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Foster Care Family Support Specialist - (Full-Time $16) Lake County, IL

Company: One Hope United
Location: North Chicago
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Works cooperatively with other agencies, caseworkers, and family aid specialists and family support services. Under the assigned supervisor, provides direct in-home supportive services to children and families whether in or out of the child welfare system; provides emotional support to families in crises including communicating with the family, establishing trust, and providing motivation and hope that the situation can improve. Office location: 2100 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL 60064 Near the following locations: Highland Park, Glenview, Evanston, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Gurnee, Waukegan, Zion, North Chicago Qualifications Education - Required + High school diploma or GED Required Additional Requirements + Auto Insurance + Drivers License + Physical Exam/TB + Reliable transportation large enough to transport sibling groups also required Job Functions + Provides mentoring/tutoring services + Ability to observe and submit accurate written documentation regarding the interaction + Must be responsible, organized, personable and enjoys working with children have the dedication to help them succeed in life + Provide feedback to youth using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in themselves + Organize a tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning. + Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes + Communicates youths' progress and/or struggles to the youth, parents and the primary IPS team clinician assigned to the case in written case notes, in person, by phone, or by email + Has a good driving record + Attends and participates in monthly mentoring meeting and training sessions as required by the specific job or department + Submits expense vouchers, renewed driver's license, and automobile insurance coverage on the due date + Responsible to be reliable and flexible to the programs in terms of hours worked and submit accurate timesheets; contacts Supervisor for any change in schedule or to approve overtime hours worked Required Skills + Basic computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment + Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, on schedule form + Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals + Ability to write routine reports and verbally communicate in a clear manner + Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals + Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality ONE HOPE UNITED VALUES: + Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. Were willing to challenge the status quo. + Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same. + Empower One Another | We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect + Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all. + Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results. + Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success. We Invest in You + Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year + Up to 4 weeks paid Vacation Days; up to 6 paid Personal Days and up to 5 paid Sick days annually + Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options + Agency paid life up to $50K based on salary + Voluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse, and Child(ren) + Voluntary Legal Plans + Agency paid long term after 1 year of employment + Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities + Free LCSW and LCPC Supervision hours available in some locations A Different Kind Of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us? + 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida + Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895 + Energetic leadership and a rich community of support One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Related Key Words: Family Support, Counseling, Social Work, Case Loads, Community Based, School, Court, Hospitals

Keywords: One Hope United, Waukegan , Foster Care Family Support Specialist - (Full-Time $16) Lake County, IL, Other , North Chicago, Illinois

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