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Child Welfare Specialist

Chicago, Illinois | Full-Time Temp-to-Hire

Job ID: 2371 Category: Care Management, Case Management

We are currently hiring for a full time, temp to hire Child Welfare Specialist in Chicago, IL.

The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.   They report to the Child Welfare Supervisor.

  1. Provide comprehensive case management services to children, including assessment, referral, placement supervision, service plan formulation and implementation, and appropriate involvement with the and biological families. Act as a partner to Foster Parents in times of need.
  2. Maintain complete, accurate, and current service reports on children and families served including timely written case notes, six-month summaries and permanency reports as required and/or requested by DCFS . Conduct quarterly audits of client files. 
  3. Ensure that a healthy, safe and secure home environment and a consistency of care is provided to the children, including but not limited to, ensuring that the children received proper medical, dental and emotional care as required. 
  4. Advise and consult with the Client, Foster Parent and Child Welfare Supervisor to ensure adequate understanding of the case dynamics and the needs of the Client. 
  5. Coordinate effectively with DCFS and other community agencies for the maximum utilization of available resources to address the service goals of the cases assigned. 
  6. Work in conjunction with the Child & Family Services Coordinator to develop a working knowledge of community resources which may be used in serving clients and maintain a close working relationship with these resources. 
  7. Act as a Liaison to the Foster Parent Enrichment Coordinator and Child & Family Services Coordinator within the Spanish speaking communities towards identifying resources and foster parent recruitment.
  8. Prepare for and attend required case meetings, ACR’ s, court hearings, and staffings.
  9. Submit reports as required by Supervisor.
  10. Perform on-call duties as needed to carry out the responsibilities as required.
  11. Communicate problems and issues within the department to the Child Welfare Supervisor.
  12. Complete all mandatory agency and job specific training.
  13. Represent in a professional manner to the public and guests.
  14. Comply with all policies, state, federal, county and city laws, rules and regulations.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.
  16. Attend general agency staff meetings, in-service education/training, individual supervision, and other meetings as directed by the Village Director or Supervisor. 
  17. Work with Foster and Biological Families and provide support when needed.
  1. A bachelor' s degree in social work, psychology or related field.
  2. Proficient speaking, reading and writing skills.
  3. One year Child Welfare Experience.
  4. DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required.
  5. Ability to work with DCFS, courts and other social service systems.
  6. Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
  7. Valid Illinois driver' s license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
  8. Ability to travel between both Villages and surrounding communities.
  9. Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
  10. Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
  11. Ability to work in a team environment.
  12. Strong communication and organizational skills.

If you are interested in further information please send the most updated copy of your resume to

Thank You,

Brooke Olson

National Recruiting Manager

888-651-8367 x4787

Brooke Olson
National Recruiting Manager

Recruiting is a great way to combine two fields that I love — human resources and human services. I believe that my knowledge of the human services field helps me so much in my position as a behavioral health recruiter. I am truly able to understand what client companies are looking for in a candidate, and in turn, I can help job candidates locate a job they love.

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