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Child Welfare Assistant

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 full-time open positions for Child Welfare Assistants in Savoy, Illinois. Responsibilities include:
Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma. Responsibilities include: transportation of clients to/from therapy appointments, visitation, supervising visits, documentation of all transports and visits. Physical requirements include lifting car seats in/out of cars and children in/out of cars. Also assists with office work as needed. Must have good written and verbal skills. Applicant must have a valid Illinois driver's licensing, proof of automobile liability insurance and access to reliable transportation. Applicant must pass fingerprint /criminal background check. Work schedule consists of days, nights, split shifts or weekend hours.
Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!
Requirements
Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma;
  • Must have good communication skills (oral and written);
  • Valid Illinois driver's licensing, proof of automobile liability insurance and access to reliable transportation.
  • Must pass fingerprint /criminal background check;
  • Demonstrated on-going ability to work well with a variety of personalities, and openness to personal and professional growth;
  • Must have flexibility as work schedule consists of days, nights, split shifts or weekend hours;

Physical requirements include lifting car seats in/out of cars and children in/out of cars. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related social service field will also be considered with the potential for eventual promotion to available Child Welfare Specialist positions.
Above all, this position requires a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families requiring foster care or intact family services.
What we offer:
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.
Key Words: Social Services, Human Services, Child and Family Services, Family Therapists, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Child and Youth Services, Program Assistant, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP.


 

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