Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal.Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility currently has an opening for a full time Case Specialist to act as a liaison between assigned clients, the clients’ families, guardians, funding sources, referral sources and other individuals involved in the treatment of clients. Will prepare required reports and ensure all relevant parties are informed of clients’ needs, goals and treatment progress on a timely basis.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. . Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any
Maintains regular communications with parents, guardians, appropriate staff, referring and funding sources of assigned clients regarding the clients’ progress in the program and other pertinent information.
Prepares and presents reports of pertinent client information at regular multi-disciplinary staffings, including comprehensive treatment plan reviews, case monitorings, and extended updates for assigned clients. Assists with establishing goals for assigned clients as staffings.
Provides or arranges for the transportation of clients to home visits, medical appointments, psychological/psychiatric evaluations, court appointments, and other appointments as necessary. Ensures all appropriate staff are notified of client appointments.
Collects and compiles data; and prepares various reports as needed, including behavior management reports, data collection sheets, court reports, DCFS reviews, DHS quarterly reports and DHS Individual Care Grants.
Attends various regular meetings, including meetings with Program Coordinator, Unit Coordinator, Transitional, Volunteer liaison, and Case Specialist meetings.
Arranges weekly home visits, Volunteer/Big Pal visits and visiting resource visits; and supervises visits as needed. Performs quarterly home studies for homes visited by clients.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field OR equivalent experience. Exceptions will be considered based on agency need and experience related to the position.
Two years progressively responsible social services experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Per DCFS regulations, candidate must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's community based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