The SAFEty Initiatives programs provides residential services for unaccompanied minors as well as Home Study and Post Release Services (HSPR) for children ranging in age from infants to seventeen years old who have entered the country without documents and without their parents. Fostering an atmosphere of family and security, we attend to the emotional, legal, medical, educational, and recreational needs of the children until they can be reunited with their families either in the U.S. or in their home country. The Home Study and Post Release Program provides preplacement assessments to ensure the safe placement of unaccompanied children in their proposed home as well as post release services to support families in adjusting to reunification.
This position will coordinate the casemanagement services of the Home Study andPostReleaseteam,and train andsupervisethecase managementstaff. This positionwillalso be responsible for carrying an individualcaseloadand for providingdirectservice.Itwillinclude both local andoutofstate travel for the purposeof conducting home visits. This positionwillestablishandmaintainrelationshipswithsubcontractors in multiple States andmonitortheirserviceprovisionaccordingtothe terms of their agreements.
Supervise casemanagementstaff and theirwork, including performancemanagementandtraining, and ensures the timeliness and quality of their work
Coordinatecasemanagementservicesofthe Home Study andPost Releasecasemanagementteam and to regional subcontracted agencies.
Assessand provide a recommendation for thepurpose of reunifyingchildrenwiththeir potential sponsors, including conductinginterviews andbackgroundchecks and documentingfindings in a comprehensivereport within 10 business days of referral
Toperformthisjob successfully,anindividualmustbe able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentativeof the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodationsmaybe made to enable individualswithdisabilitiesto perform theessential functions.
Educationand/orExperience:Master’sdegree in behavior sciences or a social service field andthreeyearsof relevantexperience;Experience should include knowledge of local community social services and should have specialized experience conducting home studies and working with immigrant populations, and should be knowledgeable about family preservation, kinship care, and/or general child welfare. This requirement may be substituted by a bachelor's degree in one of the aforementioned sciences, plus approximately five years of relevant employment experience that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience. Two years of supervisory experience required.
LanguageSkills: Bilingual abilityin EnglishandSpanish is required.Ability to read,analyze,andinterpretgeneralbusinessperiodicals,professionaljournals,technicalprocedures, or governmentalregulations.Abilitytowritereports,businesscorrespondence.
Other:Abilityto successfully pass a criminalbackground check.Ability to travelindependently throughout relevantregion.Ability to workindependentlyand during non-traditional hours suchas evenings and weekends. Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
PhysicalDemands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk.
The employee is regularly required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on Organization premises until their replacement arrives.
The employee may be required to visit clients in their homes or in institutions.
The employee is regularly required to travel within the US to support sub grantees, provide training and support case management staff.
The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at (312) 660-1431.
About Heartland Alliance Youth & Residential Services
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights helps people living in poverty or danger improve their lives and realize their human rights. From a refugee fleeing violence and torture to a resident of public housing trying to escape the cycle of poverty, Heartland Alliance helps people in the toughest of circumstances — who often have no place else to go.We bring a human rights perspective to o...ur work. We believe human rights are both about issues abroad as well as issues in our own backyard—including freedom from poverty, access to health care, a roof over your head, and fair treatment in the justice system.For 125 years, Heartland Alliance has provided hope, opportunity, and solutions—through both services and advocacy. Our work spans across four key areas, creating paths from crisis to stability and on to success in housing, health care, economic opportunities, and justice.