Basic Function: To provide support to the case work staff.
Transports clients to various appointments, i.e. doctor appointment, sibling visits, prison visits, therapeutic appointments, school transportation, etc.
Monitors visits and makes notes of observations
Documents observations as case notes in Word and forwards to case worker
Assist Program Supervisors and Case Managers in planning and implementing client activities
Pick up important documents for client files, i.e. birth certificates, death certificates, etc.
Provides outreach via telephone to foster and biological parents regarding scheduled visits
Other duties as assigned
Mental/Physical Demands: Ability to use common sense, patience and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Work may require prolonged concentration using a computer in analyzing and manipulating data or designing spreadsheets. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear, sit, stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee will occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.
Environmental Conditions: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Duties are performed in a typical office environment. No unusual or adverse working conditions exist. Employee is expected to follow all safety rules and regulations.
High School diploma or GED with a minimum of 12 months experience
Basic reading, writing, an math skills
Must have an maintain a reliable automobile with liability insurance; must have an acceptable driving record
Must pass MVR check
Must submit to background check
Demonstrates liking for children as shown by ability to make appropriate contact; tolerates children’s noise and activities
Supervises and ensures proper care for children during transporting and play
Ensure children are transported safely and securely at all times.
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.