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Bilingual Case Manager

Company: Maryville Academy
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Join Maryville Academy and improve the lives of children and families! We have full time openings for Bilingual Case Managers for the Unaccompanied Children's Shelter in Des Plaines.About Maryville AcademyMaryville is a human services organization established as an orphanage by the Archdiocese of Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. As a childcare organization rooted in Catholic social teaching, Maryville is dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age. Our mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth. Our six service areas include: Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, Educational Services, Family Services, J--venes Adelante (Youth Moving Forward) and Residential Services. Our services are offered in Chicago, Bartlett and Des Plaines. We offer many opportunities for growth, a rewarding experience and an excellent benefits packageAbout the Unaccompanied Children's ShelterThe Unaccompanied Children's Shelter is home to adolescent boys and girls through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This program provides a safe setting for children during their first days in America until a permanent setting can be established for them.About the the Bilingual Case Manager PositionThe Bilingual Case Manager for the Unaccompanied Children's Program, under the supervision of the Lead Case Manager, acts as an advocate for the youth, supporting them in exercising their rights, choices, and responsibilities. The main role of the Case Manager is to ensure that each child is safe and cared for, and is reunited with a suitable parent, guardian, or sponsor in the most expeditious manner possible. This position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. The Case Manager is a grant position related solely to the Unaccompanied Children's Program as funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and any successor funding.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure safety for all UC within each home. Coordinate and handle an estimated case load of 8-10 at any given time. Coordinate initial intake for each UC. Schedule/confirm each UC has an initial medical evaluation within 48 hours of arrival. Coordinate and assist the Clinician to assure the admission assessment and family tree are completed within 3 days of arrival. Coordinate and assist Clinician to assure the psychosocial summary and individualized Service Plan (ISP) are completed within 7 days of arrival. Manage reunification process for each UC. Keep information updated in UC portal. Coordinate the discharge and release of child to their sponsor. Respond to client emergencies within or outside work hours. Other duties as assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation/Experience: Bachelor's degree in relevant behavioral/social sciences field; 2-4 years progressive experience in case management.Skills/Knowledge: Bilingual English/Spanish language competency required; Strong communication and organizational skills; Strong skills in Microsoft Office and web-based databases; Strong sense of ethics and capacity to interact with ORR stakeholders; Demonstrated willingness to be a team player; Must possess a valid driver's license.Physical Demands: Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods; Ability to walk up and down stairs; Required to lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds; Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.Environment and Scheduling: Work is performed in designated program; Duties involve contact with youth who may be traumatized; Must be flexible and available to work additional hours when necessary; May be scheduled to work on weekends and/or holidays.Why Join the Maryville Family? Maryville offers all full-time employees: PPO health insurance options Vision Insurance Dental insurance (after one year of service) FSA and HSA 403(b) Paid vacation and sick days 9 paid holidays a year Long Term Disability and Life Insurance (after one year of service) Tuition reimbursement (after one year of service)For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Maryville Academy, Des Plaines , Bilingual Case Manager, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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