• 01-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Child Welfare
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We offer a very competitive benefit package for full time employees.

FamilyCore is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited social service agency that has served the Tri-County area since 1900.  We are committed to helping individuals and families strengthen their lives through a variety of counseling, child welfare, family preservation and preventative education services.  We offer the best in quality, confidentiality, and expertise.

This position provides office, community and home-based clinical services to families created through adoption or subsidized guardianship.  The families may be struggling with adoption related concerns and severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.  The Adoption Preservation Therapist/Supervisor will complete assessments and treatments plans and provide individual, family, and group therapy services and case management.  The Therapist/Supervisor will provide specialized treatment services in the areas of attachment, grief, loss and trauma. 

Position Summary:  Provides direct case work services to clients guided by agency policies and programs.  This position is an at-will employment position.

Reports to:   Child Welfare Supervisor


  • An advanced degree in social work or a comparable human service field; or a bachelor's degree in social work or a comparable human service field with two years of related experience.
  • Prior experience in the field of social work is desirable, foster care experience is desired, but not necessary for the right candidate.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people with problems and the capacity to learn and grow in this position.
  • Ability to work within an organizational structure, to relate constructively to colleagues and community and to use professional guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to handle confidential material.
  • Ability to forge partnerships with persons/families served so as to be able to address any issues and problems that may be faced
  • Ability to set limits and maintain helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of person/family served
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding of minorities cultural and lifestyle differences

Job Functions (Expectations/Responsibilities):

  • Carries a selected caseload representative of problem situations found within the functions of the agency's programs.
  • Performs a variety of casework and group work duties, including gathering, analyzing and evaluating data related to cases and/or the program within which they function.
  • Formulates and recommends case plans and goals and frequently reviews progress with Supervisor.
  • Implements case plan and is responsible for analyzing and evaluating progress in conjunction with Supervisor.
  • Interprets agency policy and services to clients, other agencies and community groups, as required.
  • Demonstrates interest in professional growth activities such as agency and professional seminars and conferences, reading of professional materials and other professional opportunities to increase knowledge and skills.
  • Prepares reports or forms necessary to satisfy agency's needs for accountability (i.e., recording, statistics, etc.)
  • Accepts increasing responsibility commensurate with worker's level of skills and experience.
  • Participate in agency seminars, workshops and community education activities, as needed.
  • Will also be expected to perform other duties and functions as assigned from time to time.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and move 45 pounds
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, push, pull, bend, stoop, crouch, reach and climb stairs
  • Vision, hearing and voice ability to effectively communicate in quiet and noisy environments
  • Ability to tolerate outdoor conditions

 Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt

FamilyCore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

*Clarification for 'Other duties as assigned': This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice  



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