Resource Specialist job – Children’s Home Association of Illinois – Peoria, IL

Resource Specialist

Children’s Home Association of Illinois

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Peoria, IL

Responsible for recruitment, licensing, maintenance and/or retention of foster homes. Assists with foster parent training. Participates in the ongoing work of child placement services, including related documentation, placement clearance, on-call rotation and arranging for emergency placements.

QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Relevant experience in child welfare preferred and experience or other training preparing an individual to work with families and youth involved with DCFS. 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 matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner. Knowledge of community resources and services. Ability to organize and execute responsibilities in an independent manner. Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information. Ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations. Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.

BENEFITS : Along with a 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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