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Posted June 29, 2020

SPERO FAMILY SERVICES
2023 Richview Road
Mt. Vernon, IL
618-242-1070
sperofs.org

While our primary focus is to support the youth’s mental health needs, we also provide opportunities for growth in spirituality, social skills, education, life skills and recreation both on and off campus.

We provide professional staff who are trained to support the physical, behavioral, emotional, mental health, and therapeutic needs of the adolescents in our youth homes.

POSITION – YOUTH RESIDENTIAL THERAPIST

Provide direct service to youth within Spero programs to meet their treatment needs. Provide counseling services to ensure that established goals are being addressed and documented in various systems.

Qualifications:

  • Education Level: Graduate Degree, Human Services
Primary Duties:
  • Counseling
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medicaid mental health documentation

For more information, view: SPERO FAMILY SERVICES (pdf)


Posted June 29, 2020

SPERO FAMILY SERVICES
2023 Richview Road
Mt. Vernon, IL
618-242-1070
sperofs.org

While our primary focus is to support the youth’s mental health needs, we also provide opportunities for growth in spirituality, social skills, education, life skills and recreation both on and off campus.

We provide professional staff who are trained to support the physical, behavioral, emotional, mental health, and therapeutic needs of the adolescents in our youth homes.

POSITION – TREATMENT DIRECTOR

Responsible for the clinical supervision and oversight of effective, trauma-informed treatment of residents in Residential programs (Mt. Vernon & Murphysboro) of Spero Family Service

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related human services field with LCSW, LCPC or LPHA license
  • 2 years previous experience in clinical treatment of children and adolescents

For more information, view: SPERO FAMILY SERVICES (pdf)


Posted 6/22/2020

SSM Health – St. Mary’s Hospital
400 N. Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801

POSITION – OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST - LCPC
Requisition # R10169 – Full Time

APPLY AT: https://jobs.ssmhealth.com/job/11058424/outpatient-behavioral-health-therapist-lcpc-centralia-il/

Description:

We need you! Are you an LCPC and have experience in an outpatient setting in a therapist role? St. Mary's Hospital's Angela Center is looking to add just that to their staff. An LCPC is required for this Outpatient Therapist role and will be Monday-Friday 8a-5p each week. Come join the SSM Health family today!

Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive and developmental disorders and disabilities using specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive diagnostic assessments of patient’s needs and psychosocial status.
  • Develops a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan and goals for the patient and provides psychotherapy, group, and family therapy if applicable.
  • Collaborates with other members of the multidisciplinary team, as appropriate, to develop treatment goals for the patient. May participate in multidisciplinary patient care conferences discussing information obtained from patient assessments, updates, treatment plans.
  • Provides appropriate documentation of all pertinent information obtained in interviews, consultation with other healthcare professionals, referrals, contacts and supportive services provided to each patient. Completes necessary documentation and reporting in accordance with departmental standards and Federal and State regulations.
  • Provides direct clinical supervision to interns and assigned staff.
  • Performs discharge planning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Behavioral Health or related field
  • Must be an LCPC
  • No experience required

Posted 6/22/2020

SSM Health – St. Mary’s Hospital
400 N. Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801

POSITION – INPATIENT THERAPIST
Requisition #R1445 – Full Time

APPLY AT: https://jobs.ssmhealth.com/job/11058725/inpatient-therapist-centralia-il/

Description:

Come join the SSM Health family in this Inpatient Therapist role! We are you looking for a candidate with a background in psych and who has either an LCPC or an LCSW. The role will be day shift hours and would generally start at 7 am each day. There are occasional weekend shifts when needed as well. Come be a part of a compassionate and knowledge team today and make a difference for those around you!

Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive and developmental disorders and disabilities using specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive diagnostic assessments of patient’s needs and psychosocial status.
  • Develops a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan and goals for the patient and provides psychotherapy, group, and family therapy if applicable.
  • Collaborates with other members of the multidisciplinary team, as appropriate, to develop treatment goals for the patient. May participate in multidisciplinary patient care conferences discussing information obtained from patient assessments, updates, treatment plans.
  • Provides appropriate documentation of all pertinent information obtained in interviews, consultation with other healthcare professionals, referrals, contacts and supportive services provided to each patient. Completes necessary documentation and reporting in accordance with departmental standards and Federal and State regulations.
  • Provides direct clinical supervision to interns and assigned staff.
  • Performs discharge planning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Behavioral Health or related field
  • LCPC or LCSW required

Posted 6/15/2020

SOUTHERN THIRTY ADOLESCENT CENTER
17077 N. IL. Hwy 37
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

APPLY AT: http://www.lcfs.org

POSITION – Therapist

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) is a leading not-for-profit organization that improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. We do this as a leading provider of a variety of child welfare services. LCFS is a welcoming organization that serves people of all faiths, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender-identifications.

