is a not-for-profit, multi-service child welfare agency that was
established in 1897. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefit
package and a generous educational assistance plan.
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The Following Positions Are Currently Available
FOSTER CARE MANAGER (Lake Villa)
We are seeking a full time Foster Care Manager. Candidate will supervise, train, evaluate and assist in hiring FC staff, including assistant manager, case specialists and resource specialists. Candidate will be responsible for daily operations and administrative functions for the FC program. Also monitors case management (including ACRs and court reports), service plans, billing, correspondence and case documentation. Position requires Master's degree in psychology, social work or related human services field. Child Welfare Employee Licensure, Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol Certification, and Foster Home Licensing Certification are required. Two years progressively responsible social services experience also required. Per DCFS regulations candidate must be 21 years of age and have a valid Illinois or Wisconsin driver's license with a good driving record.
RESIDENTIAL THERAPIST (Lake Villa)
We are seeking a full time Therapist to provide individual, group, and family therapy in our residential treatment program. Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Related Mental Health Field required.
COMMUNITY-BASED THERAPIST (Lake Villa)
We are seeking a full-time Therapist to provide in-home, community-based individual and family therapy. Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related Mental Health Field required.
CASE SPECIALIST (Waukegan IL)
We have an opening for a full time Case Specialist at our Becker Group Home in Waukegan IL to coordinate contact between clients, and all outside agencies, clients' families, guardians, referral sources and other individuals involved in the treatment of clients. Candidate will prepare and present required reports, compile data and arrange visits. Requires Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related human services field and two years related experience. Per DCFS requirements, candidate must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
PART-TIME MENTOR (Lake Villa)
We are seeking a Part-Time Mentor for our Clinical and Community Services Program. This position is 20 hours per week and benefits eligible. Mentors provide one-on-one support for children and adolescents with mental health problems to develop and strengthen social skills and independent living skills in activities in their home community. This position is for afterschool and weekends only. The ideal candidate will possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field and some experience working with youth. Per DCFS requirements, candidate must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
DRIVER (Lake Villa)
We are currently seeking to hire a full time Driver for our Health Services Department. Candidate will be responsible for the transportation of residents to medical and other health-related appointments, as well as prescription pickups and deliveries. High school diploma required, commercial driver's license and prior experience with youth a plus. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license with a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
REGISTERED NURSE (Lake Villa)
We are currently seeking to hire a full time Registered Nurse for our Health Services Department. Candidate will provide health services and first aid to residents, students and staff in accordance with standard nursing procedures, regulatory standards and Allendale guidelines. Associate's degree in Nursing and Illinois RN licensure (w/ ability to obtain WI RN licensure) required. Knowledge of JCAHO standards, OSHA BBP rules, Illinois & Wisconsin Nursing Practice Acts, and Illinois and Wisconsin Code related to schools and health care also required. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license with a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (Lake Villa)
We are currently seeking to hire a full time Special Education Teacher for our Educational Services Program. Candidate must have an LBS I or LBS II teaching certification. Responsibilities include coordinating, overseeing, and providing individual/group educational instruction to students within the treatment program. Also provides direction to Teacher Aides. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license with a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
TEACHER AIDE (Lake Villa, North Chicago, Woodstock)
We have Full-Time Teacher Aide positions available within our high end Special Education program at the locations above. Ideal candidate will have an Associate's Degree in Education or Special Education and a Paraprofessional Certificate. One year related experience, preferably in a special education environment, a plus. Equivalent experience with no degree may be considered. Per DCFS regulations, must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
YOUTH CARE WORKER AKA MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (Lake Villa, North Chicago, Benet Lake/Bristol WI)
We have Full-Time rotating second shift positions for Youth Care Workers (aka Mental Health Specialists) at the locations above to work actively with high end "at risk" children and adolescents ages 8 to 18 years within our Residential Units and group homes. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related Human Service field, OR 5-years of related equivalent social service experience. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license with a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
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Please email your resume and application to either Leah Tanabe or James Walleck for the earliest response. We also accept faxed, mailed, and drop-off applications. Please feel free contact us for any additional information.