Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
  • 03-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Foster Care
  • Fairview Heights, IL, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervises a team of caseworkers who provide comprehensive services to children in foster placement, their foster parents and birth parents. Interview, selects and evaluates the performance of supervisees. Assigns cases based on workload and monitors service provisions, documenting supervisory review of case progress. Participates in Child and Family Team reviews and other case staffing; assists caseworkers to locate supplementary resources for parents and children, including counseling, parenting education and other needed services.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLITIES

 

  1. Interviews, selects, trains and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. Provides assistance, support and consultation to staff as needed to manage the demands of assigned cases, and to respond to crises as they arise.
  2. Receives and reviews new cases from the Child Welfare Manager, making the case assignment and providing initial direction to the caseworker.
  3. Provides supervision to each caseworker no less than monthly, documenting the progress of each case and making recommendations as needed for additional services or changes in the case plan.
  4. Assists in the provision of emergency services on a 24 hour basis, including referrals, medical emergencies, placement issues and other after hours problems.
  5. Assures casework services are provided in accordance with DCFS contract, court orders, case plans and the best interest children served.
  6. Participates in Child and Family Team meetings, clinical staffings and other reviews in order to provide expertise and support to HYFS staff.
  7. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with DCFS staff, foster parents, the courts and other child care providers and organizations. Attends various meetings as required, including but not limited to Foster Care Forums, Child Care Association and other work groups as suggested by the Child Welfare Manager.
  8. Works cooperatively with other child welfare management staff to identify and resolve common issues, and assure supervision to all staff during vacations and other absences.
  9. Assures that annual performance evaluations are completed on schedule for all assigned staff.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. A Master's Degree from an accredited program of social work education; or a Master's Degree from an accredited program in another human service field; or a state social work license at the master's degree level.Prior professional experience in providing family and children's services.
  2. Prefer experience in the professional delivery of foster care and adoption services.
  3. Possess the experience, personal qualities, and practice skills to work effectively with professionals in other organizations and from other disciplines.
  4. The ability to provide service in a manner that reflects appreciation for the cultural background, heritage, and identity of clients.
  5. Excellent oral and written skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  7. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  8. The ability to be a part of a team.
  9. A driver's license in good standing.
  10. Pass required tests as required by DCFS.
  11. Proof of auto insurance.
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