Description:

Under the general supervision of the Southern Thirty Residential Center Director, oversee the welfare of the youth at the facility and provide rehabilitative services to clients.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of behavioral assessment and intervention strategies and techniques, basic diagnostic and evaluation skills, crisis management, and treatment systems assessment.
  • Use judgement over casework and recommend dispositions in respect to agency goals and the impact on the community.
  • Enforce Center's rules and regulations, resolve conflicts, respond to emergencies and take authoritative action as situations demand.
  • Complete all required reports and case histories accurately and concisely and maintain confidentiality of department information and records.
  • Communicate effectively with residents, parents/guardians, co-workers, school and court officials and effectively implement behavioral and related intervention programs with all staff members of the facility.
  • Work extended hours during crisis situations as needed.
  • interact with staff in a way that develops an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

What We offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit plans for all Full-Time Employees
  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • 403B
  • EAP and Workforce Resiliency Training

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in the clinical field
  • Meet requirements of Qualified Mental Health Professional
  • Supervised clinical experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of the juvenile criminal justice system and juvenile code
  • Knowledge and ability to assess cases of chemical dependency, substance abuse and physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act
  • Must pass a DCFS Background Check

LCFS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For more information, view: Southern Thirty Adolescent Center


Posted 6/15/2020

SOUTHERN THIRTY ADOLESCENT CENTER
17077 N. IL. Hwy 37
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

APPLY AT: http://www.lcfs.org

POSITION – Clinical Manager

LCFS offer numerous services to at risk children and their families in their communities. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of children, their families and their communities. If you have a passion for helping children, and are looking to make a difference that changes lives, we may have an opportunity for you.

Description:

The Clinical Manager monitors productivity, expenses, and revenue of counselors as well as supervises and monitors the clinical interventions provided by counselors to clients in the assigned geographic area and programs. Maintains and provides clinical services to the assigned required caseload.

What We offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit plans for all Full-Time Employees
  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • 403B
  • EAP and Workforce Resiliency Training

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work preferred but may consider other related areas of study
  • LCSW, LCPC or LMFT required
  • Experience providing individual, couple, family and group counseling required
  • Experience working in a child welfare setting with youth and families with complex and severe trauma preferred
  • Experience in training preferred
  • Must pass background check in accordance with DCFS regulations

LCFS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For more information, view: Southern Thirty Adolescent Center


Posted 6/11/2020

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER

Madison, Ste. Genevieve, and Perry Counties, MO

POSITION

Emergency Services Specialist – Crisis Specialist

Description:

As an Emergency Services Specialist, you would be responsible for the assessment/disposition of crisis emergencies during the evening and overnight coverage's. You would be responding to individuals who are at risk of harming themselves, or others, and assess the individual’s current situation to ensure their safety, and determine the best course for treatment. In this role, you would be responding to crisis calls within Madison, Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties, and would work extremely closely with local law enforcement and emergency rooms.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum MSW or MA in clinical psychology, psychological counseling or other mental health degree.
  • Experience in mental health field preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

For more information, view: Community Counseling Center


Posted 6/11/2020

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER

Cape Girardeau, MO

POSITION

Emergency Services Specialist – Crisis Specialist

Description:

As an Emergency Services Specialist, you would be responsible for the assessment/disposition of crisis emergencies during the evening coverage. You would be responding to individuals who are at risk of harming themselves, or others, and assess the individual’s current situation to ensure their safety, and determine the best course for treatment. In this role, you would be responding to crisis calls within Cape Girardeau and Bollinger Counties, and would work extremely closely with local law enforcement and emergency departments. With this position, you would also be responsible for providing agency discharge documentation as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum MSW or MA in clinical psychology, psychological counseling or other mental health degree.
  • Experience in mental health field preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

For more information, view: Community Counseling Center


Posted 5/18/2020

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
63 Dr. Park
Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
Phone: 573-332-2779
Website: www.cccntr.com

POSITION

School Based Therapist

Description: 

CCC has a School Based Therapist opening that works out of Bollinger County in Marble Hill, MO. Our School Based Therapist work within the various schools in our catchment area to provide mental health services to the students in these schools. This is a fast-paced position where no two days are the same and is an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming therapist to develop their skills while working towards their full licensure.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a candidate must have either an LMSW or PLPC provisional license (or be eligible for provisional license). For those obtaining their PLPC, confirmation of a passed NCE will suffice until supervision can be determined.

