.
  12. Collaborates with other personnel in conducting comprehensive case study evaluation to determine eligibility for special education based upon the use of multiple, developmentally appropriate assessment procedures or techniques.
  13. Attends and participates in IEP conferences, including final staffing prior to the termination of special education services. At these meetings, helps plan or modify special education programs, goals, and objectives, and develops transition plans for students leaving special education

Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed Social Worker, Prefer School Social Worker Licensure

Application Procedures:
Candidates are invited to apply by submitting the following information digitally to Lisa Schuenke, Director of Finance and Human Resources, at lisa.schuenke@jersey100.org.

For more information visit the website:  www.jersey100.org


POSTED:  August 1, 2021

SIHF Healthcare

SIHF Healthcare believes everyone should have access to quality care regardless of their ability to pay. SIHF Healthcare strives to be your Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – where your healthcare is our primary focus.

SIHF Healthcare offers a lineup of primary care services across our network, including internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, dental, and behavioral health, to protect both your physical and mental health. Many of our locations offer all these services at one site for greater convenience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation is seeking an experienced LCSW to work in our Alton, IL Health Center

Successful candidates for the position will: Be a graduate of an accredited MSW Program and have 1-2 years therapy experience.

SIHF offers a wide range of benefits to include health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation, CME, employer match 401K plan & a great work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career opportunity & want to make a difference in the lives of others, please respond to this ad.

SIHF Healthcare provided the following inclusive hiring information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:

All patients/visitors to SIHF Healtcare health centers are required to wear a mask. Our Behavioral Health providers do work remotely for tele-health 3-4 days a week.


Posted: July 6, 2021

CENTERSTONE has the following positions available:

Recovery Specialist - Associate level (any degree) with 2 years Human Service experience or Bachelor level (any degree)
https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=cc09746ffc2f9a62

Crisis Counselor - Bachelor level (any degree) with 3 years Human Service experience or MSW
https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=4374f2fbd5034539 


POSTED: June 30, 2021

Shawnee Health Services
6355 Brandhorst Drive
Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8322

POSITION: Care Coordinator

Join Southern Illinois’ leading healthcare and social service organization, with over 350 team members who believe that in taking care of each other and our patients and clients, we create new opportunities for success and bring big dreams to life.

Shawnee Health Service is seeking a Care Coordinator for our Shawnee Alliance, Carterville office. The Care Coordinator will have a variety of responsibilities including assessments and subsequent care coordination of senior citizens needs for written care plans and/or services. This includes participation in approved trainings and periodic meetings with case coordination network staff.

A Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work or Human Service-related field is required. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

For more information on this position and others: SHAWNEE HEALTH SERVICES


POSTED: June 23, 2021

Carbondale Community High School District 165
330 S. Giant City Road
Carbondale, IL 62902
618-457-4722

Position: Restorative Practice & Student Support Specialist

Projected Start Date: July 29, 2021

Primary Functions: To serve as a Restorative Practice & Student Support Specialist as assigned by the building principal.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and two years of experience.

Position Goals: To assist students in improving communication skills, conflict resolution skills and problem-solving skills through the facilitation of restorative practices. To collaborate with counselors, teachers, administrators, and parents to provide students support through school programs and initiatives with the overall goal of increasing student engagement and improving school climate.

  1. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon adequate grant funding and timely receipt of those funds.
    1. This is a ten-month position: July 29, 2021 – June 20, 2022
  2. Salary $40,000.00
    1. Paid twice a month on the 10th and 25th of each month
    2. Electronic deposit
  3. Sick Leave Benefits
    1. Fourteen days per year – Accumulate to 340
  4. Personal Leave Benefits
    1. Two days each year
  5. Holiday Benefits
    1. see website
  6. Insurance Benefits
    1. see website

For more information and to apply: Carbondale Community High School District 165


POSTED: June 3, 2021

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - lincolnlegal.org

Supervisory Social Worker (MSW)

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a Supervisory Social Worker in its Client Support Service Program (CSS Program). The position is dedicated to preventing homelessness and ensuring safety and stability of Illinoisans. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to working for justice with those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups.

