At Ada S. McKinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).
OVERVIEW: We currently have an opportunity available for a Social Service Worker with our Child Welfare Services department. This position will render direct casework to clients within agency policies and programs, under the direction of the Program Manager or designated supervisor.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Implements plans of action for cases, following established procedures.
Works with client/family to make modification on the recommended treatment plan.
Interviews potential clients in agency offices or by telephone; obtains background information on the client and determines appropriateness of the request for service.
Interprets the agency’s services to potential applicants.
Carries a selected caseload, providing direct social services to the clients in order to meet their basic environmental and psycho-social needs.
Maintains progress notes and attends case review meetings, court dates, and collateral staffings and provides appropriate documentation from staffings.
Performs a variety of casework duties, including obtaining, analyzing and evaluating data related to cases.
Works closely with funding agency representatives.
Develops a written treatment plan, including goals and time lines for goal attainment.
Education: The position requires a minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a major in one of the Behavioral Sciences i.e., Social Work, School Guidance Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Psychology, Criminal Justice, etc.
Experience:Minimum two years of administrative experience within an office setting.
Additional Qualifications: This position required the use of a personal auto, a valid driver’s license, a Motor Vehicle Report acceptable to the agency’s insurance broker and verification of insurance coverage.
About Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
The mission of Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. is to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities.
The agency was founded as a settlement house in 1919 by Ada Sophia McKinley, a schoolteacher and social reformer, who saw the need to assist veterans returning from World War I and African Americans migrating from the South. Currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Ada S. McKinley is one of the largest human services organizations in the country with an annual operating budget of $40 million, nearly 600 employees, serving more than 7,000 people annually at over 70 locations. Services are provided 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, primarily in Illinois/Chicago with additional sites in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Ada S. McKinley has three primary areas of services: Child Development & Youth; Employment and Community Support; and Behavioral Health & Clinical. Services rendered daily include: tutoring, mentoring and college placement, foster care, residential, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, and head start programs.
The vision of Ada S. McKinley is for all people to have the opportunity for education and employment.