Social Worker - Child Welfare Services
Full time and part time positions available
Kmetko and Associates, Ltd. is a licensed child welfare agency providing Interstate services under contracts with the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
The agency is currently seeking candidates to provide case management services to families caring for children from other states who have been placed with families in Illinois. Legal and financial responsibility for the children placed in Illinois remains with the sending state. Because the children served are not wards of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, court appearances and participation in Administrative Case Reviews are not required.
Job responsibilities include monthly home visits with the children and their caregivers, advocacy and service referrals on behalf of the family and preparation of regular written progress reports. Travel is necessary within Cook County and in addition may be targeted to cities in Will, Lake, DuPage, Kendall and Kane Counties.
Staff that provide these services must have excellent assessment and clinical skills and must be proficient in writing and preparing reports. They must also be able to work collaboratively with the states who continue to have legal responsibility for the children.
The available positions require child welfare experience. Applicants who have a Child Welfare Direct Service Employee license in Illinois will be given priority attention. In addition, we prefer a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Resumés with a cover letter to:
Miriam Ascencio, MSW
Kmetko and Associates, Ltd.
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60640
For more information about the agency visit us at www.kmetko.com.