Come join the Child Welfare team at Jewish Child and Family Services! Our holistic approach to reunifying and helping families heal encourages true collaboration among Child Welfare case managers, clinicians, families, and foster parents – we know that when we work together and develop strong relationships, there are better outcomes for the kids and families we serve. The JCFS Child Welfare program pays close attention to leadership and supervisory support; while the work is challenging, you will have the support and guidance of a skilled supervisor. Our program model encourages professional and personal growth and pays attention to the overall health and well-being of our employees.
Families come to the JCFS Child Welfare program after something so serious has occurred, that the state determines the family cannot live together. The work of a JCFS Child Welfare employee is to help families find the path to come back together, in the way that’s right for them. We do this difficult and rewarding work through collaboration, trauma awareness, and a curious approach to family dynamics, culture and race.
We are always excited to add to our team of hard working and dedicated employees, please take a moment and see if this is the right job for you!
A Case Manager supervisor in the JCFS Child Welfare program supports up to four case managers, as they work to provide Specialized Case Management services to children and families in the Program. As a supervisor in this program, you will be a teacher, a guide, and professional leader for your team!
In addition, you will work closely with other supervisors in the program; this cross pollination of case management and clinical work is a highlight of our program and allows supervisors to further develop an expansive skill set. We are seeking someone who has a basic level of understanding of how trauma affects families, individuals, and development. In addition, we are seeking someone with knowledge and preferably, experience, in receiving and/or providing reflective supervision.
As a supervisor in the JCFS Child Welfare program, you will be a member of a team of supervisors who are learning and growing leadership skills to take our program to the next level in leadership growth and development!
Master’s Degree in Social Work or related Human Services field, from an accredited college
Must have a DCFS Child Welfare license with proper trainings up to date
3 or more years of experience in Child Welfare
Demonstrated strong leadership skills
Provide on call support to foster parents approximately one time each month, on nights and weekends
JCFS Child Welfare supervisors provide direct supervision to four case managers
This position requires visits to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation. Requires ability to drive, have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable access to a vehicle to travel in the Chicago metropolitan area
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong writing skills
Ability to teach and supervise the creation of DCFS compliant documentation
Clear and effective court testimony
Must possess a high level of organization and an ability to help supervisees organize themselves and prioritize job duties
Ability to navigate the SACWIS system effectively
JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.