Since 1894, ChildServ’s mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. In our 124 years, we’ve helped more than 142,000 kids to reach their potential through early childhood learning programs, foster care, and adoption services and housing for teens and homeless young adults.
The Foster Care Case Manager performs case management services for children and families in regular, specialized or home-of-relative foster care programs. The goal is to emphasize meeting clients’ environmental and psychosocial needs, as well as implementing a permanent living plan for each child.
We are offering a sign-on bonus $1,000 to hired licensed candidates. The new hire needs to have all DCFS required examinations and certifications including the DCFS Child Welfare Licensure in order to qualify for a bonus. The Foster Care Administrative office is located on the Southside of Chicago in the Bronzeville Neighborhood.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct monthly home visits or more frequently as the program requires.
Arrange and supervise visits between children and their birth parents.
Transport children as needed for visits with biological parents.
Prepare, maintain and provide documents and reports of cases and appear and/or testify in court as necessary.
Complete data entry into client management systems.
Consult and review cases with supervisor and follow the course of action.
May recruit, study and license foster homes.
Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to do what is in the best interest of the child/family.
We are looking for:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Psychology or similar degree from an accredited university.
Passed all DCFS required examinations and certifications including the DCFS Child Welfare Licensure.
1 year of experience preferred
Valid driver’s license, access to an insured automobile and acceptable driving record
Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships
Must have a good driving record and willingness to travel. This position requires traveling to different site locations, court and home visiting.
Why ChildServ? At ChildServ we value our employee’s work/life balance. Moreover, we offer:
Competitive pay and benefits
Paid Vacation and 13 paid agency holidays
Medical, dental, vision, 401k, voluntary short-term disability, voluntary AFLAC coverage, and Agency paid life insurance (ChildServ pays 80% of the cost for employee medical coverage)
Agency laptop and Cell phone provided for full-time staff
We believe in promoting from within. Since 2015, we have promoted over 24% of our staff.
**Military service members and Veterans are highly encouraged to apply**
For more information please visit: http://www.childserv.org/
Mission- Building a better life for children at risk.
Vision-We will be an innovative, nimble leader in providing high-quality, effective services to support children, youth and communities in meeting the ever-changing challenges of society.