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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


Posted:  April 23, 2021

Neuro Restorative
306 W. Mill Street, Suite 10
Carbondale, IL  62901
618-239-4279

NeuroRestorative, a partner of The MENTOR Network provides rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges. In a variety of locations and community-based settings, we offer a range of programs, including vocational and therapy programs, day treatments, and specialized services for infants, children, adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans.

Therapeutic Counselor
Do you have experience in Human Services and are looking for rewarding work in an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others? In the Therapeutic Counselor role, bring your commitment and clinical skills to a team-based workplace that puts people first.

  • Provide counseling to individuals and/or families using multiple forms of therapeutic approaches, including psycho-educational models and medical/illness models of assessment and diagnosis.
  • .Work with individuals and / or families to address issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction / substance abuse, stress, self-esteem and adjustment to injury.
  • .Assist as needed with vocational or school.
  • Provide assessments in the area of mental status, intake and mood symptomology. interactions.
  • Provide individual counseling and support services and family psychotherapy as appropriate to training and program participant needs.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate counseling groups.
  • Participate in treatment planning with a transdisciplinary team.
  • Consult with staff, insurance provider, family, etc. about treatment recommendations and progress.
  • Complete daily service summaries on time and of good quality as well as billing summaries as needed.
  • Attend. Department Meetings, Residential Meetings and meetings with supervisor, as needed.
  • Ensure evaluation, progress, and discharge reports on each program participant are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adherence to accreditation standards and ethics of confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a Human Services field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • LPC, LCPC, LCSW or similar licensure is recommended
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain composure and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills with an ability to establish trust and rapport quickly.
  • A good listener with an ability to empathize while still providing guidance.

Why Join Us?

  • Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Paid time off and holiday pay.
  • Complex work adding value to the organization’s mission alongside a great team of co-workers.
  • Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities.

We have meaningful work for you – come join our team – Apply Today!

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services. At The MENTOR Network, our core values—Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Growth—and the behaviors that define them, guide how we interact with each other and how we approach our work. As an organization of people serving people in 37 states, you’ll have opportunities from coast to coast.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=The%20mentor%20network&l=Carbondale%2C%20IL&vjk=545972047714b72c


Posted:  April 19, 2021

An exciting FULL-TIME job opportunity is waiting for you! Working as an Emergency Crisis Counselor for Centerstone is a wonderful opportunity for individuals who have their MSW or are about to graduate with their MSW. This job includes providing Risk Assessments to individuals of all ages. If this sounds interesting and exciting to you, please click the link below and apply now! Starting base pay for MSW is $41,000/year.

https://centerstone.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CenterstoneCareers/job/Carterville-Illinois/Crisis-Counselor_JR-008903


Posted:  April 14, 2021

Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in one of its regional offices – Springfield, IL – 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 Social Worker, as well as a Managing Attorney, and will be part of the Client Support Service Program (which is comprised of one Social Worker, and up to four case workers). 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
  • 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
  • Must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney at:

mhubele@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: April 12, 2021

Hardin County General Hospital
Rosiclare, Illinois

Position: Program Director and Primary Therapist

Minimum Requirement:

Must hold an MSW degree and be either an LCSW or an LSW in pursuit of their LCSW

Description:

The program is an established Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health counseling program primarily for patients 65 years of age and older. The service is generally delivered in a small group format with options for individual and family counseling.

The Program Director is responsible for the efficient and successful functioning of the program and coordinates the activities of the Unit staff.

The Primary Therapist provides quality psychotherapy for identified clients and their families with emphasis on active treatment and discharge planning.

For additional information or to apply for the position please contact:

Janie Parker,
CFO, HR Dept Head
618-285-6634.
Janie.parker@ilhcgh.org

or

Jerry McFadden, LCSW
618-697-1617.
jmcfadden@ultragrouphealthcare.com 


Posted:   April 8, 2021
Community Resource Center
618-533-1391

Job Description:

