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Assistant Coordinator- SILP
Job Code:2020-SILP-002
ClassificationGrade 14 Hourly

Job Responsibilities:

An assistant coordinator offers “counseling” to clients on a daily basis. They play a critical role in that they carry out on a day to day basis the clinical treatment plan that is developed by the entire treatment team. They are the main change agent for behaviors for kids by not only using their knowledge to help kids but also building professional relationships that they can then rely on to help kids in times of crisis.  They serve as role models for coping skills and need to spend much of each day teaching new skills as well.  Assistant coordinators need to juggle many roles such as an authority figure, a teacher and a nurturer.  It’s a tough job but probably one of the most rewarding job one could have.  In addition this person serves as back up supervisor to the coordinator, on-call and has the ability to lead and discipline staff.


Works directly with clients to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards; provides therapeutic services in accordance with agency mission, residential treatment philosophy and program goals.


-Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field; preferred or will consider high school diploma with experience working with children and youth in such settings as residential, group homes, family services, juvenile justice, foster care, and special education.
Child care skills
-Ability to work objectively with disturbed children
-Ability and judgment to work independently
-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
Must be at least 21 years of age to meet DCFS requirements
-Ability to remain awake and alert while on shift
-Vision, hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective communication of information
-Ability to physically restrain clients
-Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
-Valid driver’s license and insurance card and ability to transport self and clients to various locations
-Ability to pass DCFS driving requirements


- 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.