For more information, view: Community Counseling Center


Posted 5/4/2020

ONE HOPE UNITED
333 S. Wabash Street
Suite 2750
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 618-534-4198
Email: mmeyer@onehopeunited.org
Website: onehopeunited.org/careers

POSITION

Case Managers / Therapists (Mental Health Crisis Screening)
West Frankfort, Illinois office

Qualifications:

BSW or MSW accepted

For more information, view: Full Position Description


Posted 4/17/2020

SOUTH EASTERN SPECIAL EDUCATION
P.O. Box 185
111 W. Mound Street
Sainte Marie, IL 62459-0185
618-455-3396
rpayne@sese.org

POSITION:

School Social Worker - (2020/2021 school year)

Qualifications:

Professional Educator License with an Endorsement in School Social Work required

For more information, view: SESE


Posted 4/8/2020

CENTERSTONE

Fellowship House Campus
Men’s Residential Program
800 North Main Street
Anna, IL
Phone: 618-833-4456
Website: centerstone.org

Description:

Centerstone’s Fellowship House Campus provides services to people who suffer with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring problems. We accept Illinois Medicaid including IlliniCare Health and Meridian and accept those with no insurance.

Our treatment programs are structured to provide clients with basic tools to begin their recovery from SUD, develop the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings, and set personal goals. Our professional staff provide medically monitored detoxification program for women and men, specialized men’s residential rehabilitation program, adult outpatient program and youth outpatient program.

For more information, view: Centerstone Fellowship House Campus


Posted 3/31/2020

HANNIBAL REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Hannibal, MO

POSITION: Full Time Outpatient – Social Services Worker

Description:

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is a rural health clinic attached to Hannibal Regional Hospital. With the growth of our healthcare system’s outpatient medical group, we are seeking an MSW to join our clinic team. Along with the care managers, primary care and medical specialty physicians the MSW will address the psychosocial and social determinants impacting the patient’s health and implement strategies and solutions for positive outcomes. This position will require skill in assessment, counseling, knowledge of community, state and federal programs and resources and the ability to provide professional expertise and consultation to the team. As a new position, there is opportunity to have input in the design of the daily work flow and the creation of target projects within the role.

Minimum Requirements:

Masters of Social Work degree (MSW)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred

For more information, view: Hannibal Regional Healthcare


Posted 3/9/2020

NEW DIRECTIONS NORTHWEST, INC.
3975 Midway Street
Baker City, OR 97814
541-524-9065

POSITION: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

We are a non-profit that specializes in helping people with alcohol, drug, and gaming addictions as well as mental health, developmental disabilities, and prevention services to individuals from Baker County (Oregon), and throughout the state of Oregon.

We are currently in need of both Licensed Clinical Social Workers as well as recent graduates from the Masters of Social Work programs. We have grown significantly as an organization and need to add to our team. Check us out at newdirectionsnw.org.

In addition to competitive pay and excellent benefits, we have LCSW's that are able to provide supervision and students can apply to a loan repayment program. Our rural setting also allows new social workers to have a well-rounded experience with a variety of clients.


Description: As an LCSW or LPC you would provide psychotherapy counseling and case management to individuals, couples, families, and groups, in a community based outpatient mental health program. Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with an interdisciplinary team and agency psychiatrist. Ability to prepare concise and complete treatment notes using the EHR system. Provide Crisis intervention counseling on a rotation basis. This is a Full-time exempt position with full benefits starting the 1st of the month after hire date.


Posted 3/9/2020

University of Iowa Healthcare
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA52242
319-384-8417

POSITION: Several openings for MSW-trained social workers throughout our adult and pediatric inpatient units

For more information, view: UIHC Social Worker
UIHC Job Openings


Posted 2-27-2020

JONESBORO COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DIST. #43
Jonesboro, Illinois

POSITION: K-8 School Social Worker

Description:

Position is responsible for working with students in grades Pre K to 8th Grade.Candidates must possess a passion for working with children, the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, and the ability to successfully work in a collaborative environment.


