Child Welfare Specialist – Foster Care job – Children’s Home Association of Illinois – Peoria, IL

Child Welfare Specialist – Foster Care

Children’s Home Association of Illinois

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Peoria, IL

Provides direct case management services to assigned clients and families including assessment, service plan development and implementation, court representation, and documentation of services. Provides reunification services and permanency planning to assigned clients. Provides counseling, mentoring, and life skills training. Monitors the safety and wellbeing of assigned clients in their foster homes. Assures all medical, educational, and clinical needs are met of all assigned clients. Provides crisis management services in order to increase stability and personal functioning; consults with Foster Care staff as well as other involved parties in order to plan, provide, and monitor effective treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field, 2 or more years experience in child welfare, preferred experience with emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed youth and their families. Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients, staff, foster parents, and families served. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work within a treatment team; ability to handle job related manners in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner. Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information; ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations.

? BENEFITS: Along with competitive salary, this position also offers medical, vision, and dental insurance, a flexible spending account, 401K matching, company paid group life insurance, PTO and Sick time, and Long Term Disability.

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