Child Welfare Supervisor - Lockport Village

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

About the organization

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. 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.

For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood.

Duties

BASIC FUNCTION:

To provide direct supervision to the case management staff in order to ensure the delivery of quality services to SOS children, foster parents and biological families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise all child welfare services, including intake, case management and foster home placements, while monitoring clinical and legal services.

Work with the Village Director and other supervisory staff to develop and implement other programs to ensure that necessary services are provided to SOS children and their families.
Provide regularly scheduled and documented supervision with case management staff.
Ensure that complete, accurate, and current documentation is maintained for all SOS children.
Conduct quarterly file reviews.
Facilitate and participate in family and team meetings. As needed, provide consultation to foster parents to ensure adequate understanding of case dynamics.
Prepare monthly foster care agency performance report, and meet with APT monitor monthly.
Monitor foster homes in accordance with DCFS 402 standards and act as liason to the DCFS Foster Home Licensing Agent.
Participate in the agencies annual Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan.
Responsible for the implementation and coordination of SACWIS requirements.
Develop relationships and coordinate with DCFS, LANS and other community agencies

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

MSW or other relevant DCFS approved Masters Degree.
Three years direct service child welfare experience and 1 year experience in supervising child welfare staff; or 5 years direct service child welfare experience and proven leadership skills.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure preferred or ability to pass 402 licensure test within 3 months of employment.
Experience in behavior management programs and needs assessment helpful.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems.
Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
Commitment to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois philosophy and mission.

Salary

$48,000 to $52,000 Annually

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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