Community Resource Center Therapist/Counselor

  • CRC is a non-for-profit Community Mental Health agency that has been in operation since 1969 offering mental health and substance abuse services to Marion, Clinton and Fayette counties.
  • Offices located in Centralia, Vandalia, Carlyle and Salem Illinois
  • Therapist/Counselor 
Qualifications:
  • Education: Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field preferred OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work
  • Other Bachelor's Degrees with at least two years supervised experience in the field
  • Licenses preferred: LSW, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, CADC or ability to obtain a CADC within two years of hire (CRC will assist you in this process)
  • Knowledge and training in Evidenced Based Practices preferred
  • Therapist/Counselor 
Responsibilities:
  • Working with Adults that both Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders
  • Provide Individual, couple, family and group therapeutic interventions
  • Documentation in compliance with agency and regulatory standards
  • Knowledge of DASA Rule 2060 and DMH Rule 132 preferred
  • Crisis Rotation
  • When indicated, provide consultation, case management and out-reach services
  • Therapist/Counselor 
Benefits:
  • Paid time off (sick, vacation, personal time, holidays)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance Offered
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Supervision for Clinical License
  • HRSA/NHSC Federal Loan Repayment Site

CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $14.47 - $18.00 per hour
COVID-19 considerations:
All clients (and staff) entering the building are required to pass CDC screening questions, pass temperature check and wear a mask at all times. Many services are also being provided to clients virtually.
Send Resumes attention: adavis@crconline.info


Posted:  April 8, 2021

Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in one of its regional offices – Carbondale, IL – 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 Social Worker, as well as a Managing Attorney, and will be part of the Client Support Service Program (which is comprised of one Social Worker, and up to four case workers). 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
  • 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
  • Must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney at:

dgoffinet@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: April 8, 2021

Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in one of its regional offices – Springfield, IL – 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 Social Worker, as well as a Managing Attorney, and will be part of the Client Support Service Program (which is comprised of one Social Worker, and up to four case workers). 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
  • 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
  • Must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney at:

mhubele@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:  April 8, 2021

Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in one of its regional offices – Alton, IL – 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 Social Worker, as well as a Managing Attorney, and will be part of the Client Support Service Program (which is comprised of one Social Worker, and up to four case workers). 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
  • 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
  • Must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney at:

chubbard@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:  April 8, 2021

POSITION: Case Worker—Housing Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a case worker in one of its regional offices – Champaign, IL – 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 Social Worker, as well as a Managing Attorney, and will be part of the Client Support Service Program (which is comprised of one Social Worker, and up to four case workers). 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
  • 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
  • Must have reliable internet to participate in videoconferencing

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney at:

szielke@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: April 6, 2021

Ultra Group Healthcare
Hardin County General Hospital

POSITION: Program Director and Primary Therapist

This job opportunity exists at the Hardin Co General Hospital in Rosiclare Il. The position is for Program Director and Primary Therapist however an applicant for the Primary Therapist alone would certainly be considered. The applicant must hold an MSW degree, and be either an LCSW or an LSW in pursuit of their LCSW.

The program is an established Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health counseling program primarily for patients 65 years of age and older. The service is generally delivered in a small group format with options for individual and family counseling.

The Program Director is responsible for the efficient and successful functioning of the program and coordinates the activities of the Unit staff.

The Primary Therapist provides quality psychotherapy for identified clients and their families with emphasis on active treatment and discharge planning.

For additional information or to apply for the position please contact Janie Parker, CFO, HR Dept Head 618-285-6634. Janie.parker@ilhcgh.org or contact this writer Jerry McFadden, LCSW 618-697-1617. jmcfadden@ultragrouphealthcare.com


Posted:  March 31, 2021

Social Worker (LSCW)

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. seeks a Social Worker in its Client Support Service 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 Social Worker will assist in developing a Client Support Service Program and provide direct case services to housing clients in the East St. Louis regional office. The program is designed to have social work advocates work with attorneys and support staff in an interdisciplinary manner to help tenants facing eviction during the COVID pandemic. The Social Worker will also supervise case workers who will each be based out of a different regional office at Land of Lincoln.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in developing a Client Support Service Program
  • Supervise case workers and MSW practicum students
  • Work with attorneys to develop appropriate strategies and case management for clients
  • Work with clients to utilize all available resources to achieve successful outcomes in their case
  • Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies and coordinate with agencies to ensure client stability
  • Maintain community resource library
  • Actively participate and build relationships in community outreach and education
  • Participate in staff meetings, housing task force meetings and program development activities as needed
  • Participate in general office upkeep duties including computer data entry of intake information, filing, copying, and drafting reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a M.S.W. in Social Work and current LSCW licensure
  • 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:

  • Applicants 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 reliable internet and be able to attend court and video conference hearings

Compensation:

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Managing Attorney:

Megan Kinney, mkinney@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 March 18, 2020

Federal Public Defender
Central District of Illinois
600 E. Adams, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701

POSITION: Mitigation Specialist

Description: The Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois is accepting applications for the permanent position of Mitigation Specialist, based in the Peoria office and supporting attorneys in the Peoria and Rock Island divisions. The Federal Public Defender’s Office operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act 18 U.S.C. § 3006A to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court to individuals unable to afford counsel.

