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Child Welfare Specialist

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 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.
LSSI currently has positions open for Child Welfare Specialists in Savoy, IL. As a member of a child welfare team under the direct supervision of a Master's level supervisor, the prospective child welfare specialist/caseworker provides a full range of foster care services to children and families within Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandates, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois policies, and Council on Accreditation standards. This job requires flexibility, compassion, good communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work well with a variety of personalities, openness to personal and professional growth, and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Candidates for the Child Welfare position must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, or a related social service field. Additionally, candidates must pass a background check, and possess a valid driver's license/valid automobile insurance.
If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, submit a current resume for this full-time CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST position.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related, acceptable COA degree. 1 year experience/CWEL preferred. Expected to work with families and children involved with Illinois State child welfare system-foster care program. Provide case management services to families and children, service referrals, court attendance including report writing and verbal testimony, documentation of all contacts made. Good written and verbal skills required. Applicant must have a valid Illinois driver's license, proof of automobile liability insurance and access to reliable transportation. Applicant must pass fingerprint /criminal background check. This position services a multiple county area.
If you believe that your passion and commitment, as well as your skills and experience, would contribute to the work of LSSI, we welcome your interest in joining the LSSI team!
Requirements
Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, or an identified human service field.
  • A minimum of one year of child welfare experience preferred.
  • Basic understanding of strengths-based, trauma informed interaction with clients.
  • Submit to fingerprinting and pass required background checks, including CANTS, LEADS, Sexual Abuse Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI.
  • Valid Illinois driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance and access to transportation to make home visits, other required appointments, and transport clients.
  • Ability to pass required IDCFS Child Welfare Employee licensure (CWEL) as a requirement for ongoing employment with LSSI.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences within the diverse client base served by the organization, as well as within the organization itself.

Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure. Monetary Incentive rewards. Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare insurance, paid time off per calendar year, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible hours.
Training
We offer room for advancement and an environment where you can utilize your education and experience, knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.
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