Intact Child Welfare Specialist
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Intact Child Welfare Specialist
Full Job Description
At OMNI Youth Services, it's our mission to partner with parents
and the community to provide innovative, transformational
behavioral and educational support services to children,
adolescents, and young adults. We understand how difficult it is
for families and we believe that they shouldn't have to go through
these challenges alone. That's why OMNI focuses on resolving
existing problems as soon as we receive the first request for help.
From there, we collaborate with families to create pathways to
successful and healthy behaviors for their youth. Everyone deserves
the chance to develop lasting skills for life.
Leading the way in finding innovative solutions that create
positive change in youth, families, and community life has been
OMNI's vision for more than 48 years. We annually serve thousands
of individuals in over 25 communities throughout Chicago's
Northwest Suburbs. Our services include counseling, 24-hour crisis
intervention, substance abuse prevention and treatment, family
strengthening, juvenile justice services, youth development, and
community outreach services.
Position: Intact Case Manager
Office Location: Buffalo Grove
The Intact Family Services Caseworker is responsible for providing
family-based intervention and family preservation services to
families who are open intact family cases.
- Conducts initial and ongoing assessments of strengths, needs,
and risk factors, in accordance with the Intact Family Services
- Develops and implements service plans, in collaboration with
the client's family, in accordance with the Intact Family Services
plan. Directs implementation of client services and treatment
goals. Makes referrals to community service providers to address
issues such as housing, mental health, substance abuse treatment,
or domestic violence.
- In accordance with each family's service plan, provides case
management, mentoring, advocacy, support, and education that will
protect children and preserve families. Counsels individuals
regarding issues including, but not limited to, parenting,
unemployment, housing, substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma,
childcare, and/or medical care.
- Completes and maintains case notes, client records, reports and
other required documentation according to organization's guidelines
for completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
- Complies with all pertinent state and federal laws, DCFS Rules
and Procedures, and the Code of Ethics for Child Welfare
Professionals. Provides court testimony related to services
provided to clients as required. Informs the supervisor of any
legal issues related to agency services.
- Represents the organization in a positive, professional light
to active and potential clients, referral and funding sources, and
the general public.
- Enhances professional competence through appropriate training
activities and ongoing awareness of developments in the child
- Participates in the Peer Review process for client files.
Contributes to quality improvement through active participation in
Quality Improvement activities.
- Some positions bilingual in Spanish preferred: the ability to
read, write, and speak Spanish fluently.
- Maintains and expresses a positive attitude about their job,
the service constituencies, and the organization.
- Responds to clients and/or customers within 24 hours.
- Carry an average caseload of 10 to 12 families. When program
needs are high, the number may increase.
- Participate in on-call crisis rotation per crisis plan.
- Meet all the requirements in DCFS Rule .388 and the FY21
- Bachelor's degree in social work and one year of child welfare
experience OR a bachelor's degree in a related field and three
years of child welfare experience.
- Bilingual in Spanish fluently (oral and written) preferred.
- Previous DCFS Foundations training and Illinois Child Welfare
Employee License (CWEL) or be eligible for and able to obtain upon
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekend hours as
needed to meet the needs of the agency and the families we
- Must pass a drug screen and necessary background checks.
- Must travel for job responsibilities, including the ability to
drive distances to enter the homes of families in the service area.
Possess a valid Illinois driver's license that has not been revoked
or suspended within the past three years, and the use of a personal
vehicle with adequate insurance.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required
OMNI Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. All
applicants will be considered for employment without attention to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, veteran or disability status.
Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Schedule
- Employer Paid Benefits (Life, STD, LTD)
- Paid Time Off
- Sick Time
- 14 Paid HolidaysSchedule:
- Monday to FridayExperience:
- child welfare: 1 year (Preferred)Education:
- Bachelor's (Required)Language:
- Spanish (Preferred)OMNI Youth Services is an equal opportunity
employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on
individual merit. OMNI Youth Services is committed to a fair and
equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member
of the team. It does not discriminate against any individual with
respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that
individual's race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin,
disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws.
Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such
as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions,
training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for
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