For 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.
Our team passionately provides support and works collaboratively to raise our children. We are seeking a Child Welfare Supervisor who exhibits this same type of passion and effort in all aspects of the work they perform at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (SOSCVI). Our Lockport Village near Joliet, IL, is a community comprised of direct caregivers, clinical service providers, case workers, and support staff, who make the mission of SOSCVI a reality for children in care. This position directly supervises our Child Welfare Specialists who serve our clients who live on our village and in the community.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Child Welfare Supervisor provides direct supervision to the case management staff in order to ensure the delivery of quality services to SOS children, foster parents and biological families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.
Supervise all child welfare services, including intake, case management and foster home placements, while monitoring clinical and legal services.
Work with the Director of Programs and Services and other supervisory staff to develop and implement other programs to ensure that necessary services are provided to SOS children and their families.
Provide regularly scheduled and documented supervision with case management staff. Facilitate professional development and training opportunities for case management staff.
Ensure that complete, accurate, and current documentation is maintained for all SOS children. Emphasis on the timely completion of all DCFS required paperwork, including 906, 1420 and 1425. Responsible for the implementation and coordination of SACWIS requirements.
Conduct quarterly file reviews.
Facilitate and participate in family and team meetings. As needed, provide consultation to foster parents to ensure adequate understanding of case dynamics.
Prepare monthly foster care agency performance report, and meet with APT monitor monthly. Prepare for and attend required case meetings, ACR’s, court dates, and staffing as required.
Monitor foster homes in accordance with DCFS 402 standards and act as liaison to the DCFS Foster Home Licensing Agent.
Participate in the agencies annual Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan.
Develop relationships and coordinate with DCFS, LANS and other community agencies for the maximum utilization of available resources to address all service goals.
Submit reports as required by the Director of Programs and Services.
Perform on-call duties as needed.
Communicate problems and issues within the department to the Village Director.
Complete all mandatory DCFS, agency and job specific training.
Comply with all SOS policies, state, federal, county and city laws, rules and regulations.
Participate in ongoing professional development workshops and seminars as required by the organization and other governing bodies.
Attend required staff meetings, agency meetings, supervision and other meetings as requested.
Desired Education, Skills, and Experience
MSW or other relevant Master’s Degree.
Three years direct service child welfare experience and one year of experience supervising child welfare staff; or 5 years direct service child welfare experience and proven leadership skills.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure preferred or ability to pass 402 licensure test within 3 months of employment.
Experience in behavior management programs and needs assessment helpful.
Ability to lead a team, including strong communication and organizational skills. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to work with DCFS, courts, and other social service systems and the ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks and able to work flexible hours.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
Are you excellent at leading a team focused on sensitive case management and passionate about child welfare?
About SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
For 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood... into caring, productive, self-reliant adults.
In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families. Learn more about us and our model at www.sosillinois.org.