Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Variable-time)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL

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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 background.

    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
    SIU Carbondale
    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 serve a
    diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
    will receive consideration.

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