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.
Make A Difference!
The Following Positions Are Currently Available"
SOCIAL SERVICES: THERAPIST
We are seeking a full time Therapist to provide individual, group, and family therapy in our residential treatment program. Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling required.
SOCIAL SERVICES: CASE SPECIALIST
We currently have an opening for a full time Case Specialist to coordinate contact between clients and all outside agencies, clients' families, guardians, referral sources and other individuals involved in the treatment of clients; prepare and present required reports. Requires Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related human services field, and two years related experience. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license w/good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: JOB COACH
We currently have a full time position available for a Job Coach for our Educational Services Division. Candidate will work with teaching staff to coordinate classroom activities and provide small group/individual supervision of the on-campus work adjustment program. Previous experience in and/or food service, janitorial service, landscaping a plus. Requires Associates Degree in Education / Special Education or 5 years experience equivalent experience and a Paraprofessional Certificate. Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license w/good driving record and be at least 21 years of age.
TRANSITIONAL LIVING CASE SPECIALIST
(Bi-lingual a plus)
Full time Transitional Living Case Specialist (bi-lingual a plus) to manage all aspects of cases in TLP/ILO as assigned/assisted by the POS SACWIS Manager. Holds full case responsibility for DCFS cases as a licensed youth welfare employee contracted through the private agency (POS). Assists clients in learning necessary life skills to live cooperatively and independently in the community. Works with the court system, families, funding resources, schools, and other community resources. Requires: Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field; one year responsible social services experience; Child Welfare Employee Licensure; Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol Certification. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Per DCFS regulations, candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license w/good driving record. Competitive salary, excellent benefit package & education assistance plan.
COMMUNITY SERVICES CASE MANAGER (Specialist)
We are seeking a Full-Time Community Services Case Specialist. Candidate
will manage all aspects of cases in Foster Care. Requires: Bachelors
Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field,
two years progressively responsible social services experience,
Child Welfare Employee Licensure, Child Endangerment Risk Assessment
Protocol Certification, and Certification to conduct licensing of
foster homes. Per DCFS regulations candidate must be at least 21
years of age and have a valid Illinois or Wisconsin driver's license
with a good driving record.
Allendale is seeking Part-Time Mentors for our Clinical and
Community Services Program. Mentors work with individual children
and adolescents in their home community to develop and strengthen
social skills and independent living skills in activities that are
naturally occurring in their community environment. This position
offers flexible part-time hours. Ideal candidate will possess a
BS in Social Work, Psychology, or related Human Services field and
some interest/experience working with youth. Per DCFS requirements,
candidate must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's
license and good driving record.
EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS (Lake Villa & Woodstock)
We are currently seeking to hire Full-Time Special Education Teachers
for the 2014 school year in our Educational Services Program. Positions
are currently available at our LINC Program located in Woodstock,
IL and at our main campus located in Lake Villa, IL. 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.
EDUCATION: TEACHER AIDE (Lake Villa)
We have a Full-Time Teacher Aide position available within our high
end Special Education School on our Lake Villa, IL campus. Candidate
will have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Education or Special
Education and Paraprofessional Certificate, minimum of one year
related experience, preferably in a special education environment,
and valid driver's license with a good driving record. Per DCFS
regulations must be at least 21 years of age.
YOUTH CARE WORKER: MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (North Chicago &
We have Full-Time rotating second shift positions for Youth
Care Workers (aka Mental Health Specialists) at Daisy's Youth and
Community Resource Center Treatment Program in North Chicago and
on our Main Campus in Lake Villa to work actively with high end
"at risk" children and adolescents ages 8 to 18 years within our
Residential Units. 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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For additional information, please contact Leah Tanabe or Jim Walleck: