Case Management/Social Services, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Make a big difference with Little City.
Little City is more than a place with a mission. It is a caring community filled with options, opportunities, hopes and dreams. We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our team who want to make a difference each and every day. Bring your smiles and your heart to our children, adults, and seniors who are developmentally disabled. In return, yours will be filled with the joy that has enriched the lives of the individuals you are serving.
If you are looking for a rewarding career, we offer a variety of programs to help individuals with disabilities so they can live, work and succeed within our communities. Here is your opportunity to use your natural leadership skills and help us increase our positive impact on the lives of many wonderful people.
Join us as:
CASE MANAGER - Children's Residential Program
Little City, Palatine, Illinois
PURPOSE: To initiate, facilitate, and perform a variety of casework related functions pertaining to children residing in the children’s residential program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Carries a caseload of children living in assigned homes, who reside in the residential homes on Palatine Campus and in the community.
Conducts at least weekly visits with each assigned child in his/her residential home to ensure appropriate services are implemented for the child as well as collaborate with all staff related to the child’s overall care, progress and treatment.
Secures documentation, compile historical information, assesses case situations and makes recommendations regarding children on caseload.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in developing and implementing the Mental Health Assessment and Individual Treatment Plans for all cases, including quarterly and six-month reports.
Attends IEPs and advocates for children in the school system.
Attends monthly team meetings for the homes assigned.
Monitors and supervises the placements and adjustments of children. Responsible for permanency planning and discharge planning for children.
Attempts and maintains regular, ongoing contacts with the parents/guardians of children. For DCFS wards, makes all efforts to establish a relationship with the biological family and assists the biological family in reaching reunification when applicable to the case.
Responsible for the upkeep of child’s files which includes obtaining consents, monitoring and completing progress notes, and securing all required documentation for assessment and provision of services to child.
When applicable, works in conjunction with the DCFS worker, for implementation and coordination of sibling and birth parents’ visits.
Assures that licensing standards and applicable laws, rules, and policies are followed.
Assists with the intake process of new children moving into assigned homes, including setting up the child’s file and following up to ensure we receive all necessary documentation.
Work cooperatively with other staff in Children’s Services, DCFS, DHS and collateral resources.
Responsible for the facilitation of 6-month staffings, as well as, attendance in staff meetings, committee meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
Responsible for all safety activities in your workplace and immediately report all accidents and safety hazards to your supervisor.
Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.
Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Must have a college or university degree that meets the federal educational standards required to serve or to be eligible to serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)1 and have at least one-year experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, required. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills. Must be capable of transporting children and possess a current IL valid driver’s license.
Join Today. Have a Positive Impact for Countless Lifetimes.
In addition to the opportunity to have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of others, Little City offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as medical and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement plans, holidays, paid time off, sick days, and an employee assistance program.
ALL JOBS: www.littlecity.org/careers/job-opportunities/
Additional Salary Information: Salary based upon experience.
For more than 55 years, Little City has developed innovated and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for hundreds of children and adults, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and well...ness.
Little City's Child-Bridge programs include a therapeutic day school, home-based supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services, and a special needs foster care and adoption. Little City's Life Path Adult Services program offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based supports, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more
The organization is located on a therapeutic, 56-acre campus in Palatine, and has offices in Schaumburg and Chicago.