Illinois MENTOR is seeking a Child Welfare Specialist to provide case management services to children and their families.
Essential Job Functions
•Provide case management services including intake, assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy, referral, and monitoring of families.
•Gathers social history to assess family strengths and weaknesses, and existing problems.
•Conducts home visits and office base services, and accompanies consumers as needed.
•Coordinates care with outreach workers, health educators, nutritionists and other service providers to prevent service duplication and to
ensure the consumer receives high quality care.
•Identifies and procures group services appropriate for the consumer to maximize the consumer's ability to live outside an institution. Plans
and assists in obtaining services third-party service providers.
•Develops a plan of care for each consumer to include services such as advocacy/case management, independent living skills, training, peer
support, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, etc.
•Monitors the deliver of services in coordination with the consumer and third-party service providers.
•Assists consumers with related matters including consumers' eligibility for benefits through Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and private insurance.
•Maintains up-to-date case records with the status of case activity, including progress notes on all contacts.
•Performs other related duties and activities as required.
•Bachelor's degree in human services field and two years experience working with children. Knowledge of case management.
•Current driver's license, car registration and auto insurance if providing transportation to individuals receiving services.
•Current CPR/First Aid Certification if required by state/program.
•Licensed by State of Illinois as Child Welfare Specialist
We offer a competitive salary and a starting bonus for those with a current Illinois Child Welfare License!
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