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Case Manager - Intact Family Services

Company: Children's Home & Aid
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Children's Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. Asa leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality.Our full-time staff receive competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including a paid leave accrual rate that starts at two weeks annually and grows to more than five weeks of paid time off each year,as well as a paid winter break that occurs the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.We strive to hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are supported and encouraged.The Intact Family Services Case Manager is a critical member of the region's child welfare team, workingcollaboratively within and across programs to ensure a relentless focus on keeping children safe and supporting families, consistent with our agency'sBlueprint for Impact, which includes replacing what we currently think of as child welfare services with what we know to be child, family, and community well-being solutions. The Intact Family Services program provides families with intensive, trauma-informed case management services using Solution-Based Casework (SBC), an evidence-informed casework model of partnering with families to help them reach their goals. As an Intact Family Services Case Manager, you will work collaboratively with families who have an allegation of abuse or neglect and are at risk of having their children removed from the home.What you'll do: Provide case management services to children and families who have an indicated report of abuse or neglect.Assess the needs of children and families and help to plan services.Establish collaborative relationships with service providers and institutions that play a role in the family's situation.Monitor the family's progress towards their goals.Provide testimony in the Juvenile Court System regarding the best interest of children and families.Who you are: You have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a closely related field. Master's degree preferred.You have a Child Welfare Employee License (CWEL), Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP), and Child Abuse and Neglect (CANS) certification, or you're able to obtain within 90 days of hire.You have experience providing collaborative, strength-based services to kids and families, and you're looking for an opportunity to partner with families to help them thrive.You enjoy working autonomously but also value working with a team to reach shared goals.You are able to attend in-person meetings and events as needed, and you have a valid driver's license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle.The Details: Location: Hybrid (remote/in office); majority of your time will be spent in Kane county meeting with clients either in their homes or in other community-based locations, with opportunities to complete service documentation and other case coordination from your preferred location (in office, or remotely).Schedule: Full-time, salaried; general business hours with some flexibility required for accommodating client's schedules and special projects. Minimal on call responsibilities.Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing. Compensation & Benefits:Salary: Range starts at $43K offers are commensurate with experience.Additional compensation: One-time $3,000 CWEL recognition payment (issued 60 days after hire or following licensure completion).Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here).Winter Break: The agency is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This paid break allows staff to spend time with their families around the holidays without using their accrued time off balances.Student Loan Forgiveness: Children's Home & Aid is an approved agency for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).Where you work matters. You're considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together.(More about who we are here.)We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today. Review our agency's blueprint for impact:Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Children's Home & Aid, Des Plaines , Case Manager - Intact Family Services, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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