• 30-Jul-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Child Welfare
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We offer an excellent benefit package to 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.



  • Ensure clients receive high-quality services and that the treatment environment operates in accordance with best practices and in full compliance with Council on Accreditation, Department of Children and Family Services Rule and Procedure and applicable standards.
  • Ensure Case Aide services operate in a fiscally responsible manner and manage and respond to all contract requirements.
  • Provide supervision, support and direction to case aides.
  • Ensure promotion of FamilyCore services through building relationships with Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Adhere to standards adopted through Council on Accreditation.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data and confidential information.
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external clients.
    • Oversee the Case Aide's entry of visitation notes in the statewide automated child welfare information system.
    • Ensure all parent, child and sibling visitations occur as needed by Child Welfare staff.
    • Ensure safety protocols and policies are practiced at all times.
    • Assume responsibility for professional development and cultural competency.
  • *Perform other duties as assigned.

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in social work or related field required.
  • 2 years' experience required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


  • Create and implement the transportation and visitation schedule.
  • Ability to plan, budget, and organize in a management capacity.
  • Strong skill in the areas of fiscal, personnel, and administrative management.
  • Highly responsive to client and staff needs with respect to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
  • Working knowledge of Child Welfare and Foster Care in Illinois.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.
  • Collaborate and contribute to team and FamilyCore quality improvement and evaluation activities.
  • Must pass lift test.
  • Safe, reliable personal vehicle, to be used for FamilyCore business, including transporting clients.
  • Ability to operate FamilyCore vehicles.
  • Must complete child passenger safety training.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Promote and demonstrate commitment to FamilyCore's mission, vision and values.
  • Strong skill in the areas of fiscal, personnel, and administrative management.
  • Highly responsive to client and staff needs with respect to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
  • 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.
  • Identify & develop community resources in support of FamilyCore as well as program expansion.
  • Collaborate and contribute to team and FamilyCore quality improvement and evaluation activities.
  • Utilize time tracking software and all other software required to fulfill duties.
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or background.
  • Successfully complete FamilyCore training as required.


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

Work Environment:  


  • Work occurs in and out of an office environment. Frequently exposed to loud noise and outdoor weather conditions.
  • 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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