At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).
OVERVIEW: We currently have an opportunity available for a Social Service Worker II in our Child Development Youth Services Division with our Foster Care department. Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor this position implements and plans for direct casework services to clients within agency policy and procedure.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Interviews potential clients in agency, client’s home or by telephone; obtain background information to determine the appropriateness of the request for services.
Carries a selected caseload, which meets the basic environmental and psychosocial needs of the client.
Provides direct treatment and case management services to clients.
Collects and correlates statistical data on the client.
Provides community out-reach, in-home services, advocacy and linkage for the client.
Interprets the agency’s policies and services to potential clients.
Establishes and implements reunification service plans when a minor is placed outside of the home setting.
Performs all other tasks as assigned.
Education and Experience:This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or the Behavioral Sciences, with three or more years in social services, or a Master Degree with an Internship in Social Services or Criminal Justice.
Must pass Child Care Act (CCA), Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP), Foster Family Homes – Rule 402 (FFH) and Child Welfare for Employees Licensure (CWEL) exams within 30 days of hire date. Must also complete Inter-Ethnic Placement Act (IEPA) Training.
This position requires the use of a personal auto, a valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle report acceptable to the agency’s insurance broker and verification of insurance coverage. Demonstrates the experiences, beliefs, attitude and awareness that indicates cultural sensitivity to the client population served. Ability to partner with clients individually, in family, to help them mobilize resources and their inner capacity to address problems they face.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Nearly 90 years ago, our founder, Mrs. Ada Sophia McKinley, a retired school teacher and pioneer social worker, organized a settlement house in Chicago's Bronzeville community to meet the pressing needs of returning World War I soldiers and their families and to help these individuals integrate into and become productive citizens of the city of Chicago.Since that beginning, Ada S. McKinley Communi...ty Services, Inc. has expanded from a settlement house to 43 sites across six divisions and has become a comprehensive, fully-accredited, human services agency. Included among those sites are six Head Start programs; one school for children with multiple disabilities; one charter school for high school drop outs; seven janitorial work-training sites for adults with disabilities; one foster care emergency shelter; and many other services and programs.