Master’s degree in behavior sciences or a social service field and three years of relevant experience; 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.
Skills: Bilingual ability in English and Spanish is required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence.< > Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check. Ability to travel independently throughout relevant region. Ability to work independently and during non-traditional hours such as evenings and weekends. Must hold a valid Illinois driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
Physical Demands: 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, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, 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, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.