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Intact Family Caseworker

Company: Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionLutheran 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.LSSI is seeking a full-time Intact Family Caseworker for the Intact Family program. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services contracts with LSSI to provide in-home services to families who have been indicated for abuse or neglect.*This position complies with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule, which requires that employees working in certain programs are fully vaccinated unless you have a medical or religious exemption.Duties and Responsibilities:The goal is to maintain the family, whenever safely possible, as an intact entity.The position requires good clinical and assessment skills, and ability to engage and motivate clients to change, while monitoring ongoing safety of the children.Usual length of client service is 6-9 months. Visits take place in the home where the children reside; therefore, access to a car, a clean driving record is required.Qualifications:In addition to a real passion for working with at-risk children and families, this opportunity requires:A Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related human services field.A valid Illinois driver's license, proof of automobile liability insurance.Access to transportation for visits, and to transport clients to and from appointments.Background check clearance, both criminal and CANTS.State licensing/certification as required by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner, both verbally and in writing.Benefits and Perks:Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you're helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages:Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensureOpportunity for advancementComprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hoursThe training you need to learn, grow, and succeed!The opportunity to become a part of a fantastic team of Child Welfare professionals! 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.

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Des Plaines , Intact Family Caseworker, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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