Qualifications:

As per Illinois State Board of Education Licensure requirements:

* Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a School Social Worker endorsement or equivalent.

* Preferred MSW or LCSW designation.

* Applicants must pass a criminal background check acceptable to the Board of Education.


For more information, view: Jonesboro Community Consolidated School Dist. #43


Posted 2-27-2020

DaVita Dialysis
Centralia and Vandalia, Illinois

POSITION:Social Worker (MSW)

Description:
Use your natural gift of education and persuasion to help patients and their families cope with the effects of kidney disease. Life on dialysis can be a difficult transition for many patients-and you'll be there to support and advocate for them. In this vital role, you will help patients understand their rights and responsibilities, and guide them in managing the physical, mental, emotional and financial demands of End Stage Renal Disease.

If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you.

We offer career options to fit your lifestyle.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village as a Social Worker:

  • A community first, company second culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation. • Licensed or registered in the state of practice as required by state regulations.

 Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) required with a specialization in clinical practice
  • Two years of experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government and private insurance programs
  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as functional proficiency with DaVita specific applications within 60 days


For more information, go to: www.davita.com


Posted 2-27-2020

CHILDREN’S HOME & AID
Herrin, Illinois

POSITION: Therapist – Adoption Support & Preservation

Description:
For 135 years, Children’s Home & Aid has partnered with children, youth, and families whose potential is at risk to create hope, opportunity, and bright futures. The services provided by our Adoption Support & Preservation Program help to stabilize adoption and guardianship placements for children and the families they join. We help them heal, grow, and develop in loving homes. The Therapist provides clinical services to children who are currently in adoption or guardianship placements.

Why a career with Children’s Home & Aid?
* Mission-focused, trauma-informed, cutting edge programming.
* Competitive salary; generous paid time off; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k).
* Focused support and opportunities for development.
* Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leader in supporting LGBT youth and families.
* Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.

•Clinical licensure (or eligibility for clinical licensure).

•At least two years’ experience providing clinical services to youth and families required.


For more information, view: Children’s Home & Aid - Therapist


Posted 2-17-2020

Shawnee Health Service / Shawnee Alliance
6355 Brandhorst Drive
Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8322

CCU Case Manager

Description:
Case Managers conduct in-home assessments for older adults and provide assistance in utilizing resources and developing care plans that enable them to maintain their independence to live the community. Full-time position includes benefits and mileage reimbursement. We have satellite offices located throughout our 18 county region with this opening located in our Carterville office. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct in-home assessments to identify client needs
  • Develop an understanding of resources
  • Set up appropriate care plans
  • Complete all documentation related to the above
  • Screening for institutional care with follow up for transition back to home
  • Participate in staff meetings and training opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of a BA/BS in social sciences, social work, or human services related field or RN
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and agency requirements, and is in good working order
  • Must possess excellent observation, oral and written communication skills
  • Must pass background check
  • Bachelors or RN (Required)


For more information, view: CCU Case Manager


Posted 1-27-2020

CENTERSTONE – Carterville, Illinois
Posted 2/10/2020

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center
847-377-8024

Therapist - Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Description: Outpatient therapist position specializing in tobacco cessation, working with both adult SMI population and general population. Primary responsibilities are to provide individual and group therapy for tobacco cessation, and complete comprehensive assessments for clients entering care. Position responsibilities also include evaluation, psycho-social education.

Qualifications:

1.Requires a master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with two years of experience and clinical license in the State of Illinois is required, and
2.If a recovering person, they must have two years of demonstrated sobriety.
3.Bilingual, Spanish-speaking preferred

For more information, view: Lake County Health Dept.


YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR (TREE)

Description: Provides group and individual counseling, community support, case management; serve as advocate to clients; provide information, education & support; promote wellness, recovery & skill building to sustain better health; provide training to manage stress/problems and make healthy lifestyle choices; recognize & respond to relapse, manage crisis & achieve and sustain recovery. Assists clients with personal recovery goals, helps clients develop natural support systems, and coaches clients to advocate for themselves within their healthcare systems. Implements evidence-informed substance use interventions. A TREE Counselor works both autonomously and under the direction of assigned supervisory staff when performing job tasks/providing services. As part of Centerstone’s team-oriented philosophy, a TREE Counselor is expected to actively participate in variety of cross-functional teams and performance improvement initiatives.