Duties. The Mitigation Specialist is bound by the rules of professional responsibility that govern the conduct of counsel respecting work product, privilege, diligence, and loyalty to the client. The Mitigation Specialist is responsible for developing and analyzing mitigation evidence for court proceedings to aid the court in making decisions regarding pretrial release, trial, and sentencing. In furtherance of these duties the Mitigation Specialist will:

  • Assist attorneys in investigating, analyzing, developing, and presenting mitigation evidence.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, their family members, local social service providers, pretrial service and probation officers, and other entities to support both the client and attorney.
  • Interview clients and relevant persons in a culturally competent manner.
  • Locate and conduct witness interviews to discover information to assist the attorney in advocating for pretrial release, and develop all mitigating circumstances in the client’s life to assist at trial or sentencing.
  • Obtain necessary client signatures and ensure all release forms are current and timely. Gather, investigate, validate, and report to attorney all aspects of client’s life history obtained from multiple sources including vital records, social services records, educational records, employment and personnel records, military records, medical/health records, arrest reports, institutional records, community records, and interviews with persons relevant to the client.
  • Determine what experts might be consulted and potentially retained to evaluate the client for substance abuse or mental illness.
  • Facilitate client’s entry into treatment, housing, educational or vocational programs.
  • Maintain sufficient knowledge of current research and trends in areas such as substance abuse, mental health, and effects of incarceration.
  • Assist the attorney in court where requested, including preparing sentencing presentations and testifying.

Requirements and Qualifications. Applicants must be United States Citizens or authorized to work in the United States. The successful applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of specialized experience. An advanced or graduate degree in Social Work is preferred. Specialized experience includes: conducting ongoing, exhaustive, and independent investigations of every aspect of the client’s character, life history, record, and any circumstances of the offense, or other factors, which may provide a basis for a lesser sentence; and maintaining complete and accurate files. Applicants should have a commitment to providing quality representation to indigent defendants and a reputation for personal integrity. A working knowledge of the criminal justice and correctional systems, psychology, and psychological testing are also required. Excellent interviewing and writing skills are essential for the position, as is the ability to locate, obtain, review, analyze, and summarize relevant records. Successful applicants will be able to prioritize projects and work both independently and cooperatively. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel across the Central District of Illinois, as duties involve significant travel.

Salary and Benefits. This full-time position is in the excepted service and offers full federal benefits, including Federal Employees Retirement System, Thrift Savings Plan, health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and paid holidays. Direct deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees. The successful candidate will be subject to a general background check as a condition of employment and may be subject to periodic updates. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience with a range from JSP (Judiciary Salary Plan) Grade 11, Step 1 to JSP Grade 14, Step 1 (currently $64,649 to $108,885 per annum).

Application Information. Qualified persons may apply by sending the following, in one PDF document, to: ilchr@fd.org

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current and detailed resume
  3. Writing sample that has not been edited by others
  4. Names and contact information for three work references who may be contacted
  5. Completed AO78 application

The Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Costs associated with interviewing and relocation will not be reimbursed. No telephone inquiries please.

For more information and to apply: Federal Public Defender


Posted March 8, 2021

CENTERSTONE
Talent Acquisition
618-937-6483 x 03-7713

Please see our latest job postings. Staff can apply through Workday using the Career worklet on the home screen of your profile. 

External applicants may apply through https://centerstone.org/about/careers.

INTERNAL EMPLOYEES  

To apply: If you plan to apply for a position that is with a manager other than your current manager, be sure to supply the Internal Transfer Form to your supervisor to complete. Your supervisor can submit the transfer form to the hiring manager for the position in which you are applying or it can be emailed to me at cristina.waddell@centerstone.org. Within Workday click on the Career worklet at the home page, select Internal Opportunities and click Centerstone of Illinois, Inc. under the Company column. Additional questions can be directed to cristina.waddell@centerstone.org. Application deadline is 3/16/2021. Late applications may be considered based on a pool of candidates. Position open until filled.

