Child Welfare Specialist - Foster Care
Chaddock - Quincy, IL

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Licensed, Accredited and nationally respected, Chaddock was founded as a ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1853 and maintains a covenantal relationship with the UMC to this day. The Chaddock team includes over 200 highly trained employees who serve thousands of children and families every year through foster care and a full range of preventative, educational, and treatment services.

Chaddock is on the cutting edge of residential treatment for children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, or other trauma in their early years of development, and is nationally-respected for the excellent results demonstrated in our Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program (DTAP). Many of the children in this program are adopted by loving families, but the unresolved issues from their early childhood prevent them from forming loving, nurturing relationships.

Chaddock’s residential program also includes traditional residential care for other emotional and/or behavioral issues, a group home and a transitional living program for those youth who are ready to learn the life skills needed to move into the community.

Chaddock’s on-campus accredited school provides specialized education for residential students and also for many other students from the Quincy area. Chaddock School, challenges the students to stretch academically.

Our foster care program is consistently rated as one of the top programs in the state of Illinois. The ultimate goal of our program is to provide a safe and loving home for children in need. Every effort is made to repair broken family units and return children to a secure and caring home with their birthparents. When this is not possible, we work to transition the children into permanent adoptive homes.

Discover the Chaddock difference of providing evidenced-based treatment combined with holistic therapy and a nurturing environment. Chaddock is ready to care for your family; for we believe that every child deserves a chance.

*JOB SUMMARY:

Provide foster care case management and social services to clients; children, foster families, and biological families - to facilitate permanency.*

As an employee you are expected to treat clients, staff and community members in a respectful, positive and professional manner. You are expected to contribute to a safe and positive work environment. You are obligated to follow our rules and regulations and help us comply with Federal and Illinois law and accreditation standards as it relates to your specific job. Chaddock is a drug free/smoke free environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree, preferred in a Human Service Field. Experience in foster care or case management is preferred.

Required:
Be an American citizen or have a work permit
Pass a drug screen, medical examination and tuberculosis (TB) test
Pass a criminal background check

Have a valid driver’s license, qualifying for approval as a Child Care Facility Driver from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Staff who may transport clients in their own vehicle must submit proof of current automobile liability insurance to Human Resources.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform job competencies and identified responsibilities satisfactorily. The functions, requirements and work conditions information listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position.

CORE HOURS: DAY SHIFT
Specific hours will be identified by your supervisor.

ON CALL DUTIES: YES
If yes, details of times/responsibilities will be reviewed with you by your supervisor. Respond to emergencies when on call and complete a regular on call rotation.

CHADDOCK’S MISSION STATEMENT: Chaddock is united in our commitment to offer hope and healing to children and families by providing innovative services in caring settings.

JOB COMPETENCIES:

GENERAL

  • Attend identified shift, trainings and meetings on time as scheduled.
  • Complete and maintain all mandated trainings and refresher courses as required.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information which may be gained through job

responsibilities.

  • Technical knowledge: Demonstrate professionalism required in job responsibilities and

perform using a high level of skill when completing job tasks.

  • Communication: Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Teamwork & Enthusiasm: Display positive teamwork and attitude by being respectful,

kind, helpful and encouraging of others.

  • Creativity: Demonstrate resourceful problem solving skills and the ability to be

proactive with new solutions.

AGENCY VALUES

  • Spirituality: Show respect for environment, others and ourselves.
  • Relationships: Cooperation, involvement, integrity, trust and communication.
  • Responsibility: Stewardship, accountability and taking ownership of your actions.
  • Learning: Development and professional growth.
  • Caring: Compassion, concern and support for others.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING

  • Prepare court documents, attend court hearings and testify as requested.
  • Develop service plans, make referrals, and work with clients to complete the tasks.
  • Document each contact in SACWIS system.
  • Make in home visits and visits in the community to monitor progress of the biological

parents and the children in care.

  • Assure children’s well being through monitoring of their medical and mental health

issues making referrals as necessary.

  • Assess safety and risk of all children in substitute care.
  • Arrange visitation between children and their parents which may include supervision of

those visits and transportation.

  • Coordinate and arrange for services from community providers as appropriate.
  • Attend all required trainings through DCFS and Chaddock.
  • Respond to emergencies when on call and complete a regular on call rotation.
  • Chaddock reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities from

particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.


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