Qualifications: Position Requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other human service related field. Experience providing counseling and mental health/substance use services with adolescents and young adults preferred. Masters Level SAS staff must have certification or licensure within the required time-frame mandated by SUPR Staff Qualifications (or within 2 years of hire, whichever comes first). Position also requires the ability to utilize necessary computer hardware and software including a working knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office suite. Must have valid driver’s license in applicable programs. Providers utilizing electronic health records and/or other automated/electronic documentation systems are required to have computer and keyboarding experience and skills or the ability to develop such skills within required timeframes in order to meet the level of proficiency set by the agency. Direct Service Providers utilizing electronic/automated documentation systems will be required to undergo a computer and keyboarding assessment test to determine proficiency. A Master’s level TREE Counselor must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional status in relevant programs. All employees in the TREE Counselor position must successfully complete required background checks and pre-employment screening.

For more information, view: CENTERSTONE – Youth Substance Use Counselor


Posted 1-15-2020

Lotus Children’s Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center
1605 North Friendship Road
Paducah, KY42202

also,

Weaks Center
607 Poplar Street
Suites B, I, J
Murray, KY42071

Phone: 270-534-4422
Email:cwaldo@lotusky.org
Website: www.hopehealgrow.org

LICENSED THERAPIST

Description: We are looking for a licensed (or someone working towards licensure) Therapist and are hoping to find an SIUC graduate interested in this rewarding career. Salary is between $46,000-$52,000, depending on experience and license status.

Cheryl Waldo
Director of Operations and Personnel
Lotus Children’s Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center


Posted 1-8-2020

RecoverUs Centers Carbondale

PART-TIME COUNSELOR – LCP/LCSW

Description:
RecoverUs is an out-patient, non-narcotic treatment facility located here in Carbondale, for those addicted to opiates and other drugs including alcohol. We offer a radical new approach to recovery, a unique combination of allopathic medicine, nutrition, psychology, licensed addiction counseling and alternative therapies designed to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. The process takes 8-14 days for the initial detoxification. After you are free from addiction, we help with long-term brain restoration, forming new patterns, and a life free from the effects of drugs and alcohol.

As you are aware, addiction does not discriminate, it effects all genders, races, religions, ages, and education levels. Today, too many professionals, teenagers and young adults are fighting the fight, some in silence and others may have a close friend or family member struggling.

For more information, view: RecoverUs Centers Carbondale


Posted 1-8-2020

Family Counseling Center, Inc.
Johnson County Office

MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES

Description: Family Counseling Center based out of Golconda and Vienna, Illinois has additional opportunities for outpatient counselors and therapists, as well as residential technicians and residential advocates.

For more information, view: Family Counseling Center - Johnson County


Posted 1-7-2020

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

LSW/LCSW

Description: A full-time (80 hours per bi-weekly pay) position. Provides social work services to patients and families within assigned area in order to meet identified psychosocial needs as well as to enhance problem-solving and coping capacities and to facilitate timely discharge by arranging post-discharge services. The social work provides psychosocial assessment, supporting counseling, crisis intervention and financial planning and works collaboratively with all other members of the healthcare team ensuring clear communication and care planning to all patients.

Minimum Requirements: Must be a graduate of a bachelor's or master's social work program. Illinois LSW or LCSW preferred. One to three years of social work experience preferred.

For more information, view LSW/LCSW attachment.


Posted 1-7-2020

Catholic Charities: Archdiocese of Saint Louis
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

FOSTER CARE SPECIALIST

Description: Position is full time and serves St. Louis and Jefferson Counties.Primary responsibilities include providing assessment, service planning and case management to families with the focus on connecting children with families and keeping families connected.Advocate for Children and Families within the systems impacting service delivery i.e. educational, legal, medical, mental health systems.Conduct activities in a manner to facilitate the fundamental goals of achieving permanency for children, placement stability, safety of children and reduction of residential utilization.Document all activities related to case management in the state information system.

Qualifications: The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work with a diverse client population, a desire to work as part of a team, a sense of humor, a working knowledge of community resources and a passion for the right of every child to be part of a permanent, loving family.

Minimum Requirements: At least 2 years child welfare experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling. Prior Child Welfare Practice training preferred.

For more information, view Foster Care Specialist attachment.