*Also, please remember our Employee Referral Program*

To ensure better tracking and assure YOU promptly get a bonus for helping us recruit please use this Employee Referral Program Form. Beginning immediately, this form will need to be completed to qualify for the referral bonus. Please email the completed form and send to - CSIL-WestHumanResources@centerstone.org. If you have any questions please send them to me. Thanks for helping us find the best candidates to deliver care that changes people’s lives!

Eligibility: All Centerstone of Illinois employees (or Shared Service staff working from CIL locations) are eligible to refer candidates except: Executive Leadership/Navigator’s Team, Operational Leadership Team, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, and supervisors within the chain of the referred candidates.

Employee Referral Program
With Centerstone’s Employee Referral Program, current Centerstone employees can earn cash bonuses for referring successful job candidates! Just tell the candidate to mention your name at the time of interview to help you earn:

$250 for any successful candidate
$500 for Licensed Therapists/Board Certified Behavioral Analysts
$1,000 for Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners


Posted March 2, 2021

ELVERADO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196
114 S. Eighth Street
Elkville, IL 62932
618-568-1321

POSITION: School Social Worker – 2021/2022 School Year

Interested individuals may apply by completing the attached application and submitting it along with the requested documents to Superintendent Kevin Spain. kspain@elv196.org

View/Download the Application (Word)


Posted March 1, 2021

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
402 S. Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
573-339-6173

POSITION - Various

For more information, view: Community Counseling Center


Posted February 19, 2021

STATE OF ILLINOIS – Work 4 Illinois https://illinois.jobs2web.com/

POSITION - Various

We are actively hiring to fill many vacancies in these areas for the following positions right now! Please help us spread the word about these job openings to anyone you know who may be interested:

  • Child Protection Specialist in: Adams, Champaign, Coles, Cook, Kane, Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, McHenry, Macon, Macoupin, St. Clair, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties
  • Child Welfare Specialist in: Adams, Alexander, Champaign, Coles, Cook, DuPage, Effingham, Fulton, Jefferson, Jersey, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Logan, McHenry, McLean, Macon, Madison, Massac, Peoria, Richland, Rock Island, St. Clair, Sangamon, Union, Vermilion, Whiteside, Williamson and Winnebago counties
  • Child Protection Specialist Option SS* in: Cook, Lake, McHenry, Stephenson and Winnebago counties
  • Child Welfare Specialist Option SS* in: Cook and Winnebago counties
  • Day Care Licensing Representative II in: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Morgan, Will, LaSalle and Lake Counties
  • Day Care Licensing Representative II Option SS* in: Cook, Lake and Will counties

If you know someone interested in applying for any of these positions, please have them send an email to DCFS.Employment@illinois.gov with the position title and county in the subject line. A DCFS recruiter will respond to assist them further. NOTE: This information pertains to external, non-state applicants who are seeking a grade for the child protection specialist and/or child welfare specialist position titles.

Current state employees need to follow the “how to apply” instructions listed on open job postings at www.work.illinois.gov and apply directly to the agency contact person listed on the job posting.

*Option SS refers to Spanish Speaking.


Posted February 4, 2021

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS
4840 W. Byron St.
Chicago, IL 60641
224-422-8758

POSITION – Transition Counselor Case Manager

Description:

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we're still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

We are currently seeking a full-time Transition Counselor Case Manager for our Colbert program.

  • Provide and coordinate a continuum of treatment services
  • Carry a caseload of clients providing supportive counseling and concrete series as assigned by Supervisor and operate as part of a treatment team.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with all requirements.
  • Transportation of clients in personal vehicle and agency vehicle.
  • Meet productivity and transition targets.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’ degree in psychology, counseling, and social work, or related field, Master ’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of clinical experience preferred.
  • Experience in Crisis Intervention & De-escalation.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and comprehensible manner.
  • Competent with computers (Word, Outlook, etc.) and willingness to learn the electronic health record system
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and insurance
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself.

Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages:

  • Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hours
  • The training you need to learn, grow, and succeed

For more information, view: LSSI


Posted 1/29/2021

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
402 S. Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
573-339-6173

POSITION

Group Home Manager at Ridgeway

Case Manager positions in Cape Girardeau, MO

Therapy positions in Marble Hill, Fredericktown, and St. Genevieve, MO

 

For more information, view: http://www.cccntr.com/JobOpenings/