Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Variable-time)
School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Description of Position : Conducts integrated
assessments (IA) screens and interviews with clients (children, birth and foster
parents, paramours, and other significant adults), interpret assessment results,
and write IA reports. Position will have primary focus working with families
that have children between the ages of 0-18. The position will do a variety of
screenings on children between the ages of 0-18. The Licensed Clinical Social
Worker will attend family team meetings to present findings and recommendation
for clients who have been identified as at-risk or who demonstrate developmental
and/or behavioral difficulties. The position will provide ongoing consultation
to the caseworkers who are responsible for providing community and Social
services based on the assessment results. The position will also maintain and
produce statistics, participate in quality assurance activities, and conduct
research on IA issues and outcomes. The position will require extensive regional
and state travel. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker position has a high level
of decision-making, problem solving, and accountability to DCFS, SIU Carbondale,
Court Systems, and children and families.
Requirements of Candidate:
A master of Social Work degree from an accredited
School of Social Work.
LCSW licensure for Illinois.
Minimum three years of professional clinical
experience working directly with children and families in child welfare or
mental health services.
Experience in clinical consultation, interviewing,
assessments, and report writing.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills are required to write reports
on the SACWIS Computer System.
Position is security sensitive. Prior to an offer
of employment, a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a
criminal background check, will be required.
Responsibilities of the Position : The position has
fundamental administrative responsibility at a moderate level of decision-making
and control. Operating within DCFS and SIU Carbondale policies, the position has
a high level of responsibility in providing direct service in conducting
clinical assessments to children and families that are involved with DCFS. The
position must also be able to support any research efforts that may be requested
by SIU Carbondale as it relates to services and needs of children and families.
The position will be making the recommendations to the Department about what
services are needed to improve family functioning. The position must also be
able to train DCFS caseworkers as they conduct interviews, attend family team
meetings, and attend court upon request. The LCSW will provide direct support to
DCFS managers, supervisors, and workers. The LCSW will be required to manage
complex problems while working with private and public social services agencies
and therefore, must exercise a high level of judgment.
Appointment and Salary : The position will be a term appointment through
the end of the fiscal year. Contingent upon performance and available funding,
reappointments may be possible. Salary is commensurate with experience and
Effective Date of Employment: As soon as possible.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2013 or until filled.
Application Procedure: Complete application must include a cover letter,
a resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three (3)
individuals who will serve as references to:
Dr. Mizan R. Miah, Director
School of Social Work
Mail Code 4329
875 S. Normal Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
S IU Carbondale
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
will receive consideration.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - 18 months ago