The Supervisory Social Worker will provide direct case services to housing clients in the Northern Regional office located in Springfield, Illinois. The CSS Program is designed to have social work advocates partner with attorneys and support staff in an interdisciplinary manner to help tenants facing eviction during the COVID pandemic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with attorneys to develop appropriate strategies and case management for clients
  • Identify and utilize community resources to achieve successful outcomes in client cases
  • Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies and coordinate with agencies to ensure client stability
  • Maintain community resource library
  • Build relationships with community partners through outreach and education
  • Assist in CSS Program design, as directed by the CSS Coordinator
  • Facilitate virtual case worker meetings between all five regional offices on a weekly basis
  • Hire, train and supervise MSW practicum students
  • Participate in staff, task force, and program development meetings
  • Data entry of intake information, filing, copying, and drafting reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Strong commitment to social and racial justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Attention to detail, as well as excellent verbal, interpersonal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience in program development and measuring program impact strongly preferred

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Land of Lincoln Legal Aid staff must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Aid staff are primarily working from home during the pandemic but must have a reliable internet connection

Compensation:
$40,000+ (depending on experience). Excellent insurance and retirement benefits.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Tyler Brown, tbrown@lincolnlegal.org
Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.


POSTED:  May 27, 2021

Youth Care Center Mental Health Professional

Youth Care Center
727 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713
(812) 421-3806 ext. 1307

Division: Youth Care Center
Department: Leadership Team
Reports To: Executive Director of YCC
Classification: Full-Time / non-exempt

Purpose Of Position:

This position will provide high-quality, compassionate, and ethical inpatient individual and group therapy services primarily for juvenile offenders. This position is responsible for performing diagnostic assessments, developing short-term treatment plans, and providing effective treatment services for juvenile offenders who are experiencing substance abuse issues, trauma, and/or mental health issues. Treatment services provided by this position include assessments identifying resident needs, developing, implementing, and reviewing treatment plans, substance abuse prevention, education and early intervention groups, family support and education of substance abuse and mental health, aftercare recommendations through the use of community-based services to ensure the clients’ needs are met after release from YCC. The qualified candidate will be able to meet every resident in their situation and use interventions that fit that juvenile.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with YCC staff, EVSC, parents, court officers, and other community partners to assess and meet the needs of YCC residents.
  2. Provide mental health services including intake, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling.
  3. Use data-driven decisions for planning, delivering, and evaluating programs and services.
  4. Perform detailed client record documentation and maintain caseload records, case plans, while preparing and regularly maintaining progress notes, closing, and/or transfer summaries on patients and related duties as required.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence in, understanding of, and responsiveness to diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  6. Build and maintain a strong network of external relationships, which may include DCS, other mental health agencies, health providers, probation, schools, community agencies, etc.
  7. Keep timely, thorough, and accurate progress notes, document next steps, and update treatment plans accordingly.
  8. Advocate for residents to assist residents in reaching their full potential.
  9. Conduct psychological, emotional, behavioral, and academic assessments to be used in court.
  10. Provide recommendations for interventions and services for residents as part of the Court-ordered evaluations.
  11. Monitor and effectively communicate resident progress to staff, court, case managers, and other community partners.
  12. Provide crisis intervention and prevention services to residents and staff.
  13. Be on-call for mental health emergencies.
  14. Design and provide annual suicide prevention training for staff.
  15. Maintain CEU expectations for licensure.
  16. Responsible for other related job duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Doctoral degree in Psychology or a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related area is required. Requires current licensure or license eligibility in the state of Indiana as an HSPP, LCSW, or LMHC. Clinical licensure preferred. This position requires knowledge of human behavior in order to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term therapeutic counseling, and crisis intervention to juvenile residents, families, and staff. Knowledge of social service systems, community resources, legal systems, school systems, and child welfare systems highly preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Licensure by the State of Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)
  • CPR (can be provided by YCC)
  • CPI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) certification required and can be provided by YCC.

Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication skills required. Candidate must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups. Addresses clients by name; smiles when talking to clients, physicians, peers, and families; possesses excellent listening skills; interacts with clients and peers. Energetic, forward-thinking, and creative with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.

Technical Skills: Must possess the ability to learn and/or operate relevant computer operating system environments, and the ability to operate a variety of office equipment (fax machine, copier, scanner, computer, telephone system, etc.).

Professionalism: Shows pride in personal appearance and grooming; displays a positive attitude about work; respects the confidentiality of residents; and is congenial with public and peers.

Initiative: Willing to participate in continuing education programs; asks questions; contributes during staff meetings; serves on Youth Care Center committees as appointed; demonstrates a desire for self-improvement.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, speak and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Confidentiality: Employee must be aware of and adhere to the Youth Care Center's Confidentiality Policy and deal appropriately with resident confidentiality at all times.

Conditions of Employment: Employee will be required to complete a physical exam, drug screen test, and TB skin test. Employee must also pass a background check. Employment is contingent on background checks as required by the YCC’s policies which may include: Drug Test, Criminal History, Driving History Record, Sex Offender Registry Search, State Central Registry Check, Employment Verification, Education Verification, and Professional References

Disclosure: The Evansville Rescue Mission promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of random drug screening.

It should be understood that this job description has been developed as an outline of basic responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.

**If interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to taylor.gorman@ermstaff.org


Posted:  May 10, 2021

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
8787 State St., Suite 201
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in two of its regional offices—Springfield and East St. Louis—to help low-income individuals and families facing eviction during the COVID pandemic. The position is dedicated to preventing homelessness and ensuring safety and stability of Illinoisans during the pandemic. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to working for justice with those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups.

The case worker will provide direct case services to housing clients. In partnership with program attorneys and other staff, the case worker will identify additional services needed to resolve housing cases. The case worker will be supervised by a Managing Attorney and the Client Support Service Coordinator and will be part of the Client Support Services Program. The position also requires active participation in regular staff meetings, housing task force meetings and program development activities as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with attorneys to develop appropriate strategies and case management for clients
  • Work with clients to utilize all available resources to achieve successfully outcomes in their case
  • Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies and coordinate with agencies to ensure client stability
  • Maintain community resource library
  • Actively participate in community outreach and education
  • Build relationships with community partners
  • Participate in general office upkeep duties including computer data entry of intake information, filing, copying, drafting and filing court documents
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Social Work or equivalent experience; preference for M.S.W. applicants
  • Strong commitment to social and racial justice
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Attention to detail, as well as excellent verbal, interpersonal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance
  • Applicants must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

$35,000+ (depending on experience and education). Excellent insurance and retirement benefits.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and specify in subject line which office location(s) you are interested in (Springfield or East St. Louis) to: hr@lincolnlegal.org

Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non-conforming applicants.


Posted:  May 6, 2021

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Central and Southern Illinois
Office of Employee Services
Springfield, IL
217-785-2586

Dcfs.employment@illinois.gov

DCFS has several positions they would like to fill and are holding weekly informational sessions every Thursday in May from 12:00-1:00.  During the presentation, DCFS recruiters discuss the hiring process and DCFS Operations/Management discuss field work in Child Protection Specialist (Investigations ) and child Welfare Specialist (Foster Care Caseworkers). 

More info(pdf)


Posted:  May 5, 2021

Shawnee Alliance has multiple positions open including at least 2 positions with older adults. Join Southern Illinois’ leading healthcare and social service organization, with over 350 team members who believe that in taking care of each other and our patients and clients, we create new opportunities for success and bring big dreams to life.

Shawnee Health Service is seeking a Care Coordinator for our Shawnee Alliance, Carterville office. The Care Coordinator will have a variety of responsibilities including assessments and subsequent care coordination of senior citizens needs for written care plans and/or services. This includes participation in approved trainings and periodic meetings with case coordination network staff.

A Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work or Human Service-related field is required. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Apply here: https://www.shawneehealth.com/join-our-team/ Care Coordinator Manager