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Intact Family Services Social Worker

Intact Family Services Social Worker
Requisition #: req1727
Location: Granite City, IL
Hours: Full-time
Sign on bonus for applicants who have the Intact Foundations training through DCFS.
Bethany Christian Services heart is for children. Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ by bringing children and families together through pregnancy support, foster care, adoption, refugee, counseling, and many other services. Strengthening families for the well-being of children is our top priority.
Intact Family Services maintain and strengthen family units, by providing in-home services designed to prevent children from entering the foster care system. This program, works with family strengths, monitors the family dynamics, provides linkages to community resources, assists with housing or school issues, and provides information regarding child development/age appropriate behavior and discipline as well as general case management services. Emphasis is on child safety and keeping the family together. The program provides intensive in-home case management as well as 24-hour response to emergencies.
Work schedule is typically M-F, with flexibility; some weekends and evenings may be required. Meet with families in their homes at various hours of the day as well as on call duties as scheduled in potentially high risk neighborhoods.
Serve as a conduit of information between all parties to the case and identified stakeholders, including medical, educational and mental health providers.
Conduct visits with children, parents and/or caregivers that include the on-going assessment of child safety, permanency and well-being.
Develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the children and the family.
Facilitate placement and delivery of services in collaboration with biological, foster and adoptive families.
Perform case management responsibilities in accordance with state and federal laws, Department of Children and Families Administrative Codes and Operating Procedures, funding source policies and internal policies on child abuse, abandonment, and neglect within required timeframes.
Attend court hearings, prepare and file all court documents within required timeframes.
Must have good driving record and willingness to travel. This very important role requires Case Managers to drive 50% of the time.
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications for professional staff that deliver intact family services include one of the following:
1. A master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education plus one year of subsequent social welfare experience.
2. A master's degree in a field related to social work plus two years of subsequent social welfare experience.
3. A bachelor's degree in social work from a college with a program approved by the Council on Social Work Education plus two years of subsequent social welfare experience.
4. A bachelor's degree in a field related to social welfare wtih three years of subsequent experience in social welfare.
5. CWEL and CERAP certification strongly preferred; but if not already, the candidate must be willing and able to complete upon hire.
Additional Requirements:
6. Demonstrates professional verbal and written communication skills.
7. Demonstrates excellent assessment, therapeutic and crisis intervention skills.
8. Computer and documentation skills sufficient to perform essential functions.
9. Demonstrates organization and time management skills
10. Maintain a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage.
11. Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.
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