Child Welfare Supervisor

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

About the organization

For 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, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.

Duties

The Child Welfare Supervisor provides 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.

Supervise all child welfare services, including intake, case management and foster home placements, while monitoring clinical and legal services.
Work with the Director of Programs and Services 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. Facilitate professional development and training opportunities for case management staff.
Ensure that complete, accurate, and current documentation is maintained for all SOS children. Emphasis on the timely completion of all DCFS required paperwork, including 906, 1420 and 1425. Responsible for the implementation and coordination of SACWIS requirements.
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. Prepare for and attend required case meetings, ACR’s, court dates, and staffing as required.
Monitor foster homes in accordance.

Qualifications

MSW or other relevant Master’s Degree.
Three years direct service child welfare experience and one year of experience 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 lead a team, including strong communication and organizational skills. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems and the ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks and able to work flexible hours.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
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.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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