FamilyCore
  • 27-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • Child Welfare
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


FamilyCore understands that strong families, equipped with the tools and ties to succeed, are at the heart of any vibrant, tight-knit community. We are looking for compassionate, committed and conscientious individuals who will actively seek to mobilize its mission statement, which is "instilling hope by creating the right balance of resources and care to foster and equip healthy productive children & families."  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.

FamilyCore employs over 80 individuals in a tight-knit work community that work with schools, the court system and other social service agencies to connect counseling, intervention, preventative education and other support services with those who have a need. FamilyCore takes a holistic approach in its continuum of care, often providing boosts of support to multiple generations. The end goal is to maintain the integrity of family, however it may be defined.

This position is responsible for providing Child Welfare services to children and families in order to achieve family reunification or permanency as well as support the mission of FamilyCore.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-person contact and support to parents, children, and foster parents.
  • Coordinate parent and child visitation.
  • Identify, locate, refer, and coordinate services to children and families.
  • Create and facilitate service plans.
  • Maintain program equipment and work area.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and confidential documentation, reports, and client records in accordance with Department of Children and Family Services Rule and Procedure, contracts and applicable standards.
  • Adhere to standards adopted through Council on Accreditation.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external clients.
  • Utilize the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System for documentation and tracking.
  • Conduct and arrange Child and Family team meetings.
  • Attend meeting and staffings as required.
  • Prepare court reports and attends court as required.
  • Adhere to Department of Children and Family Services Rules and Procedures per foster care contract.
  • Ensure safety protocols and policies are practiced at all times.
  • Assume responsibility for professional development and cultural competency.

*Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in social work required.
  • 2 years' experience required.

 

Competency:

  • Basic proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel required. PowerPoint is preferred.
  • Child Welfare Education for Leadership licensed or ability to obtain licensure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Basic academic skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with clients.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data and confidential information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a client focus.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver's License in good standing and proof of valid vehicle insurance.
  • Must pass required background check.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Must complete child passenger safety training.
  • Safe, reliable personal vehicle, to be used for FamilyCore business, including transporting clients.
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or background.
  • Utilize time tracking software and all other software required to fulfill duties.
  • Successfully complete FamilyCore training as required.

 

Physical:

  • Frequent sitting, walking, standing, grasping, fingering, and lifting, pulling and pushing up to 45 lbs.
  • Regular reaching. Occasional stooping, reaching overhead, and other physical activities related to an office environment.
  • Operate general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer, with or without dual screens.

 

Work Environment:

  • Work occurs in and out of an office environment.
  • Frequently exposed to loud noise and outdoor weather conditions.
  • May be subject to distraction and interruptions.
  • May be subject to difficult client interactions that involve behavioral and/or emotional challenges.

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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