Child Welfare Specialist

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

About the organization

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes.
We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of
a full-time, professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.


The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS Illinois children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan. They report to the Child Welfare Supervisor and are located at one of our villages in Lockport, Roosevelt Square, or Chicago Village.


Provide comprehensive case management services to SOS Illinois children on the Village and in the community, including assessment, referral, placement supervision, service plan formulation and implementation, and appropriate involvement with the SOS Illinois and biological families. Act as a partner to Foster Parents in times of need.
Maintain complete, accurate, and current service reports on children and families served including timely written case notes, six-month summaries and permanency reports as required and/or requested by DCFS and SOS Illinois. Conduct quarterly audits of client files.
Ensure that a healthy, safe and secure home environment and a consistency of care is provided to the children, including but not limited to, ensuring that the children received proper medical, dental and emotional care as required.
Advise and consult with the Client, Foster Parent, and Child Welfare Supervisor to ensure adequate understanding of the case dynamics and the needs of the Client.
Coordinate effectively with DCFS and other community agencies for the maximum utilization of available resources

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A bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related field.
Proficient speaking, reading and writing skills. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
One year Child Welfare Experience.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts and other social service systems.
Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to travel between both Villages and surrounding communities.


$37,000.00 Annually Onwards

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