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Child Welfare Specialist - Intact
Job Code:2019-FOSTER C-012
ClassificationGrade 15 Bi-Weekly
  

Job Responsibilities:
Intact Child Welfare Specialists provide in-home individual and family counseling to families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services.  Intact Services is an intensive program designed to prevent the removal of vulnerable children from their caregivers.  The Intact CWS has full case management responsibility and coordinates service through collaterals and in-house programs, as well as providing support and direct service intervention for clients.  The position requires strong assessment abilities and the ability to appropriately advocate for clients within the DCFS and Court systems, and with service providers.  In addition the position requires familiarity with community resources.

Job Function:
A Provides in-home counseling and case management.

Qualifications:
- A BSW and one year of directly related Child welfare casework experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related Human Service field and two years of directly related child welfare casework experience.
- Must have required DCFS licensure or be able to obtain certification upon hire.
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Effective oral and written communication and problem solving skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Dependability.
- Ability to relate to youths, families, and community agencies/department; ability to work independently and as an active team member.
- Demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served.
- Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner.
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Speaking and hearing ability to allow for effective oral communication of information.
- Ability to transport self and clients to various locations.
- Physical and emotional stamina to handle job-related issues.


Benefits:
- Competitive compensation.
- Medical, vision, dental insurance.
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.
- 401K with company match.
- Company paid life insurance and LTD.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- PTO and Sick time.